1st Greek ACM-W Chapter Winter School on Fairness in AI

24 - 25 February 2022, online


The Greek Chapter of the ACM-W (ACM’s Council on Women in Computing) is organizing a winter school to be held annually. The main goal of the school is to offer the opportunity to young computer science professionals to learn about timely topics from top scientists from around the world. 

The topic of the inaugural edition is “Fairness on AI” and will take place online on February 24-25, 2022.

We live the revolution of AI. Enormous opportunities are ahead but come with dangers. AI-driven systems are increasingly being used in all aspects of society to assist, or even replace human decision making. Can we trust such systems? Every day, we use search, recommendations, personal assistants, the web, and social media to help us in all sorts of decisions from where to dine and what movie to watch, to more fundamental ones, such as our stance on political issues and worldwide events. AI is being widely used by public and private bodies to assist decisions in courts, in college admissions, and job recruitment. Issues of biased treatment, exclusion, and unfairness are raised, with concerns exaggerated by various cases catching the public attention.

In this winter school, well-renowned leaders in the field will present the exciting on-going work on addressing such concerns. The school will include seminars, talks, small working group sessions, and a panel.

We invite applications from senior undergraduate, graduate and PhD students, early-stage researchers and professionals.

The school is open to participants from any country and of any nationality. The official language of the school is English. Basic knowledge of computer science is also a prerequisite.

Participation is free but will be limited to foster interactions. Selection will be based on the academic and professional merit of the candidates together with their motivation for participating. Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the selection process through email.

Upon completion of the school, all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

To apply please visit: https://gec-ws.athenarc.gr/participate/

Important dates:

  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2022
  • Notifications: January 30, 2022


  • Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • Georgia Koutrika, ATHENA Research Center, Greece
  • Eirini Ntoutsi, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany