First Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence Symposium
(HCAI@OVGU 2023)

Hosted by the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

November 27-28, 2023

Participation is free.

Registration for in presence attendance here - Online participation at this link.

About the Symposium

The emerging concept of Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) involves amplifying, augmentation, empowering and enhancing individuals. HCAI aims to ensure that AI systems operate transparently, deliver fair and equitable outcomes, and respect privacy while preserving human control. This approach involves multiple stakeholders, such as researchers, developers, business leaders, policymakers, and users, who are affected in various ways by implementing and evaluating AI systems.

The Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence Symposium Series (HCAI@OVGU) aims to bring together leading experts, from both academia and industry, who will be invited to provide keynotes about trending and innovative HCAI-related topics, such as Responsible AI, Explainable AI, Fairness, Legal AI, Adaptive and Personalised User Interfaces, Information Ethics, and many more.

HCAI@OVGU is intended to take place once a semester for one or two days at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), and is organised by the Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence Research Group.

The first edition of the Symposium, HCAI@OVGU 2023, is scheduled for November 27-28, 2023.

Target Audience

The HCAI@OVGU Symposium targets individuals interested in studying novel contributions to HCAI approaches, from researchers to practitioners belonging to academia and industry. The Symposium aims to discuss and exchange ideas within the community about the advances in the development of trustworthy, fair and privacy-preserving systems, as well as explainable user interfaces, with a specific focus on the users' perception in real-world scenarios and not (only) on the algorithmic and model performance.

HCAI@OVGU aims to foster cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary discussions between experts from various research fields, such as computer science, psychology, sociology, law, medicine, business, etc., to discuss problems and synergies in this exciting research topic.


List of speakers who will participate at HCAI@OVGU Symposium 2023 (in alphabetical order).

Nathaliya Andriyenko

Fraunhofer Institute IAIS, Germany

Florian Michahelles

TU Wien, Austria

Sebastian Stober

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Uta Wilkens

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Meike Zehlike

Zalando SE, Berlin, Germany


Monday, November 27, 2023

14:00 - 14:30

Welcome Coffee

14:30 - 14:40

Greetings from the Dean of the Computer Science Faculty

Hans-Knud Arndt

14:40 - 15:00

Symposium Opening

Ernesto W. De Luca and Erasmo Purificato

15:00 - 16:00

The Power of Two: Exploring the Synergies between Human Intelligence and Machine Learning

Speaker: Florian Michahelles

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30

Visual Analytics for Human-Centred AI

Speaker: Nathaliya Andriyenko

17:30 - 17:45


All the speakers invited

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

09:00 - 09:30

Morning Coffee and Day Opening

Ernesto W. De Luca and Erasmo Purificato

09:30 - 10:30

XAI for Building a Foundation of Trust in Productive Teams

Speaker: Sebastian Stober

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00

Configurations and benefits of human-centered AI applications - Insights from case study analysis

Speaker: Uta Wilkens

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:30

Fairness in Ranking - From Values to Technical Choices and Back

Speaker: Meike Zehlike

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:45

Panel Discussion

All the speakers invited

15:45 - 16:15

Symposium Closing

Ernesto W. De Luca and Erasmo Purificato


Ernesto William De Luca

Full Professor

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Leibniz Institute for Educational Media |
Georg Eckert Institute, Brunswick, Germany

Erasmo Purificato

Research Assistant

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

Leibniz Institute for Educational Media |
Georg Eckert Institute, Brunswick, Germany


Named after Otto von Guericke (1602 - 1686), the renowned son of Magdeburg and well-known for his research on the vacuum, the Otto von Guericke University (OVGU) was founded in 1993 and is thus one of the youngest universities in Germany: a place where tradition meets innovation. With nine faculties, the university has gained in importance as a notable institution of teaching and research. Roughly 14,000 students are enrolled at the moment and approximately 25% of them are international students. Around 770 doctoral students, among which 285 are from abroad, are researching in various fields of engineering, natural science, medicine, economics, etc.

The event will specifically take place at the Festung Mark ("Kulturwerkstatt"), Hohepfortewall 1, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany.


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