The call for tutorial proposals is released.
Tutorials should address technical, policy, regulatory, ethical, or social science aspects of FAccT issues for a broad audience. We are soliciting two types of tutorials for 2021: translation tutorials and implications tutorials. We will give presenters either 45 or 90 minutes to present a tutorial.
The goal of tutorials, whether introducing methods, presenting a broad overview of an application domain, or a deep dive on a case study, is to educate and broaden the perspective of our interdisciplinary community. Thus it is especially important that tutorial speakers be excellent educators (even if not by profession) and it is crucial that the diversity of perspectives represents the diversity of the populations impacted by this technology throughout the world.
We are interested in tutorials that aim to "translate" between disciplines. For instance, a translational computer science tutorial should explain the relevant concepts in a way that makes them practically useful for lawyers, policy makers, social scientists, philosophers, and practitioners more broadly. Likewise a translational law-focused tutorial should communicate in a way that imparts the relevant legal concepts to policy-makers, social scientists, philosophers, and computer scientists.
These tutorials should be geared towards an interested audience, but should not assume more than a beginner’s familiarity with the topics. Translation tutorials should situate the topic in the related literature and proceed to a detailed explanation of that specific topic.
Implications tutorials should describe, analyse and critique known legal, policy, or socio-economic effects of the use of algorithmic systems.These tutorials should emphasize “real-world” implications with known examples. For instance, an implications tutorial may focus on specific case studies, walking the audience through the likely or known causes and effects of a particular ACM FAccT issue for specific individuals, communities or society more broadly.
We particularly encourage submissions by human rights / civil rights experts, including (but not limited to) lawyers, policy advocates, civil society representatives, and others who work closely with individuals and communities affected by algorithmic systems and who can offer a more in-depth understanding of the processes around the use of these systems.
Suggested topics for tutorials include but are not limited to the following list. Please note that we welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, including computer science, economics, law, philosophy, political science, sociology, education and social work.
The proposal should consist of a maximum of 2 pages + references and must include:
Submissions must be in PDF format and should ideally be formatted according to the two-column interim ACM Layout Template. Authors who are not familiar with ACM templates may simply submit their tutorial proposals for review in two-column format, with one inch margins, 9 point Times New Roman font. Submissions should be sent by 18 December 2020 (Anywhere on Earth) to firstname.lastname@example.org.