Calls for Papers and Proposals

Social Impact Call for Papers


The Social Impact Track offers a half-day focused exclusively on innovative KDD-relevant projects in areas such as sustainable urban planning, crime prevention, education, smart cities, data ethics, social justice and humanitarian issues. This workshop will bring together data experts working with data on socially relevant problems.

We seek to bring together a diverse community of researchers in data science for social good and AI ethics efforts, as well as cross-disciplinary and cross-sector partnerships to show the state-of-the-art in research and applications.

We are soliciting submissions primarily from collaborative projects, whether publicly or privately funded. We will give preference to open innovation projects, especially those with contributions to open source, open data, or contributing to socially impactful goals. However, we welcome submissions from projects that do not exactly fit these criteria if they provide new insights and compelling demonstrations.

Projects will be given 5-15 minute pitch/presentation slots, including demonstration time. All projects must provide instructive and captivating demonstrations, NOT marketing. Submit extended abstracts (1-2 pages) to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kdd2019 Social Impact Workshop:

Evaluation of projects will be based on the level of innovation and research breakthroughs, fit with KDD, how compelling the demonstrations/additional information are, and the need to create an event with a broad array of themes.

· Brief description of the research project, goals, and partners;

· What is the main innovation that you would like to show?

· How does this fit with the KDD ecosystem?

· If available, provide links to online demonstrations (recommended), or a description of what you plan to show interactively to the audience;

· If available, provide links to project URL, repositories, and other dissemination materials you have available (optional);

Please send your submission to: sstone3@uw.edu DEADLINE IS May 31st, 2019

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