European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics  

22 – 23rd October 2020, Portugal

Location of Conference

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal

Welcome to ECIAIR 2019

Welcome to ECIAIR 2020

The motivation to launch the European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR 2020) came 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. So 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 from the future of the professions; through 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.

We would like to see the ECIAIR develop into a key forum where natural scientists, social scientists and philosophers come together to envision the future of society in the context of advanced AI and Robotics, so as to keep progress in balance with the meaning of life and the destiny of humankind - the stakes are much to high to do otherwise. So we also welcome contributions from philosophers reflecting on the ethical dimension of AI and the balance between science and conscience.   

ECIAIR 2020 is being held at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal, on the 22 -23 October 2020.


 Conference Chair

Dr Florinda Matos

  Programme Chair

Prof Isabel Salavisa

Dr Ana Maria de Almeida

A personal message from the Conference Chair

On behalf of the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), a Portuguese Public University established in 1972, we welcome you to the 2nd European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR 2020)  We have been followers of the field and have been excited by the success of the first conference and we are looking forward to the opportunity to share ideas and network with a diverse group of ECIAIR participants. In 2020, in Lisbon, we are excited to showcase our diverse city and institution.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline01 April 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance10 April 2020
Full paper due for review21 May 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)30 July 2020
Earlybird registration closes13 August 2020
Final paper due (with any changes)27 August 2020
Final Author registration date17 September 2020

ECIAIR Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities

ECIAIR Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the ECIAIR after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings will have an ISSN and assigned an ISBN on publication.

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

Authors are welcome to submit a developed version of the ECIAIR conference paper to the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues. The journal guidelines for submission will need to be followed, but authors should mention that their work has been presented at ECIAIR 2019

ECIAIR Conference Accreditations


ECIAIR Accreditations

Proceedings of the European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will be submitted for accreditation on publication for:

  • indexing in the Thomson Reuters ISI (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • listing in EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings
  • listing in the ProQuest database
  • listing on Google Scholar and Google Books
  • listing on Curran Assoc Inc
  • listing on Publishers Licensing Services