There is a best paper award presented during the conference. The award is to encourage high quality research/development in AI. The award committee will decide the best paper, from among the accepted papers, by considering various technical parameters. The authors of the best paper will receive a certificate. They will also receive a cash prize of US$ 500.

The following paper was selected for the best paper award at IICAI-11:
Abstract Graphical Models for Approximate Inference
L. Saitta

Universita del Piemonte Orientale
Dipartimento di Informatica, Alessandria, Italy

(The author of the above paper has donated the cash prize to Siddhaganga Mutt, the parent organization of Siddaganga Institute of Technology, where the conference took place)