AI in Healthcare Informatics
Special Track at
The 33rd International FLAIRS Conference
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence

North Miami Beach, Florida, USA

May 17 - 20, 2020

Paper submission deadline:   November 18, 2019
Paper acceptance notification:   January 20, 2020
Poster abstract submission:   February 3, 2020
Poster abstract notification:   February 10, 2020
Author registration:   February 17, 2020
Camera-ready version due:   February 24, 2020
Early registration:   April 6, 2020
Regular registration:   May 11, 2020

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 18, 2019. For FLAIRS-33, the 2020 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

Jiang Bian, University of Florida
Anna Farzindar, University of Southern California
Lewis Frey, Medical University of South Carolina
Jerry Gannod, Tennessee Tech University
Mei Liu, Kansas University Medical Center
Rina Singh, New York University
Annie Wu, University of Central Florida

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:

Keith Brawner, (

Program Co-Chairs:

Eric Bell, (
Roman Barták, (

Special Tracks Coordinator:

Fazel Keshtkar, (

Invited Speakers

To be determined

Conference Web Sites

Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at
FLAIRS-33 conference web page:
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS):
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI): 

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

FLAIRS-33 home page