Being the first time attendee, I found the IUI conference to be very exciting and relevant. Since the aim of my research is to tightly integrate text analysis techniques with intelligent visual interfaces, attending the IUI conference provided an excellent opportunity for me to learn the recent advances in these areas and to connect with other researchers having similar interests. More importantly, by presenting my long paper and doctoral consortium paper, I was able to get lot of constructive feedback for my research. Finally, I really liked the idea of having keynote speech on every morning: all of them were very exciting, relevant and thought provoking.
Other experiences from students funded by SIGAI travel grants.