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Special Issue on AI, Decision-Making, and the Impact on Humans

to be published in the journal
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Impact Factor: 3.353 (2020)

---------------- Overview --------------------
AI Algorithms are making and supporting decisions in ways that increasingly
affect humans in many aspects of their lives. Both autonomous systems and
algorithm-in-loop decision-support systems use AI algorithms and
data-driven models to provide or deny access to credit, healthcare, and
other essential resources while steering life-changing decisions related to
criminal justice, education, and other aspects of everyday life. Too often
these systems are built without consideration of the human factors
associated with their use. Models are too often opaque; recommendations too
hard to interpret or interrogate; and systems unaware of the human values
and consequences of their calculations.

We invite contributions exploring the impact of AI decision-making and
decision-support algorithms on humans with a special focus on how to
integrate human-centered principles into the algorithms and their
surrounding systems.

------------ Topics of interest ---------------
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Human-centered design and evaluations of AI-powered systems.
-How do we design more impactful AI systems?
-How do we develop explanations that would work for a variety of
-How do we go beyond evaluations based on traditional accuracy metrics?
-How do we extend machine learning systems to recognize diverse human
-How do we develop design methods for useful, effective, transparent, fair,
and ethical AI?
-How do we deal with ethical sustainability?

Design for algorithm-in-the-loop decision-support systems.
-How do we provide interfaces to support decision-maker accountability?
-How do we provide interfaces to assess decision-maker competence and
awareness of the uses and limitations of the AI algorithms and models?

---------- Submission Instructions ------------
Authors are encouraged to send an abstract (e.g., 500 words) to
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special issue.

The submissions will follow the tentative schedule:

Abstract (optional): November 5, 2021
Full paper submission deadline: November 12, 2021
First-round reviews to authors: January 11, 2022
2nd round submission deadline: March 11, 2022
2nd-round reviews to authors: April 12, 2022
Publication during 2022

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on correctness,
originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and
relevance to the special issue topics of interest. The review process of
IJHCI is single-blinded. Submitted papers may not be under consideration
for another conference or journal, nor may they be under review or
submitted to another forum during the review process. The submissions
should be prepared according to the guidelines of IJHCI.

All submissions should be done through the Editorial Manager system of

When submitting, please select the article type 'Special Issue Article',
and select the specific special issue in the section 'Additional
Information'. Please also specify in your cover letter that the submission
is intended for the Special Issue.

------------- Guest Editors ---------------
Salvatore Andolina
University of Palermo
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Joseph Konstan
University of Minnesota
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Salvatore Andolina
Assistant Professor (RTDa), PhD
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Palermo
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