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.

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.

Governance

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.