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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction

For a Special Issue on
AI, Decision-Making, and the Impact on Humans

Manuscript deadline
12 November 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Salvatore Andolina, University of Palermo
[email protected]

Joseph A. Konstan, University of Minnesota
[email protected]

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AI, Decision-Making, and the Impact on Humans

AI Algorithms are making and supporting decisions in ways that increasingly affect humans in many aspects of their lives. Both autonomous systems and algorithm-in-loop decision-support systems use AI algorithms and data-driven models to provide or deny access to credit, healthcare, and other essential resources while steering life-changing decisions related to criminal justice, education, and other aspects of everyday life. Too often these systems are built without consideration of the human factors associated with their use. Models are too often opaque; recommendations too hard to interpret or interrogate; and systems unaware of the human values and consequences of their calculations.  

We invite contributions exploring the impact of AI decision-making and decision-support algorithms on humans with a special focus on how to integrate human-centered principles into the algorithms and their surrounding systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Human-centered design and evaluations of AI-powered systems. 
    • How do we design more impactful AI systems? 
    • How do we develop explanations that would work for a variety of stakeholders? 
    • How do we go beyond evaluations based on traditional accuracy metrics? 
    • How do we extend machine learning systems to recognize diverse human objectives?
    • How do we develop design methods for useful, effective, transparent, fair, and ethical AI? 
    • How do we deal with ethical sustainability?
  • Design for algorithm-in-the-loop decision-support systems.
    • How do we provide interfaces to support decision-maker accountability?
    • How do we provide interfaces to assess decision-maker competence and awareness of the uses and limitations of the AI algorithms and models?

Submission Instructions

Authors are encouraged to send an abstract (e.g., 500 words) to [email protected] for feedback on the relevance and fit to the special issue. 

The submissions will follow the tentative schedule: 

  • Abstract (optional): November 5, 2021   
  • Full paper submission deadline: November 12, 2021
  • First-round reviews to authors: January 11, 2022
  • 2nd round submission deadline: March 11, 2022
  • 2nd-round reviews to authors: April 12, 2022
  • Publication during 2022

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and relevance to the special issue topics of interest. The review process of IJHCI is single-blinded. Submitted papers may not be under consideration for another conference or journal, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the review process. The submissions should be prepared according to the guidelines of IJHCI. These can be found below.

All submissions should be done through the Editorial Manager system of IJHCI below.

When submitting, please select the article type 'Special Issue Article', and select the specific special issue in the section ‘Additional Information’. Please also specify in your cover letter that the submission is intended for the Special Issue.

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