Special Track at

The 31st International FLAIRS Conference

In cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Melbourne, Florida

May 21 - 23, 2018

Paper submission deadline: November 20, 2017. 

Notifications: January 22, 2018.

Camera ready version due: February 26, 2018.


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


Call for Papers


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).


This special track will be devoted to data mining with the aim of presenting new and important contributions in this area. Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work related to Data Mining. 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, cyber security, 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.

Papers dealing with Cloud-based unstructured data or Cloud-based tool suites, such as Mahout or Apache Spark, are also encouraged.

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 (or 4 pages for short paper, to be presented as a poster) and are due by November 20, 2017. For FLAIRS-31, the 2017 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Author names and affiliations should be X’d out 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-31.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.



Organizing Committee

David Bisant, Central Security Svcs., bisant@umbc.edu

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


Program Committee

Martin Atzmueller (University of Kassel, Germany)

Emre Celebi (Louisiana State University,  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)

Steven Gutstein (Army Research Laboratory, USA)

Hyoil Han (Marshall University, USA)

Lawrence Holder (Washington State University, USA)

Mike James (iProgrammer, United Kingdom)

SeungJin Lim (Marshall University, USA)

Lenin Mookiah (CA Technologies, USA)

Eduardo Morales (NIAOE, Mexico)

Jeff Pittges (Radford University, USA)

Roberto Santana (University of Basque Country, Spain)

Douglas Talbert (Tennessee Technological University, USA)

Mohammad Tayebnejad (Verizon Business Solutions,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 Svcs., bisant@umbc.edu

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


Conference Organizers:

Conference Chair:

Zdravko Markov, Central Connecticut State University, USA (markovz@ccsu.edu)

Program Co-Chairs:

Vasile Rus, University of Memphis, USA (vrus@memphis.edu

Keith Brawner, Army Research Laboratory, USA (keith.w.brawner.civ@mail.mil)

Special Track Coordinator:

Roman Barták, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (bartak@ktiml.mff.cuni.cz)


Invited Speakers




Conference Web Sites

Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at http://www.flairs-31.info/
FLAIRS-31 conference web page: http://www.flairs-31.info/

Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): http://www.flairs.com


Relevant Web Sites

www.KDnuggets.com  :  Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, & Data Science Resources


FLAIRS-31 home page