The FATREC Workshop on Responsible Recommendation at RecSys 2017 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.
FATREC stands for Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in Recommender Systems and aims to draw attention to these issues at ACM RecSys 2016, as has been done in the machine learning community through events such as FATML. There are many potential aspects of responsibility in recommendation, including (but not limited to):
We invite the following types of papers:
Position papers 2–4 pages in length addressing one or more of the following themes:
We also welcome up to 2 page abstracts that describe practical issues in building responsible recommendations. These could be both research systems or production systems in industry.
Research papers up to 6 pages in length presenting empirical or analytical results related to the social impact of recommender systems or algorithms. These could be explorations of bias in recommender systems (either live systems or sandboxed algorithms), explainability and transparency of recommender systems, experiments regarding the impact of the recommender on its users or others, etc. We will construe the topics broadly.
Papers will be reviewed by a program committee, and accepted papers will be published through Boise State University ScholarWorks (each paper will have its own DOI and be indexed by Google Scholar and similar services).
Submit papers in ACM SIG format via EasyChair.