Call for Papers

General Conference

Submission of papers and posters for presentation at the conference is now invited. Topics of interest are in all areas of (or related to) artificial intelligence, including, but not limited to


Foundations
•    Knowledge representation
•    Cognitive modeling
•    Perception
•    Reasoning and programming
•    Constraints, Satisfiability, and Search
•    Learning

Architectures
•    Agents and distributed AI
•    Intelligent user interfaces
•    Natural language systems
•    Information retrieval
•    Robotics

Applications
•    Aviation and aerospace
•    Education
•    Entertainment
•    Medicine
•    Management and manufacturing
•    World Wide Web
•    Healthcare
•    Security    
 Implications
•    Philosophical foundations
•    Social impact and ethics
•    Evaluation of AI systems
•    Teaching AI

Special Areas
•    Healthcare Informatics
•    AI and Security
•    Machine Learning
•    Data Mining
•    Computational Linguistics
•    Uncertain Reasoning
•    Artificial Intelligence Education
•    Games & Entertainment
•    Intelligent Tutoring Systems
•    Case-Based Reasoning
•    Applied Natural Language Processing
•    Affective Computing
•    Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction
•    AI and Cognitive Science

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a journal or another conference. Double-blind reviewing will be provided, so submitted papers must use fake author names and affiliations. Papers must use the latest AAAI Press Word template or LaTeX macro package, and must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system. (Do NOT use a fake name for your EasyChair login; your EasyChair account information is hidden from reviewers.)

FLAIRS will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their papers elsewhere during FLAIRS's review period. These restrictions apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. Authors will be required to confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission.


Papers and Abstracts

There are three kinds of submissions: full paper – a paper of high quality, which will be published in the proceedings (up to 6 pages) and will be presented by the author in a corresponding track (20 minute oral presentation); short paper – a paper that shows some novelty and general interest, but is more preliminary or in the early stages of development, which also get published in the proceedings (up to 4 pages) and the author presents the work in a poster session; and poster abstract, which will be published as abstract only (up to 250 words; please follow this format for the final camera-ready poster abstract) and the author presents the work in a poster session. Rejected full papers may still be accepted as short papers or poster abstracts, if reviewers found interest in the idea, but the paper quality was not sufficient to be published in full length. There will also be a separate abstract only submission for authors who want to submit just an abstract and present it in a poster session.


For each accepted paper (full or short), there must be an accompanying AUTHOR REGISTRATION.  A single author may have up to a maximum of two papers per AUTHOR REGISTRATION. Author names may be changed or re-ordered after reviewing; however, for budgetary reasons, registration fees will be based on the details at the time of submission and review.

Tutorials and Workshops

Tutorials allow conference goers to gain new insights, knowledge, and skills from a broad range of topics in the field of AI. Submissions for tutorials must cover a well-established and recognized topic in AI, and should be delivered by someone with considerable expertise and experience. Tutorials should be presented at a level that will make the material accessible to a postgraduate student with a first degree in a field related to AI. We strongly encourage an interactive delivery format for tutorials. Tutorial should be designed for sessions of 75 minutes or 100 minutes; (longer sessions can be arranged if sufficient notice is given).

Workshops give an opportunity for in-depth discussion on a specific topic relevant to the field of AI. Workshops can concentrate on emerging research or cross-disciplinary topics; they can also focus on application issues and research methods. Workshop organizers are responsible for all materials and for selecting and inviting any additional speakers. Workshops should be designed for sessions of 75 minutes or 100 minutes; (longer sessions can be arranged if notice warning is given).

Proceedings

The proceedings of FLAIRS-31 will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. Authors are expected to make a reasonable effort to address reviewers’ comments prior to the submission of the camera ready paper. Where such expectations have been flouted, actions may be taken to preserve the quality of the conference and the expectations of conference goers. 

In order for a paper to be published in the proceedings, the paper must be accompanied by at least one AUTHOR REGISTRATION.  It is also expected that for a full (i.e., maximum 6-page) paper, at least one of the authors will attend the conference to present their work.

Important Dates

July 10, 2017

Proposals for special tracks

July 17, 2017

Acceptance of special tracks

November 20, 2017

Paper submission deadline

January 22, 2018

Paper acceptance notification

February 5, 2018

Poster abstract submission 

February 12, 2018

Poster abstract notification

February 19, 2018

AUTHOR registration

February 26, 2018

Camera ready version due

April 9, 2018

Early registration

May 14, 2018

Regular registration

May 21-23, 2018

Conference