EPAI 2013

1st International Workshop on Ethics and Philosophy in Artificial Intelligence

Summary

The ethics of Artificial Intelligence is the part of the ethics of technology specific to robots and other artificially intelligent products like computer software or cultural creations. According to scientists, Artificial Intelligence applications can use and manipulate the scientific knowledge in a more efficient way but without philanthropic values and friendliness their impact is not efficient enough. Additionally, any ethical considerations of innovating technologies have to be philosophical discussed and explained to the social target groups.
While Super Intelligence should be comprehensible to the public, including activities that benefit society and environment, Artificial Intelligence applications should respect the right for access to information, having the best scientific standards and encouraging creativity, flexibility and innovation.
Obviously the upcoming digital era is mainly characterized from the potential possibility of machines and computers to become self-sufficient and able to make their own decisions. Therefore, even though this level of artificial autonomy is yet unlikely, scientists and philosophers are encouraged to study at early stage any social side effects of innovating Artificial Technologies.

Topics of interest

The workshop topics include but are not limited to, ethical, social and philosophical issues of Artificial Intelligence Applications relating to:

  • BioArt
  • Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics
  • Decision Making
  • Digital copyright, Open Access
  • eBusiness, eCommerce, eHealth, eLearning
  • Education
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Medical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Project Management
  • Supercomputing and Robotics
  • Telematics
  • Virtual Reality Environment

Workshop Chairs

Panayiotis Vlamos, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece vlamos@ionio.gr
Athanasios Alexiou, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece alexiou@ionio.gr

Academic Program Committee

Andreas Floros, Ionian University, Greece
Maria Hadjinicolaou, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Elsa Karageorgou, Harokopio University, Greece
Ioannis Karidis, Ionian University, Greece
Helena Lappa, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Adamantia Pateli, Ionian University, Greece
Maria Psiha, Ionian University, Greece
Konstantinos Tiligadis, Ionian University, Greece
Kimon Volikas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Submission

Authors are invited to submit original, English-language research contributions or experience reports. Papers should be no longer than 10 pages formatted according to the well-known LNCS Springer style. All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled online via the EasyChair Conference System at:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aiai2013

Please make sure you select the workshop track in the first step of the submission process.

Important Dates

Paper submission:
May 10, 2013 Extended: May 15, 2013

Author notifications:
May 30, 2013 Extended: June 7, 2013

Camera-ready submission:
June 7, 2013 Extended: June 21, 2013

Early registration:
June 7, 2013 Extended: June 14, 2013

Publication

Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published in the Proceedings of the main event (by Springer). They will also be considered for potential publication in the Special Issues of the Conference.

Registration fees and benefits for the workshops’ participants are exactly identical with the ones of the main AIAI 2013 event.