Within HCI, researchers conduct studies in interdisciplinary projects involving massive volumes of data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning capabilities. Awareness of the responsibility is thus emerging as a key concern for the HCI community. This Community will be impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will enter into force on the 25th of May 2018. From that date, each data controller and data processor will face an increase of its legal obligations (in particular its accountability) under certain conditions.
The GDPR encourages the adoption of Soft Law mechanisms, approved by the national competent authority on data protection, to demonstrate the compliance to the Regulation. Approved Guidelines, Codes of Conducts, Labeling, Marks and Seals dedicated to data protection, as well as certification mechanisms are some of the options proposed by the GDPR. There may be discrepancies between the realities of HCI fieldwork and the formal process of obtaining Soft Law approval by Competent Authorities dedicated to data protection. Given these issues, it is important for researchers to reflect on legal and ethical encounters in HCI research as a community. The GDPR will impact HCI activities and the ones related to HCI engagement, that result in gathering huge volumes of personal data.
This workshop will provide a forum for researchers to share experiences about Soft Law they have put in place to increase Trust, Transparency and Accountability among the shareholders. These discussions will be used to develop a white paper of practical Soft Law mechanisms (certification, labeling, marks, seals...) emerging in HCI research with the aim to demonstrate that the GDPR may be an opportunity for the HCI community.
We invite position papers related to HCI Policy regarding computational engagement, more specifically topics concerning soft-regulation and design of privacy / ethically- informed computational systems. Suggested areas include, but not limited to:
1. HCI Soft Law Regulation
a. Data protection certification (Labels, Seals and Marks)
b. Approved Codes of conducts (by Data Protection Supervisory Authority)
2. HCI Responsible Design
3. HCI Responsible Labels (or privacy labels)
4. Community’s Accountability (civil, administrative, criminal)
a. Safety and Security-by-Design
Proposals based on autonomous and self-decision-making agents as well as proposals involving learning
systems are welcome. We also encourage researchers involved in the control or in the processing of special categories of data, such as, children or health data to participate in this workshop.
The length of the papers should be 4-6 pages. The authors should not include the ACM CHI copyright statement in their papers. The use of supplied template is mandatory: https://chi2018.acm.org/chi-proceedings-format/
Position papers should be submitted to email@example.com
The organizers will work for initiating a special issue in ACM transactions on Computer Human Interaction (ToCHI),
where extended versions of the papers can be considered for publication.
All workshop participants must register for both the
workshop and at least one day of the main conference. Further details
about workshop location and registration will be announced on CHI website and here.
Position Paper Submission: extended to February 17th, 2018
Notification of acceptance: March 10th, 2018
Early Bird Conference Registration: To appear soon
Camera ready paper: April 5th, 2018
Participate in the workshop: April 21st/22nd, 2018 (To be decided soon)
Selected high quality papers: write-up an extended version and submit the paper on a special issue of ACM Transactions on Computers Human Interaction (ToCHI ,provisional deadline: early 2019)
For further information contact the workshop chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org