Diversity and Inclusion Activities
Participation in AI by groups that are underrepresented in computer science is a fraction of what is needed to have an AI workforce that reflects the diversity in society. Diversity has many facets, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, cultural background, and geographic region.
We would like to invite submissions of proposals for activities that will help broaden participation in the Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems field. Activities can range from meetings for specific groups, to panels, workshops to discuss the situation and propose changes, reports on outreach activities, and more. Please see examples of previous events at:
- Submission Deadline:
- Jan 15, 2024: Workshop-style activities that will occur concurrently with the workshops (May 6-7) and have calls for papers
- Mar 1, 2024: Social activities that will occur concurrently with the main conference (May 8-May 10)
- Notification: Rolling notification up to Mar 15, 2024.
Requirements for Proposal Submission
The proposals should be short (1 page in pdf format +1 page for bios) and address the following:
- What activity is proposed and its specific objectives?
- The names, email addresses, URLs, and brief CVs of organizing committee members.
- What is the target audience (academics, industry, graduate students, undergraduate students, etc)?
- What is the expected number of participants?
- Duration of the proposed activity and proposed schedule
- Will the activity be by invitation only or will it need an open call for participation/registration/submission, and what is the expected timeline (call out, deadline, notification)?
- Advertisement strategy: how will the event be advertised on mailing lists and social media?
- Timing: will the activity occur concurrently with the main conference or during the workshop days?
- Requirements: Does the activity have additional requirements beyond the standard AV setup? Please specify the type of space and/or equipment needed (e.g. poster boards).
Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file via email to both organizers. (cristina.baroglio at unito.it and p.yolum at uu.nl). For any questions, please contact the co-chairs.
Cristina Baroglio (University of Torino, Italy)
Pınar Yolum (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)