AI and the Web

Special Track at
the 17th International FLAIRS Conference

In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence

Palms South Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, FL
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. Authors should indicate "AI and the Web" as the special track. All submissions will be done electronically via the FLAIRS web submission system. Detailed submission instructions are available from the conference web site.

Important Dates

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

Program Committee

Larry BirnbaumNorthwestern University
Stefan DeckerUSC ISI
AnHai DoanUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tim FininUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
Gary FlakeOverture Services
Paolo FrasconiUniversity of Florence
Lee GilesPenn State University
Siegfried HandschuhUniversity of Karlsruhe
Pat HayesUniversity of West Florida
Jeff Heflin (chair)Lehigh University
Ian HorrocksUniversity of Manchester
Eduard HovyUSC ISI
Vipul KashyapNational Library of Medicine
Craig KnoblockUSC ISI
Nick KushmerickUniversity College Dublin
Marco MagginiUniversity of Siena
Dunja MladenicJ. Stefan Institute
Ion MusleaUniversity of California, Irvine
Natasha NoyStanford University
Bijan ParsiaUniversity of Maryland
Dragomir RadevUniversity of Michigan
Sarah ZelikovitzCollege of Staten Island

Further Information

Specific questions regarding the AI and the Web track may be addressed to:

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

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