Volunteers needed for Data for Policy 2021

Apply now – closing 30th July

We are recruiting volunteers to assist with preparing for and running the international conference Data for Policy 2021: Lessons for policy-data interactions after Covid-19, taking place virtually September 14-16.

We are seeking individuals with a mix of skills to assist in publicity and administration of the conference. These comprise:

– producing content for social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram), both off- and online;

– producing and editing videos for our YouTube channel;

– designing graphic content for social media, website and other communication purposes;

– producing written content for news items, and for blogging and reporting on conference activities;

– assisting with running the virtual conference, including meeting user management

This is an opportunity to use your skills to help us deliver a premier, interdisciplinary, global conference, and to network with some key people and organisations working at the interface of data science and policy.

Full details of the role and person specification are available here.

Beyond the conference, we anticipate that further opportunities will arise to support the social media and communications strategy of Data for Policy. We’re therefore interested in applications both from those seeking a short-term volunteering opportunity and those with an interest in longer-term engagement with the Data for Policy community.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant skills to team@dataforpolicy.org by 30th July.

Call for Papers – Turing Conference on Trustworthy Digital Identity

We are pleased to share a Call for Papers from our sustainer partner, the Turing Institute, for their forthcoming conference on Trustworthy Digital Identity. A special collection of papers from the conference will be published in our journal Data & Policy.

To learn more about the conference, visit the event webpage. Full details of the call are available at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/data-and-policy/information/call-for-papers-turing-conference-on-trustworthy-digital-identity 

 

Apply for a Data for Policy Inclusion Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that Data for Policy is accepting applications for inclusion scholarships, deadline 12:00 UTC+1, 22 July.

Data for Policy is committed to increasing diversity in its community. We understand that the cost of registration may be a barrier to participation, and are therefore delighted to offer Data for Policy inclusion scholarships to suitable candidates from groups which are currently underrepresented in our community, in particular those from developing nations, who will extend our geographic diversity.  These scholarships cover 90% of the full registration fee (£150). Scholarship awards are based on the level of financial need, and the appropriateness of the opportunity afforded to the applicant. To be eligible, applicants must have no other source of funding to meet the cost of registration. Applications from those invited to present at the conference will be prioritized. Full details of how to apply are in the registration section of the 2021 conference page

The deadline for applications is 12:00 UTC+1, 22 July. Any unsuccessful inclusion scholarship applicants will be able to register at the early bird discount price (£120), if their application is received by the deadline.

Data for Policy Community Newsletter Launched

We’re really happy to launch our newsletter, which will be sent to all our subscribers today. The newsletter will provide updates of our work on the Data for Policy conference and Data & Policy journal, highlights and news from our wider community, and recommendations of activities and events outside our network. We hope you will enjoy reading the first edition, which is available in pdf here.

Data for Policy and Data & Policy appoint Area Editors

We are delighted to announce the appointment of new Area Editors to the Data for Policy and Data & Policy community.

Their appointment comes at an exciting time for us, as our peer-reviewed, open access journal, Data & Policy, continues to expand, and we prepare for our sixth international conference taking place 14-16 September 2021.

Over 20 Area Editors have been appointed from more than 10 countries to play an important role in our strategic development. Forming six interdisciplinary committees, they join us to help commission and review papers; promote community activities; and provide thought leadership across our core areas of interest, helping to understand the landscape of data-policy interactions. The six areas include:

  • Data-driven transformations in policy and governance
  • Data technologies and analytics for policy and governance
  • Policy frameworks, governance and management of data-driven innovations
  • Ethics, equity and trust in policy data interactions
  • Algorithmic governance
  • Data to tackle global issues and dynamic societal threats.

On their appointment, Data for Policy founder and Data & Policy Editor in Chief, Dr Zeynep Engin, said:

We are really delighted to welcome our new Area Editors from across the globe, whose range and depth of expertise will play an integral part to the strategic development of the journal and the conference.

Learn more about our Area Editors.

Contacts: For all questions related to Data for Policy 2021, please contact team@dataforpolicy.org; and for questions relating to Data & Policy, please contact dataandpolicy@cambridge.org.

Updated Call for Papers: Data for Policy 2021

The Data for Policy conference series is the premier global forum for multiple disciplinary and cross-sector discussions around the theories, applications and implications of data science innovation in governance and the public sector.

Convening for the sixth time from 14-16 September 2021, this year’s conference will recognise the additional focus on data throughout the whole of society as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the opportunities this creates for learning about and developing data and policy interactions.

