About the Journal

Aims & Scope

The Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS) was founded in 1987 to promote and advance AI within the State of Florida and beyond, with interaction between researchers from colleges, universities, and industry. The annual International FLAIRS Conference promotes Artificial Intelligence through the presentation of new research and development in AI, as papers, posters, tutorials, and workshops at the conference, and a conference proceedings.

History of the Conference and the Proceedings

Since its inception, one major goal of FLAIRS has been to promote AI through a conference with a published proceedings. The conferences have been held yearly since 1988. From 1988-1997, the proceedings were published independently by the society. Those proceedings can be accessed through the Archives on this website. In 1998, FLAIRS came to agreement with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence to have the proceedings published by AAAI Press, which continued to 2020. Those proceedings can be accessed through the AAAI Digital Library. Since 2021, the proceedings have been published by Florida Online Journals, through an association with the George A. Smathers Libraries and the LibraryPress@UF.

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to FLAIRS are reviewed by at least three expert reviewers, who each submit a written review and recommendation to the program or special track chairs. Double-blind reviewing is used, so submitted papers must use fake/anonymized author names and affiliations. FLAIRS will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their papers elsewhere during FLAIRS's review period. These restrictions apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. The acceptance decisions are made by the program and special track chairs, in consultation with the reviewers if necessary. There is no rebuttal period. The submission deadline and date of notification are provided on each conference web page.


FLAIRS does not accept articles containing material plagiarized from other publications or authors. For the purposes of this policy, plagiarism is defined as copying of or reliance on work - including text, images and data - by others or yourself without proper attribution. FLAIRS does not consider the following situations to be plagiarism when proper attribution is made:

  • Translations into English of a previously published paper not in English.
  • Publication of all or part of a revised thesis or dissertation.
  • Publication of a paper previously made public as a workshop presentation, white paper, technical report, or preprint.

Plagiarism detected prior to publication will cause rejection of your manuscript. Plagiarism detected after publication will cause the published article to be  removed from the conference proceedings. FLAIRS may follow workflows developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics to deal with cases of plagiarism.

Open Access and Copyright

As of FLAIRS-34 (2021), the FLAIRS proceedings are published under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC license, which provides open access to its content. Authors retain copyright to their publications. Authors are permited and encouraged to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in the proceedings without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author for non-commercial purposes. Nonetheless, reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein requires credit to the original publication source with a link to both the article and the license. This open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative's (BOAI) definition of open access.


The FLAIRS conferences and the publication of the conference proceedings fall under the governance of the Florida AI Research Society, its bylaws, and the officers of the board. See https://www.flairs.com/corporate 

Fees and Charges

There are no publication charges, and all content is freely available without charge. The proceedings do not include any advertising. FLAIRS is financed almost entirely by conference registration fees (sponsorship provides minor secondary support); at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for and attend the conference to present the research. 

Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Florida is committed to creating a community that reflects the rich racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the state and nation. FLAIRS contributes to this mission by promoting inclusivity through supporting open access; actively encouraging greater representation across cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and fostering transparency and openness throughout the publishing cycle.

Preservation Policy

Content published in the proceedings will be preserved by the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The Libraries are committed to long-term digital preservation of all materials in UF-supported collaborative projects. Redundant digital archives, adherence to proven standards, and rigorous quality control methods protect digital objects. The UF Digital Collections provide a comprehensive approach to digital preservation, including technical supports, reference services for both online and offline archived files, and support services by providing training and consultation for digitization standards for long-term digital preservation. Content will be preserved indefinitely, unless a specific request for removal of a specific item is directed to the journal managers. If you believe that your copyrighted material has been deposited into any proceedings without consent, please contact the administrators.

Content is also preserved in the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) and CLOCKSS.