author={Alexandra Olteanu and Jean I. Garcia-Gathright and Maarten de Rijke and Michael D. Ekstrand and Adam Roegiest and Aldo Lipani and Alex Beutel and Ana Lucic and Ana-Andreea Stoica and Anubrata Das and Asia J. Biega and Bart Voorn and Claudia Hauff and Damiano Spina and David Lewis and Douglas W. Oard and Emine Yilmaz and Faegheh Hasibi and Gabriella Kazai and Graham Mcdonald and Hinda Haned and Iadh Ounis and Ilse van der Linden and Joris Baan and Kamuela N. Lau and Krisztian Balog and Mahmoud F. Sayed and Maria Panteli and Mark Sanderson and Matthew Lease and Preethi Lahoti and Toshihiro Kamishima},
  journal={ACM SIGIR Forum},
  pages={20 - 43}
The purpose of the SIGIR 2019 workshop on Fairness, Accountability, Confidentiality, Transparency, and Safety (FACTS-IR) was to explore challenges in responsible information retrieval system development and deployment. To this end, the workshop aimed to crowd-source from the larger SIGIR community and draft an actionable research agenda on five key dimensions of responsible information retrieval: fairness, accountability, confidentiality, transparency, and safety. Such an agenda can guide… 
Search results diversification for effective fair ranking in academic search
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Third Space, Information Sharing, and Participatory Design


Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, Confidentiality, Transparency, and Safety in Information Retrieval (FACTS-IR)
This workshop explores challenges in responsible information retrieval system development and deployment. The focus is on determining actionable research agendas on five key dimensions of responsible
Privacy-Preserving IR 2016: Differential Privacy, Search, and Social Media
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The challenge of achieving amortized individual fairness subject to constraints on ranking quality as an online optimization problem is formulated and solved as an integer linear program and it is demonstrated that the method can improve individual fairness while retaining high ranking quality.
When data protection by design and data subject rights clash
It is shown that some DPbD strategies deployed by large data controllers result in personal data which, despite remaining clearly reidentifiable by a capable adversary, make it difficult for the controller to grant data subjects rights over for the purposes of managing this risk.