The Call for Papers and Panel Session Proposals is currently open, and the deadline is 25 March 2021. We are accepting full paper submissions, and all submissions will also be considered for potential post-conference publication in our partner journal, Data & Policy (subject to peer-review).

We are planning for a physical event, and we hope that presenters will be able to join us in person. However, we would like to reassure you that we understand that this may be difficult, or even impossible, and we will adapt the conference proceedings accordingly to accommodate virtual presentations where necessary.

We’re also pleased to announce an additional Special Track for this year’s conference, entitled ‘Systemic engagement: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the design challenge of inclusion, sustainability, and data ownership‘, chaired by Ronit Purian and Avi Cohen.

For further information, and full instructions on how to submit, visit our website.

Contacts: For all questions related to conference submissions, please contact team@dataforpolicy.org; and for questions relating to publication in Data & Policy, please contact dataandpolicy@cambridge.org.

Data for Policy 2021: Call for Papers and Panel Session Proposals

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers and Panel Session Proposals for Data for Policy 2021: Lessons for policy-data interactions after Covid-19.

Our conference series is the premier global forum for multiple disciplinary and cross-sector discussions around the theories, applications and implications of data science innovation in governance and the public sector.

Convening for the sixth time from 14-16 September 2021, this year’s conference will recognise the additional focus on data throughout the whole of society as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the opportunities this creates for learning about and developing data and policy interactions.

We invite extended abstract or full paper and panel session proposals across the following areas of interest, overseen by newly appointed editorial committees, who are working to develop each area:

  • Data-driven Transformations in Governance & Policy
  • Data Technologies & Analytics for Policy & Governance
  • Policy Frameworks, Governance and Management of Data-driven Innovations
  • Ethics, Equity and Trust in Policy Data Interactions
  • Algorithmic Governance
  • Data to Tackle Global Issues and Dynamic Societal Threats

And across nine special tracks:

  1. Showcasing innovative data services from EU Member States – Paving the way towards transparent documentationTrack Chairs: Seth van Hooland, Emanuele Baldacci, Blanca Martinez De Aragon and Joao Rodrigues Frade
  2. Governance of the digital transformation of health systemsTrack Chairs: Tugce Schmitt and Mujaheed Shaikh
  3. Arguments, algorithms and tools: what do we need to shape policy and confront misinformation post-pandemic?Track Chairs: Jaron Porciello, Ulrike Hahn and Stephan Lewandowsky
  4. Ethical Technology Adoption in Public Administration ServicesTrack Chairs: Francesco Mureddu, Giovanna Galasso and Francesco Paolo Schiavo
  5. AI and public decision-making processesTrack Chairs: Sarah Giest, Bram Klievink and Alex Ingrams
  6. Rethinking the open data movement through an intersectional feminist lensTrack Chairs: Anjali Mehta, Gülsen Güler and Amanda Greene
  7. Facilitating Data-Driven Innovation for Sustainability: Policy Frameworks and Measures for Data GovernanceTrack Chair: Masaru Yarime
  8. Towards a data-driven economy: Data MexicoTrack Chairs: Luis Godoy, Ana Cruz and Fiorentina Garcia
  9. Systemic engagement: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the design challenge of inclusion, sustainability, and data ownershipTrack Chairs: Ronit Purian and Avi Cohen

Deadline for submissions is 25 March 2021. Submissions will also be considered for potential post-conference publication in our partner journal, Data & Policy (subject to peer-review).

For further information, and full instructions on how to submit, visit our website.

Contacts: For all questions related to conference submissions, please contact team@dataforpolicy.org; and for questions relating to publication in Data & Policy, please contact dataandpolicy@cambridge.org.

Exciting Opportunity to Contribute to the Data for Policy Community

Data & Policy is looking for a Communications Editor

Data & Policy is a peer-reviewed, open access journal – published by Cambridge University Press in association with the non-profit Community Interest Company that governs the conference – that is dedicated to deepening understanding about how systems of policy and data relate to each other (“policy-data interactions”), and engaging with new trends in the dissemination of knowledge.

We are seeking someone with expertise in digital communications and an interest in the way that data science is transforming policy and governance to help us develop our social media and communications strategy for two related projects.

The Communications Editor will join a small team of people who are developing a community from the overlapping groups involved with the two projects. The ideal candidate would be an all-rounder, capable of thinking strategically about the channels of communication to embed this ethos, as well as being prepared to get on with some more routine tasks such as regular social media posts.

We are able to offer a small annual payment, but this will be a stimulating opportunity for an individual with an interest in the area.

For further details of this opportunity, please see the advertisement on the Data & Policy website.

See also the opportunity for Data & Policy Area Editors