A Special Track at the 28-th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS 2015)

AI and Cyber Security

Hollywood, Florida, USA
May 18-20, 2015

Call for Papers

Cyber Security is an interdisciplinary area that focuses on maintaining and reducing risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and resources in computer and network systems.

This track will focus on both the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop methods and technologies that address cyber security issues (e.g. intrusion detection systems), and on security issues associated with developing general purpose AI systems (e.g. client privacy, defense in depth security).

In today’s computing environment, many technologies such as embedded systems in healthcare devices and wearable computer devices, large physical systems, and power grids are connected and continuously collecting and processing data to support decision making. The near future includes automated systems and robots that can make intelligent decisions autonomously. These smart systems will rely heavily on AI algorithms, theories and implementations. Providing security for these smart systems and devices, preventing malicious and incidental attacks and equipping these systems to respect the privacy of their users by understanding the consequences of revealing sensitive data are challenging issues for a smart, connected computerized society. This special track calls on the AI community to rethink existing security and privacy approaches and to propose innovative solutions for the security, privacy and trust issues in intelligent systems.

Furthermore, the complexity of modern systems and the diversity of threat vectors both socially and technically, require intelligent, adaptive, multimodal solutions for which artificial intelligence (AI) approaches are well suited. This track also seeks innovative AI-based solutions to monitoring, detecting, responding, and preventing cyber security threats.
Solutions and innovative ideas in all AI application areas such as business, government, science, medicine, health, education, etc., are welcome.

This track is intended to generate innovative ideas and unique AI solutions to address information and systems-related security, privacy and trust issues. The track will provide insights and help in advancing AI theories and practices related to cyber security.

This track will be of interest to AI researchers; security and privacy researchers; and practitioners, government officials, security and privacy educators, and students concerned with computer and network security.



Original high quality papers are sought for leading edge research and applications relating to AI and Cyber Security. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
· AI & Biometrics
· AI & SCADA systems security
· AI & Network Systems security
· AI & Embedded Systems security
· AI & Internet of Things
· AI in Forensic Analysis
· AI & Cloud Computing security
· Machine Learning for Intrusion Detection Systems
· NLP for text analysis in Cyber Security
· Video and CCTV semantic analysis for terrorist or criminal action detection
· Semantic models and knowledge engineering for security and privacy
· Security/privacy/trust ontology
· Security and privacy behavior modeling for autonomous intelligent systems
· Security and privacy intelligence and analytics of big data
· Security and privacy-aware decision support
· Security and privacy reasoning and inference
· Cyber security and privacy education and training
· Security and privacy studies in Applied AI systems (e.g. health, science, business, government, robotics, embedded systems, grid systems, education, multimedia content sharing, cloud-based systems, mobile security, location privacy, social media, entity tracking, authentication, biometrics, cyber physical systems security, forensics, intrusion detection, etc.)


Publication and Paper Submission

FORMATTING: 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 17, 2014.

SUBMISSION SITE: For FLAIRS-28, the 2015 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.

PUBLICATIONS: 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

November 17, 2014: Paper submission deadline
January 19, 2015: Author Notification
February 2, 2015: Abstract submission February 9, 2015: Abstract notification February 16, 2015: AUTHOR registration February 23, 2015: Camera ready version due April 3, 2015: Early registration May 12, 2015: Regular registration May 18-20, 2015: Conference

Program Committee

Track organizers :

Program Committee:

  • Brian Auslander, Nexus Research Corp.

  • Anirban Basu, KDDI R&D Laboratories

  • David Bisant, Central Security Services.

  • Ricardo A. Calix, Purdue University Calumet

  • Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, College of Staten Island

  • Reza Curtmola, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR & University of Calabria

  • Sven Dietrich, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • Steve Jilcott, Raytheon BBN

  • Gerald M. Knapp, Louisiana State University

  • Benjamin Priest, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

  • Jean-Marc Seigneur, University of Geneva

  • Basit Shafiq, Lahore University of Management Sciences

  • Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University

  • Wendy Hui Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology


  • Nov 25: Paper review starts.

  • Nov 17: Submission is now closed.