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[ecrea] Call for Submissions - Algorithmic Personalization & News Workshop

Thu Apr 19 11:00:31 GMT 2018

*You are cordially invited to submit to the workshop on Algorithmic Personalization & News (APEN 18) <>to be held at Stanford University on June 25th this year, in conjunction with the International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 18) <>, a premier conference that brings together social scientists and computational methodologists in the study of online social media. *More info on the workshop can be found here: on the host conference here:*

This workshop is intended to provide a platform to discuss the risks and opportunities of algorithmic personalization systems in the online news environments, and also to encourage design of auditing mechanisms for such news personalization algorithms. Our aim is to foster dialogue between the different communities interested in the topic by bringing together academics and researchers from the fields of computer science, media studies, journalism and communication sciences, as well as industry practitioners from mainstream media, social media organizations, and startups.

*Main Themes of Discussion for the Workshop*

The workshop program is structured around the two main themes of risks and opportunities of algorithmic personalization for news. Some relevant topics for each of these themes include (but are not limited to):

*Theme I: Risks*

  * Societal risks of algorithmic personalization in relation to news
  * Auditing mechanisms for personalization in news dissemination and
    consumption pipeline
  * Developing systems for personalizing news while optimizing for other
    factors (e.g. opinion and topic diversity, news value, local
    interest, etc.)

*Theme II: Opportunities*

  * Using personalization for increasing user engagement with current
    affairs or political news
  * Designing personalized recommendations for public service media
  * Leveraging geographic localization, or other user models for
    personalizing news

*Submissions for the Workshop*

We invite interested participants to submit*/work-in-progress or position papers of up to 2 pages (excluding references)/*.

The workshop attendees will be invited based on the relevance of their submitted abstracts to the workshop’s agenda. The abstracts will be judged on their likelihood of sparking lively discussions and debate during the workshop, and not necessarily the completeness of the work (work-in-progress, as well as, position papers are welcome).

Send in your submissions to/(apen18 /at/ <mailto:(apen18 /at/>/(single pdf file) before the*/deadline of April 30th, 2018 (23:59, anywhere on earth)./*

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