Autumn 2019 Update

Sep 11, 2023

Videos and publications available from the Data for Policy 2019 conference – please check our YouTube channel for all multimedia material from past four conferences. Latest highlights:

Other material from the conference, in the form of discussion papers and presentations, is also available on our Zenodo profile and on our website.

Thank you all who participated, presented and submitted work – once again making Data for Policy 2019 a huge success! We are excited by the enthusiasm and positive feedback received following the conference.
New Launch – Data & Policy: An open-access peer-reviewed journal in collaboration with Cambridge University Press – Data for Policy 2019 conference also saw the launch of the Data & Policyjournal, a joint Data for Policy and Cambridge University Press initiative. Data & Policy is a peer-reviewed, open access venue dedicated to the potential of data science to address important policy challenges. The journal aims to promote a new theory of policy-data interactions by publishing work that considers systems of policy and data and how they relate to each other. The journal publishes research examining the barriers to the greater use of data and data analytics in policy-making and governance initiatives, and contributions that explore how data can be used in an ethical, responsible and efficient manner. All research articles are accompanied by a policy significance statement that allows a wide audience to understand the potential impact of the findings. Freely available to read, share and distribute across boundaries, Data & Policy welcomes readers and contributors within and outside of academia (e.g. in international organisations, government, non-profit or private sectors, and the general public).

Reflections from conference attendees are available in this launch video.

The Call for Papers is open for those wishing to submit to this new exciting publication venue.
#ValidateAI conference announcement – Data for Policy is pleased to support the #ValidateAI conferencetaking place on November 5that the Royal Society in London. Whilst it is now becoming easier to produce AI solutions at lower cost, we need a more rigorous debate to raise the importance of measuring whether the solutions are fit for purpose, safe, reliable, timely and trustworthy. This conference explores how such systems can depart from this ideal, examining tools and methods for ensuring sound and appropriate behaviour in a variety of different application domains, and looking at open challenges. Issues explored will include accurate and unbiased performance and its evaluation, model testing and formal verification, ensuring resilience against adversarial attacks, and the effective maintenance of systems as their working environment evolves. This last may include changing populations, increasing data loads, new and unforeseen kinds of data, and policy and other changes.

Please check the official #ValidateAI conference websitefor more details and registration.

Please also keep an eye on further announcements from us – we will soon get back to you with the details of Data for Policy 2020. Remember to follow us on TwitterLinkedInFacebookand YouTube.
With best wishes,

Data for Policy Team