IAIL 2022 - Imagining the AI Landscape after the AI Act

1st International Workshop on Imagining the AI Landscape After the AI Act (In conjunction with The first International Conference on Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 13, 2022
Call for Papers

About the workshop

In April 2021, the EU Parliament published a proposal, the AI Act (AIA), for regulating the use of AI systems and services in the Union market. However, the effects of EU digital regulations usually transcend its confines. An example of what has been named the "Brussel effect" - the high impact of EU digital regulations around the world - is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in May 2018 and rapidly became a world standard. The AIA seems to go in the same direction, having a clear extraterritorial scope, in that it applies to any AI system or service that has an impact on European Citizens, regardless of where its provider or user is located. The AIA adopts a risk-based approach that bans certain technologies, proposes strict regulations for "high risk" ones, and imposes stringent transparency criteria for others. If adopted, the AIA will undoubtedly have a significant impact in the EU and beyond. A crucial question is whether we already have the technology to comply with the proposed regulation and to what extent can the requirements of this regulation be enforceable.

This workshop aims at analyzing how this new regulation will shape the AI technologies of the future, collecting together input and discussions from multidisciplinar stakeholders.

The post-proceedings of IAIL 2022 the Imagining the AI Landscape After the AI ACT, in conjunction with HHAI2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 13, 2022 are now available on

CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

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Call for Papers

Do we already have the technology to comply with the proposed regulation? How to operationalize the privacy, fairness, and explainability requirements of the AI Act? To what extent does the AI act protect individual rights? How can redress be accomplished? What are the best methods to perform a risk assessment of AI applications? Do we need to define new metrics for validating the goodness of an AI system in terms of privacy, fairness, and explainability? What methods to assess the quality of the datasets need to be created to be compliant with the current proposal for the AI regulation? How is it possible to deliver a process that effectively certificates AI? How will the proposed AI Act impact non-EU tech companies operating in the EU? Will this make the EU the leader of AI market regulation?
If these questions form part of your research interest, we would be glad to hear from you.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Papers intended to foster discussion and exchange of ideas are welcome from academics, researchers, practitioners, postgraduate students, private sector, and anyone else with an interest in law and technology.

Submissions with an interdisciplinary orientation are particularly welcome, e.g. works at the boundary between machine learning, AI, human-computer interaction, law, digital philosopher, and ethics.

Submissions details

Type of contributions of interest

We encourage authors to submit both research papers and position papers. Research papers present completed and validated research, whereas position papers present an arguable opinion about one of the workshop topics of interest. Both types of contribution can be of regular (12–15+ pages) or short length (6-8+ pages) and should be original, previously unpublished work.

We also encourage authors to submit extended abstracts that present a very early stage of research or previously published work. This latter type of contributions will not be published in the proceedings.

Page limits

The typical paper length for each type of contribution is described in the previous paragraph. However, there is no strict rule regarding a maximum page limit, authors are encouraged to submit a paper of length proportional to its contribution.

Review format

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed using double-blind peer review. We accept both LaTeX and Word files formatted according to CEUR-WS format. You can find the LaTeX templates at this link too.


Please ensure that your submission is anonymous. Authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper. Authors should also remove any information in the acknowledgements section that reveals authors or the institution. Finally, authors are required to cite their own work in the third person. Note: Papers that violate the anonymization policy will be desk rejected.

Publication venue

The post-proceedings of IAIL 2022 the Imagining the AI Landscape After the AI ACT, in conjunction with HHAI2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 13, 2022 will be published on CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

Online submission

Electronic submissions will be handled via Easychair.

Authors who submit their work to IAIL2022 commit themselves to present their paper at the workshop in case of acceptance. IAIL2022 considers the author list submitted with the paper as final. No additions or deletions to this list may be made after paper submission, either during the review period, or in case of acceptance, at the final camera ready stage.

Condition for inclusion in the workshop proceedings is that at least one of the co-authors has presented the paper at the workshop.

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Important Dates

Paper Submission: April 14, 2022

Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2022

Camera-ready submission: May 30, 2022

Main workshop: 13 June 2022

Program at a glance

Time Activity
9:15-9:30 Welcome and Overview of the workshop
9:30-10:10 Fireside chat - Virginia Dignum
10:10-10:50 Fireside chat - Mireille Hildebrandt
10:50-11:00 Coffee Break
11:20-12:26 Paper presentations - Session 1
12:26-13:00 Open mike
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Group activity
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:47 Paper presentations - Session 2
16:47-17:15 Open mike
17:15-17:30 Closing remarks
In the following, we report the detailed program of the Paper Presentation Sessions.
Please consider that:

1. each abstract will have 5 minutes for the presentation plus 2 minutes for Q&A

2. each short paper will have 8 minutes for the presentation plus 2 minutes for Q&A

3. each regular paper will have 13 minutes for the presentation plus 5 minutes for Q&A

However, more questions can be asked during the Open Mike Sessions.

Session 1 - Technical Aspects of AI Act

Time Paper
11:20-11:38 Using Sentence Embeddings and Semantic Similarity for Seeking Consensus when Assessing Trustworthy AI ▪ Dennis Vetter, Jesmin Jahan Tithi, Magnus Westerlund, Roberto V. Zicari, and Gemma Roig
11:38-11:48 FutureNewsCorp, or how the AI Act changed the future of news ▪ Natali Helberger
11:48-11:58 Federated Learning as an Analytical Framework for Personal Data Management – a proposition paper ▪ Maciej Zuziak and Salvatore Rinzivillo
11:58-12:16 The forgotten human autonomy in Machine Learning ▪ Paula Subías-Beltrán, Oriol Pujol, and Itziar de Lecuona
12:16-12:26 AI Act and Individual Rights: A Juridical and Technical Perspective ▪Costanza Alfieri, Francesca Caroccia, and Paola Inverardi

Session 2 - Ethical and Legal Aspects about AI Act

Time Paper
15:45-15:55 Some Ethical Reflections on the EU AI Act ▪ Marc Anderson
15:55-16:02 A Neo-republican Critique of AI ethics ▪ Jonne Maas
16:02-16:20 Without Any Prejudice? The Antitrust Implication of the AI Act ▪ Jerome De Cooman
16:20-16:27 The Ambiguous Risk-Based Approach of the Artificial Intelligence Act: Links and Discrepancies with Other Union Strategies ▪ Pietro Dunn and Giovanni De Gregorio
16:27-16:37 The Artificial Intelligence Act. A Jurisprudential Viiew ▪ Michał Araszkiewicz, Grzegorz J. Nalepa, and Radosław Pałosz
16:37-16:47 Challenges of Enforcing Regulations in Artificial Intelligence Act — Analyzing Quantity Requirement in Data and Data Governance ▪ Farhana Ferdousi Liza


Any inquiry can be posed to Francesca Pratesi and Desara Dushi,
sending an email with tag [IAIL2022] to
francesca [dot] pratesi [at] isti [dot] cnr [dot] it
desara [dot] dushi [at] vub [dot] be

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