AI for People:

Democratizing AI

24-26 November 2023, Bologna, Italy
Venue: Palazzo Dal Monte

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Call for Papers

The International Conference “AI for People” was born out of the idea of shaping Artificial Intelligence technology around human and societal needs. While Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be a beneficial tool, its development and its deployment impact society and the environment in ways that need to be thoroughly addressed and confronted.

This year’s edition will focus on Democratizing AI. Democratizing AI refers to the democratization of its stages of design, development, deployment and use. Still, the term ‘democratization’ and whether it is desirable remains vague. Its meaning varies from ‘increased access’ to ‘increased agency’ over these stages for a larger, though undefined, number of people. It might refer to calls for open-source initiatives, to wider access to AI applications for people, to the unrecognized labor and rights of the humans working behind it. The conference will be an occasion to unpack what ‘Democratizing AI’ really means in different contexts. The conference will provide its participants with opportunities to gain a better understanding of and critically examine what ‘democratizing AI’ entails. Additionally, it should serve as an incubator for interdisciplinary communities, in and out of academia (e.g. from researchers to artists to activists), to propose and share ideas about whether and if so, how to effectively ‘democratize’ AI, together with its risks and opportunities.

The conference will be interdisciplinary and it welcomes contributions from different disciplines, spanning from computer science, the social sciences, and the humanities. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • AI and human and civic rights
  • AI and Work
  • Open-source software and initiatives
  • AI policy
  • AI for Good
  • AI initiatives around democracy (e.g. e-voting, e-citizenship, smart city initiatives, etc.)
  • AI and Political Philosophy

CAIP'23 is an EAI Conference.

Important dates
  • Submission deadline: July 14th, 2023 August 22nd, 2023
  • Notification: October 4th, 2023
  • Camera-ready: October 20th, 2023
  • Conference Days: November 24-26, 2023
Submission Guidelines
  • Papers should be in English.
  • Regular papers should be 8-16 pages in length.
  • Short papers should be 6-7 pages in length.

Papers have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

How to submit
  1. Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system
  2. Login or sign up as new user
  3. Select your desired Track
  4. Click the ‘Submit Paper’ link within the track and follow the instructions

In order to ensure the highest level of quality, all submissions will be evaluated in terms of their scientific and technical contribution. All accepted papers (short and long) will be published in the conference proceedings. However, the program committee will decide, for each submission, the most appropriate format for presentation: talk or poster.


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, IO-Port, MatchSciNet, Inspec and Zentralblatt MATH.

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