(Postponed) Fairness and Bias in Information Retrieval

Date(s) - 27/03/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

University of Glasgow

The event has been postponed. Information about new dates will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Fairness and Bias in Information Retrieval is a one-day workshop that will be held at the University of Glasgow on 27th March. The workshop will bring together practitioners from academia and industry to discuss the challenges relating to fairness in information retrieval (IR) that are faced by industry, and the recent advances in fair IR research.

Many organisations are bound by regulations or laws that require them to ensure fairness in the information that they provide to the public. For example, media companies should be impartial in the on-line content that they produce to comply with editorial guidelines, and governments must be unbiased when releasing or retaining information through FOI and GDPR. IR systems are playing an increasingly important role in selecting the information to be made available to the public in contexts such as these, e.g. search and recommendation systems for finding on-line content or technology-assisted review for identifying sensitive government information.

The objective of the workshop is to raise awareness of fair IR challenges, to foster knowledge transfer and encourage discussion with a view to identifying new research directions in fair IR systems.

If you would like to contribut a presentation or poster to be included in the days activities, please contact Graham, graham.mcdonald@glasgow.ac.uk.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Maarten De Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Jean-Michel Renders, Naver Labs Europe, France. 

Carlos Castillo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Leif Azzopardi, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Adam Harland, BBC, UK

Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands.

Tim Gollins, National Records of Scotland, UK.

Tameem Hesham, University of Glasgow, UK.

Graham McDonald, University of Glasgow, UK.


Business School Lecture Theatre, Main Building Room 206

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ.


09:00 – 09.30 Welcome

09:30 – 12:00 Keynote Talk and Presentations (including coffee break)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 16:30 Keynote Talk and Working Group Discussions (including coffee break)

Kindly sponsored by SICSA and BCS IRSG.


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