Data for Policy 2020

Fifth International Data for Policy Conference will take place virtually on September 15-17, 2020. The Programme for the Conference is now available.

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. In partnership with Cambridge University Press, the conference series has also entered into a new open-access peer-reviewed journal venture, Data & Policy, in order to capture and archive scholarly discussions in this fast-growing field.

All conference contributions will be considered for peer-reviewed publication in Data & Policy, a Data for Policy – Cambridge University Press collaboration supported by the Alan Turing Institute, Office for National Statistics and UCL. 

COVID-19 Update: 18 May 2020

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the International Conference Organisation Committee has decided to hold the Data for Policy 2020 meeting virtually 15-17 September replacing the physical meeting scheduled for 15-16 September 2020 in London. The committee has also decided to cancel pre-conference workshops for this year originally planned for 14 September 2020.  This decision was not taken lightly but we believe this is the correct decision since we are, first and foremost, committed to protecting our delegates’ health and safety while fulfilling our central purpose as a top international forum bringing together key stakeholders in this space.

Designing and delivering a virtual version of Data for Policy 2020 is clearly a new challenge for us and there are many questions to answer regarding the format of the virtual meeting, what it means for your participation, conference publications planned, registration fees, and more. Please be patient as we continue our work and plan next steps. As new information becomes available, we will share it on our website and social media accounts, and via email to our subscribers. For those already made travel arrangements for London in September please remember to cancel them.

Beyond practical considerations, we also believe the Data for Policy 2020 conference will be a great opportunity to also assess and review the data science responses to the current global pandemic. To this account we have recently added a further Special Track “Re-using data to address COVID-19 and Pandemics” to our conference call. This track will be chaired by Professor Stefaan Verhulst from GovLab at NYU.

We are committed to honouring the high-quality work of our authors and volunteers, and hence will now fully shift our efforts to the development and delivery of a successful virtual conference experience this year. Given the pioneering role of the Data for Policy community, we believe this experience will also enable us to experiment on more innovative and efficient ways to improve our future physical meetings as well.

Thank you for your contributions in making Data for Policy 2020 conferences a top global forum and we look forward to meeting again virtually in September.

Sincerely,

Data for Policy Team

 

 

International Organisation Committee:

Leigh Anderson – University of Washington
Emanuele Baldacci – European Commission
Jon Crowcroft – University of Cambridge, Alan Turing Institute
Zeynep Engin – University College London
Innar Liiv – Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Christoph Luetge – Institute of Ethics and AI, ITM, Munchen
H. Scott Matthews – Carnegie Mellon University
Barbara Ubaldi – OECD, Paris
StefaanVerhulst – New York University
Masaru Yarime – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Special Track Chairs: 

Leigh Anderson – University of Washington
Jenny Bunn – UCL Information Studies
Carla Coburger – Rebuilding Macroeconomics, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Claire Connelly – Rebuilding Macroeconomics, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Sylvie Delacroix – University of Birmingham
Gabrielle Demange – Paris School of Economics (PSE), France
Catherine D’Ignazio – MIT, US
Doyne Farmer – Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford
Silvana Fumega – ILDA, Argentina
Sarah Giest – Leiden University
Bilal Gokpinar – UCL School of Management
Jacopo Grazzini – EUROSTAT
Daniele Guariso – University of Sussex and The Alan Turing Institute
Omar Guerrero – The Alan Turing Institute and UCL
Neil Lawrence – University of Cambridge
Elizabeth Lomas – UCL Information Studies
Jessica Montgomery – University of Birmingham
Francesco Mureddu – Lisbon Council
David Osimo – Lisbon Council
Vassilios Peristeras – European Commission
Alison Powell – LSE and the Ada Lovelace Institute
Fabio Ricciato – EUROSTAT
Lorena Rivero del Paso – Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency
Harald Stieber – European Commission
Helena Suárez Val – feminicidiouruguay.net and University of Warwick, UK
Barbara Ubaldi – OECD, Paris
Stefaan Verhulst – The GovLab, NYU
Benjamin Welby – OECD, France
Masaru Yarime – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Steve Yoo – UCL School of Management

Advisory Committee:

Jean Bacon – University of Cambridge
Kenneth Benoit – London School of Economics and Political Science
Anil Bharath – Imperial College London
Gabrielle Demange – Paris School of Economics
Anthony Finkelstein – UK Government Office for Science
Rayid Ghani – Carnegie Mellon University
David Hand – Winton Capital Management; Imperial College
Helen Margetts – University of Oxford; The Alan Turing Institute
Beth Noveck – New York University
Alan Penn – University College London
Rob Procter – University of Warwick; The Alan Turing Institute
Peter Smith – University of Southampton
Tom Smith – Office for National Statistics, UK
John Shawe-Taylor – University College London
John Taysom – Privitar
Philip Treleaven– University College London
Dame Alison Wolf – King’s College London
Derek Wyatt – Royal Trinity Hospice; All Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics
Milan Vojnovic– London School of Economics and Political Science

