About the workshop

The lack of diversity and scarcity of data regarding artificial intelligence and its impact in developing countries, especially in Africa, has been receiving attention in recent years. The International Workshop on the Social Impact of AI for Africa (SIAIA-23) is a full-day event at AAAI-23 to provide an avenue for participants to engage in discussions regarding the social impact of AI in Africa. The event will bring together researchers, students, educators, and individuals or organizations working to advance AI in Africa. The participants will discuss efforts that have been made in research and development, education, or activities in AI to empower communities and create awareness about the future of Africa in the AI revolution. The workshop will engage participants in groundbreaking conversation and create new insights and directions that will provide guidance for future AI events in Africa.  



Call for Papers/Presentations

 Researchers, investigators, students, educators, and individuals or organizations working to advance AI in Africa are invited to submit their abstracts, white or full papers to SIAIA-23 in any of the following topics or related activities: 

Original contributions for this workshop will be included in CEUR (http://ceur-ws.org/),  an open-access workshop proceedings volume that is indexed by Scopus and DBLP.

Submission Guidelines

There are two submission options:

All paper submissions must use the AAAI author kit: https://www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/AuthorKit23.zip

Papers can be submitted here: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/SIAIA2023

Key Dates

Papers submission deadline (extended): January 21, 2023 

Notification of selected papers: January 28, 2023

Final paper (camera-ready) deadline: February 7, 2023

Workshop date: February 10, 2023

All deadlines are midnight anywhere on earth

Registration and Participation

SIAIA-23 will be a hybrid workshop. We welcome anyone who is interested in attending this workshop to register for the AAAI-23 conference. For more information about virtual or in-person registration, see aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI-23/registration

Contact us

For any questions or inquiries: 

folajimiy@wit.edu, ergezerm@wit.edu, othmans1@wit.edu