[DL] Special Track on AI and the Web at FLAIRS 2004

Jeff Heflin heflin at cse.lehigh.edu
Thu Sep 11 19:44:46 CEST 2003

The 17th International FLAIRS Conference
Special Track on AI and the Web

The Palms South Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida
May 17-19, 2004

Call for Papers
The World Wide Web has made a wealth of digital information available
on demand, impacting AI in two ways. First, it allows traditional AI
techniques to be evaluated with large amounts of real-world data. This
introduces complexities not found in toy problems, while at the same
time avoiding many of the difficulties inherent in the physical world.
As such, the Web makes for a good testbed for AI researchers. Second,
the Web proposes new problems and challenges for AI. The sheer size and
distributed nature of the Web has fueled novel research in extracting
information from Web pages, efficiently integrating information from
distributed sources, and extending the Web with ontologies to enable
the Semantic Web.

The focus of this special track is on what the Web can do for AI
research and what AI research can do for the Web. Relevant topics
include, but are not limited to:

- Information extraction
- Information integration
- Intelligent Web search
- Intelligent Web services
- Machine learning for classifying Web documents
- NLP for understanding Web documents
- Question answering from Web documents
- Semantic Web
- User modeling and adaptation for the Web
- Web-based agents

Submission Instructions
Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI
formatting guidelines. The papers should not exceed 6 pages and are
due by October 24, 2003. The papers should not identify the author(s)
in any manner. All submissions will be done electronically via the 
FLAIRS web submission system, which will be available through the
conference web site (see the link under General Conference, below).
Authors should indicate "AI and the Web" as the special track when
submitting their papers.

General Conference
FLAIRS 2004 promises to be an especially exciting conference. Invited
speakers include Justine Cassell from MIT, Edward Feigenbaum from
Stanford University, Jim Hendler from the University of Maryland, and
Tom Mitchell from Carnegie Mellon University. For more information on
FLAIRS and this year's conference, please see the following web sites:

FLAIRS: http://www.flairs.com/
FLAIRS 2004: http://www.flairs.com/flairs2004/

Important Dates
- Paper submissions due: October 24, 2003 
- Notification letters sent: January 7, 2004 
- Camera ready copy due: February 6, 2004 

Program Committee
Larry Birnbaum		Northwestern University
Stefan Decker		USC ISI
AnHai Doan		University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tim Finin		University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Gary Flake		Overture Services
Paolo Frasconi		University of Florence
Lee Giles		Penn State University
Siegfried Handschuh	University of Karlsruhe
Pat Hayes		University of West Florida
Jeff Heflin (chair)	Lehigh University
Ian Horrocks		University of Manchester
Eduard Hovy		USC ISI	
Vipul Kashyap		National Library of Medicine
Craig Knoblock		USC ISI	
Nick Kushmerick		University College Dublin
Marco Maggini		University of Siena
Dunja Mladenic		J. Stefan Institute
Ion Muslea		University of California, Irvine
Natasha Noy		Stanford University
Bijan Parsia		University of Maryland
Dragomir Radev		University of Michigan
Sarah Zelikovitz	College of Staten Island

Further Information
Specific questions regarding the AI and the Web track may be addressed

Jeff Heflin
Computer Science and Engineering
Lehigh University
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18034

E-mail: jeh3 at lehigh.edu
Phone: 610-758-6533

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