The increase in social media and Internet users’ exposure to diversity has not come with new instruments and skills to deal with it, despite the invariable impact that diversity has on human lives. This workshop — which will take place within the 2nd International Conference on Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence (HHAI 2023) on June 26 — seeks to promote richer and deeper social interactions by enabling the Internet of Us, a Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence online platform, where human social relations are mediated and empowered by diversity-aware Artificial Intelligence. Read the WeNet manifesto here.

The workshop welcomes contributions across disciplines, in the form of papers connected either to the workshop’s theme and topics, or to the shared data-analysis task (see the call for contributions).

Main theme and topics

The focus of this workshop is how to improve upon the limitations of existing systems by empowering richer and deeper social interactions through diversity-aware Artificial Intelligence. The vision is that of enabling a Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence online platform (‘The Internet of Us’), which will be robust to the many forms of diversity and to the fact that most of them will be unexpected and unknown. It is a move from a network of computers, which in turn may be connected to people, to a hybrid network of people and AI systems, where the interactions are mediated and empowered by AI systems. In the same way the Internet connects computers by abstracting over their diversity via the creation of a common communication layer, the goal of the envisioned platform is to connect people and augment their social interactions, by creating a common human-level communication layer above their diversity, towards a better and more inclusive society.

Any topic relating to the general theme of the workshop is welcome. The following image  is an indicative, and non-exhaustive breakdown of the workshop and contributions themes:

Contributions are expected to be highly interdisciplinary, with a focus on human involvement and on how to develop meaningful paradigms of AI-enabled human-human interactions, human-AI interactions, human-centered AI-AI interactions. A non-exhaustive list of relevant disciplines and subdisciplines is: Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Ethics, HCI, Knowledge Representation, Machine Learning, Ontologies, Privacy, Psychology, Social Computing, Social Psychology, Social Sciences.

The “Empirical Studies on Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence (EHHAI)” session

A special session will be dedicated to papers describing the results of the empirical analysis of data about human behaviour provided by the workshop organisers. For details see: Visit the call for contributions page for details on how to participate.


The programme will revolve around panels and discussion on the accepted submitted research papers. Here below, the detailed timetable for the day.

TimePanel themePapers discussed
9:15-09:30Introduction to the workshop | Fausto Giunchiglia (WeNet Project Coordinator, University of Trento)
9:30-10:00Social InteractionsLeveraging Diversity in Online Interactions | Sensitive Content Recognition in Social Interaction Messages
10:00-10:30Coffee Break
10:30-11:30Social InteractionsSocial interactions mediated by the Internet and the Big-Five: a cross-country analysis | Intra-Organizational Communication 2.0
11:30-12:00Diversity and its implicationsAn Empirical Exploration of Diversity Perception
12:00-13:30Lunch Break
13:30-15:00Diversity and its implicationsPersonalizing Interventions with Diversity Aware Bandits | Addressing Popularity Bias in Citizen Science | ‘SOSTUTOR ÍA UC’: A Diversity-Aware Application for Tutor Recommendation Based on Competence and Personality
15:00-15:30Coffee Break
15:30-17:00Modeling and exploiting diversity and context-aware dataA context model for collecting diversity-aware data | A research infrastructure for generating and sharing diversity-aware data | Factors Impacting the Quality of User Answers on Smartphones

More information and links to the accepted papers can be found in the following sections.

Submissions (Now closed)

Papers should be at most 4 pages, excluding citations. All submissions should adhere to the IOS formatting guidelines ( Papers should be written in English.

For the final submission, EasyChair must be used – Please submit here.

Important dates

  • Workshop papers submission: May 21, 2023 
  • Workshop papers notification: May 31, 2023 
  • Workshop dates: 26 June 2023

Accepted papers

Here below, the list of the 11 accepted papers:

Publication of accepted research

All accepted papers have been published in the CEUR workshop proceedings. Extended versions of selected papers will also be invited to a special issue of AI Communications, The European Journal on AI, which will revolve around the same theme as the workshop. For more details on the special issue, please visit the dedicated page.

Organising committee

Shared data-analysis task and session coordinator:

Programme committee:

  • Ivano Bison, University of Trento, Italy
  • Matteo Busso, University of Trento, Italy
  • Ronald Chenu-Abente, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Luca Cernuzzi, Universidad Catolica De Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Amalia De Götzen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Shyam Diwakar, Amrita University, India
  • Kobi Gal, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Amarsanaa Ganbold, National University of Mongolia
  • George Gaskell, London School of Economics, UK
  • Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap and EPFL, Switzerland
  • Xu Hao, Jilin University, China
  • Alethia Hume, Universidad Catolica De Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Styliani Kleanthous, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Vasileios Markos, Open University of Cyprus
  • Lakmal Meegahapola, Idiap and EPFL, Switzerland
  • Daniele Miorandi, UHopper, Italy
  • Jahna Otterbacher, Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Nardine Osman, CSIC-IIIA, Spain
  • Salvador Ruiz Correa, Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, Mexico
  • Laura Schelenz, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Avi Segal, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Carles Sierra, CSIC-III, Spain
  • Donglei Song, Jilin University, China
  • Andrea Aler Tubella, Umeå University


Workshop participants must register for HHAI’s pre-conference program to be able to attendHHAI 2023 registration page

For any inquiry on the workshop please contact the organisers.

This event is funded by the European Commission