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Fairness and Bias in Information Retrieval

University of Glasgow

Friday, 27 March 2020 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

Fairness and Bias in Information Retrieval

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Workshop 27 Mar 2020 Free  

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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.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Maarten De Rijke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Jean-Michel Renders, Naver Labs Europe, France.

Rishabh Mehrotra, Spotify, London, UK.

Carlos Castillo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Leif Azzopardi, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Adam Harland, BBC, UK

Pablo Castells, Universidad Autónonoma de Madrid, Spain.

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

Tim Gollins, National Records of Scotland, UK.

Tameem Adel, University of Glasgow, UK.

Frank Hopfgartner, University of Sheffield, UK.

If you would like to contribut a presentation or poster to be included in the days activities, please contact Graham,


Business School Lecture Theatre, Main Building Room 206

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ.


08:30 - 09:00 Coffee

09:00 - 09:15 Introduction and Welcome

09:15 - 10:00 Talk

10:00 - 10:20 Talk

10:20 - 10:40 Talk

10:40 - 11:00  Coffee

11:00 - 11:30 Talk

11:30 - 12:00 Talk

12:00 - 12:30 Talk

12:30 - 13:30  Lunch

13:30 - 14:15  Talk

14:15 - 14:35  Talk

14:35 - 15:00  Talk

15:00 - 15:15  Coffee

15:15 - 16:00  Talk

16:00 - 16:45  Breakout Groups Discussions

16:45 - 17:30  Breakout Groups Reporting and Close

This event is sponsered by: 

Sponsored by SIGIR


Do you have questions about Fairness and Bias in Information Retrieval ? Contact University of Glasgow

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University of Glasgow
Business School Lecture Theatre
Main Building Room 206
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

Friday, 27 March 2020 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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