Special Track at

The 33rd International FLAIRS Conference

In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence


North Miami Beach, Florida

May 17 - 20, 2020

Paper submission deadline: November 18, 2019. 
Notifications: January 20, 2020.

Camera ready version due: February 24, 2020.


In cooperation with: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence:


Call for Papers


What is Data Mining?

Data mining is the process of extracting hidden patterns from data. As more data is gathered, data mining is becoming an increasingly important tool to transform this data into information. It is commonly used in a wide range of profiling services, such as marketing, surveillance, fraud detection and scientific discovery (


What is the GOAL of the track?

This special track will be devoted to data mining with the aim of presenting new and important contributions in this area.


Who might be interested?

Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work related to Data Mining.


What kind of studies will be of interest?

Topics of interest may include (but are in no way limited to):

1.      Applications such as Intelligence analysis, medical and health applications, text, video, and multi-media mining, E-commerce and web data, financial data analysis, intrusion detection, remote sensing, earth sciences, bioinformatics, and astronomy.

2.      Modeling algorithms such as hidden Markov models, decision trees, neural networks, statistical methods, or probabilistic methods; case studies in areas of application, or over different algorithms and approaches.

3.      Feature extraction and selection.

4.      Post-processing techniques such as visualization, summarization, or trending.

5.      Preprocessing and data reduction.

6.      Knowledge engineering or warehousing.

7.      Graph analytics, including novel graph-based pattern discovery techniques, anomaly detection, and novel applications of graph theory.


Submission Guidelines

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 follow the AAAI Word and LaTex Package and be submitted as a 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.


Special Tracks

Call for Special Tracks

Special tracks, held in parallel with the general conference, are an integral part of the conference. They provide researchers in focused areas the opportunity to meet and present their work, and offer a forum for interaction among the broader community of artificial intelligence researchers. Their papers are required to meet the same standards and are published in the conference proceedings.

Topics of interest are in all areas related to artificial intelligence. For example, last year's special tracks included: AI Education; AI Planning and Scheduling; Applied Natural Language Processing; Case-Based Reasoning; Data Mining; Design, Evaluation, and Refinement of Intelligent Systems (DERIS); Games and Entertainment; Intelligent Tutoring Systems; Semantics, Ontologies, and Computational Linguistics; and Uncertain Reasoning.

We encourage proposals for topics that have run previously. Even special tracks that have run for a number of years may need or benefit from new leadership support and perspective, so please do not hesitate to indicate interest in an area, or to contact the Special Tracks Coordinator if you have questions about proposing on a particular topic. We are also particularly interested in fresh tracks in areas such as Machine Learning or AI in English as a Second Language, but all proposals for tracks are very much encouraged.

Submission of proposals for special tracks is now invited. Proposals must be submitted via the EasyChair conference management site for FLAIRS-23. Special track chairs may submit to their own tracks. Those papers will be reviewed by two members of the special track's program committee and two members of the general conference program committee, and acceptance decisions will be made by the conference program co-chairs. Proposals must include the following information:


Please, check the website  for further information.


Conference Proceedings

Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published by AAAI Press.  


Organizing Committee

David Bisant, Central Security Services,

William Eberle, Tennessee Technological University,


Current Program Committee

Rafal Angryk                          Georgia State University, USA

Martin Atzmueller                  University of Wuerzburg, Germany

Juan Banda                              Georgia State University, USA

Lori Bogren                            Verizon Business Solutions, USA

Caleb Bradberry                      Radford University, USA

Diane Cook                             Washington State University, USA

Serge Dolenko                        D.V.Skobeltsyn Nuclear Physics Institute, Russian Federation

Yoni Fridman                         Verizon Business Solutions, USA

Jesus Gonzalez                        NIAOE, Mexico

Hyoil Han                               Marshall University, USA

Lawrence Holder                    Washington State University, USA

Mike James                             Infomax Group, UK

Jacek Kukluk                          Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, USA

Katrina Kutchko                     Verizon Business Solutions, USA

SeungJin Lim                          Marshall University, USA

Lenin Mookiah                       Samsung Research America, USA

Eduardo Morales                    NIAOE, Mexico

Jeff  Pittges                             Radford University, USA

Roberto Santana                      University of Basque Country, Spain

Douglas Talbert                      Tennessee Technological University, USA

Slawomir Zadrozny                Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Further Information

Questions regarding the Data Mining Special Track should be addressed to the track co-chairs:


David Bisant, Central Security Services,

Bill Eberle, Tennessee Technological University,


Questions regarding Special Tracks should be addressed to Fazel Keshtkar at


Invited Speakers

To be announced


Conference Web Sites

Paper submission site:
FLAIRS-33 conference web page:
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): 


Other Web Sites of Interest - Analytics and Data Mining Resources

FLAIRS-33 home page