Eurograd message

Message posted on 13/08/2020

CFP - ACM FAccT (formerly ACM FAT*)

Dear all,

Hope you are keeping safe and well.

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 2021 ACM conference on
Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency -- FAccT (formerly known
as ACM FAT) is now open. We welcome scholarship in dialogue with fairness,
accountability, and transparency in computational systems, including
critical approaches that investigate core assumptions and propose
alternative designs, practices, and policies.

This year’s conference will take place in the context of a worldwide
reckoning with racism and other forms of injustice, in society generally
and within the field of computing in particular. Such questions are not
only a matter of personal and professional concern, but also a perennial
focus of FAccT scholarship.
In this light, we especially welcome attention
to insufficiently addressed issues in computing such as: How do
algorithmic systems develop in relation to racism and anti-blackness? How
should the field address the problems and opportunities of intersectional
perspectives on fairness? What kinds of marginalization are relevant to the
concerns of ACM FAccT? How can perspectives and tools from gender/LGBTQ
studies, postcolonial studies, indigenous studies, racial and ethnic
studies, migration studies, work on disability and other relevant domains
inform a broad perspective on how to frame and advance social justice in
relation to design of computational systems?

Submissions might include (but not limited to) the following areas:

Algorithm Development e.g. Fairness; Interpretable and explainable
models; Data collection and curation
Data and Algorithm Evaluation e.g. Metrics; Audits; Evaluations
Applications e.g. NLP; Computer vision; Search engines;
Recommender systems; Programming languages; Databases
Human Factors e.g. Human-computer interaction; Humans-in-the-loop;
Information visualization; UX design; Community or participatory-research
Privacy and Security e.g. Formal approaches; Privacy-preserving
models; Usable privacy and security
Law and Policy e.g. Organizational governance; Data protection;
Non-discrimination; Codes of ethics; Models from historically marginalized
perspectives (
e.g. Global Southern, feminist, communitarian, or
Indigenous perspectives)
Humanistic theory and critique e.g. Interrogating foundational
concepts; Bridging critical concepts across fields; Philosophical, moral
and ethical analysis
Social and organizational processes e.g. Algorithms in
organizations and institutions; Social, cultural, and historical shaping
algorithmic phenomena; algorithmic impacts on social phenomena
Community-based approaches e.g. Participatory algorithm design;
Community designed and maintained systems; Activism-driven technological
Education e.g.* Pedagogical approaches, proposals, and experiences
in areas of relevance to FAccT

We welcome submissions on these topics from a broad set of expertise from a
wide variety of disciplines, including computer science, statistics, the
humanities, and law. More details can be found here:

Paper pre-registration: 30 September 2020

Paper submission: 7 October 2020

Notifications: 11 December 2020

Conference: early March 2021

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM anywhere on earth (AoE) on the given date.

Questions? Contact the Program Co-chairs:
And stay tuned for updates by following @facctconference on Twitter.

Please forward this call to other people or groups you think may be

Best wishes,


Cognitive Science Ph.D. candidate
Complex Software Lab,
Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre
School of Computer Science and Informatics
University College Dublin, Ireland
t: @Abebab
EASST's Eurograd mailing list
Eurograd (at)
Unsubscribe or edit subscription options:

Meet us via

Report abuses of this list to

view as plain text
Follow by Email