The workshop is jointly organized by LAMSADE and DIMACS with the support of the House of Public Affairs, the chair on Governance and Regulation of Université Paris Dauphine, the GDR Policy Analytics and the GDRI Algorithmic Decision Theory of the CNRS.
Algorithms and software implementing them are now ubiquitous in our lives. Rankings, credit scores, recommendation systems, University admissions are just small examples where algorithms are widely used and having a real impact on our societies. This is all the more important since today algorithms (and software) are designed and implemented at an industrial level and most important are embedded in "automatic devices" having a certain decision autonomy.
There is increasing awareness and concern about the impact of this fact for our lives, our societies, our economies. Certainly, it is a topic of concern for computer scientists who actually design and implement algorithms and relevant software. However, it is also a topic of concern for those who use algorithms or make decisions based on them. Under such a perspective, we consider there is room for creating or enhancing a new line of research related to the design of "socially responsible algorithms". However, despite looking politically correct it needs to be defined through topics:
On the above topics LAMSADE and DIMACS with the support of the House of Public Affairs, the chair on Governance and Regulation of Université Paris Dauphine, the GDR Policy Analytics and the GDRI Algorithmic Decision Theory of the CNRS are organizing a workshop (by invitation only) at Université Paris Dauphine December 11 - 12, 2017.