European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics  

31 October–1 November 2019, EM-Normandie Business School, Oxford, UK

Location of Conference

EM-Normandie Business School

Welcome to ECIAIR 2019

Welcome to ECIAIR 2019

The motivation to launch 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. 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.

ECIAIR 2019 is being held at EM-Normandie Business School, Oxford, UK on 31 October – 1 November and the Conference Chair is Dr Paul Griffiths


 Conference Chair

Paul Griffiths

  Programme Chair

Mitt Nowshade Kabir

A personal message from the Conference Chair

On behalf of the ECIAIR 2019 organising committee, we are delighted to welcome you to the inaugural European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR 2019) at the UK campus of the EM-Normandie Business School in Oxford, UK.  Jean-Guy Bernard, Director General, and Hendrik Lohse, Oxford Campus Director are delighted that ECIAIR has selected the EM-Normandie Business School Oxford Campus as the host institution for its 2019 edition.
While it is clear that we cannot delay the progress of technology and its applications, we need to understand in advance of events what will be their impact. Too little has been done on this front on other technological developments with sometimes highly negative impacts for which society was not prepared. We cannot allow this to happen in areas such as cognitive computing due to the serious impact this could have on knowledge work and social interactions between humans and ever more autonomous machines. By the caliber of participants from different disciplines that ECIAIR is attracting, we are anticipating a highly thought-provoking conference and we thus look forward to sharing ideas and networking with a diverse group of ECIAIR participants.
This year in Oxford we are excited to showcase our diverse city and institution.Oxford offers the advantages of a university city combined with the vibrant economy of a significant entrepreneurial hub. All sorts of cultural options from the Ashmolean, Pitt-Rivers, History of Science, Natural History and many other museums, through the Oxford Playhouse and a multitude of other theatres, to concerts in the college chapels and auditoriums. For those of you who might already know Oxford and would like to venture further afield, autumn is a great time to visit Woodstock, Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds. But possibly one of the most attractive aspects of Oxford is its young, friendly and highly educated population.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
Notification of abstract acceptance24 April 2019
Full paper due for review30 May 2019
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)08 August 2019
Earlybird registration closes22 August 2019
Final paper due (with any changes)05 September 2019
Final Author registration date26 September 2019

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
  • indexing by Elsevier SCOPUS
  • listing on Curran Assoc Inc
  • listing on Publishers Licensing Services