flairs-lizardlogo3DATA MINING

 Special Track at

The 26th International FLAIRS Conference

In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence


St. Pete Beach, Florida

May 22 - 24, 2013

Paper submission deadline: November 19, 2012. 
      Notifications: January 21, 2013.

Camera ready version due: February 25, 2013.


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


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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_mining).


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.

Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the reviewing process).


Submission Guidelines

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, 2012. For FLAIRS-26, the 2013 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 (http://www.flairs-26.info/). Note: do not use a fake name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChair account information is hidden from reviewers. Authors should indicate the Data Mining 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.


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 http://www.flairs-26.info/  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, bisant@umbc.edu

William Eberle, Tennessee Technological University, weberle@tntech.edu


Current Program Committee

Rafal Angryk              Montana State University, USA

Martin Atzmueller       University of Kassel, Germany

Jim Austin                   The University of York, United Kingdom

Juan Banda                 Montana State University, USA

Emre Celebi                Louisiana State University, Shreveport,  USA

Diane Cook                 Washington State University, USA

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

Olac Fuentes               University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Jesus Gonzalez            NIAOE, Mexico

Steven Gutstein          University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Hyoil Han                   Drexel University, USA

Lawrence Holder        Washington State University, USA

Mike James                 Infomax Group, United Kingdom

Jacek Kukluk              Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, USA

Seungjin Lim              Marshall University, USA

Eduardo Morales         NIAOE, Mexico

Jeff  Pittges                 Radford University, USA

Roberto Santana         University of Basque Country, Spain

Douglas Talbert         Tennessee Technological University, USA

Jierui Xie                   Oracle, 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, bisant@umbc.edu

Bill Eberle, Tennessee Technological University, weberle@tntech.edu


Questions regarding Special Tracks should be addressed to William (Bill) Eberle, weberle@tntech.edu .



Conference Chair:

Philip McCarthy, The University of Memphis, USA

Program Co-Chairs:

Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, Hampton University, USA

G. Michael Youngblood, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Special Tracks Coordinator:

William (Bill) Eberle, Tennessee Technological University, USA



Invited Speakers

To be announced


Conference Web Sites

Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at http://www.flairs-26.info/
FLAIRS-26 conference web page: http://www.flairs-26.info/
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): http://www.flairs.com 


Other Web Sites of Interest

www.KDnuggets.com - Analytics and Data Mining Resources

FLAIRS-26 home page