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IAIL 2022 : Imaging the AI Landscape after the AI Act


When Jun 13, 2022 - Jun 13, 2022
Where Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.Amsterdam
Submission Deadline Apr 14, 2022
Notification Due May 1, 2022
Final Version Due May 30, 2022
Categories    technology   law   social science   ethics

Call For Papers



In April 2021, the EU Parliament published a proposal, the AI Act (AIA), for regulating the use of AI systems and services in the Union market. However, the effects of EU digital regulations usually transcend its confines. An example of what has been named the "Brussel effect" - the high impact of EU digital regulations around the world - is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in May 2018 and rapidly became a world standard. The AIA seems to go in the same direction, having a clear extraterritorial scope, in that it applies to any AI system or service that has an impact on European Citizens, regardless of where its provider or user is located. The AIA adopts a risk-based approach that bans certain technologies, proposes strict regulations for "high risk" ones, and imposes stringent transparency criteria for others. If adopted, the AIA will undoubtedly have a significant impact in the EU and beyond. A crucial question is whether we already have the technology to comply with the proposed regulation and to what extent can the requirements of this regulation be enforceable.

This workshop aims at analyzing how this new regulation will shape the AI technologies of the future. Do we already have the technology to comply with the proposed regulation? How to operationalize the privacy, fairness, and explainability requirements of the AI Act? To what extent does the AI act protect individual rights? How can redress be accomplished? What are the best methods to perform a risk assessment of AI applications? Do we need to define new metrics for validating the goodness of an AI system in terms of privacy, fairness, and explainability? What methods to assess the quality of the datasets need to be created to be compliant with the current proposal for the AI regulation? How is it possible to deliver a process that effectively certificates AI? How will the proposed AI Act impact non-EU tech companies operating in the EU? Will this make the EU the leader of AI market regulation?

Papers are welcome from academics, researchers, practitioners, postgraduate students, private sector, and anyone else with an interest in law and technology. Submissions with an interdisciplinary orientation are particularly welcome, e.g. works at the boundary between ML, AI, human-computer interaction, law, and ethics.

Submitted applications can include regular papers, short papers, working papers and/or extended abstracts.


This will be an in-person, single-track workshop, as part of the HHAI 2022 conference ( held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 13 June, at the premises of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Pending local and global Covid measures at the time of the conference, we will provide options to attend virtually.


Accepted regular papers will be published; the venue will be announced shortly in the workshop website:


Type of contributions of interest: we encourage authors to submit both research papers and position papers. Research papers present completed and validated research, whereas position papers present an arguable opinion about one of the workshop topics of interest. Both types of contribution can be of regular (12–15+ pages) or short length (6-8+ pages) and should be original, previously unpublished work. We also encourage authors to submit extended abstracts that present a very early stage of research or previously published work. This latter type of contributions will not be published in the proceedings.

Page limits: The typical paper length for each type of contribution is described in the previous paragraph. However, there is no strict rule regarding a maximum page limit, authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution.

Online submission: Electronic submissions will be handled via Easychair:

Review format: All submitted papers will be peer reviewed using double-blind peer review. We accept both LaTeX and Word files formatted according to these guidelines. You can find the latex template at the page:

Anonymization: Please ensure that your submission is anonymous. Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper. Authors should also remove any information in the acknowledgements section that reveals authors or the institution. Finally, authors are required to cite their own work in the third person. Note: Papers that violate the anonymization policy will be desk rejected.

Archives: Papers will be published as workshop proceedings, several venues are being considered, further details will be soon published.

The papers should be written in English.

On acceptance, at least 1 author should attend the conference.
There will be two panel sessions where authors will be able to present their work.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
The AI Act and future technologies
Applications of AI in the legal domain
Ethical and legal issues of AI technology and its application
Dataset quality evaluation
AI and human oversight
AI and human autonomy
Accountability and Liability of AI
Algorithmic bias, discrimination, and inequality
Trust in practical applications of and data-driven decision-making in AI systems
Transparent AI
AI and human rights
The impact of AI and automatic decision-making on rule of law
Explainable by design
Privacy by design
Fairness by design
AI risk assessment
Explainability metrics and evaluation
AI certification
Safety, reliance and trust in human-AI interactions
Human-in-the-loop paradigm
Federated learning

We are open to diverse methodological approaches such as quantitative, qualitative, and computational methods. Interested authors should submit their papers/extended abstracts alongside a title page containing a brief author bio and contact information.

Manuscripts must be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair:


Paper Submission: April 1, 2022
Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2022
Camera-ready submission: May 30, 2022
Main workshop: 13 June 2022

All deadlines are at the end of the day specified, anywhere on Earth (UTC-12).

Special inquiries can be directed to: Desara Dushi at and Francesca Pratesi at


This workshop is organized by Francesca Pratesi (ISTI - CNR), Desara Dushi (VUB), Cecilia Panigutti (SNS) and Francesca Naretto (SNS).

We look forward to seeing you in-person or online on 13 June 2022.

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