AI for Migrant Integration

Unfortunately, due to too few submissions, this workshop has been cancelled

 

A symposium of AISB Convention: http://aisb2017.cs.bath.ac.uk

Extended deadline: 23 January 2017!!!

Migrant integration is the process of economic mobility and social inclusion for newcomers and their children. As such, integration touches upon the institutions and mechanisms that promote development and growth within society. Europe is currently facing this challenge, mainly due to the explosion of the refugee crisis in 2015, which has increased the size of migration flows to Europe up to 1,300,000 people. At the same time, we are seeing an increase of anti-migrant feelings, as in the case of Brexit and the refugee referendum in Hungary. Together, this calls for better policies towards migrant integration and community building. Artificial Intelligence can play an important role on both understanding and managing the complexity of these issues.

The overall aim of this symposium is to explore the ways in which AI approaches and tools can be used to better understanding of the issues behind these problems, and can be employed to support better solutions. The workshop consists of three parts:

  1. Paper presentations on applications of AI to migrant integration and refugee support
  2. Invited speakers from academia and practice, presenting different views and approaches to integration and refugee issues
  3. A hands-on hackathon where teams of researchers and practicioners will work together on solutions to concrete cases.

During the workshop we will project the documentary Voices of Refugees, showing the human faces of the current migrant crisis and sharing stories, hopes and aspirations of refugees arriving to Europe with the support of the European Youth Forum

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