Camera-ready due: March 19, 2018
Early registration deadline: April 1, 2018
Modern software is full of examples of bias.
FairWare 2018 brings together academics, practitioners, and policy
makers interested in solving this problem and creating software
engineering technology to improve software fairness. FairWare is
interested in submissions on a variety of topics pertaining to
software fairness, including, but not limited to, surveys of
real-world software exhibiting bias, definitions of measures of bias
in software, approaches to detecting bias in software, and research
roadmaps and challenges.
Fairness has been a hot topic of research, but relatively little work
has happened in the software engineering community, and important
software engineering challenges are going unsolved. If you'd like to
learn about one recent results in our community,
video (or read this paper):
We welcome full (up to 7 pages) and short (up to 4 pages)
papers that do one or more of the following:
• describe original research,
• state a position,
• survey related research,
• survey examples of bias in modern software,
• describe a new research idea, or
• formalize a problem statement.
If you have previously published work you want to present at FairWare 2018 to give the work more exposure, submit a summary of that work (roughly 2 pages is enough) pointing to the prior publication. FairWare will not republish previously published work, but we look forward to having presentations on such work to inform the community. It's a great opportunity for us to learn and for you to advertise your work! In fact, authors of all submissions may opt-out of having the manuscript appear in the proceedings to make it eligible for subsequent publication elsewhere.
All contributions must, at the time of submission, conform to the ACM formatting instructions. All papers must be written in English. Papers must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, using the EasyChair submission site.
Three members of the program committee will review each paper and the committee will select the papers for presentation at workshop based on quality, relevance, and the potential for starting meaningful and productive conversations.
At least one author of each accepted paper or presentation must register for the workshop.
Authors of accepted papers will have the option of including their work in the workshop proceedings. Authors of papers describing work previously published elsewhere or planned to be submitted elsewhere may still submit to FairWare 2018, but will have the opportunity to elect not to publish in the proceedings, or to only publish an abstract.