[FM-India] CFP: 14th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 9-11 Sept. 2020

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14th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference:
“Human-Centric Computing in a Data-Driven Society”

Tokyo, Japan, 9th-11th September 2020

Venue: Faculty of Global Informatics (iTL), Chuo University, Tokyo.

“People First : One Can Hide the Data but Not the Truth”

We are now living in a "data-driven society". Data is seen as the source 
of value in the new digital age and creates added value for growth. The 
development of IoT especially enables the collection of enormous amounts 
of data in a range of ways and a variety of forms which can spread 
around the world. Data utilization is likely to continue to expand and 
become more and more important across all sectors of society, as the 
spread and penetration of automation unfolds in the coming years.

All those engaged with trying to shape the technologies of today are in 
some sense oriented toward the future.  Is the future bright?  And if so 
who and what will make it so – and for whom?  As individuals and as team 
members vision and ingenuity are needed to help us realize a positive 
future for all.

In a data-driven society, all our choices, actions, locations, emotions, 
and behaviours are monitored, measured, interpreted, compared, and 
rated. While data is sometimes called the new oil, also this form of 
extraction comes with its challenges. In a data-driven society, existing 
inequalities can be deepened rather than solved (e.g., preventing 
policing, access to health insurance). While oil was a driver for 
economic growth, its negative effects on our planet and biosphere 
remained for long invisible. This time we should do better and 
investigate not only data as a driver of growth, but also as a driver of 
change we may not want to see.

The IT Industry is recognizing that a healthy employee work/life balance 
is essential for long-term enthusiasm and success. It is clear that a 
strong architectural plan with input from all stakeholders creates a 
vastly different, participative and delivery-focused working 
environment. The continued commitment to creating excellence and an 
atmosphere that embraces change should be the foundational 
characteristics of the IT Industry in the future. Treating people like 
they are human beings rather than automata to extract value from, is a 
concept that should be back in fashion.The digital traces one leaves 
behind each day reveal more than one knows, and such data is 
increasingly being used to aid organizations in swaying public opinion 
(cf. Cambridge Analytica and the Brexit vote / US Elections / India).As 
the scandals of Surveillance Capitalism (fake news makes more money) 
come face-to-face with true human development needs, and the 
ever-sharpening focus on the need for sustainable solutions, change is 
needed.  It is also paramount to remember, moreover, that our 
conceptions of being human and hence what we understand within a 
particular cultural / historical context vary significantly from culture 
to culture, whilst our notion of what we consider as being human is 
being increasingly shaped by the technologies that we use.

The coming together of Computing, Control and Communications is 
resulting in several unforeseen outcomes that are beginning to make 
“Being Human” more and more of a challenge.   It is no more a trilogy of 
human–centric, technology–centric and data-centric practices both in 
Data Management and Software Engineering. Humanizing in this context 
entails Privacy, Safety, Security, Human Relationships and Personal 
Growth; it requires new governance models for new data economy 
ecosystems. This is proving to be both an answer and a challenge to the 
productivity paradox in IT and the goal of achieving a positive future.

Human : Machine :: Efficacy : Effectiveness

Data-driven innovations, in short, are increasingly understood as only 
being successful and fit for purpose if they are favorable for all 
humanity, and not simply designed to fulfil the priorities of 
monopolisation and the concentration of wealth in ever fewer hands. 
Research into these and related issues needs to straddle multiple areas 
of academic studies, following the principle that technology must be of 
benefit to humanity and fostering faith in humanity at large is at its 

Since 1974, the Human Choice and Computers (HCC) conference series has 
consistently fostered innovative thinking about the interfaces between 
society and technology.  At this time, HCC14 in 2020 focuses on 
“Human-Centric Computing in a Data-Driven Society” and welcomes inputs 
from members of academia and research, civic society, computing 
associations, industry, and the IT professions on the following (and 
related) themes:

•	Developing New Technologies Using Data for Human Society.
•	Ethical and Legal Issues for Data Analytics and Big Data.
•	Social Accountability and Responsibility for Computing and Data 
•	Data-work in relation to Gender and Diversity, Work, Educational and 
Daily Life.
•	How data helps to make the world a better place – with a demonstrable 
focus on the better, and where better is not the same as making 
organisations richer and CEOs more powerful.
•	Harnessing Information with Unconscious Bias
•	Legal Systems for Criminal Offences and Abuse
•	Ethical governance models for new data economy ecosystems
•	How did we get here? Precedents, and lessons from the past.
•	How culturally diverse interpretations / understandings of life-work 
balance, of being human, and slow-tech and techno-feminist 
understandings of a data-driven society can help us shape a more 
human-centric computing environment
•	Impact on International Security, Intelligence, and War.
•	Environmental Impact of Big Data
•	ICT for Development: Global Industries, Developing Economies, 
•	Analysis, design, construction, specification, development and testing 
of IT artefacts to defined deadlines and exacting standards
•	Impact analysis of human endeavour and data analytics
•	Security and privacy for big data and data analytics
•	Using collaborative skills to work with team members in order to 
ensure reliability, availability and performance of applications
•	Connectivity/digitalization affecting our working and/or private lives
•	The view of human nature in a data-driven society
HCC14 will also welcome co-located TC9 Working Group Workshops

