Workshop on Explainable User Models and Personalized Systems (ExUM 2021)

Cataldo Musto, Nava Tintarev, Oana Inel, Marco Polignano, Giovanni Semeraro, Jürgen Ziegler

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Abstract

Adaptive and personalized systems have become pervasive technologies that are gradually playing an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Indeed, we are now used to interact every day with algorithms that help us in several scenarios, ranging from services that suggest us music to be listened to or movies to be watched, to personal assistants able to proactively support us in complex decision-making tasks. As the importance of such technologies in our everyday lives grows, it is fundamental that the internal mechanisms that guide these algorithms are as clear as possible. Unfortunately, the current research tends to go in the opposite direction, since most of the approaches try to maximize the effectiveness of the personalization strategy (e.g., recommendation accuracy) at the expense of the explainability and the transparency of the model. The main research questions which arise from this scenario is simple and straightforward: How can we deal with such a dichotomy between the need for effective adaptive systems and the right to transparency and interpretability? The workshop aims to provide a forum for discussing such problems, challenges, and innovative research approaches in the area, by investigating the role of transparency and explainability on the recent methodologies for building user models or developing personalized and adaptive systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUMAP 2021 - Adjunct Publication of the 29th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages211-212
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450383677
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event29th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2021 - Virtual, Online, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Jun 202025 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameUMAP 2021 - Adjunct Publication of the 29th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

Conference

Conference29th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2021
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/06/2025/06/20

Keywords

  • Explainability
  • Explanation
  • Personalization
  • Recommender Systems
  • Transparency
  • User Models

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