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Call for Papers

The 20th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-20) will be held May 7 - 9, 2007 at the Casa Marina Resort, which is directly on the beach in Key West, Florida, USA. FLAIRS-20 will feature technical papers, special tracks, and invited speakers on artificial intelligence. The conference is hosted by the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society, in cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Submission of papers for presentation at the conference is now invited. Topics of interest are in all areas of artificial intelligence, including:

  • Foundations
    • Knowledge representation
    • Cognitive modeling
    • Perception
    • Reasoning and programming
    • 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
  • Implications
    • Philosophical foundations
    • Social impact and ethics
    • Evaluation of AI systems
    • Teaching AI

Student Papers

FLAIRS encourages student authors to submit papers. The best paper with all-student authors will receive a best student paper award, in the form of a cheque for the amount of the presenter registration fee. Further awards for runner-up papers may be presented. If you are the contact author of an all student paper, please email the program co-chairs, David Wilson ( and Geoff Sutcliffe (, to make your paper eligible for this award.

Conference Proceedings

Papers will be refereed. All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by AAAI Press. Select papers will receive best-paper awards.

Paper Submissions

Interested authors must submit an electronic PDF copy of their complete manuscript of no more than 6 pages by November 20, 2006. All submissions must be original work and not submitted concurrently to a journal or another conference. Submissions should be made through FLAIRS's Easychair site where you will need to register as an author.

Authors should format their paper according to AAAI guidelines. Papers must be submitted in PDF format through the online submission system. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. An author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend FLAIRS, and present the paper. Authors are encouraged to check the special track topic areas and if applicable make submission to the relevant track.

Questions regarding paper submissions should be addressed to the papers co-chairs: David Wilson ( or Geoff Sutcliffe (

Special Tracks

A number of special-track sessions will be held in parallel with other FLAIRS-20 conference sessions. For paper submissions to a special track, authors should contact the track chair directly. Authors are requested to consider submitting their paper directly to a special track if one exists that closely matches the topic of their paper. A list of all special tracks will be available on the conference site once the tracks are determined. If you are interested in proposing a special track, contact the special-tracks coordinator, Rainer Knauf (

Conference Information

For general information concerning the conference, contact the general chair:

Douglas D. Dankel II
Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering
P.O. Box 116120, E301 CSE
University of Florida
Gaineville, FL 32611-6120
(352) 392-1387
(352) 392-1220 (Fax)

Important Deadlines

Paper submissions through Easychair due November 20, 2006
Notification letters sent January 21, 2007
Camera ready copy due February 11, 2007

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