Reno/Lake Tahoe

May 22 - 24, 2006

Local Information

The 2006 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG06) will be held on the University of Nevada, Reno campus in Reno/Lake Tahoe from the 22nd to the 24th of May, 2006. The Reno/Lake Tahoe area provides a fun, diverse, real-world environment for game playing research.

The symposium venue is easily accessible from downtown by a free shuttle service that runs every fifteen minutes. If you do not want to wait for the shuttle, the JTSU is about a ten minute walk from downtown Reno hotels which provide a great venue for gaming research. Bring money.

Our conference hotel is the The Silver Legacy Resort and Casino . We have a special rate of $60/night. Follow the Hotel Link to reserve your rooms at this rate. There are a number of other hotels nearby. The following hotels are either connected to or across the street from the Silver Legacy and about the same distance from the conference venue. Hotels have free shuttle service from the airport.

The Symposium talks and poster sessions will be held in the JOT Travis Student Union (JTSU) building on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) . UNR, Nevada's Land Grant institution, was founded in the late 1800s and has a pleasing blend of old and modern architectures on a beautiful campus.

If your research is more aligned with computer gaming, we plan on setting up a gaming room where you can try your hand at computer games. You may play against other symposium attendees or against the game AI. One possibility that may materialize involves playing the Lagoon real-time strategy game against a genetic algorithm player. Lagoon uses Case-Injected Genetic Algorithms (CIGARs) to learn from experience.

©2001 Owen Briggs. modified by Sushil Louis


We have two keynotes finalized! Follow the link below