The 15th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-2002)

Special Track on Machine Learning

Crown Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel
Pensacola, Florida
May 16-18, 2002

In cooperation with The American Association for Artificial Intelligence

Paper submission deadline has been extended until Monday, November 19, 2001.

Call for Papers

The Machine Learning track at FLAIRS-2002 is intended to provide an international forum for discussing the latest research results in Machine Learning (ML). It will be organized within the framework of the FLAIRS conference that traditionally brings together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of AI related areas. Among these there are many ML sub areas or areas related to ML, such as Case-Based Reasoning, Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining and Robotics. To avoid possible overlapping with these and other areas of interest at FLAIRS-2002 we focus this track mainly on classical machine learning approaches (including some new ones as well). Specifically we invite submissions that fall within the following topics: Papers describing real-life applications of ML are especially encouraged. High quality papers in any other area of Machine Learning are also welcomed.

Submission Guidelines

Interested authors must submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript of no more than 5 pages (3400 words) by November 4, 2001. All submissions must be original and previously unpublished work.

Authors should format their paper according to AAAI guidelines. The paper should not  identify the author(s) in any manner. Please submit a separate cover page (ASCII or HTML format) containing the title of your paper, author name(s) and contact information (fax, email, postal mail, and phone), an abstract (maximum 100 words), and a list of keywords (in decreasing order of relevance). In case of multiple authors, all correspondence will be sent to the first author unless otherwise requested.

Papers will be refereed by at least two members of the program committee (or other reviewers appointed by PC members) and those accepted for presentation will appear in the conference proceedings published by AAAI Press. At least one author must attend the conference and present the paper. The paper will not be included in the proceedings without an accompanying registration.

Papers should be submitted electronically to: Please send a message with two attachments:

Important Dates

Paper submissions due: November 19, 2001
Notification letters sent: January 3, 2002
Camera ready copy due: March 4, 2002
Conference: May 16-18, 2002

Program Committee

Gennady Agre, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Diane Cook, University of Texas at Arlington
Altay Güvenir, Bilkent University
Henry Hexmoor, University of Arkansas
Lawrence Holder, University of Texas at Arlington
Igor Kononenko, University of Ljubljana
Miroslav Kubat, University of Miami
Zdravko Markov (chair), Central Connecticut State University
Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University
Gerhard Widmer, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Further Information

Questions regarding the track should be addressed to:

Zdravko Markov
Department of Computer Science, Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050, USA
Phone: (860) 832-2711
Fax:  (860) 832-2712

Machine Learning special track web page:

FLAIRS-2002 conference web page: