Uncertain Reasoning Special Track
at FLAIRS 34
May 16-19, 2021 - North Miami Beach, Florida, US

In cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

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Call for Papers

Many problems in AI (in reasoning, planning, learning, perception and robotics) require the agent to operate with incomplete or uncertain information. The objective of this track is to present and discuss a broad and diverse range of current work on uncertain reasoning, including theoretical and applied research based on different paradigms. We hope that the variety and richness of this track will help to promote cross fertilization among the different approaches for uncertain reasoning, and in this way foster the development of new ideas and paradigms.

The Special Track on Uncertain Reasoning (UR) is the oldest track in FLAIRS conferences, running annually since 1996. The UR '21 Special Track at the 34th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS-34) is the 26th in the series. Like the past tracks, UR'21 seeks to bring together researchers working on broad issues related to reasoning under uncertainty.

Papers on all aspects of uncertain reasoning are invited. Papers of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by AAAI Press. A special issue of an international journal will be devoted to extended versions of the top papers at the track.

Program Committee

Track Chairs

PC Members

Other Information

FLAIRS 34 will be held at the DoubleTree Ocean Point Resort & Spa, in North Miami Beach (FL). Additional information on the conference location and travel planning can be found here. Feel free to write the organizers (alessandro@idsia.ch or benferhat@cril.fr or kamal@miami.edu) for any further information about the special track.


Interested authors should format their papers according to the AAAI Author Kit. The papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference while in review).

There are three kinds of submissions: full paper – a paper of high quality, which will be published in the proceedings (up to 6 pages) and will be presented by the author in a corresponding track (20 minute oral presentation); short paper – a paper that shows some novelty and general interest, but is more preliminary or in the early stages of development, which also get published in the proceedings (up to 4 pages) and the author presents the work in a poster session; and poster abstract, which will be published as abstract only (up to 250 words; please follow this format for the final camera-ready poster abstract) and the author presents the work in a poster session. Rejected full papers may still be accepted as short papers or poster abstracts, if reviewers found interest in the idea, but the paper quality was not sufficient to be published in full length. There will also be a separate abstract only submission for authors who want to submit just an abstract and present it in a poster session.

Papers and poster abstracts are due by February 16, 2021
(this is an extension of the original deadline, that was November 17, 2020).

For FLAIRS-34, the 2021 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Author names and affiliations must be omitted on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. The papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can also be accessed through the main conference web site.

Authors should indicate the special track "Uncertain Reasoning" for submissions. The proceedings of FLAIRS-34 will be published by the AAAI. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. For each accepted paper (full, short, or poster abstract), there must be an accompanying AUTHOR REGISTRATION. A single author may have up to a maximum of two papers per AUTHOR REGISTRATION.

Important Dates

Paper Submission

February 16

Paper Acceptance Notification

March 16

Poster Abstract Submission

March 23

Poster Abstract Notification

March 30

Author Registration

April 5

Camera-ready Version Due

April 5

(Early) Registration

April 12


May 16-19