Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality (AIVR 2019)

San Diego, California, USA, December 9-11, 2019

Call for papers: Ethics in AI and XR Workshop

As XR content diversifies and makers target everyday applications of these technologies, ethical questions about content creation and its impact on users’ wellbeing become more poignant. Artificial intelligence is an important driver of immersive media, and we need to understand and be able to foresee its role in framing ethical guidelines for content creators, developers, distributors, and users of XR.

In this Ethics in AI and XR (AIXR) Workshop we wish to create a platform for researchers, XR makers and interested parties to share the state of the art, new research and thoughts on the ethical challenges and opportunities raised by the intersection of AI with immersive media systems.

We invite papers that approach AI and XR from the theoretical as well as from the applied research angle and that address, but are not limited to the creation and impact of AI onto the users of immersive media.

Important dates

Extended paper submission: 10th October

Notification of acceptance: 18th October

Camera ready submission: 28th October


8-page (regular) or 4-page (short) technical paper manuscript in IEEE format, see here for IEEE policies for publications

Please submit here


Ana-Despina Tudor, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK


Nadisha-Marie Aliman, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Leon Kester, TNO Innovation for Life, The Netherlands

Suggested topics

  • ethics of AI algorithms used in XR to emulate reality
  • ethics of body and eye tracking
  • machine learning and interaction in XR
  • relationship between machine learning, AI and entertainment
  • bias of selection and representation in narratives and characters
  • behaviour recording in XR and permission of data usage
  • XR for ethical decision-making with autonomous intelligent systems
  • AI for ethical enhancement with XR