AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society
February 2-3, 2018
New Orleans, USA
As AI is becoming more pervasive in our life, its impact on society is more significant and concerns and issues are raised regarding aspects such as value alignment, data handling and bias, regulations, and workforce displacement. Only a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder effort can find the best ways to address these concerns, including experts of various disciplines, such as ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and politics. In order to address these issues in a scientific context, AAAI and ACM have joined forces to start a new conference, the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society.
The first edition of this conference will be co-located with AAAI-18 on February 2-3, 2018 in New Orleans, USA. The program of the conference will include peer-reviewed paper presentations, invited talks, panels, and working sessions.
The conference welcomes contributions on a broad set of topics, included the following ones:
- Building ethical AI systems
- Value alignment
- Moral machine decision making
- Trust and explanations in AI systems
- Fairness and Transparency in AI systems
- Ethical design and development of AI systems
- AI for social good
- Human-level AI
- Controlling AI
- Impact of AI on workforce
- Societal impact of AI
- AI and law
Submitted papers should adopt a scientific approach to address any questions related to the above topics. Moreover, they should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance, and its relation to prior research.
All submissions must be made in the appropriate format, and within the specified length limit; details and formatting templates can be found here.
We solicit papers (pdf file) of up to 6 pages + 1 page for references, submitted through the Easychair system (information available soon here).
We expect papers submitted by researchers of several disciplines (AI, computer science, philosophy, economics, law, and others). The program committee includes members that are experts in all the relevant areas, to ensure appropriate review of papers.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors of accepted papers can ask that only a one-page abstract of the paper appear in the proceedings, along with a URL pointing to the full paper. Authors should guarantee the link to be reliable for at least two years. This option is available to accommodate subsequent publication in journals that would not consider results that have been published in preliminary form in a conference proceedings. Such papers must be submitted electronically and formatted just like papers submitted for full-text publication.
Results previously published or presented at another archival conference prior to this one, or published (or accepted for publication) at a journal prior to the submission deadline, can be submitted only if the author intends to publish the paper as a one-page abstract.
The proceedings of the conference will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Among all papers, a best paper will be selected by the program committee and will be awarded the AI, People, and Society best paper award, sponsored by the Partnership on AI. The award is $1,000. Also, the winner will be able to participate in a global competition among several conferences, for a grand prize of $7,500.
A selected subset of the accepted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for journal publication in the JAIR special track on AI and Society (http://www.jair.org/specialtrack-aisoc-call.html).
Submission: October 31st, 2017
Notification: December 15th, 2017
Final version: March 1st, 2018
(Note: the final version due date is after the conference dates, to include feedback from the conference discussions).
Conference program co-chairs:
AI: Francesca Rossi, IBM Research and University of Padova
AI and workforce: Jason Furman, Harvard University
AI and philosophy: Huw Price, Cambridge University
AI and law: Gary Marchant, Arizona State University
More information will be available soon on the conference web site.