Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers society and the business-world novel and radically different approaches to knowledge discovery, learning, problem-solving, and decision making. Based on intelligent computing technologies that empower machines to observe, listen, and learn beyond the typical capabilities of humans, AI facilitates business decision making by offering real-time models with enhanced accuracy and efficiencies. Applications are not limited to business and include smart cities and their governance, so that socio-economic benefits are shared by the many and not just a few. 

The IEEE / ITU International Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Good (AI4G 2020) brings together international researchers, academics and practitioners to exchange views, share ideas and explore future research themes in order to meet current challenges and promote positive social change in relation to the use of AI for Good. The conference provides attendees with the opportunity to present and discuss the findings of current research relating to intelligent computing technologies – and how they can be employed to deliver positive, ethical and scalable outcomes for society at large.

The AI4G 2020 conference will be held virtually in partnership with the ITU AI for Good Summit

We welcome papers covering all aspects of artificial intelligence, with major topics including but not limited to:

Digital Cooperation
Technology Advancements in AI
Managing and Implementing AI Projects
AI for sustainable development such as in e.g. Smart Cities
Women and AI
Responsible and Ethical Approaches to AI
Business models for AI
Social Inclusion and AI, including Inclusive Intelligence and Intelligence Amplification
Safety in AI
Ethically-driven robotics and automation
AI for Good Policies and Standards
AI in Practice for e.g. smart mobility, precision agriculture, smart grids, Industry 4.0, sharing economy, humanitarian demining, personalized healthcare, learning, and environment monitoring.

Paper submissions should clearly explain and highlight how the research topic affects the management and operation of businesses, either in the public or private sector. We are interested in illustrative case studies of AI in practice, empirical papers, and literature reviews that help set the research agenda for AI for social Good.

Papers should explain how they help accelerate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, identifying the practicality and scalability of any proposed solution, particularly up to 2030. 

There are two possible paper submissions at AI4G conference:

  • (1) full paper (up to 6 pages) and
  • (2) extended abstract (up to 3 pages). Both types of submissions are subject to conference peer review for quality and alignment to the conference theme, however, only full papers (if accepted) will be published in IEEE Xplore. Authors of accepted extended abstracts will deliver a presentation of their research with their abstract being included in the conference program.

All accepted full papers presented at the AI4G conference will be published in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and indexed by multiple abstract indexing companies, including Scopus. There will be an opportunity for selected best papers to publish an extended version of the conference paper in Special Issues of the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Selected best papers will have the opportunity to be published in an issue of one of our flagship journals. This would include research articles suitable for our journal, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE TEM), and practical and case study articles suitable for our journal of practice, the IEEE Engineering Management Review (IEEE EMR).  All papers would have to be suitably expanded beyond the conference paper for IEEE TEM. IEEE EMR submissions would need to be edited, targeted, and formatted for one of three types of papers published by IEEE EMR.  Each paper will be subject to the corresponding journal’s rigorous peer-review process.

Currently, the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management is running a Special Issue entitled “Technology for Social Good,” with as guest editors Prof. Chunguang Bai and Prof. Joseph Sarkis; selected best papers will be invited for further development and submission to this issue. Further details can be found soon Here.
The IEEE TEMS has also launched a new Special Interest Group (SIG) on “Technology for Good” and this event is included in the calendar of activities for this new SIG (TEMS Technical Activity Committees), for which all those interested are invited to join.

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Due: 29 June 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 21 August 2020
Final Manuscript Submission: 4 September 2020
Early Author Registration Due: 7 September 2020
Late Author Registration Due: 17 September 2020

Paper Submission: Click Here

Since the conference is now virtual, please review link below for Webex setup and FAQ

Organizing Committee: 
General Co-chairs
: Andy Chen, Neil Sahota, Reinhard Scholl (ITU), Fred Warner (ITU)
Program Co-chairs: Richard Evans, Tugrul Daim, Brendan Galbraith, Alaa Khamis, Robert Bierwolf Treasurer: Bill Marshall
Publicity Co-chairs: Ravikiran Annaswamy, Vishwas Jois, Mohamed Aboud Publication Co-chairs: Geoff Simmons, Esraa Ghourab
Technical Program Cie: Geoff Simmons, Toshie Takahashi, Alaa Khamis, Richard Evans, Munkhjargal Gochoo, Brendan Galbraith, Marina Dabic, Alessia Magliarditi (ITU)