[DL] 2nd CFP: SACAIR 2020

Tommie Meyer tmeyer at cair.org.za
Thu Jun 11 17:30:59 CEST 2020

Second Call for Papers: SACAIR2020
AI Transforming Humanity
Southern African Conference for Artificial Intelligence Research
Conference Website: www.SACAIR.org.za

NOTE related to the COVID-19 pandemic: The format of the conference (virtual or physical onsite on original date or a possible postponement to February 2021), will be confirmed closer to the date, as will the registration fee.

We confirm that regardless of the mode or format of the conference, the proceedings will be published as per the information below.

The Organising Committee of the Southern African Conference for Artificial Intelligence Research (SACAIR 2020) invites the submission of full papers for presentation at the conference, to be held at 26 Degrees South Hotel and Conference Centre in Muldersdrift in Gauteng Province, South Africa, from 2-4 December 2020.

SACAIR2020 is the sequel to the inaugural Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR2019) which took place in December 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference theme is ‘AI transforming Humanity’.

Conference Scope
We solicit submissions on, but not limited to, the following broad areas of Artificial Intelligence:
- Machine Learning Theory
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Applications of AI
- AI for Ethics and Society (including data ethics, machine ethics, ethics of socio-robotics, neuro ethics, trustworthy and sustainable AI, aesthetics of AI, and AI and the performing and visual arts)
- AI for Development and Social Good (including any aspect of AI within Information Systems and AI-driven business)

Structure of the Conference
30 November 2020: Student unconference*
1 December 2020: Tutorials and Opening Ceremony
2-4 December 2020: Conference
*(a student driven event for students to interact with each other as well as with sponsors and other possible employers)

Paper Submission
Full papers will undergo a double blind peer-reviewing process.

Submissions will be double blind peer-reviewed by at least three different reviewers.
Submissions should report original research that has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere and should be between 12 and 14 pages long using the relevant Springer templates.
Submissions may be submitted to a plagiarism-checking tool.
Proceedings with all accepted papers for SACAIR will be available online on the SACAIR website, and a selection of the best accepted papers will appear in a volume of Springer CCIS, which is accredited by the South African DHET.
For more information on CCIS as well as required author information and templates, please see http://www.springer.com/series/7899.
Author guidelines are available at http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines. Papers that do not adhere to the format specifications will not be considered for review.
Please see the submissions page (http://sacair.org.za/submissions) for additional information.

Important Dates
Submission of 150-400 word abstract: 31 July 2020
Submission of full papers: 10 August 2020
Outcome of reviews to authors: 30 September 2020
Final submission of camera-ready, revised full papers: 30 October 2020

Any enquiries can be made to sacair2020 at gmail.com

Organising Committee

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (general organising chair)
Aurona Gerber (technical programme chair)
Anban Pillay (organising committee member)
Alta de Waal (organising committee member)
Karabo Maiyane (student)
Emile Engelbrecht (student)
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