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Call - "Data Science for Social Good"

A Workshop of Web Conference 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Event Details

Please consider submitting a contribution to the Web Conference 2021 workshop "Data Science for Social Good" ( that will take place online in April 2021.

This workshop aims at collecting examples of Data Collaboratives, a new form of collaboration, beyond the public-private partnership model, in which participants from different sectors  —  especially companies  —   exchange their data to create public value. Also, the Workshop will particularly welcome those contributions which aim at closing the gap between developing models and algorithms, and their practical applications in the workflow of non-profit organizations. Other topics of interest will be: models interpretability in support of better decision making; data science applied to impact measurement of social good programs; algorithmic privacy and fairness in the context of social good.
Subject areas:
- International development
- Humanitarian aid
- Gender inequalities and data gaps
- Health in developing countries
- Migrations
- Education
- Unemployment
- Inequality, poverty and hunger reduction
- Environment and sustainability
- Workflow of non-profit and international organizations
- Conflict resolution and peace building

Papers and extended abstracts can be submitted through the Easychair system, at the link:

Deadline for the submission: January 20th 2021.

We will accept short and long papers, i.e. 4+1 and 8+1 (pages + references).

Submissions will be evaluated and selected by the Program Committee members, based on the adherence with the theme of the Workshop and the validity of the work. Once the selection process is complete, the authors of the accepted papers and abstracts will be notified by e-mail, no later than January 25th.
The camera-ready deadline for papers is mandatorily February 1st 2021.

The proceedings of the workshops will be published jointly with the conference proceedings. Papers must be submitted in PDF according to the ACM format published in the ACM guidelines, selecting the generic “sigconf” sample. After the deadline, we will continue accepting abstract submissions for oral contributions. Abstracts won't be published in the Workshop proceedings.

In addition, authors of accepted contributions are expected to register through the Web Conference 2021 registration page.