Call for Proposals

This 5th World AI Conference is designed for anyone interested in sharing, exploring and exchanging stories and practices demonstrating the connecting and generative power of AI. Fields of practice can be either your organizational, community, region, business or personal life.

We cordially invite researchers, AI practitioners and organizational leaders to submit proposals for papers, and proposals for symposia and workshops which explore and deepen the theme of this worldwide event: “Towards an ‘economy’ of connecting strenghts: scaling-up the generative power of AI”.

Click here to read the full Call for Proposals.

The Online Proposal Submission is now Closed

Introduction and general information

  • Authors can submit abstracts along 4 possible subthemes and must select a presentation format (see further).
  • For each abstract, the author needs to supply an executive summary of max. 150 words. This will be used in the abstract book as a short description of your presentation/session.
  • In addition, each author needs to supply the full abstracts of max. 500 words. This text will form the basis for the review committee to evaluate your proposal.
  • In addition to the submitting author, you will also be able to enter all the information on the presenting author and the co-authors.
  • Click here to read the practical guidelines for on-line submission
  • The deadline for submissions is November 14, 2011. You will be notified by January 9, 2012 as to whether your proposal has been selected for the conference program.
  • The international Conference Organizing Committee will review all proposals (check the www.2012waic.org website to see who are the members of this committee). Acceptance will be based on an inter-subjective evaluation of the potential of each proposal, and your proposal’s fit with the overall conference agenda.
  • Please note that the submission of an abstract is NOT considered as a registration to the conference. There is a separate on-line procedure to register for the conference (see section ‘Registration’ on the 2012WAIC-website). In addition, the acceptance of your proposal does NOT entitle you to a free participation or fee reduction.

Themes and questions to be addressed

We invite participants to share and demonstrate practices that can be related to one or more of these sub-themes and questions:

  • Connecting across organisations and communities [More]
  • Connecting within organisations and communities [More]
  • Connecting self to others, from inner to outer [More]
  • Appreciative Inquiry as craftmanship [More]

Presentation formats

We cordially invite researchers, AI practitioners and organizational leaders to submit abstracts for papers, and proposals for symposia and workshops which explore and deepen the theme of the connecting and generative power of AI.

Submissions can made for one of the following presentation types: 1) workshops, 2) symposia, 3) research based papers, 4) experience-based papers and 5) poster showcases.

  1. Workshop proposals [More]
  2. Symposia proposals [More]
  3. Research-based papers [More]
  4. Experience-based papers [More]
    Please note that for these 2 papers presentation formats only (3 and 4), there will be the opportunity to submit a full paper of max. 6000 words. Deadline for submission of the full paper is March 15 2012. Papers in the Research track will be considered for review in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, the premier scholarly journal in the field of Organization Development. With an impact score of 1.68, JABS is in the top third of management and psychology journals and has published most of the significant studies of appreciative inquiry in the past decade.
  5. Poster showcase [More]

The Online Proposal Submission is now Closed

Further contact information

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact the conference secretary at info@2012waic.org.

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