Call for Papers

The IASS 2022 conference themes aim to facilitate and deepen the conversation about artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data (BD) in various fields of study:

  • AI & BD in Medical Practices & Health
  • AI & BD Legal Services
  • Al & BD in Education
  • AI & BD in Translation and Interpretation
  • AI & BD in Art (Music, Literature, and Paintings)
  • Al & BD in Design
  • Al & BD in Sports & Entertainment
  • Al & BD in Life Environments (Convenience and Safety)
  • Al & BD in Government Politics and Administration
  • AI & BD in Management of Business & Wealth

With the themes of AI and Big Data, we encourage research and panels that cut across research domains and practices. We invite researchers to look beyond divisional and sub-disciplinary boundaries and also bring in perspectives from adjacent disciplines in health, business, the humanities and social sciences.

Important dates


Submission deadline: 15 September 2021

Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission:

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)

Maximum is 250 words in total. All submitted abstracts will undergo a blind review.

Acceptance of Abstracts notification – 15 October 2021

Deadline for full paper submissions: All submissions must be completed online no later than 15 December 2021. To avoid technical problems, early submission is strongly encouraged.

All submitted academic papers will be peer reviewed.

Categories of Submissions


Research articles. This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research.

Technical articles. Describes and evaluates technical products, processes or services.

Conceptual articles These papers will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses. The articles are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking.

Case study. Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study would also fit into this category.

Literature review. A survey of the literature on a particular topic, which summarizes past research, outlines recent advances and evaluates the body of knowledge.

Article submissions should be between 3000 and 8000 words in length.

Submitting a paper: Before submitting, have your paper ready to upload as a single document. The author (s) must ensure that the manuscript is complete, grammatically correct and without spelling or typographical errors. In the preparation of the submission, the formatting of tables, figures and references should follow the Publication Manual of the APA (American Psychological Association) 6th Edition.

All online submissions must be in pdf format. All tables, graphs, and pictures associated with your submission must be included with the main text in a single document.

Poster Presentation

A poster presentation provides a relaxed presentation atmosphere in which the presenter uses a poster pinned to a poster board to illustrate their research. Presenters will often engage with interested participants on a one-to-one basis, providing excellent opportunities for networking, discussion and relationship building.

Presenters in the poster session will have the option of using physical or electronic display (ePoster)

  1. (Physical) Poster dimensions

Posters should not exceed the following dimensions: 120 cm wide x 160 cm tall (approx. 47 x 63 inches). Posters will be placed on a standard 120 cm x 160 cm poster board.

Instructions for displaying physical posters

  • Language: All Posters should be prepared in English.
  • The person(s) presenting the poster must take responsibility for bringing it to the designated venue and hanging it up in good time before the poster session begins. It is your responsibility to remove the poster before the end of the conference; otherwise it will be taken down and disposed of by the organizers.
  • All posters will be on display for a full day, giving all conference participants several opportunities to browse through the poster display.
  • All conference participants will have an opportunity to vote for the best poster and the winner(s) of the best poster award will be announced during the closing.
  • The oral poster presentations are 15 minutes total, with a maximum of 10 minutes to present followed by a minimum of 5 minutes for discussion. The chairperson will be instructed to keep close track of the presenters’ timing.
  1. ePosters. An E-poster is an electronic poster displayed on computer screens instead of printed on paper as a traditional poster
  • Language: All ePosters should be prepared in English.
  • File format: PDF or .pptx
  • E-Poster size in pixel: 1080 width x 1536 height – portrait orientation
  • E-Poster size in cm: 38,1 width x 54,2 height – portrait orientation
  • Font size: ≥16
  • Hyperlinks, animated images and animations are not permitted for E-Posters and will be non-functioning.
  • The ePoster presentations are 15 minutes total, with a maximum of 10 minutes to present followed by a minimum of 5 minutes for discussion
  • All ePosters will be displayed during for a full day in the dedicated ePoster area at CUD.


Author identification: Name (s) of author (s) must be removed for blind reviews of submissions. Before uploading your paper, remove all author identification from the document including any file properties. (For example, in MS Word, in the “File” menu, select “Properties,” delete any identifying information, click “OK,” and save the document.). NOT FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES MAY DISQUALIFY YOUR SUBMISSION FROM REVIEW.

Author Affiliation (in a separate document)

Include full names, affiliations, email addresses and where possible, an ORCID identifier for all authors on the manuscript cover page. The author’s affiliation should be the affiliation where the research was conducted.

In order to submit a paper for review to IASS 2022:

  • Please go to the Conference Management System EasyChair. If you are a new user of EasyChair please create an account to submit your paper and then follow the instructions provided by EasyChair.
  • Please select a category from the [topics] menu.

Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award will be conferred at the conference

Ethical Considerations

Authorship: Authors must give credit through references or notes to the original author of any idea or concept presented in the paper. This includes direct quotations and paraphrases.

Publication or presentation history: If material in your presentation has been published, presented, or accepted for publication or presentation, this must be disclosed in your paper or proposal and may make your submission ineligible.

Conference attendance: If your paper or poster is accepted for the IASS 2022 conference, you have a commitment to register for and attend the conference and perform your assigned role. All chairs and respondents also make this commitment. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from attending, you should find a substitute to perform your duties and notify the program chair.

Self-Plagiarism (or duplicate publications): Self-plagiarism involves an author presenting earlier published material as original and new. Self-plagiarism is often not an issue, but it must be transparent and limited. A critical issue involved in self-plagiarism is the degree to which it is clear whether the author is drawing from earlier manuscripts/research. Covert self-plagiarism occurs when the author is not transparent when drawing from earlier manuscripts or research; this can constitute a serious ethical transgression.