The 17th International FLAIRS Conference


The Palms South Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida
May 17-19, 2004


In cooperation with the
Intelligent Systems Technical Committee
of the


The American Association for Artificial Intelligence




Special Track: Artificial Intelligence and Music




It is conjectured by many that sound and music its composition, its effects, and indeed its appreciation - is close to human biology and biological intelligence. Consequently, studying and understanding the secrets of biological intelligence through the study of music and modeling them on machines are endeavors many pursue.


This track will emphasize the core areas of AI and its impact on Music, as well as Music and its impact on Human Intelligence and AI. The focus of this special track will be on


Characteristics of Music and Human Intelligence.

Application of AI techniques to Music.


Topics of interest include:


Cognitive models and music recognition

Music abstraction and identification

Music synthesis and structural analysis

Application of AI techniques to generate music

Musicology and its application to AI

Qualitative analysis of Music

Music structures and human intelligence

Music intelligence

Networked performance

Music and its impact on learning abilities

Neural Networks and Music


This can be a multi-session track based on the number and quality of papers submitted.


Paper submissions which address the above areas are sought in all areas of AI including intelligent multi-agent systems, emergent systems, neural networks, expert systems, model-based reasoning, and knowledge acquisition, representation, and processing systems.


For more information visit FLAIRS 2004.


The invited speakers for the FLAIRS 2004, general conference are:


Justine Cassell, MIT;

Edward Feigenbaum, Stanford University

Jim Hendler, University of Maryland

Tom Mitchell, CMU


Program Committee


Sudharsan Iyengar, Computer Science Department, Winona State University

Roger Dannenberg, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University

David Cope, Music Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

James Hoch, Music Department, Winona State University

Andy Novobilski, Col. of Engg. & CS, The Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Paul Schumacher, Computer Science Department, Winona State University

Mohd Anwar Mazharul, Computer Science Department, Bemidji State University




Submission deadline, October 24, 2003 Extended until Oct. 31, 2003

Notification date, January 7, 2004

Camera-ready copies due, February 6, 2004


Submission Details


Details on submitting your paper and paper format can be found at: FLAIRS 2004. For questions related specifically to this track contact:


Sudharsan Iyengar, Computer Science Department,

Winona State University,

103 D Watkins Hall, Winona, MN 55987


phone: (507) 457-5539, fax: (507) 457-2464