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Michael Ekstrand <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 22 May 2017 07:02:58 -0600
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The FATREC Workshop on Responsible Recommendation on August 31 at RecSys
2017 (in Como, Italy) is a venue for discussing questions of social
responsibility in building, maintaining, evaluating, and studying
recommender systems. This will be an interactive workshop with position
papers, research papers, and discussion about how ethical, social, and
legal concerns impact recommender systems research and development, hoping
to result in an agenda for research on socially responsible recommendation.

There are many potential aspects of responsibility in recommendation,
including (but not limited to):

   - Bias and discrimination in recommendations
   - Imbalance in meeting the needs of different groups of users
   - Balancing needs of users versus recommendation system owners
   - Ethics of explore/exploit strategies or A/B testing
   - ‘Filter bubble’ or ‘balkanization’ effects
   - Clickbait
   - Transparent and accurate explanations for recommendations
   - User data privacy

We invite the following types of papers:

   - Position papers 2–4 pages in length addressing issues of
   responsibility, fairness, accountability, and transparency in
   - 2-page abstracts describing practical issues in building responsible
   recommendations from research or industry.
   - Research papers up to 6 pages in length presenting empirical or
   analytical results related to the social impact of recommender systems or

For more details, see the full Call for Papers:

Michael Ekstrand and Amit Sharma
Organizers, FATREC 2017

Michael D. Ekstrand — [log in to unmask]
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Boise State University
People and Information Research Team (PIReT) —

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