HUMAN-AI workshop at NordiCHI2020

[2nd CFP] Respecting Human Autonomy through Human-Centered AI

A virtual multidisciplinary workshop at NordiCHI 2020




AI is becoming more pervasive in our everyday lives and people are increasingly having to relinquish control and decision-making to “smart” systems. Concurrently, people are confronted with a reduced sense of autonomy as a result of being monitored and guided in their actions by complex and autonomous technologies they do not fully understand or control.

This workshop will deepen and expand the discussion on tensions between human and machine autonomy in AI research. We aim to bring together HCI researchers, designers, engineers, social scientists and policy makers to bring in novel insights and perspectives to the workshop.

In the workshop, participants will get an opportunity to:

  • Identify areas of friction between human and machine autonomy.
  • Raise critical questions and challenges related to respecting human autonomy from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • Explore practical everyday scenarios (such as healthcare, driving, e-commerce etc.) and an envisioned future where AI systems could be developed to respect human autonomy.
  • Brainstorm on how practical design approaches can be adapted to AI design, and how novel interaction solutions such as explainable AI can address unresolved challenges.
  • Gain shared understanding from related disciplines and develop practical strategies to address human autonomy issues in AI research.



Participants are expected to submit a short position paper (2-4 pages) using the latest ACM single column format (non-anonymized). The submissions can include early research outcomes, work-in-progress, opinion pieces, suggestions of novel methodologies or even provocations and critical narratives. The organizing and program committees will conduct peer review for each submission to provide feedback and prepare participants for the workshop. Papers will be selected based on the relevance to the workshop theme, quality, and novel perspectives that they can bring to the workshop. Participants might also receive an opportunity to submit extended manuscripts for a special issue in a journal.

All submissions can be sent as a PDF to:



Deadline for submissions (extended): 28th August, 2020  4th September, 2020

Notification of acceptance: 15th September, 2020

The workshop: 25th October, 2020



Supraja Sankaran, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology.

Chao Zhang, Department of Psychology, Utrecht University.

Marisela Gutierrez Lopez, Bristol Digital Futures Institute (BDFI), University of Bristol.

Kaisa Väänänen, Human-Centered Technology, Unit of Computing Sciences, Tampere University.

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