Call: European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR 2019)

Call for Papers

European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR 2019)
31 October – 1 November
Oxford, UK

Abstract submission deadline: 11 April 2019

This is a first call for papers for the European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR 2019) being hosted by EM-Normandie Business School, Oxford, UK 31 October – 1 November.

The European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR 2019) has come about as a result of the maturing of artificial intelligence and robotics, particularly of the cognitive computing kind, which is producing an unprecedented revolution in the role of work and professionals in society. This Conference aims to focus not so much on the technology itself, but rather its consequence on knowledge work and society. We are looking for research with a broad set of approaches including the future of the professions; knowledge networks enabled by cognitive computing and other technologies; education issues; collaborative robots; ever-more autonomous machines and their relationship with humans; whether we will need to demand ethical or at least acceptable social behaviours on the part of machines; considerations on assigning personhood to machines; to name a few topics.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • The consequences of AI and robotics on knowledge work and society
  • The future of the professions
  • Enabling knowledge networks with cognitive computing and other technologies
  • Collaborative robots
  • The impact of ever more autonomous machines and their relationship with humans
  • Ethical and acceptable social behaviours
  • Sectorial applications of AI including:
    • Fintech and the financial services industry
    • Life sciences and healthcare
    • Utilities and transport management services
    • In the development of Smart-cities
    • In government
    • In education

We would also welcome applications of AI to solving some of the World’s global challenges such as to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in growing urban environments around the world; to help civilisation migrate from hydrocarbons to non-fossil sources of energy and other activities to mitigate the climate crisis; to contribute to the continued eradication of extreme poverty in the World.

For a full list of topics and further information please see:

This conference will create an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants researching the Impact of AI and Robotics in various social science domains to share their work. Academic research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The Proceedings have an ISSN, ISBN and will be submitted for indexing in the Thompson Web of Science and Scopus and they will be listed in the EBSCO database.

Mini Tracks:

  • Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

For more information on, or to submit to, a Mini Track, please click here


Abstract submission deadline:  11 April 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance:  24 April 2019
Full paper due for review:   30 May 2019
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes):  08 August 2019
Earlybird registration closes:  22 August 2019
Final paper due (with any changes):  05 September 2019
Final Author registration date:  26 September 2019

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