We invite submissions of a Short paper for the Deep Learning Indaba 2023 that will take place from 3rd September to 9th September, 2023 in Accra, Ghana. Submissions are limited to only selected DLI2023 attendees who wish to have their research considered for Short Papers [Non Archival] by the Deep Learning Indaba. Authors of Short Papers will also be expected to present their research as posters during the Research in Africa Showcase Days.

Submission of Short Papers is to be done using the DLI2023 registration form that will be shared with participants by the applications and selections committee. For details regarding submission of Posters, please refer to the Poster Guidelines section.

We welcome research papers, position papers, survey 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, Agriculture, 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 work should include at least one African researcher either as main author or co-author.


To contribute to the DLI2023 Publications Track, please submit a Short Paper of your work. Short Paper must be formatted using the DLI Author Kit .

Deadlines for Short Papers:

  • 8 July 2023 – Full Submission
  • Extended Deadline – 31st July 2023
  • 4 August 2023 – Reviews Released
  • 21 August 2023 – Pre-Indaba Camera Ready
  • 25 September 2023 – Final Post Indaba Camera Ready [After feedback from poster sessions and Indaba week]

Short Papers must be at most 6 pages: 4 pages for the body of the paper and 2 pages for references. The optional ethics statement, contribution statement, and acknowledgements can be placed in either the body of the paper or the reference pages.

Think of your Short Paper as an advertisement for the full paper rather than an exhaustive summary of its results. 

Paper submissions will be made here https://openreview.net/gr