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 26-27 — 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 of the workshop will feature invited talks, a panel and discussion on the accepted submitted research papers. The complete agenda will be available in due time.
All papers must be at most 4 pages (excluding references). All submissions should adhere to the IOS formatting guidelines (https://www.iospress.com/book-article-instructions). Papers should be written in English.
For submission, EasyChair must be used – Please submit here.
- Workshop papers submission: May 21, 2023 AoE (New extended deadline)
- Workshop papers notification: May 31, 2023
- Workshop dates: 26-27 June 2023
Publication of accepted research
All accepted papers will be 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.
- Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, Italy ([email protected])
- Loizos Michael, Open University of Cyprus & CYENS Center of Excellence, Cyprus ([email protected])
- Jessica Heesen, University of Tübingen, Germany ([email protected])
Shared data-analysis task and session coordinator:
- Matteo Busso, University of Trento ([email protected])
- 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 attend – HHAI 2023 registration page
For any inquiry on the workshop please contact the organisers.
This event is funded by the European Commission