Programme Committee:

David Bounie – Telecom ParisTech
Daniel Castro – Centre for Data Innovation
Suleyman Demirsoy – Intel
Jasmine Grimsley – Office for National Statistics, UK
Jose Manuel Magallanes – University of Washington; Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Eric T. Meyer – The University of Texas at Austin, University of Oxford
Slava Mikhaylov – Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Suzy Moat – University of Warwick; The Alan Turing Institute
Mirco Musolesi – University College London; The Alan Turing Institute
Florian Ostmann – The Alan Turing Institute
Martijn Poel – Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands
Tobias Preis – University of Warwick; The Alan Turing Institute
Harald Stieber – European Commission
Jatinder Singh – University of Cambridge
Akin Unver – Kadir Has University
Michael Veale – University College London
Andrew Young – New York University
Louisa Zanoun – UK Science and Innovation Network

Data & Policy Journal Manager: 

Andrew Hyde – Cambridge University Press

Conference Timeline:

 

Deadline for Special Track proposals 11 February 2020
Call for Papers & Workshops – announcement 18 February 2020
Extended abstract deadline 20 April 2020 20 May 2020
Notification of acceptance 18 May 2020 18 June 2020
Registration deadline for presenters 17 July 2020
Discussion paper and video submissions  30 July 2020
Public registration deadline 20 August 2020 4th September
Conference 15-17 September 2020

 

 

Call for Papers and Panel Session Proposals

Submission deadline extended to 20 May 2020 due to Covid-19 disruptions. 

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. The conference series has also entered into a new open-access peer-reviewed journal venture, Data & Policy (cambridge.org/dap), published by Cambridge University Press and supported by the Alan Turing Institute, the Office for National Statistics and UCL, in order to capture, assess and disseminate scholarly discussions in this fast-growing field.

Convening for the fifth time in September 2020, the International Organisation Committee for the conference invites Paper and Panel Session proposals at the conference to be also considered for potential post-conference publications in Data & Policy (subject to peer-review). 

Topics covered include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Data, Governance and Policy: Digital era citizenship, governance and democracy; data and sustainability, data and politics, evidence and information, data-algorithm-policy interactions, public-private sector collaborations, best practices;
  • Governance Technologies (GovTech): Machine Learning (ML) / Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Blockchain Distributed Ledger and Smart Contract Technologies, Behavioural and Predictive Analytics, Internet of Things, Information Security, location-based technologies, user-interaction technologies (chatbots, platforms etc.), and other relevant technologies;
  • Systems & Infrastructure: Data collection, capture, storage, sharing/transactions, processing and visualization systems, mobile applications and web services, high performance computing, distributed and decentralized systems, and other relevant topics;
  • Data Processing & Knowledge Generation: Data representation and pre-processing, data integration, real-time and historical data analysis, mathematical and statistical models, ‘data-driven’ analysis, mixed methodologies, secondary data analysis, web mining, Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs), gaps in theory and practice, other relevant topics;
  • Policy for Data & Management: Data governance and regulatory frameworks; General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); data ownership, curation, sharing and linkage; meta-data, standards and interoperability, responsible innovation in governance;
  • Trust, Privacy, Ethics & Law: Personal data sharing, data integrity, algorithm agency and accountability, ‘trustworthiness’ of autonomous systems, algorithmic transparency and interpretability, citizen-government-private sector interactions, citizen/public rights and free speech, other social/ethical concerns and technology responses. 

In addition to these Standard Tracks, submissions can also be made to the following Special Tracks that have been shortlisted for this year’s conference.

Submission instructions 

Contributors should follow the instructions on the conference website in order to submit an abstract for their paper or session proposal, or their poster presentation. Abstract submissions will be assessed according to the criteria outlined on the website. 

Dissemination options

Those accepted to present at the conference are requested to upload a discussion paper (see the guidelines page  for templates and formatting instructions) to the Data for Policy community platform on Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/communities/dfp17), an open-access repository. Other materials that they wish to share can be included – such as their presentation slides, or any related data sets. Any material submitted to Zenodo is citable, so it can be referenced in any future publications.

In addition, authors are free to submit articles based on their Conference presentations to journals and other publishing venues of their choosing.  Data & Policy  is one option: an open access, peer reviewed journal dedicated to data science and governance, published by Cambridge University Press in association with Data for Policy.

