Join our 1st Annual Workshop: Defining the Framework for Epistemic Welfare

April 12, 2024

Leuven (Belgium)

Sint-Michielsstraat 2-4 , 3000 Leuven

Epistemic Welfare stands as a cornerstone concept for understanding how individuals and groups interact with knowledge in today’s digital society. How do we define it? What is the conceptual and methodological framework for the concept?

ALGEPI is organising its first annual workshop on the 12th of April 2024 from 10:00h to 13:00h CET to discuss what are the conditions under which the use of algorithms can contribute to, or threaten, epistemic welfare and how can we translate this into actionable parameters or metrics. Join us in the discussion! 

Time: 10:00h to 13:00h CET.

Date: 12th of April 2024

Venue: Collegium Veteranorum (109-20) – Sint-Michielsstraat 2-4 , 3000 Leuven (02.10 – MGR. O. ROMEROZAAL). 

Would you like to attend? Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please let us know by sending us an email! Registrations will close on the 5th April 2024.

In the meantime, if you would like to learn more, have a look at our concept note dissecting the concept of epistemic welfare and our blog posts on how to measure diversity and explainability!

We look forward to seeing you there. 


Preliminary Programme

10:00h – 10:15h: Introduction – Algorithmic Gatekeepers in the Digital Age: What is Epistemic Welfare and Why is it Important?

Emine Ozge, Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for IT and IP Law, KULeuven.

10:15h – 10:30h:  The Triple M Beyond the Algorithm: Measuring Diversity in Media Recommender Systems

Heritiana Ranaivoson, Senior Researcher at imec-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

10:30h – 10:45h: How to Measure Trust: Exploring Key Metrics

Hilde van en Bulck, Full Professor at the Antwerp Media in Society Centre (AMSoC) and Drexel University.

10:45h – 11:00h: Measuring Understanding: The Metrics of Explainability in Recommender Systems

Raphaël Tuor, Senior Researcher at the Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg (Switzerland).

11:00h – 11:20h: Presentation by Prof. Trisha Meyer

Director of the Research Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation at the Brussels School of Governance (BSOG)

11:20h – 11:40h: Presentation by Prof. Jo Pierson

Full Professor of Responsible Digitalisation at Hasselt University (Hasselt) and in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

11:40h – 12:00h: Presentation by Prof. Leen d’Haenens

Full Professor at the Institute for Media Studies (IMS), KULeuven

12:00h – 12:20h: Presentation by Dr. Robin De Croon

Research Manager on Intelligent User Interfaces at the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Unit, KULeuven

12:20h – 12:55h: Reflecting on ALGEPI’s First-Year Research with External Voices & Next Steps

ALGEPI Partners and external speakers

12:55h – 13:00h: Concluding Remarks

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Join our 1st Annual Workshop: Defining the Framework for Epistemic Welfare

Join our 1st Annual Workshop: Defining the Framework for Epistemic Welfare

April 12, 2024

Leuven (Belgium)