Call for Participation: IEEE SMC Workshop on “The Human Use of Machine Learning”

IEEE SMC Workshop:
The Human Use of Machine Learning

European Centre for Living Technology
Venice, Italy
December 16, 2016

We are delighted to announce an interdisciplinary workshop on “The Human Use of Machine Learning,” which will be held in Venice, Italy, on December 16, 2016.

The workshop, which is sponsored by the IEEE SMC Society, aims to solicit an open discussion on the social and ethical challenges posed by the recent explosion of machine learning research and its applications. The discussion is expected to focus on topics such as fairness, accountability, transparency and privacy, but also on general issues concerning, e.g., responsibility, human factors, values in design, etc.

The workshop will be held at the European Centre for Living Technology (ECLT), a research center devoted to complex system studies located in central Venice ( and is planned to be a one-day meeting with a number of invited contributions from different backgrounds and perspectives, such as machine learning and AI, computer ethics, law, philosophy of science and technology, etc.

Invited Speakers

  • Bettina Berendt
    University of Leuven
  • Krishna Gummadi
    Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
  • Mireille Hildebrandt
    Free University of Brussels
  • Arshak Navruzyan
  • Fabio Roli
    University of Cagliari
  • Viola Schiaffonati
    Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Judith Simon
    IT University of Copenhagen
  • Katherine Strandburg
    New York University

Attendance is free of charge, but due to limited space registration is mandatory.
To register please send an email to: [email protected].
A first-in first-served policy will apply.