About the Workshop

Ethics and the Digital Transformation process

Awareness in Data Management and Information Systems

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 1st International Workshop on “Processing Information Ethically” (PIE) will acknowledge the need for the design of responsible Information System with a Data Management perspective. PIE 2019 will encourage papers on the conceptual and technological approaches for dealing with ethical issues of data management and of all the activities of the whole information lifecycle, including source selection, knowledge extraction, data integration and analysis.

Pictures (June, 4th, 2019)


Topics and Themes

We encourage multidisciplinary submissions on, but not limited to:

  • provenance and privacy
  • fair source selection
  • nondiscriminatory knowledge extraction
  • algorithmic transparency
  • ranking transparency
  • query explanation
  • eXplainable AI
  • bias in machine learning
  • results interpretability
  • ethical result personalization
  • privacy in data analysis
  • ethical information diffusion
  • diversity-aware influence propagation
  • automated fact-checking
  • comparative ethics benchmarks
  • socially-aware metadata

Regular Papers

Present original work

  • Up to 12 pages in length
  • English Language
  • LNCS format

Short Papers

Present results already published, or visionary discussion on new directions of research

Data Papers

Present motivations and methodology behind the creation of freely accessible datasets for the community

Important Dates

Full Paper Submissions

Submission is Closed

Notification of Acceptance

8 May 2019

Camera Ready

25 May 2019

Organizing Committee

Riccardo Torlone

General Chair

Roma Tre University


Letizia Tanca

PC Co-Chair

Politecnico di Milano


Donatella Firmani

PC Co-Chair

Roma Tre University


Elena Nieddu

Publicity Chair

Roma Tre University


Program Committee

  • Julia Stoyanovich, New York University
  • Anja Gruenheid, Google
  • Barna Saha, University of Massachusetts
  • Davide Martinenghi, Politecnico di Milano
  • Divesh Srivastava, AT&T Labs - Research
  • Evaggelia Pitoura, University of Ioannina
  • Guglielmo Tamburrini, Federico II
  • H. V. Jagadish, University of Michigan
  • Ioana Manolescu, INRIA
  • Irina Trubitsyna, Università della Calabria
  • Juan Carlos De Martin, Politecnico di Torino
  • Monica Scannapieco, Istat
  • Paolo Atzeni, Università Roma Tre
  • Paolo Ciaccia, University of Bologna
  • Paolo Merialdo, Università Roma Tre
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Sainyam Galhotra, University of Massachusetts
  • Tim Weninger, University of Notre Dame
  • Tiziana Catarci, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza


PIE will be co-located with the International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE), to be hosted in Rome, Italy.

Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering

Sapienza Università di Roma

Viale Ariosto 25

00185, Rome