Call for Papers

This symposium solicits paper submissions from participants (2-6 pages) in either of the two disciplines described below:

New York

Humanitarian Relief and Development:

Detecting and predicting how a crisis or conflict could develop, analyzing the impact of catastrophes in a cyber-physical society, and assisting in disaster response as well as resource allocation are of utmost importance, and the advances in AI can be utilized in many such tasks. This track will focus on all aspects of humanitarian relief operations supported by the novel use of AI ranging from enabling missing persons to be located, leveraging crowdsourced data to provide early warning for rapid response to emergencies, increasing situational awareness, to logistics and supply chain management.


AI in Healthcare:

Healthcare data, in general, is characterized by several data problems such as missing data, lack of standardization, incompleteness, etc. which hinders the deployment of solutions which are relevant to real-world use cases. Moreover, many AI solutions in healthcare have the "last mile problem" to deliver a practical solution. These have broader implications in the context of fairness, explainability, and transparency. This track will focus on a broad range of AI healthcare applications and challenges encountered including but not limited to: automation bias, prescriptive AI models, explainability, privacy and security, transparency, decision rights, and so on, especially in the context of deployment of AI in healthcare.


Papers (2-6 pages) of the following flavors are sought:

  1. Research ideas
  2. Case studies (or deployed projects)
  3. Review papers
  4. Best practice papers
  5. Lessons learned

Please submit your papers through the AAAI EasyChair site (choose 'AI for Social Good' track). The format is the standard double-column AAAI Proceedings Style. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Some will be selected for spotlight talks, and some for the poster session.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsors, the AI for Social Good AAAI Fall Symposium 2019 is an extraordinary opportunity for meeting, recruiting, branding, and communicating with the most highly skilled people in the international community of artificial intelligence research. We greatly appreciates your support and participation and will do its best to ensure that your sponsorship meets the needs of your company.
To sponsor the event send the following information to Diane Mela at :
Sponsors name, sponsorship tier (amount), contact person, and contact email.


Bronze $1,000
  • E-mail conference attendees through the conference chairs
  • Special thanks during opening and closing of the conference
  • Logo and link to the Sponsor’s website from the Symposium Webpage
Silver $2,000
  • Everything in Bronze sponsorship
  • Logo and link on the Symposium post-conference report
  • 1 Complementary Registration

Gold $5,000
  • Everything in Silver
  • Promotional material for the Symposium attendees
  • 1 Complementary Registration*
  • * Total of 2 Complementary registrations for Gold


Note:The Planetary Intelligence from Spaceborne Imagery track has been canceled and will be held at a later time and at a different venue. We will reach out to interested participants once the workshop is finalized. If you want to be notified about this track, please email Kalai Ramea (

New Zealand

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: Jul 23, 2019   Aug 15, 2019 (extended)
  • Online Registration Open: Aug 9, 2019
  • Paper Notifications: Sep 10, 2019
  • Camera Ready Deadline: Sep 13, 2019
  • Registration Deadline:Sep 20, 2019
  • Symposium Dates: Nov 7-9, 2019

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  • Dr. Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, University of Washington Tacoma and KenSci Inc.
  • Dr. Hemant Purohit, George Mason University
  • Dr. Oshani Seneviratne, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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Responsible AI in Healthcare
  • Dr. Carly Eckert, University of Washington and KenSci Inc.
  • Dr. Tae Hyun Hwang, Cleveland Clinic
  • Dr. Ankur Teredesai, University of Washington Tacoma and KenSci Inc.
Humanitarian Relief and Development
  • Dr. James Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dr. Mayank Kejriwal, University of Southern California


Program Comittee
  • Rajendra Akerkar
  • Prithwish Chakarvorty
  • Kathy Fontaine
  • Vikas Kumar
  • Andrew Merluzzi
  • Nandana Mihindukulasooriya
  • Saideep Nannapaneni
  • Karthik Padhe
  • Banafsheh Rekabdar
  • Oshani Seneviratne
  • Saeedeh Shekarpour
  • K Krasnow Waterman

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