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PIE+Q 2021
3rd International Workshop on Processing Information Ethically: a plus for data Quality
previously “Workshop on Processing Information Ethically” (PIE)
In conjunction with EDBT/ICDT 2021

23 March, 2021, Nicosia, Cyprus 

Digital transformation comes with ethical concerns about how flexible information systems can be used and misused, posing new challenges for researchers and practitioners across the whole spectrum of information systems engineering. Similarly, ethics-related aspects are becoming prominent in the data management community, where traditional processes for searching, querying, or analyzing data hardly pay any specific attention to the social problems their outcomes could bring about. These demands are broadly reflected into codes of ethics and in legally binding regulations. 
The 3rd International Workshop on “Processing Information Ethically: a plus for data Quality” (PIE+Q) will acknowledge the need for the design of responsible Information Systems with a Data Quality perspective. PIE+Q 2021 will encourage papers on the conceptual and technological approaches for dealing with ethical issues in data quality and of all data management activities, including source selection, knowledge extraction, data integration and analysis.

PIE+Q will be co-located with EDBT/ICDT 2021 (https://edbticdt2021.cs.ucy.ac.cy), to be hosted in Nicosia, Cyprus. The EDBT/ICDT 2021 Organizing Committee is following closely the current COVID-19 situation. At this time, the conference is planned to take place as scheduled. The committee will continue monitoring conditions and will provide updates early enough for authors and prospective participants. The committee suggests to not make any conclusive traveling arrangements until final decisions are reached.

The workshop encourages multidisciplinary submissions on, but not limited to:
* provenance and privacy
* algorithmic fairness
* nondiscriminatory knowledge extraction
* algorithmic transparency 
* eXplainable AI
* bias in machine learning
* results interpretability 
* ethical result personalization
* diversity-aware influence propagation
* automated fact-checking
* responsible data management
* data quality concepts, metrics, and models
* data governance
* data cleaning
* master data management 
* entity resolution
* social-minded measures of data quality 

Submissions will go through a single-blind review process, and evaluated on the basis of originality, relevance, quality, and technical contribution. Regular papers presenting original work are solicited. Moreover, we also welcome short papers containing description of results already published, or visionary discussion of new directions of research.

Authors can submit regular papers (up to 9 pages in length) and short papers (up to 6 pages), written in English. Papers must be submitted at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pieq2021, in PDF according to the EDBT Proceedings Format. 

All accepted works will be published online at CEUR. After acceptance, authors are required to re-submit the final PDF. No different format is allowed. All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop, and at least one author is required to register. A selection of best papers presented at PIE+Q will be invited to a special issue of the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.

Paper submissions            : 20 December 2020
Notification of acceptance   : 21 January 2021
Camera-ready copies          : 31 January 2021

* Riccardo Torlone, Roma Tre University, torlone@dia.uniroma3.it (general chair)
* Letizia Tanca, Politecnico di Milano, letizia.tanca@polimi.it (PC co-chair) 
* Donatella Firmani, Roma Tre University, donatella.firmani@uniroma3.it (PC co-chair) 
* Elena Nieddu, Roma Tre University, elena.nieddu@uniroma3.it (proceedings chair)