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Montreal treated to flurry of papers on human-centred computing (CHI 2018)


Members of the department’s Human-Centred Computing theme are out in force in Montreal this week. They and their collaborators are presenting four full papers, three DPhil student entries and one concept paper at The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018).

Oxford’s Professor Max Van Kleek is presenting the paper ‘X-Ray Refine: Supporting the Exploration and Refinement of Information Exposure Resulting from Smartphone Apps’ on Wednesday.

On Monday, Oxford’s Reuben Binns gave a paper entitled ‘It's reducing human beings to a percentage: Perceptions of justice in algorithmic decisions.’

Peter West from Southampton presented another paper on Monday on ‘Common Barriers to the Use of Patient-Generated Data Across Clinical Settings’ for which Oxford’s Professors Nigel Shadbolt and Max Van Kleek were two of the co-authors.

Michael Veale from UCL is to deliver a paper on Wednesday entitled ‘Fairness and Accountability Design Needs for Algorithmic Support in High-Stakes Public Sector Decision-Making’. Oxford’s Max Van Kleek and Reuben Binns were co-authors of this paper.

Three of our DPhil students are presenting work at the Student Research Competition and Doctoral Consortium:

Workshops papers coming up  include: 

"Social Acceptability and Respectful Smart Assistantsby Will Seymour

"Some HCI Priorities for GDPR-Compliant Machine Learning" by Michael Veale, Reuben Binns, Max Van Kleek 

"Supporting informed, idiosyncratic privacy preferences through personalised exposure profiles" by Reuben Binns, Max Van Kleek, Jun Zhao, Ulrik Lyngs, Nigel Shadbolt

"The Need for Sensemaking in. Networked Privacy and Algorithmic. Responsibility" by Max Van Kleek, William Seymour, Michael Veale, Reuben Binns


Finally, in the ‘alternative’ track of concept papers, Ulrik Lyngs, Jun Zhao, Reuben Binns and Max Van Kleek will present ‘So, Tell Me What Users Want, What They Really, Really Want!’

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