Speakers Announced for ASIS&T Research Symposium

The Planning Committee for The 17th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium and the 3rd Annual Information Ethics and Policy Workshop: Sociotechnical Perspectives on Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (SIG-SI and SIG-IEP) are excited to share the speakers and schedule for the joint SIG-SI and SIG-IEP Workshop on Sociotechnical Perspectives on Equity, Inclusion, and Justice on Friday, October 29th, 2021 from 8:00am-12:00 MDT.

Our speakers will discuss research related to policy, training, AI and diversity and inequality. In this half-day workshop, a range of scholarly sociotechnical inquiries alongside ethical, practical, and policy perspectives across a range of disciplines and sectors will be presented and discussed. The workshop will provide a virtual space to share and exchange experiences and ideas or suggest theories and directions for future work among international SI researchers and practitioners. This workshop will facilitate collaboratively producing short- and long-term research agendas, addressing pressing critical and diversity concerns around technology, sharing research that supports empirically driven policy making, ethical decision-making, and practice for social justice and well-being with pervasive and emerging sociotechnical systems.

The speakers and topics are as follows:

  • Tien-I Tsai and Hui-Yun Sung. Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Knowledge Society for Everyone: Development of a National Policy for Public Libraries in Taiwan. (virtual)
  • Nga Than, Abhishek Gupta, and Ameen Jauhar. Critical Analysis of “Responsible AI #AIforAll: Approach Document for India” (virtual)
  • Sundaraparipurnan Narayanan. Game based training as a model for skill enhancement in bias mitigation efforts. (virtual)
  • Dania Bilal and Jessica Barfield. Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Design and Use of Voice Digital Assistants. (virtual)
  • Lindsay Poirier. Grappling with the Representational Inequities in NYC 311 Data. (virtual)
  • Lala Hajibayova. In Search for Cuteness: Interactive Discovery and Play in Times of Pandemic. (virtual)
  • Hengyi Fu and Yao Lyu. How People Experience Facial Recognition in an Organizational Setting: An Organizational Justice Perspective. (virtual)
  • Elliott Hauser. Action in light of information: What robots can teach us about algorithms. (in-person)

Additional registration fee applies. All of the workshop descriptions can be found on the ASIS&T Annual Meeting website. To register for this workshop, whether attending online or in-person, you can visit Registration and Workshop Rates. If you have not already done so, please register for the Annual Meeting here: https://www.asist.org/am21/registration/.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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