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KSCO-2012 Final Arrangements - Register and Book Your Hotel Now

A gentle reminder that the conference rates for the hotels are available until January 31st. Please reserve your room before that or you will risk the rate being higher.
We have conference rates available at two hotels: The Courtyard Marriott Pensacola Downtown and the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel. Directions for reserving a room, as well as some pros and cons for the two hotels are available on the KSCO web site: http://ksco.info/ksco-2012.html.
Likewise, if you have not registered for the conference, please do so. While there is no cut-off date for the registration, the sooner you register, the better we will be able to estimate the number of attendees and prepare for the conference. We also have two exciting social activities planned for the conference, a reception on Wednesday evening and the conference dinner on Thursday night.
Registration for the conference is available at: http://ksco2012.eventbrite.com/. Conference registration is only $100 ($50 if you are a student). You can pay either using a credit card or pay at the door via check or cash (select the pay at door option when you register). Please note that if you wish to use a credit card, you must register online -  we do not have any means to process your credit card onsite.
The preliminary program for the conference has been posted on the website. We have an exciting program this year, including some excellent keynote speakers and panels. Please note that the program is still in some flux, and we urge everyone to stay through Friday afternoon - as there is a very good possibility that the program will be extended through Friday afternoon. We are still awaiting confirmation for a keynote speaker and two additional speakers.
Also, as you plan your travel, keep in mind that the conference occurs just before the Mardi Gras celebration throughout the Gulf Coast. If you are *very* adventurous, you could try to go to New Orleans for the weekend (a three hour drive). But, many hotels have already sold out and those that are still available will be expensive.
While Pensacola is not New Orleans, we do have a Mardi Gras parade here in town on Saturday, February 18th. Here is a web site with some information: http://www.pensacolamardigras.com/. Please email me if you would like any specific information.
Also,  Pensacola is renowned for our Beaches. While the weather may be cold in February, you might find warm days to visit the beach (it was 72 degrees (F), 21 degrees (C) today!). Here is a website about our beaches: http://www.visitpensacolabeach.com/.
Unfortunately, Pensacola is not known for its public transportation! If you stay at one of the conference hotels, you will be within walking distance to IHMC (the conference location). You are also within walking distance to the downtown area (for example, to go to the parade). If you want to explore other areas, you will most likely have to rent a car or rely on taxis.
Here is some general information about the city: http://www.visitpensacola.com/.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the city, lodging, restaurants, transportation, etc. Also, please forward this to your colleagues that may not be on this list.
Thanks and look forward to seeing many of you in Pensacola!
Niranjan Suri, Ph.D.
Research Scientist at Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition
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KSCO-2012 Conference Hotel Rate Available to 31st January 2012

Conference Hotel

Conference Hotel 1 (nearest IHMC): Crown Plaza, Pensacola Grand, 200 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida 32501

Conference Hotel 2 (also within Walking Distance): Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola Downtown, 700 E. Chase St., Pensacola, FL 32502

  • Conference Group Rate valid if hotel booked by 31st January 2012.
  • Book Conference Hotel at Special Rate ($102 per night per room). Enter KSCKSCA (King Room) or KSCKSCB (Dbl Queen Room) under "Special Rates, Group Code".
  • Guests can also call the Marriott 800 number (800-321-2211) or call direct to (850) 439-3330 and request the KSCO group rate

Alternative conference hotels are available in the area if required. Please contact Niranjan Suri at IHMC to discuss if you wish.

Conference Registration and Fee

We will shortly ask you to register for the conference so numbers are known. A conference fee will be charged to cover the costs of the meeting facilities, refreshments and lunches. A conference reception on Wednesday evening, and group dinner on Thursday evening is proposed also. Details will follow.

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KSCO-2012 paper submission deadline

KSCO-2012 paper submission deadline is November 30th.

See http://openvce.net/ksco-2012 or http://ksco.info/ksco-2012.html for details and full Call for Papers

Special KSCO issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems approved. More details soon.

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KSCO-2012 Paper Submission Dates Announced

KSCO-2012 will be a two and a half day meeting to be held at IHMC, Pensacola, Florida from 9am on Wednesday 15th February to lunch time on Friday 17th February 2012.

The conference information on this page is also be accessible via the normal conference web URL of http://ksco.info/ksco-2012.html

  • Submission deadline: 15 November 2011
  • Acceptance notification: 6 January 2012
  • Final Papers deadline: 3 February 2012
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KSCO-2012 Event Page established on OpenVCE.net

The event page to support KSCO-2012 is now up with URL http://openvce.net/ksco-2012 and it will be used to support preparatory working groups and sub-communities as they work together in advance of the main event to be held in February 2012 at IHMC in Pensacola, Florida.

This page will also aggregate tweets with tag #ksco for convenience.  Usually tweets with that tag in the last few weeks show up.

A 3D virtual meeting space and expo area for KSCO will be established shortly on the VCE region in Second Life to support KSCO activities.

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