Call for Papers

Special Track on Machine Learning

at The 18th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-2005)

In cooperation with The American Association for Artificial Intelligence

May 15-17, 2005
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
Clearwater Beach, FL

FLAIRS-2005 Conference web site:
Paper submission site:

Call for Papers

The Machine Learning track at FLAIRS-2005 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 as well as to Bioinformatics are no exception. Accordingly the track will focus on modern ML approaches to Security, Agent, Web related learning and Machine learning for bioinformatics. 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, Kernel methods and support vector machines, Learning from relational data, Learning for planning, 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.

Submission in the areas of Security, Agent and Web learning, Machine learning for bioinformatics, and and  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 should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines. The papers should not exceed 6 pages and are due by October 22, 2004. 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 2006.

Invited Speakers

Important Deadlines

Program Committee (tentative)

Mohammed Abdel Razek, University of Montreal, Canada
Brian Carse, University of the West of England, UK
Jesus Cerquides, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Diane Cook, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Olac Fuentes, National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico
Jesus Gonzalez, National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico
Altay Guvenir, Bilkent University, Turkey
Rattikorn Hewett, Washington State University, USA
Henry Hexmoor, University of Arkansas, USA
Lawrence Holder, University of Texas at Arlington, USA (Co-chair)
Manfred Huber, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Sudharsan Iyengar, Winona State University, USA
Istvan Jonyer, Oklahoma State University, USA
Miroslav Kubat, University of Miami, USA.
Andrew Kun, University of New Hampshire, USA
Zdravko Markov, Central Connecticut State University, USA (Co-chair)
Simon Parsons, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA
David Patterson, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Robert Reynolds, Wayne State University, USA
Marko Robnik Sikonja, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vasile Rus, Indiana University South Bend, USA
Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University, USA
Ioannis Tsamardinos, Vanderbilt University, USA

Further Information

Conference Web Sites