EAI 2nd International Conference on AI for People: Democratizing AI

CAIP 2023

Artificial Intelligence Engineering & Computer Science (General) Technology Law Ethics Social Sciences (General)

EAI 2nd International Conference on AI for People: Democratizing AI (CAIP'23)

Bologna, Italy

November 24-26, 2023

Useful links:

- https://aiforpeople.org/conference/

- https://caip.eai-conferences.org/2023/


Call for Papers ******


The International Conference “AI for People” was born out of the idea of shaping Artificial Intelligence technology around human and societal needs. While Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be a beneficial tool, its development and its deployment impact society and the environment in ways that need to be thoroughly addressed and confronted.

This year's edition will focus on Democratizing AI. Democratizing AI refers to the democratization of its stages of design, development, deployment and use. Still, the term ‘democratization’ and whether it is desirable remains vague. Its meaning varies from ‘increased access’ to ‘increased agency’ over these stages for a larger, though undefined, number of people. It might refer to calls for open-source initiatives, to wider access to AI applications for people, to the unrecognized labor and rights of the humans working behind it. The conference will be an occasion to unpack what ‘Democratizing AI’ really means in different contexts. The conference will provide its participants with opportunities to gain a better understanding of and critically examine what ‘democratizing AI’ entails. Additionally, it should serve as an incubator for interdisciplinary communities, in and out of academia (e.g. from researchers to artists to activists), to propose and share ideas about whether and if so, how to effectively ‘democratize’ AI, together with its risks and opportunities.

The conference will be interdisciplinary and it welcomes contributions from different disciplines, spanning from computer science, the social sciences, and the humanities. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

- AI and human and civic rights

- AI and Work

- Open-source software and initiatives

- AI policy

- AI for Good

- AI initiatives around democracy (e.g. e-voting, e-citizenship, smart city initiatives, etc.)

- AI and Political Philosophy


Publication **********


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, IO-Port, MatchSciNet, Inspec and Zentralblatt MATH.

Additional publication opportunities:

- EAI Transactions series (Open Access) (https://publications.eai.eu/)

- EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing Book Series (https://eai.eu/books/) (titles in this series are indexed in Ei Compendex, Web of Science & Scopus)


Important dates ******


- Submission deadline: 14 July 2023

- Notification: 20 September 2023

- Camera-ready: 6 October 2023

- Conference Days: November 24-26, 2023


Submission Guidelines*


- Papers should be in English.

- Regular papers should be 8-16 pages in length.

- Short papers should be 6-7 pages in length.

- Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.

- Read the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.


Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section - https://caip.eai-conferences.org/2023/submission/#authorskit).

How to submit:

1. Go to Confy+ (https://confyplus.eai.eu/app#conftrack-overview/cid/53283) website

2. Login or sign up as a new user

3. Select your desired Track

4. Click the ‘Submit Paper’ link within the track and follow the instructions


Committee ************


Steering Committee:

- Marta Ziosi (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK)

- João Miguel Cunha (University of Coimbra, CISUC, DEI, Portugal)

General Chairs:

- Marta Ziosi (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK)

- Giovanni Sartor (University of Bologna, Italy)

Technical Program Committee Chairs

- Angelo Trotta (University of Bologna, Italy)

- João Miguel Cunha (University of Coimbra, CISUC, DEI, Portugal)

- Philipp Wicke (The Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS), Munich, Germany)