FLAIRS 2008A Special Track at the 27-th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS 2014)
Intelligent Autonomous Systems

Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
May 21-23, 2014

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are closely related areas though their research interests and topics diverted in past. Recently, the progress in both areas brings robotics and artificial intelligence together again and higher-level deliberative functions such as action planning are being integrated into usually reactive robotics systems. The special track addresses research results on the border between robotics and AI techniques with the goal to bridge the enlarging gap between the areas.

The aim of the special track is to bring researchers from related but still separated areas of robotics and artificial intelligence together to study how high-level AI techniques such as action planning and knowledge representation may help in increasing capabilities of robotic systems.

The Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS) hosts the conference in cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) since 1988 so FLAIRS is one of the oldest AI conferences. The 27-th conference is organized at Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA in May 21-23, 2014.

FLAIRS 2014 will have three excellent invited speakers: William J. Clancey, Jennifer Neville, and Thad Starner, see FLAIRS web page for more details.


Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work bridging the AI methods and robotics. The following topics are for example relevamt:

  • system architectures and software environments bridging sensory and action elements with reasoning capabilities
  • perception, cognition and action: intelligent sensors and vision systems, knowledge processing, motion systems
  • action planning and plan execution for autonomous systems
  • planning domain representation for real-life problems
  • automated extraction of planning domains
  • goal directed autonomy
  • evolutionary and cognitive robotics
  • applications of intelligent autonomous robots: exploration robots, service robots, robots for hazardous environments,…
  • human-robot interaction, using AI in entertainment robotics
Publication and Paper Submission

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, 2013. For FLAIRS-27, the 2014 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Please do not disclose your name and affiliation in the paper. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can also 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 Intelligent Autonomous Systems 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.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 18th November 2013
Notification of paper decisions: 20th January 2014
Final version of papers due: 24th February 2014

Track organizers :

Roman Barták
Charles University, Prague
The Czech Republic

David Obdrūálek
Charles University, Prague
The Czech Republic

Program Committee:
  • Dimitris Alimisis
    School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Greece
  • Richard Balogh
    Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Roman Barták
    Charles University, The Czech Republic (co-chair)
  • Sara Bernardini
    King's College London, UK
  • Branislav Borovac
    University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Jean-Daniel Dessimoz
    West Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, (HESSO.heig-vd), Switzerland
  • Malik Ghallab
    LAAS-CNRS, France
  • Achim Gottscheber
    SRH University Heidelberg, Germany
  • Tara Estlin, NASA JPL, USA
  • Nick Hawes
    University of Birmingham, UK
  • Sven Koenig
    University of Southern California, USA
  • Miroslav Kulich
    Czech Technical University, The Czech Republic
  • Maxim Likhachev
    Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • David Obdrūálek
    Charles University, The Czech Republic (co-chair)
  • Libor Pøeučil
    Czech Technical University, The Czech Republic
  • Kanna Rajan
    MBARI, Monterey, USA
  • Martin Saska
    Czech Technical University, The Czech Republic
  • David Vernon, University of Skövde, Sweden