Bonn Sustainable AI conference 2023

Sustainable AI Across Borders

This is the second Sustainable AI conference organized by the Bonn Sustainable AI lab at Bonn University’s Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE). The focus of the first conference in June 2021 was to create a community of researchers in the space of Sustainable AI and to raise awareness on the topic. The second conference will focus on cross cultural perspectives to address the variety and scope of ethical issues on a global scale. An inspiration for this theme is to acknowledge the reality that certain countries play an integral role in the early
production phase and the waste management but may never experience the benefits of AI.

Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for the Sustainable AI Across Borders Conference, to be held from May 30th to June 1st 2023 in Bonn, Germany. We welcome all contributions related to the topic of AI and Sustainability with a particular focus on the following topics:

  • Environmental justice throughout the development and procurement chain of AI (exploitation of planet, minerals e-waste, land and water usage)
  • Social justice throughout the development and procurement chain of AI (exploitation of human labor)
  • AI and (post)-colonialism, decolonizing AI, and digital sovereignty
  • AI and global healthcare
  • Social and environmental impacts of AI on urbanization
  • AI and socio-technical imaginaries/AI narratives
  • AI and gender
  • AI and Economy
  • AI and agriculture (food production, biodiversity)
  • AI and manufacturing
  • Conceptual foundations of sustainability

The abstracts should be maximum 350 words long. They should describe presentations; a full paper is not required.

Email abstract to:

Deadline for abstract submission: January 31st 2023

Notice of Acceptance: March 1st 2023

Conference: May 30th to June 1st  2023



Please click here to register to the Sustainable AI Conference 2023.


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