Current research questions on accountable algorithmic decision making systems (QAccADM)

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So-called algorithmic decision making systems (ADM systems) are on the rise in the governmental work We would thus like to make the proposal that we do not try to vamp up a full scientific conference, but rather create a meeting space for all researchers in our interdisciplinary research area by calling for small lightning talks (see more information on this below). We would like to additionally invite people from the German Research Community (DFG), the ministries who fund research in this area (BMAS, BMBF, BMJ), Volkswagen Stiftung, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Mercator Stiftung, and so on. The idea is to disseminate our own research results plus to give others the opportunity to discuss current research and open research questions. We want to make a strong case for more research funding for interdisciplinary research in this area. The last hour could be dedicated to a panel discussion with funding bodies on how to help interdisciplinary groups in their research.

13th of March, 10-18h


Vertretung des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz
beim Bund und bei der Europäischen Union
In den Ministergärten 6
10117 Berlin

Important Dates

Abstract/Paper/Video submission: 13.12.2022
Notifications: 31.01.2023
Conference: 13.03.2023
All deadlines are at 11:59 PM Anywhere On Earth on the given date.


In this schedule, all groups have a slot of 45-55 minutes to focus on the results of their research and the open questions regarding the safe use of AI / ADM systems of their community.

Begin Ende
10:00 10:10 Introduction KA Zweig
10:10 10:20 Introduction Landesvertretung Rheinland-Pfalz (the building we’re in is Rhineland-Palatian’s representation in Berlin)
10:20 11:15 Track 1: Research in the political sciences regarding governmental use of ADM systems (Wenzelburger)
11:15 12:10 Track 2: Rechtliche Fragen zur Nutzung von ADM-Systemen vor Gericht (Schulz)
12:10 12:55 Lunch
12:55 13:50 Track 3: Legal questions regarding the use of ADM systems in the Criminal Justice System (Yeung)
13:50 14:05 Coffee
14:05 15:00 Track 4: Questions on how to develop and deploy an accountable ADM system (Zweig)
15:00 15:55 Track 5: Psychological aspects on the usage of ADM systems (Achtziger)
15:55 16:05 Coffee
16:05 17:20 Fishbowl
17:20 18:00 Summary

Call for participation

Governments all over Europe start to use AI to communicate with their citizens, to distribute resources, to identify security threats or to evaluate situations and people. At the same time, the European Commission is preparing a first law on the regulation of AI. In these times, more interdisciplinary research is necessary to find the best national adaption to the European law. Our research project has shown that multiple disciplines, including as psychology, computer science, law, and political science can to come together to generate richer insights on what AI can and cannot do in criminal justice contexts. In this conference, we want to hear about current research and open questions with respect to the use of AI / ADM systems by European governments.


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Mar 13 2023


All Day