[Infovis] CfP: Overcoming Cognitive Biases workshop

Geoff Ellis ellis at dbvis.inf.uni-konstanz.de
Thu Apr 3 19:32:10 CEST 2014

CfP: Overcoming Cognitive Biases workshop
This one-day workshop will be held as part of i-KNOW 2014 (14th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business),in Graz, Austria, 16-19 September 2014.  http://i-know.tugraz.at

- Submission by: 16 April, 2014
- Notifications of acceptance :16 May 2014
- Camera Ready Copy: 5 June 2014
- Workshop day: 16 or 17 September 2014

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss how to reduce the impact of cognitive biases in the systems we build. Work to date has generally focussed on developing user training to mitigate the effect of a small number of cognitive biases with little effort on software solutions. The latter not only requires research to identify situations where help would assist in better decision making, but also in developing novel corrective actions ideally tailored to the user. In the visualisation domain, work has centred around improving hypothesis generation to avoid confirmation bias, where the user unconsciously seeks evidence to confirm what they already believe, rather than seeking disconfirming evidence. There is plenty of scope for investigating whether or not the cognition of visualisation or elements therein are subject to cognitive biases.

We invite participants from a wide range of disciplines such as decision science, cognitive psychology, information visualisation, visual analytics, software engineering, business and intelligence to exchange ideas and establish a roadmap of the state of the art and promote future research potential.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- cognitive biases and information visualisation
- new classification schemes for cognitive biases
- integrating cognitive bias mitigation into existing software
- measuring susceptibility to cognitive bias
- cognitive biases in groups/collaborative situations
- training/learning tools to overcome particular cognitive biases
- business decision making
- impact of big data on cognitive biases
- evaluation techniques/methodologies

The workshop will include invited talks, short individual presentations and group activities and will provide a forum for participants to exchange ideas and establish a roadmap of the state of the art and identify future research potential. We hope to grow this interdisciplinary community to promote future collaboration.

We invite authors to submit original work, as either 2-3 page position papers or 4-6 page research papers. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published in the supplementary proceedings of i-KNOW 2014 (either ACM or IEEE).
Submissions should be in ACM SIG proceedings format (standard 2-column style) as a PDF file through the workshop website.

For further details please contact Geoffrey Ellis, ellis at dbvis.inf.uni-konstanz.de
Twitter:  @ocb_workshop
website: http://ocbworkshop.dbvis.de/

Geoffrey Ellis, University of Konstanz
Gaëlle Lortal, THALES Research & Technology, Paris
Michael Bedek, University of Graz

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