"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
The 26th International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-26) will be held May 22-24, 2013 at the TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA. FLAIRS-26 continues a tradition of presenting and discussing artificial intelligence research in a convivial atmosphere within a beautiful setting. Events will include invited speakers, special tracks, discussion panels, presentations of papers and posters, and impromptu presentations. As always, there will be a Best Paper award and a Best Poster award. In addition, because FLAIRS has a rich tradition of encouraging student authors, there will be a Best Student Paper award for the best paper written primarily by a student. The proceedings will be published by the AAAI. The conference is hosted by the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society in cooperation with AAAI.