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AI for Internet of Things and Fab Labs/Maker Spaces

Special Track at The 32nd International FLAIRS Conference
In cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
Sarasota, Florida, USA
May 20 - 22, 2019


Call for Papers:

While it is not known for sure how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will take place, it seems like common sense that it is connected with new technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous transportation, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), additive manufacturing, biotechnology and the merging of digital and physical worlds. The Fab Labs are workspaces where people with common interests collaborate and invent using digital fabrication. Today we have more than 1200 Fab Labs around the world and many more maker and hacker spaces. Inside these places we have numerous projects with aim to solve from local issues to global problems. Internet of Things reflects the growing number of smart, connected products and it highlights the new opportunities these products can represent. As computation becomes more ubiquitous and pervasive inside everyday products, the use of AI techniques in IoT and other smart objects embedded with computational capacity become a natural evolution. Thus, this track is interested in how we can use AI to increase the complexity and functionality of products in order to offer better ways to resolve everyday problems and/or creative learning activities.

The goal of this track is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to share their efforts in addressing current issues, challenges, novel approaches, and real-world cases of Artificial Intelligence combining with the Internet of Things or Fab Labs and Maker Spaces Projects, showing potential future applications. Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to AI in Maker Spaces or Internet of Things. Topics of interest may include (but are in no way limited to):

Note: We invite original papers (i.e. work not previously submitted, in submission, or to be submitted to another conference during the reviewing process).

Track Chairs:
Fabiana Lorenzi, Universidade Luterana do Brasil, fabilorenzi@gmaiil.com
André Peres, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do RS, andre.peres@poa.ifrs.edu.br

Current Program Committee:
Aline Villavicencio - University of Essex/UFRGS
Bruno Castro da Silva - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Edson Prestes - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul/IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Joanna Isabelle Olszewska - University of the West of Scotland
Joel Carbonera - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Paulo Jorge Sequeira Gonçalves - Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Rafael Pinto - IFRS, Brazil
Sandro Rama Fiorini - Lissi lab, Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)

To be announced

Important Dates:
November 19, 2018 - Paper submission deadline
January 21, 2019 - Paper acceptance notification
February 25, 2019 - Camera ready version due

Submission Guidelines:
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 19, 2018. For FLAIRS-32, the 2019 conference, the reviewing is a double blind process. Fake author names and affiliations must be used on submitted papers to provide double-blind reviewing. Papers must be submitted as PDF through the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed through the main conference web site (http://www.flairs-32.info/). Note: do not use a fake name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChair account information is hidden from reviewers. Authors should indicate the AI for Internet of Things and Fab Labs/Maker Spaces 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. Please check the website http://www.flairs-32.info/ for further information.

Conference Proceedings:
Papers will be refereed and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published by AAAI Press.

Further Information:
Questions regarding the AI for Internet of Things and Fab Labs/Maker Spaces Special Track should be addressed to the track chairs:
Fabiana Lorenzi, Universidade Luterana do Brasil, fabilorenzi@gmail.com
Andre Peres, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do RS, andre.peres@poa.ifrs.edu.br