Semantic, Logics, Information Extraction and AI (SLIE)

Semantic, Logics, Information Extraction and AI (SLIE)

Special Track at The 37th International FLAIRS Conference

Miramar Beach, FL, USA
May 18 - 21, 2024


January 22, 2024 - Abstract submission deadline

January 29, 2024 - Paper submission deadline (firm)

March 11, 2024 - Paper acceptance notification

April 8, 2024 - Camera ready version due


All accepted papers will be published as FLAIRS proceedings by the Florida Online Journals


Call for Papers  

Today, people working in Natural Language Processing (NLP) domain, especially Semantic, Logics and Information Extraction (SLIE), are often members of interdisciplinary teams, including computer scientists, experts in artificial intelligence, mathematicians, statisticians, logicians, linguists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, cognitive psychologists, psycholinguists, anthropologists and neuroscientists, among others. NLP-SLIE is not just a subfield of computer science, information engineering, and artificial intelligence. It is, also, connected to cognitive sciences through the development of cognitive theories. We can see NLP-SLIE divided into two parts: (1) its theoretical descriptions; (2) its concrete implementations. The theoretical aspect includes philosophical hypothesis, psychological hypothesis, linguistics methods as semantics, syntax, morphology, etc., or numerical methods as classification, neural networks, Naive Bayes, deep learning, etc. At the present stage of research, there still a gap between theoretical approaches and computer implementations. There are many computer applications without any solid theoretical foundations, and there are many theoretical methods with no computer implementation. Theoretical Methods and computational implementations for the NLP-SLIE must take into account this epistemological chain for to lead to effective, robust and reliable systems.


Papers and contributions are encouraged for any work relating to Natural Language Processing. Topics of interest may include (but are in no way limited to): 

  • Philosophy of language – new developments,
  • Cognitive semantics,
  • Logics of language,
  • Language modeling,
  • Computational linguistics (lexicology; morphology; syntax; semantics),
  • Information extraction,
  • Domain ontologies, linguistic ontologies,
  • Knowledge processing,
  • Translation,
  • Text-mining.
  • Machine Learning and Deep-Learning.
  • Explainability
  • Ethics
  • etc.


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


Submission Guidelines

Interested authors should format their papers according to formatting guidelines. The papers should be original work (i.e., not submitted, in submission, or submitted to another conference while in review). Long papers should not exceed 6 pages (excluding references). Short papers should not exceed 4 pages (excluding references). All Papers are due by January, 29th, 2024 (an abstract must be submitted by january, 22th, 2024). For FLAIRS-37, the 2024 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 ( Note: do not use a fake name for your EasyChair login - your EasyChair account information is hidden from reviewers. Authors should indicate the [your track name] special track for submissions. The proceedings of FLAIRS will be published by the Florida Online Journals. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form transferring copyright of their contribution to Florida Online Journals. FLAIRS requires that there be at least one full author registration per paper.

 Please, check the website for further information.


Conference Proceedings

Papers will be refereed, and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, which will be published by Florida Online Journals (indexed in DBLP and Scopus).


Organizing Committee

Ismaïl Biskri, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada (

Anca Pascu, Université de Brest, France (

Adel Jebali, Concordia University, Canada (

Vladislav Kubon, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (

Amal Zouaq, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, (


Current Program Committee 

Iana Anatassova, Université de Franche-Comté, France,

Marc Bertin, Université de Lyon, France,

Ismail Biskri (co-chair), Universite de Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada,

Adel Jebali (Co-chair), University Concordia, Montreal, Canada,

Vladislav Kubon (Co-chair), Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Anca Pascu (co-chair), Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France,

Fatiha Sadat, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada,

Juan Manuel Torres Moreno, Université d’Avigon, France,

Luis Gil Moreno Jimenez, Université d’Avignon, France,

Khaled Shaalan, Brithish University at Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

Amel Zouaq (co-chair), École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada,

Nadia Ghazzali, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada,

Clayton Peterson, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada,

Eric Poirier, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada,


Further Information

Questions regarding the SLIE Special Track should be addressed to the track co-chairs:  

Ismaïl Biskri, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada (

Anca Pascu, Université de Brest, France (

Adel Jebali, Concordia University, Canada (

Vladislav Kubon, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (

Amal Zouaq, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, (


 Conference Chair:

          Michael Franklin, Kennesaw State University, USA (

Program Co-Chairs:

           Doug Talbert, Tennessee  Tech University, USA (

           Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA (

Special Track and Tutorial Coordinator: 

            Ismaïl Biskri, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (

Conference Organization: 

            Jade Sutcliffe ( : Registration Chair

            Geoff Sutcliffe ( : Zoom Service


Invited Speakers

To be announced


Conference Web Sites :

Paper submission site: follow the link for submissions at

FLAIRS-37 conference web page: 

Florida AI Research Society (FLAIRS):

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