The 5th Black in AI Workshop 2021

The 5th Black in AI Workshop will be held virtually (co-located with NeurIPS 2021) on December 10th. The workshop will feature invited talks from prominent researchers and practitioners, a poster session and a startups showcase. We invite all members of the AI community to attend the workshop.


Call For Papers Submissions

We invite submissions for the Fifth Black in AI Workshop (Virtual) co-located with NeurIPS 2021. Both the Black in AI workshop and the NeurIPS conference will be held in a virtual (online) format.

We welcome research papers, position papers, survey papers, vision papers, or papers that inform about neglected/abandoned areas of study where AI could be impactful. Papers may introduce new theory, methodology, applications or product demonstrations. Papers are published in a non-archival format and may have been published in other venues before or be published in other venues in the future.

Submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following topics: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Neuroscience, Deep Learning, Knowledge Reasoning, Machine Learning, Multi-agent Systems, Statistical Reasoning, Computational Theory, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining and, Robotics. We also welcome papers about applications of AI to Health, Education, Fairness, Ethics and, Transparency in AI, AI & Arts, AI & Politics, etc.

Each submission will fall into one of these 4 tracks:

  • Machine learning Algorithms
  • Systems and Applications
  • Position papers
  • Product demonstrations

Work may be previously published, completed, or ongoing. The workshop will not publish proceedings. We encourage all Black researchers in areas related to AI to submit their work. The work should include at least one Black researcher either as main author or co-author.


Submission Format and Guidelines

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:


Registration starts on September 24, 2021. We strongly encourage workshop attendees to register for the workshops as early as possible. The registration can be found here.

NeurIPS provides financial support to our community. Students with accepted papers are particularly encouraged to apply. The applications will close on November 26, 2021. If you are interested, please fill this form:

Financial Assistance Application:](

Important Dates

  • Call for Paper Submission Opens on CMT:
    • September 24, 2021
  • Call for Paper Submission Deadline:
    • October 22, 2021 - 11:59 PM UTC
    • Submission Deadline EXTENDED to October 29, 2021 - 11:59 PM UTC
  • Notification of Call for paper acceptance:
    • November 16, 2021


Submit your work at BLACKINAI2021

Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit (CMT): HOW-TO: Author Submission

For any questions, please contact the organisers at

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