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Call for Workshops

The deadline for the proposal is April 1

For the WASP-HS annual conference on AI for Humanity and Society 2023, set to be held 14-15 November in Malmö, we seek to ensure conversations and interaction among the diverse and vibrant WASP-HS community. Therefore, we invite you to submit workshop proposals to be held in conjunction with the conference.

The conference’s theme is “Living with AI – Critical Questions for the Social Sciences and the Humanities”, indicating the need for critical scrutiny of the everyday and mundane application of AI. The conference chairs for the AI for Humanity and Society conference 2023 are Associate Professor Stefan Larsson (Lund University) and Professor Teresa Cerratto Pargman (Stockholm University).

WASP-HS Workshops are intended to foster discussion and exchange of ideas. They are a gathering place for attendees with shared interests to meet to develop focused discussions; they also are an opportunity to find people who care about the same issues, questions, and research agendas as you and your research group.

WASP-HS workshops may address any topic relevant to the WASP-HS community, such as issues about interdisciplinary methods and methodologies, as well as topics like norms, ethics, fairness, policy, art, social media, innovation, democracy, finance, public sector, emerging AI applications, law, politics, gambling, geography, history, economics, etc.

Please submit a proposal for a workshop to be held in conjunction with the Annual WASP-HS conference, and include the following:

  • A tentative title of the workshop,
  • The name and one-page CV of the primary host (can be anyone from PIs to postdocs or Ph.D. students),
  • A brief description of how the proposed workshop (i.e., the questions and topic) relates to the central conference theme,
  • A short description of how the workshop will be organized (e.g., require papers submitted beforehand; design-oriented; other),
  • The intended audience for the workshop (i.e., researchers, practitioners, developers, lawyers, policymakers, etc.),
  • A suggested room size (even if it may be hard to anticipate how many people may join the workshop),

The length of the workshop proposal is maximum of two A4 pages.

Workshop participants beyond the WASP-HS community are welcome to be part of the workshop and attend the conference. External participants must, however, be financially responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

As a goal, 4-6 workshops will be selected.

Submission of workshop proposals: April 1

Notification for acceptance: April 17

Open call for participation released by workshop organizers: April 30

Participant submissions are due: approximately September 30, 2023. Workshops can define a specific date to fulfill whatever selection process they have.

Criteria for Acceptance

Workshops proposals will be accepted based on an assessment of how compelling the workshop will likely be for WASP-HS attendees and the overall portfolio of proposed workshops. For this reason, no reviews for the workshops are sent to the authors.

In particular, the jury for the selection will consider the following aspects of the proposal:

  • The potential for the topic of the proposal to stimulate discussions at the WASP-HS conference: Living with AI – critical questions for the social sciences and the humanities.
  • The multidisciplinary value of the workshop.

Note: If multiple submissions are received on the same or similar topics, we will encourage merging proposals.

The workshop chairs and jury are Associate Professor Liane Colonna (Stockholm University) and Assistant Professor Donal Casey (Uppsala University).

Proposals should be sent to