New Speakers: Uyi (O.T) Stewart
Workshop date: February 10, 2023, starting at 10:00 am
New speakers: Ima Okonny and Peter Brusilovsky
SIAIA-23 call for papers is open!
See https://aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI-23/ for registration details
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:
AI, machine learning and data science and other related activities for Africa
Applications of AI, in healthcare, education, finance, transportation, agriculture, governance, and other sectors in Africa
NLP for understanding & analyzing languages of Africa
AI for empowering kids, teenagers, minorities and other vulnerable groups in Africa
AI for understanding algorithmic bias in African communities
Closing the digital gap in African communities Bridging the gender divide in AI practitioners
AI curriculum in African institutions Organizing African-centric AI workshops and conferences (i.e. technical, educational)
Strategies for AI training events for African communities
AI jobs for Africans, including managing startups and recruitment
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.
There are two submission options:
Abstract and poster paper: 1 page
Regular paper: 6 - 8 pages
Short paper: 2 - 5 pages
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
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
For any questions or inquiries: