Submission Instructions

We welcome works in artificial intelligence, including, but not limited to, computer vision, deep learning, knowledge reasoning, machine learning, multi-agent systems, natural language processing, statistical reasoning, theory, robotics, as well as applications of AI to other domains such as health and education, and submissions concerning fairness, ethics, and transparency in AI. Papers may introduce new theory, methodology, or applications.

We also welcome position papers and demos related to these areas. Work may be previously published, completed, or ongoing. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 reviewers in the area. The workshop will not publish proceedings. We encourage all Black researchers in the field to submit their work, and do not need to be first author of the work.

Formatting instructions

All submissions must be in PDF format. Submissions are limited to two content pages, including all figures and tables. An additional page containing only references is allowed.​ Submissions should be in a​ single column ​, typeset using ​11-point or larger fonts and have at least ​1-inch margin all around. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines risk being rejected without consideration of their merits. We encourage authors to use one of these templates to prepare their submission:


  • Paper submission deadline:
    • Fri October 2, 2020 11:00 PM UTC:
  • First round of decisions:
    • Fri October 23, 2020
  • Rebuttal:
    • October 23 - 30, 2020
  • Second round of decisions:
    • Fri November 6, 2020

Double-blinded reviews

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 reviewers, in addition to an area chair. The reviewing process will be double-blinded at the level of the reviewers. As an author, you are responsible for anonymizing your submission. Do not include your or your co-authors names, affiliations or any other information that might help reviewers to indentify you or your co-authors.

Content guidelines

Submissions must state the research problem, motivation, and contribution. Submission must be self-contained and include all figures, tables, and references.

The following link provides sample papers from previous Black in AI workshops: sample papers


During the rebuttal phase, the authors will have the opportunity to respond to reviewers questions and comments. Authors will also have the opportunity to update their submission according to reviewer’s recommendations. After the update, the paper should follow the submission guidelines described above.

Resources on paper writing could be found here

For any questions, please contact the organisers at

Black in AI
Black in AI
Non-profit Organization for Black Professionals in Artificial Intelligence

Black in AI was formed in 2017.