Call for Papers

Special Track on Machine Learning

at The 17th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-2004)

In cooperation with The American Association for Artificial Intelligence

May 17-19, 2004
The Palms South Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, FL

Paper submission site:

Call for Papers

The Machine Learning track at FLAIRS-2004 is intended to provide an international forum for discussing the latest results in the area of 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. As a core AI topic, ML always responds to the general AI trends. The current AI developments related to Security and to the World Wide Web are no exception. Accordingly the track will focus on modern ML approaches to Security, Agent and Web related learning.  All traditional ML approaches will also be included.

Specifically we invite submissions that fall within the following topics: Abduction, Analogy, Agent learning, Applications of machine learning, Automated knowledge acquisition, Computational learning theory, Conceptual clustering, Explanation-based learning, Function approximation, Inductive logic programming, Instance-based learning, Instructable agents, Learning from relational data, Knowledge intensive learning, Machine learning of natural language, Machine learning for security, Mixed-initiative learning, Multi-agent learning, Multistrategy learning, Ontology learning, Reinforcement learning, Statistical approaches, Web related learning.

Along with the Security, Agent and Web learning, papers describing real-life applications of ML are especially encouraged. High quality papers in any other area of Machine Learning are also welcomed.

Papers related to Planning, Problem Solving and Scheduling may better fit into another special track at FLAIRS-2004, Machine Learning for AI Planning, Problem Solving, and Scheduling (check the FLAIRS-2004 special track page for more information about this track).

Submission Guidelines

Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines. The papers should not exceed 6 pages and are due by October 24, 2003. Please note the change from 5 to 6 pages from the first CFP. Additional pages (7 and more) have to be cleared by the program chairs and will be $100 each. The papers should not identify the author(s) in any manner. Authors should indicate the special track if one exists that closely matches the topic of their paper. All submissions will be done electronically via the FLAIRS web submission system available through the paper submission site at

Conference Proceedings

Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings which will be published by AAAI Press.  Selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT) to be published in 2005.

FLAIRS-2004 Invited Speakers

Important Deadlines

Program Committee (tentative)

Diane Cook, University of Texas at Arlington
Altay Güvenir, Bilkent University
Henry Hexmoor, University of Arkansas
Lawrence Holder (co-chair), University of Texas at Arlington
Istvan Jonyer, Oklahoma State University
Miroslav Kubat, University of Miami
Andrew L Kun, University of New Hampshire
Zdravko Markov (co-chair), Central Connecticut State University
Simon Parsons, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Robert G Reynolds, Wayne State University
Vasile Rus, Indiana University South Bend
Marko Robnik Sikonja, University of Ljubljana
Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University
Ioannis Tsamardinos, Vanderbilt University

Further Information

Conference Web Sites