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Call for Papers

6th AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society

Submission deadline: March 15, 2023 – 11:59pm AoE
Submission website:
Notification: May 5, 2023
Conference: August 8-10th 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly pervasive, powerful, and contested. While AI has the potential to empower individuals and improve society, the ethical ramifications of AI systems and their impact on human societies requires deep and urgent reflection. International organizations, governments, universities, corporations, and philanthropists have recognized this need to embark on an interdisciplinary investigation to help chart a course through the new territory enabled by AI. Earlier iterations of this conference and others have seen the first fruits of these calls to action, as programs for research have been set out in many fields relevant to AI, Ethics, and Society.

AIES is convened each year by program co-chairs from Computer Science, Law and Policy, the Social Sciences, Ethics and Philosophy. Our goal is to encourage talented scholars in these and related fields to submit their best work related to morality, law, policy, psychology, the other social sciences, and AI. Papers should be tailored for a multi-disciplinary audience without sacrificing excellence. In addition to
the community of scholars who have participated in these discussions from the outset, we want to explicitly welcome disciplinary experts who are newer to this topic, and see ways to break new ground in their own fields by thinking about AI.

We are interested in any paper that touches on ethical or societal issues of AI technology and crosscuts any of the above fields. The following topics would be of interest, but the list is intended to be illustrative, not exhaustive:

● Cultural, political, economic, and other societal impacts of AI
● AI and law
● Regulation and governance of AI
● AI in public administration and social service provision
● AI and the public interest, AI for social good
● AI and surveillance
● Impact of AI on jobs and work
● AI and geopolitics
● AI and vulnerable groups
● Ethical models/frameworks around AI and data
● The environmental costs and impacts of AI
● AI, health, and well-being
● AI and markets
● AI and the climate
● Value alignment and moral decision making
● Meaningful control, safety, and security of AI
● Trustworthy AI systems
● Human-AI interaction / teaming
● AI and content moderation
● Interpretability and explainability of AI
● Infrastructures of AI
● AI, race, and gender
● AI and literature
● AI and the arts
● AI and social movements

Submitted papers must be 6-10 pages (including all figures and tables) in the “sigconf” 2-column style of the ACM templates, see, plus unlimited pages for (non-discursive) references. This typically corresponds to no more than 8,000 words for the main content.

Optionally, authors can upload supplementary materials (e.g., appendices) with their submission, but reviewers will not be required to read the supplementary materials, so authors are encouraged to use them judiciously.

Authors should note that changes to the author list after the submission deadline are not allowed. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for, attend, and present the work at the conference.

All submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair link on the conference website.Review will be double-blind, so authors should remove identifying information from their papers. However, to assist selecting reviewers, authors should report the paper’s primary disciplines on the first page.

Recognizing that a multiplicity of perspectives leads to stronger science, the conference organizers actively welcome and encourage people with differing identities, expertise, backgrounds, beliefs, or experiences to participate.

NOTICE REGARDING NON-ARCHIVAL, PRIOR AND CONCURRENT SUBMISSIONS: All submitted papers must meet the above criteria. However, to accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors of accepted papers can provide a one-page abstract of the paper for the conference 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 in order to ensure fairness in reviewing. Regardless of the choice to submit as a non-archival or archival version, papers submitted to AIES are expected to be of publication-ready quality.

Papers submitted to AIES-2023 may not be published in, or accepted for publication at, an archival conference or journal prior to submission to AIES; papers that are version of journal submissions currently under review are welcome as long as authors select the non-archival option. We welcome work that is already available without peer reviewing as a preprint (e.g. on ArXiv or SSRN), as well as extensions of previously accepted workshop papers or abstracts (if formally published in a Proceedings volume, the prior version must not exceed 4 pages in length). To maintain anonymity, please do not cite the preprint or prior version.

The proceedings of the conference will be published in the AAAI and ACM Digital Libraries.

Conference program co-chairs:
Sanmay Das (George Mason University)
Kay Firth-Butterfield (World Economic Forum)
Alex John London (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jenny Davis (Australian National University)

Please contact with any questions.