Call for Papers

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 13 EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 AoE

Full Paper Submission Deadline: September 17 EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 AoE

All deadlines are 11:59PM, Anywhere on Earth

Submission portal

The AFCR workshop encourages rigorous discussions among participants from all communities interested in topics of fairness, robustness, and causality.

The workshop will include: Invited Talks, Contributed Talks, Roundtable discussions, and a Panel.

Accepted submissions will be presented during the workshop as contributed talks and at the poster session. At the discretion of authors, accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Call for Papers

4-8 pages (anonymized), NeurIPS format, on CMT

Abstract deadline: September 13, 2021

Full submission: September 17, 2021 (11:59 pm anywhere on earth)

Paper submissions (4 to 8 pages, not including references) should describe new projects aimed at using Causality and/or Robustness to address fairness in machine learning. Submissions should have theoretical or empirical results demonstrating the approach, and specifying how the project fills a gap in the current literature.

We welcome submissions of novel work in the area of fairness with a special interest on (but not limited to):

  • Failure modes of all current fairness definitions (statistical, causal, and otherwise)

  • Methods to encode domain-specific fairness knowledge into causal models

  • New causal definitions of fairness

  • Studies of practical limitations of causally grounded fairness methods?

  • Trade-offs between fairness and robustness?

  • How do approaches for adversarial/poisoning attacks target algorithmic fairness?

  • How do fairness guarantees hold under distribution shift

Authors have the option to be included in the proceedings (PMLR) if their work is of high-quality as assessed by the peer-review process. We accept submissions of work submitted elsewhere (FAccT, etc), or substantial extensions of works presented at other venues (not in proceedings). We however do not accept work that has been previously accepted as a journal or conference proceedings (including the main NeurIPS conference).

Abstract Deadline for paper track: September 13, 2021

Deadline for full paper submissions: September 17, 2021

Acceptance Notification: Oct 15, 2021

Authors recording of accepted papers: November 14, 2021

Camera ready : November 14, 2021

Proceedings Deadline : January 31, 2022