Call for scholarships to attend the scientific event sponsored by the

Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence


Important Dates


Paper Submission

February 6, 2012

March 9, 2012

Paper Notification of Acceptance

March 1, 2012

March 31, 2012

Poster & Demo Submission

February 15, 2012

March 15, 2012

Poster & Demo Notification of Acceptance

March 8, 2012

March 31, 2012


Standard Registration Deadline

March 19, 2012

April 4, 2012

April 9, 2012


May 7, 8 & 9, 2012




Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale

The Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence offers travel grants, which partially support the travel, the accommodation and the meal expenses, for the participation of students in the scientific event


All candidates should
- be enrolled in a Bachelor, Master or PhD program or be recently graduated from a Bachelor/Master program;
- be a member of AI*IA for 2012;
- have good English skills.

The candidates should send the travel grant application by email, by February  15, 2012 to

The application should include:
- the personal data, the phone number and the email address;
- a one-page (at most 500 words) curriculum vitae of the candidate.
Bachelor/Master students should include the average mark; recently graduated students should include the graduation mark;
- a letter from a researcher/professor including an assessment of the current status of the candidate (i.e., student/recently graduated);
- a budget estimating the travel, accommodation and meal expenses (excepting the symposium registration fee that cannot be refunded by the grant)
- the amount of the requested grant (that must be lower than 500 euros and lower than or equal to the estimated budget).

The applications will be evaluated by the commission formed by
- Leon Bottou (scientific committee of the event, USA)
- Donato Malerba (scientific committee of the event, Italy)
- Fabrizio Riguzzi (AIIA board of directors)

The scholarships committee will evaluate the submitted applications, and will select the students that will receive travel grants on the basis of the following priorities:

1) Bachelor and master students and, among these, according to the average of their exam grades
2) Recent graduates
3) PhD students

The selected students will have to confirm their participation in the symposium within 2 days.

After the event, the selected students will have to send a scanned copy of the certificate of  attendance and of the receipts of their travel, accommodation and meal expenses  for which they ask reimbursement, to the AI*IA treasurer Sara Manzoni <> together with their IBAN account number.

Moreover, they have to send the originals of the receipts by mail to the AI*IA secretary:

Fabrizio Riguzzi
Dipartimento di Ingegneria - Universita' di Ferrara
Via Saragat 1,
I-44122,  Ferrara,  ITALY

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