flairs-lizardlogo3Special Track on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

 at FLAIRS 23


In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence



Daytona Beach, Florida, USA


May 19th-21st, 2010

Paper submission deadline: November 23rd, 2009. 
Notifications: January 22nd, 2010.

Camera ready version due: February 22, 2010


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


Call for Papers


What is Bioinformatics and Computational Biology?

Bioinformatics is the use of computational methods to help manage, process, or organize biological data.  Computational biology is the application of computational methods to model, explore, and create further understanding of biological phenomena.  Artificial intelligence has made a significant contribution to these areas, and some problems from these areas continue to drive new discoveries in AI, in high performance computing, and in mathematical analysis.


What kind of studies will be of interest?

The special track will be devoted to bioinformatics and computational biology with the aim of presenting new and important contributions in this area. The areas include, but are not limited to, the following: applications such as genomics, bioinformatics, protein modeling, sequence analysis, population modeling, computational biology, biological database mining; modeling algorithms such as hidden Markov, neural networks, statistical methods, or probabilistic methods; case studies in areas of application, or over different algorithms and approaches; feature presentation, extraction, and selection such as molecular fingerprinting; post-processing techniques such as visualization, summarization, or trending;  or other biological research which is related to artificial intelligence.

Other tracks at FLAIRS that may be on interest to those submitting to this track include Learning in Intelligent Systems and Datamining, in a total of 13 special tracks that accompany the main conference.


Submission Guidelines for the track

Interested authors must submit completed manuscripts by November 22, 2009. Submissions should be no more than 6 pages (approx. 4000 words) in length, including figures. Anonymous author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers, to provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted as a PDF through the EasyChair conference system. (Note: Do not use an anonymous name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChair account information is hidden from reviewers.) Papers should be formatted according to AAAI Guidelines. Submission instructions can be found at the FLAIRS-2010 website given above. Notification of acceptance will be mailed around January, 2010. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to submit the final camera-ready copies of their full papers by February, 2010 for publication in the conference proceedings which will be published by AAAI Press.


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-23.info/ for invited speakers and conference details.


Track Invited Speakers

To be announced


Organizing Committee

Taghi Khoshgoftaar   Florida Atlantic University taghi@cse.fau.edu

David Bisant, The Laboratory for Physical Sciences, bisant@umbc.edu


Program Committee Members:

Jorge Ramirez, Apple Computer, USA

Tao Li, Florida International University, USA

Xintao Wu, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

Mathew J. Palakal, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Ruoming Jin, Kent State University, USA

Minghu Jiang, Tsinghua University, China

Jiang Yang, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Jason Wang, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Margaret Eppstein, University of Vermont, USA

Jason Moore, Dartmouth College, USA


Conference Web Sites

FLAIRS-2010 conference web page: http://www.flairs-23.info/
Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS): http://www.flairs.com