Program 2021

April 12, 2021 1.30 PM – 17 PM CEST time

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1.30 PM   (5 min) Welcome from Organizers

1.35 PM  – 2.35 PM FIRST SESSION

 1.35 PM (20 min) LONG PAPER Fairness beyond “equal”: The Diversity Searcher as a tool to detect and enhance the representation of socio-political actors in news media
 Bettina Berendt (TU Berlin and KU Leuven), Özgür Karadeniz, Stefan Mertens and Leen d’Haenens (KU LEuven)

1.55 PM  (15 min) DISCUSSION PAPER Exploring Racial Bias in Classifiers for Face Recognition
Jaeju An (Eulji University) , Bosung Yang (Ajou University, Jeongho Kim, Simon S. Woo and Geonwoo Park (Sungkyunkwan University)

2.10 PM (20 min) LONG PAPER Characterizing and Comparing COVID-19 Misinformation Across Languages, Countries and Platforms
Golshan Madraki, Isabella Grasso, Jacqueline Otala, Yu Liu and Jeanna Matthews (Clarkson University)  

2.30 PM (5 min) Cross-cutting questions

2.35 PM  – 2.45 PM BREAK 10  min

2.45 PM  – 3.45 PM  SECOND SESSION  

2.45 PM  (20 min) LONG PAPER Automating Fairness Configurations for Machine Learning |
Haipei Sun, Yiding Yang, Yanying Li, Huihui Liu, Xinchao Wang and Wendy Hui Wang (Stevens Institute of technology)  

3.05 PM (20 min) LONG PAPER Political Polarization and Platform Migration: A Study of Parler and Twitter Usage by United States of America Congress Members | Jacqueline Otala, Gillian Kurtic, Isabella Grasso, Jeanna Matthews, Yu Liu and Golshan Madraki (Clarkson University)  

3.25 PM (15  min)  SHORT  PAPER Auditing source diversity bias in video search results using virtual agents | Aleksandra Urman (University of Bern &   University of Zurich) , Mykola Makhortykh (University of Bern)  and Roberto Ulloa (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)  

3.40 PM (5 min)  cross cutting questions

3.45 PM – 4.00 PM BREAK 15 min


4.00 PM (45 min) Keynote Title: AI Principles in Identifying Toxicity in Online Conversation
Lucy Vasserman from Jigsaw  (Google)

4.45 PM (10-15  min questions)