Submission Deadline: August 14, 2023
Expected Acceptance Notice: August 31, 2023
The submission deadline has closed
The ai4lam community is organizing its annual international conference, Fantastic Futures 2023, to be held at the Internet Archive Canada, Vancouver, Canada, on November 15-17 2023. The event will feature on-site presentations, panels, short talks, workshops, and an unconference.
We are bringing together a diverse audience of professionals from libraries, archives, museums (LAMs), heritage organizations, as well as industry, advocacy, and policy groups, interested in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to the work of libraries, memory organizations, scholarship, arts and culture, and information preservation and access. The conference will be an opportunity to share current knowledge, practices, issues, and practical-oriented experiences of AI-based work, and to engage with a diverse community of colleagues from peer institutions and a broader set of stakeholders.
To promote a diverse community of participants, we welcome submissions from an international set of applicants representing a range of different organizations, collections, and levels of institutional experience with regards to considering or conducting AI-based work. We encourage proposals that enable learning, share knowledge, and foster discussion.
We are looking for these types of proposals:
We encourage submissions on a wide range of topics related to AI and its applications within libraries, archives, and museums. Topics included but are not limited to:
Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words through the Easychair platform by the deadline of August 14, 2023. Each submission will be considered for inclusion in the conference programme by at least 3 independent reviewers who are part of the programme committee. Fantastic Futures 2023 is primarily an in-person conference (though talks will be recorded and released openly after the event) so preference will be given to proposals that will be presented in-person at the event.
The submission deadline for proposals is August 14, 2023. We expect to send notifications of acceptance by August 31, 2023. Accepted presenters will be expected to register for and attend the event.