AI in Healthcare Informatics
Special Track at
The 32nd International FLAIRS Conference
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence

Sarasota, Florida, USA

May 20 - 22, 2019

Paper submission deadline:   November 19, 2018
Paper acceptance notification:   January 21, 2019
Poster abstract submission:   February 4, 2019
Poster abstract notification:   February 11, 2019
Author registration:   February 18, 2019
Camera-ready version due:   February 25, 2019
Early registration:   April 8, 2019
Regular registration:   May 13, 2019

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by the AAAI.

Call for Papers

What is AI in Healthcare Informatics?

Healthcare informatics focuses on the efficient and effective acquisition, management, and use of information in healthcare. Advancing health informatics has been declared a Grand Challenge by the National Academy of Engineering and is a major area of emphasis for agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. As such, it has been identified as an area of national need. Sample uses of AI in health informatics includes expert systems for decision support, machine learning and data mining to discover patterns across patients, image analysis to assist in diagnosis, and natural language processing to extract information from free text medical documents.

What is the GOAL of the track?

A strength of FLAIRS is the diversity of areas represented by attendees. The goal of this track is to broaden participation by encouraging researchers in healthcare to submit and attend.

Who might be interested?

The track should be of interest to both computer scientists as well as researchers and providers in medicine.

What kind of studies will be of interest?

Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to AI in Healthcare Informatics. Topics of interest may include (but are in no way limited to)

  1. Machine learning and data mining in healthcare
  2. Precision medicine
  3. NLP applications in healthcare
  4. Intelligent healthcare decision support
  5. Medical image processing
  6. Processing and managing patient records
  7. Syndromic surveillance
  8. Drug discovery
Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the reviewing process).


Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting guidelines. The papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference while in review). Papers should not exceed 6 pages (4 pages for a poster) and are due by November 19, 2018. For FLAIRS-32, the 2019 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed through the main conference web site ( Note: do not use a fake name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChair account information is hidden from reviewers. Authors should indicate the AI in Health Informatics special track for submissions. The proceedings of FLAIRS will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. FLAIRS requires that there be at least one full author registration per paper.

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

Doug Talbert, Tennessee Technological University,
Steve Talbert, University of Central Florida,

Program Committee

To be determined

Further Information

Questions regarding the AI in Health Informatics Special Track should be addressed to the track co-chairs:

Doug Talbert, Tennessee Technological University,
Steve Talbert, University of Central Florida,

Conference Organizers:

Conference Chair:

Vasile Rus, University of Memphis, USA (

Program Co-Chairs:

Roman Barták, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (
Keith Brawner, Army Research Laboratory, USA (

Special Tracks Coordinator:

Eric Bell, (

Invited Speakers


Conference Web Sites

Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at
FLAIRS-32 conference web page:
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): 

Relevant Web Sites : Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, & Data Science Resources

FLAIRS-32 home page