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.
|Time||Panel theme||Papers discussed|
|9:15-09:30||Introduction to the workshop | Fausto Giunchiglia (WeNet Project Coordinator, University of Trento)|
|9:30-10:00||Social Interactions||Leveraging Diversity in Online Interactions | Sensitive Content Recognition in Social Interaction Messages|
|10:30-11:30||Social Interactions||Social interactions mediated by the Internet and the Big-Five: a cross-country analysis | Intra-Organizational Communication 2.0|
|11:30-12:00||Diversity and its implications||An Empirical Exploration of Diversity Perception|
|13:30-15:00||Diversity and its implications||Personalizing 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|
|15:30-17:00||Modeling and exploiting diversity and context-aware data||A 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 (https://www.iospress.com/book-article-instructions). Papers should be written in English.
For the final submission, EasyChair must be used – Please submit here.
Workshop papers submission: May 21, 2023 Workshop papers notification: May 31, 2023 Workshop dates: 26 June 2023
Here below, the list of the 11 accepted papers:
- Savvas Charalambides and Loizos Michael. “Intra Organizational Communication 2.0“ – Link to workshop presentation here
- Andrea Mercado Kroll, Alethia Hume, Ivano Bison, Fausto Giunchiglia, Amarsanaa Ganbold and Luca Cernuzzi. “Social interactions mediated by the Internet and the Big-Five: a cross-country analysis“ – Link to workshop presentation here
- Laura Achón, Ana Cristina De Souza, Alethia Hume, Ronald Chenu-Abente, Amalia De Götzen and Luca Cernuzzi. “‘SOS TUTOR ÍA UC’: A Diversity-Aware Application for Tutor Recommendation Based on Competence and Personality“
- Vasileios Theodoros Markos and Loizos Michael. “An Empirical Exploration of Diversity Perception“ – Link to workshop presentation here
- Colton Botta, Avi Segal and Kobi Gal. “Personalizing Interventions with Diversity Aware Bandits“
- Amit Sultan, Avi Segal, Guy Shani and Kobi Gal. “Addressing Popularity Bias in Citizen Science“
- Ivano Bison and Haonan Zhao. “Factors Impacting the Quality of User Answers on Smartphones“ – Link to workshop presentation here
- Matteo Busso and Xiaoyue Li. “A context model for collecting diversity-aware data“ – Link to workshop presentation here
- Nardine Osman, Bruno Rosell i Gui and Carles Sierra. “Leveraging Diversity in Online Interactions“ – Link to workshop presentation here
- Isidoros Perikos and Loizos Michael. “Sensitive Content Recognition in Social Interaction Messages“ – Link to workshop presentation here
- Matteo Busso, Amalia De Götzen and Ronald Chenu Abente Acosta. “A research infrastructure for generating and sharing diversity-aware data“ – Link to workshop presentation here
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.
- 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