Working Group 9.1: Computers and Work - 10th CNoW: Int’l Workshop on 
Changing Nature of Work with ICT
AI in the Workplace: Navigating the Age of Digital Automation
With the Internet and abundant smart devices, the paradigm of computing 
now turns into a new world of digital automation with the strong 
presence of AI in the workplace (Davenport & Kirby, 2015; Genpact, 
2018). People expect AI might replace or displace humans from current 
jobs in the near future, and that  AI will multiply the cognitive and 
analytic powers of machines and augment or displace human capacities 
(Robinson & Bogen, 2017; Tito, 2017).  Decision support, and robots 
controlling intelligence augmentation have been used at work, but the 
larger scale of novel AI applications based on deep learning 
technologies and underlying bigdata constitute a new challenge. In this 
context, this workshop takes the view of real – human - workers.  AI in 
the workplace will present opportunities as well as challenges for 
modern day organizations. These opportunities and challenges include 
changes in work practices including social and institutional aspects as 
well as business models. In this workshop, therefore, we are aiming to 
identify the changes that are and will be occurring in the work 
environment, work routines, related policies, and business models. Other 
softer side issues involved in shifting towards AI are also welcome. In 
this regard, this workshop aims at explicating cases and theories 
concerning visions of AI replacing functions and activities, as well as 
insightful frameworks of AI, shape and patterns in AI platforms, and/or 
smart offices enabled by AI technologies.  The scope will be shaped by 
the imaginations of participants’ creative contributions to the topic.
Submissions of manuscripts dealing with interdisciplinary issues across 
political and strategic lines, as well as social and technological 
issues, are strongly encouraged.

Working Group 9.2: Social Accountability and Computing
To share or not to share – Social responsibility to share health related 
There has been much active discourse concerning why people’s privacy 
should be protected and what are the rights of patients related to their 
health information. However, this is an issue that also needs to be 
looked at from the viewpoint of social responsibility, because health 
information does not have value only for the person sharing it but also 
for common good. While privacy arguments for protecting health related 
information are valuable, the aim is to enlarge the discussion to other, 
less individualistically oriented, approaches.  This workshop will 
explore various openings to both sides: To share or not to share.
Submissions related to health information, privacy, social 
accountability and responsible research and innovation are warmly 

Working Group 9.5: Our Digital Lives
Given the prevalence of connectivity and digital work in its various 
forms, in this workshop we are interested in studies (including 
work-in-progress) exploring any aspect of ‘Our Digital Lives’ following 
our Working Group’s general theme. Example topics include (but are not 
limited to): digital work in its social context, digital health, digital 
education, digital labour, digital games, digital tourism, online 
communities, social media, augmented or virtual reality, emerging 
technologies, or artificial intelligence.
Submissions are welcomed that offer fresh theoretical or empirical 
insights into how our digital lives have transformed the way we work, 
communicate, and play together.

Working Group 9.8: Gender, Diversity and ICT
WG 9.8 calls for papers that explore work that unfolds with and around 
data; that is, work that takes place in the very collection, use, and 
undertakings of and on data (Fisher et al. 2017, Bossen et al. 2019) – 
including the often invisible forms of work (e.g. Star and Strauss 
1999). With this, we are interested in studies that explore the 
resources (social, cultural, material, digital) that are mobilized for 
digital data to serve in work, educational settings, and/or daily life. 
We are interested in the topic from perspectives of gender and diversity 
and call for papers that bring feminist concerns into the analyses and 
e.g. explore instances of data bias (Perez 2019) in such particular 
work.  At the same time, we welcome papers on other topics related to 
gender and diversity.

Paper Submission
The conference is open to attendees at all stages of career and 
education, whether you are at the start, middle or peak of your career, 
either as academics or practitioners. Submitted papers should be 
approximately 3,000-5,000 words in length.  Please return your paper, 
using the appropriate format, through hhttp://www.hcc14.net/ or 

The Easychair Submission Link: 
Please be sure to indicate whether you are submitting to the conference 
general theme, or to one of three specific workshops.  Papers must be 
anonymized for blind peer review.

Conference Chair: Taro Komukai
Program Committee Chairs: Taro Komukai, David Kreps, Gopal TV, Kaori 
Organizing Committee Chair: Kaori Ishii
Main Editor: David Kreps
Co-Editors: Taro Komukai, Gopal TV, Kaori Ishii

Workshop Chairs: WG9.1 Jungwo Lee; WG9.2 Jani Koskinen; WG9.5 Petros 
Chamakiotis and Brad McKenna

Important Dates
January 31, 2020               - Submissions due
March 31, 2020                 - Notification of acceptance/rejection
April 30, 2020                 - Submission of camera-ready papers
July 31, 2020                  - Deadline for early bird registration
September 9 - 11, 2020         - Conference dates.

Digital Equity Committee Funding
Funds are available to support PhD students from developing countries to 
attend HCC14 or one of the WG Workshops if an application to the IFIP 
Digital Equity Committee is made through the Chair of Technical 
Committee 9, David Kreps.  Please see http://www.ifiptc9.org/


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