As a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed conference, ACM FAccT requires a broad as well as deep set of expertise from a wide variety of disciplines, including computer science, statistics, the humanities, and law. 

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? 

We welcome submissions in the following areas:

  • Algorithm Development e.g. Fairness; Interpretable and explainable models; Causality; Data collection and curation
  • Data and Algorithm Evaluation e.g. Metrics; Audits; Evaluations
  • Applications e.g. NLP; Computer vision; Health; 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 design 
  • Privacy and Security e.g. Formal approaches; Privacy-preserving models; Usable privacy and security 
  • Law and Policy e.g. Data protection; Non-discrimination; Organizational governance; 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 of algorithmic phenomena; algorithmic impacts on social phenomena
  • Community-based approaches e.g. Participatory algorithm design; Community designed and maintained systems; Activism-driven technological change 
  • Education e.g. Pedagogical approaches, proposals, and experiences in areas of relevance to FAccT

FAccT is an ACM conference about computing, dedicated to rigorous study and development of computing as a field of knowledge and practice at the intersection of many disciplines. To this end, papers will be reviewed by experts on the topic, from disciplines as diverse as those represented among FAccT authors past and present. In keeping with our roots in computing, we appreciate both systems building, analysis, and practical impact alongside psychological, social, and institutional analyses.

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