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AIES 2022 : 5th AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society


When Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 3, 2022
Where Oxford, UK
Submission Deadline Feb 22, 2022
Notification Due Apr 18, 2022
Final Version Due May 30, 2022
Categories    AI   ethics

Call For Papers

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5th AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society
A single-track hybrid conference

Submission deadline: Feburary 22, 2022 (updated to March 1, 2022)
Submission website:
Notification: April 18, 2022
Final version: May 30, 2022
Conference: August 1-3, 2022

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an ever prominent research area with heavy investments from industry and governments around the world, far outperforming what started as a mere academic effort decades ago. While AI systems promise new ways to empower individuals and change human societies for the better, the ethical ramifications of AI technogies and their impact on human societies requires deep and urgent reflection. International organisations, governments, universities, corporations, and philanthropists have recognised this urgent 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.

One area of particular interest that has not received enough attention yet is the interaction of humans and AI: How should AI systems talk to humans? What effects do gendered persona have on human perceptions of AI? Should AI be allowed to use methods of nudging and persuasion to influence people? What is the human perception of AI agency and what does that imply for moral agency/patiency? How can AI support human autonomy? To what extent does AI need to be able to explain its decisions in a way humans understand? How do we know that an AI system is trustworthy? How should AI systems interact with groups of humans (e.g., in the context of teams such as the police force, the military, the work place, etc.)? What are the ethical concerns related to AI as bosses in a work context? What are the cultural differences related to human-AI interactions and how to address these in design and/or governance?

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, psychology, 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 data and AI.

While the main conference theme is “Human-AI Interaction”, we are interested in any paper that touches on ethical or societal issues of AI technology and crosscuts any of the above fields, e.g.,

– the social, ethical and societal implications of AI designed to influence people and their decision-making,

– the overlay of societal constructs such as race and gender onto machines and related effects on human-AI relations, or

– the dehumanization of warfare, policing, and social services through the introduction of telepresence and automation.

Submitted papers should address these or related topics in ways that make a substantive contribution to knowledge in one or more fields. A paper should clearly establish its research contribution, its relevance, and its relation to prior research.

Submitted papers must be 6-10 pages (including all figures and tables) in AAAI two-column format, plus unlimited pages for (non-discursive) references. This typically corresponds to no more than 8,000 words for the main content. For the AAAI format, see the templates provided at

[The AAAI formatting templates are intended for final camera-ready copy of accepted papers. The AAAI copyright block is hard-coded into the AAAI paper templates to retain proper spacing, and cannot be removed. It is not considered binding until a paper is accepted and a signed copyright form is submitted by the author. At the initial submission for review stage, it is not necessary to submit source files as supplementary material.]

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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.

Papers submitted to AIES-2022 may not be published or accepted for publication at an archival conference or journal prior to submission to AIES.

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

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.


Submission Deadline: February 22, 2022
Notification: April 18, 2022
Final version: May 30, 2022
Conference: August 1-3, 2022

Conference program co-chairs:

Matthias Scheutz (Tufts University)
Ryan Calo (University of Washington)
Martina Mara (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
Aimee van Wynsberghe (University of Bonn)

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