PETAL: Conference


24-25 April 2020

Keynote Speakers

Chao Fang
Science and Technology Policy
Tsinghua University


David Gunkel
Presidential Teaching Professor
University of Northern Illinois


Kevin Macnish
Assistant Professor
Ethics and Information Technology
University of Twente


Jeanna Matthews
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Clarkson University


Yi Zeng
Professor and Deputy Director
Research Center for Brain-Inspired Intelligence
Institute of Automation
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Call for Papers

We invite papers in any area of AI Ethics, but preference will be given to papers pertaining to privacy, surveillance, war, algorithmic bias, and governance. The language of the conference is English.

The deadline for submitting papers is: 1 March 2020. Papers should be suitable for 15 minute presentations (1,500 words) and made ready for blind review. Submissions should also include a cover letter with the following information: (i) author name, (ii) email, (iii) institution, (iv) paper topic, (v) word count, and (vi) an abstract (100 words).

** ¥1000 prize for best student paper and a ¥500 prize for the runner-up.

** There are a limited number of travel/accommodations awards available for students outside Duke Kunshan University, if interested please specify this in your email and attach your CV along with a letter explaining how you would benefit from the award.

Submissions should be emailed to:

Be sure to attach your paper and cover letter as .doc(x) or .pdf files. Notices of acceptance will be sent by 21 March 2020.

Program Committee

Rui Guo, Associate Professor of Law, Renmin University
Ming Li, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Duke Kunshan University
Daniel Lim, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Duke Kunshan University
Daniel Weissglass, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Duke Kunshan University
Xuan Zhou, Associate Professor of Computer Science, East China Normal University

* We follow the ACM Code of Ethics.