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HWB 2019 : Handling Web Bias


When Jun 30, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Where Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 25, 2019
Notification Due Apr 14, 2019
Final Version Due May 1, 2019
Categories    computing   web science   bias

Call For Papers

HWB19: Handling Web Bias
Northeastern University
Boston, MA, United States, June 30, 2019


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Algorithmic fairness and algorithmic bias, particularly on web data and services
- Practical strategies for identifying and managing algorithmic and data bias
- Case studies of successful and even unsuccessful mitigation strategies for bias
- Handling biases related to web interaction
- Fairness-aware systems for search, recommendation and machine learning on the web
- Biases due to exploration and exploitation trade-offs
- Transparency and ethics of web-scale data analysis
- Accountability and transparency in the use of sensitive data on the web
- Handling hate speech and disinformation on the web
- Handling of bias in opinion mining and opinion formation on the web
- Handling bias in reputation systems in social media


All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers of at most 10 pages
Short papers of at most 6 pages
Discussion papers of at most 2 pages
The limit of pages includes the references. Please submit in PDF according to the ACM format published in the ACM guidelines ( with all non-standard fonts embedded.

Submissions must be double-blind. Submissions containing author identifying information are subject to rejection without review.

Papers should be submitted through EasyChair at the URL:


All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Paper submission deadline: March 25 2019
Acceptance Notification Authors: April 15 2019
Camera-ready deadline (for inclusion in Web Science proceedings): May 1 2019
Workshop: June 30 2019


Ricardo Baeza-Yates, NTENT & Northeastern University at SV, CA, USA
Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University, USA


Francesco Bonchi (ISI, Italy)
Michael Ekstrand (Boise State, USA)
Leo Ferres (UDD, Chile)
Fosca Gianotti (ISTI/CNR, Italy)
Krishna Gummadi (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
Darakhshan Mir (Buckell Univ, USA)
Chiara Renso (ISTI/CNR, Italy)
Drew Roselli (Parallel-M, USA)
LĂ­via Ruback (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Nisha Talagala (Parallel-M, USA)

HWB19 proceedings will be published in the conference proceedings of the Web Science Conference.

The conference will be held at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.

All questions about submissions should be emailed to Ricardo Baeza-Yates ( and Jeanna Matthews (

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