List of previous Canadian AI conferences:
AI'2008 28-30 May 2008, Windsor, Ontario
- AI'2007 28-30 May 2007, Montreal, Québec
- AI'2006 7-9 June 2006, Québec City, Quebec
- AI'2005, 9-11 May 2005, Victoria, BC
- AI'2004, 17-19 May 2004, London, Ontario
- AI'2003, 11-13 June 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia
- AI'2002, 27-29 May 2002, Calgary, Alberta
- AI'2001, 7-9 June 2001, Ottawa, Ontario
- AI'2000, 14-17 May 2000, Montréal, Québec
- AI/GI/VI '98, 18-20 June 1998, Toronto, Ontario
- AI/GI/VI '96, 21-24 May 1996, Vancouver, BC
Name Change from CSCSI to CAIAC
In May 2008, the name of the society was officially changed from the CSCSI/SCEIO to CAIAC: Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association / Association pour l'intelligence artificielle au Canada.
Board Retreat of February, 2006
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of
Intelligence met on February 17, 2006, for a day long meeting which
included an exercise of strategizing to develop a mission statement and
establishing goals for the ensuing year. The morning session was facilitated
by the Managing Director of the Acadia Centre for Social and Business
Entrepreneurship, Ron Robichaud. The session took place at the K.C.
Irving Centre on the Campus of Acadia University. Members of the Board
include: Scott Goodwin (President), Froduald Kabanza (Vice President),
Danny Silver (Secretary), Vlado Keselj (Treasurer) and Bruce Spencer
(Past President). All were in attendance with the exception of Scott
Goodwin who joined the meeting by phone from his home in Ontario.
Each of the Board members were asked to reply to a series of questions prior
to attending the meeting for the purpose of obtaining input in the formulation
of a mission statement. The questions were as follow: Who are we? What do we
do? Who do we do it? What geographic area do we provide our services? Why do we
provide our services? How do we deliver our services?
The results of the answers were consolidated and a draft mission statement was
devised from that information. As a group each question was reviewed and
slight modifications were made which resulted in the following mission statement.
"The Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence fosters the development
of the Canadian Artificial Intelligence community (researchers, students, industry
and government) to become leaders in AI research, development and education by facilitating
the exchange of knowledge through various media and venues."
Through the consultation process, the Board of Directors identified four major goals that
would assist the organization achieve its mission. However, as was discussed during the
session it is recommended that the Board concentrate their limited resources to accomplish
the goals as they are in order of priority. By way of Pareto's law, achieving the top
priority goals first will assist in achieving 80% of the desired results. The goals as
identified by the Board and in order of priority are as follows:
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