AIED 2011 Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors of the International AIED 2011 Conference.

AIED is an interdisciplinary community at the frontiers of the fields of computer science, education and psychology. It promotes rigorous research and development of interactive and adaptive learning environments for learners of all ages, across all domains.

The society brings together a community of members in the field through the organization of Conferences, a Journal, and other activities of interest. The International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED) is the official journal of the International AIED Society. IJAIED publishes papers concerned with the application of artificial intelligence techniques and concepts to the design of systems that support learning. A subscription to IJAIED is included with membership in the International AIED Society. The International AIED Society organizes a biennial AIED conference, which is the main forum for reporting the best international research in the field of AI in Education. The conferences provide the opportunity for the exchange of information and ideas on related research, development and applications

UC's College of Engineering has earned an international reputation for its research, which is fostered through exchange programmes, ties with industry and the University's many research centres. Study within the College of Engineering balances first-class theoretical education with challenging practical work and hands-on industry experience. The College of Engineering offers several different study options in the fields of Engineering, Forestry Science, Computer Science, and Mathematics and Statistics.

The department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at the University of Canterbury has a strong international reputation. It teaches courses that are reviewed regularly against international standards, and its graduates are in strong demand. The lecturing staff are also active researchers, and have one of the best records of research publications in the Pacific region.


The University of Auckland was formally opened on 23 May 1883 as Auckland University College, part of the University of New Zealand. A disused courthouse and jail served as premises for the 95 students and 4 teaching staff. Today, The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, hosting over 40,000 students on five Auckland campuses, with a School of Theology, and eight faculties representing each of its main disciplines: Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Arts and Industries, Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Health Sciences, and Science. Almost all teaching staff engage in research which attempts to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding, and around 5000 students are enrolled for postgraduate studies, 1200 of whom are undertaking doctorates.

The University of Auckland has a strong international focus and is the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – international consortia of research-led universities. Today more than 4,000 students from 93 countries choose to study here, while the University’s 360° Auckland Abroad Student Exchange programme enables New Zealand students to spend one or two semesters at one of the University’s more than 90 university exchange partners around the world.

The University has continued to improve its facilities, with a new information and student commons complex already complete on the City Campus; new teaching and research spaces at Tamaki Campus; and a new state-of-the-art home for the Business School recently completed.

The University of Auckland is proud to support the AIED 2011, which will be held at the University's city campus at the Faculty of Engineering.

The Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) was formed on 1 January 2004. It is an independent academic society whose broad objective is to promote the conduct and communication of scientific research related to all aspects of the use of computers in education, especially within the Asia-Pacific.

APSCE evolved from the Asia-Pacific Chapter (APC) of the Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education (AACE). The APC was established on 1 January 1994, after the third ICCE conference held in Taiwan in 1993.

APSCE organizes and holds the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) conference series in member countries. It is also engaged in setting up of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and the publication of a Society newsletter and a Society journal (RPTEL).

The Institute for Intelligent Systems is an interdisciplinary enterprise comprised of researchers and students from the fields of computer science, mathematics, cognitive psychology, physics, neuroscience, education, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, engineering, and business. Researchers in the IIS have developed technologies in the cutting-edge areas of cognitive science, artificial intelligence, complex dynamic systems, neural networks, evolutionary modeling, massively parallel systems, and biological systems. The IIS has received nearly $30 million in external funding over the last decade and has partnered with numerous universities and corporations. In 2007, the IIS won the prestigious Academic Excellence Award from the Tennessee Board of Regents.

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI also aims to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.

The AI Magazine is the official publication of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Called the “journal of record for the AI community,” the quarterly AI Magazine helps AAAI members stay abreast of significant new research and literature across the entire field of artificial intelligence. The AAAI also organises regular conferences, Symposia, and Workshops.