Following the Conference, some Chairs and Special Track Chairs will be editing special collections of articles in the journal based upon their Track, and they will invite specific authors to contribute. Authors are also free to submit to the journal independently of this process, but note that you will need to consider the journal’s article types and provide some additional disclosure statements as detailed on the journal’s Instructions for Authors. If you are interested in submitting to Data & Policy, we recommend contacting our colleagues at Cambridge University Press via dataandpolicy@cambridge.org as a first step.

ContactsFor 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

Call for Pre-Conference Workshops – CANCELLED 

[Important Update]: As part of the changes due to COVID-19 disruptions, the Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials are cancelled for Data for Policy 2020 conference. Main conference will now be held virtually on 15-17 September dates. 

 

 

Special Track 1: Data, analytics and digital transformation in the private sector 

Special Track 2: Data Quality and Development Policy

Special Track 3: Data Trusts: Democratising data governance

Special Track 4: Documenting Data and Data Science: Surfacing Data Processes and Practices

Special Track 5: Feminicide, Data and Policy: data activism, civic information ecosystems, and public policy oriented to ending lethal gender-related violence against women

Special Track 6: ‘For good measure’: The challenges of quantifying complex problems for policymaking

Special Track 7: Harnessing Data and Science to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Special Track 8: Regulating algorithmic trading in financial markets

Special Track 9: Google Economics: Data – Complex Models – well-informed Policy Making

Special Track 10: Data technologies and governance frameworks used for gathering, storing, managing, processing, analyzing and sharing data in the public administrations

Special Track 11: Recent experiences using GovTech to address data sharing challenges and to implement modern data access paradigms

Special Track 12: Data Literacy for Policy

Special Track 13: Data Governance in the Public Interest

Special Track 14: Data Governance for Innovation for Sustainable Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges in Public Policy and Institutional Design

Special Track 15: Applying data for improved service design and delivery

Special Track 16: Re-using data to address COVID-19 and Pandemics

Submission to the Conference is now closed.

POST-ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRIBUTION 

Video presentation preparation and submission guidelines:

All presenters are also required to submit a video of their presentation to be shared on the Data for Policy YouTube channel. Instructions for how to do this will be emailed to presenters after 17th July.

Essential information

The following is a guide to preparing the presentation video. Please note the absolute requirements which we ask you to adhere to:

  • Use a neutral, natural background, with adequate lighting
  • Videos must be made in landscape orientation
  • Presenter must start the video by introducing themselves, and giving the submission number and title.
  • Videos must be 15-25 minutes in length
  • Videos must be at least 720p resolution. The optimum resolution for YouTube is 1080p. Videos do not need to be higher resolution than this.
  • Videos must be in YouTube supported format (see YouTube page for details).
  • Videos must be named in format [#submission number]_[initial.family name of presenter], e.g. #1_e.gardner
  • Videos must be submitted by 30th July. Instructions on uploading videos will be sent to the submission’s first author by email.

Please notify us as soon as possible if you cannot meet any of these requirements.

To assist you in preparing your videos, we have compiled guidance for using the Zoom platform and guidance for using Microsoft Teams. This guidance on platforms may be updated from time to time. Absolute requirements for videos are highlighted in the text. The organisers regret that they are unable to offer support to individuals in recording their presentations.

These will be made available to all Conference registrants, but not publicly accessible before the Conference. Videos may also be uploaded to the Data for Policy community on Zenodo, in which case the owner will be able to control sharing.

Discussion paper submission guidelines:

All authors are requested to upload a discussion paper (see below  for templates and formatting instructions) to the Data for Policy community page on the Zenodo platform (Data for Policy community profile). Other materials that they wish to share can be included – such as their presentation slides, or any related data sets. Any material submitted to Zenodo is citable, so it can be referenced in any future publications.

Click to download Word template: Data_for_Policy_Word_Template

Click to access LaTeX template via DropBox: Data for Policy LaTeX template

Click to view document formatting instructions in a new tab: Data for Policy Formatting Instructions

The deadline for all submissions is 30th July.

Instructions for uploading to Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/):

  1. After logging in to Zenodo click on the ‘Upload’ tab. Following this select the ‘New Upload’ option.
  2. After ‘Dragging/Choosing files’, search ‘Data for Policy’ under the ‘Communities’ section (users will need to scroll down the options and identify the Data for Policy logo).
  3. The next step is to select from the ‘Upload Type’. Here, those submitting Discussion/Forum Papers should select the ‘Publication’ option. Then, select ‘Conference Paper’ from the ‘Publication Type’ option. Those submitting Presentations should choose the ‘Presentation’ option.
  4. Zenodo will generate a DOI, as such under the ‘Basic Information’ section authors should fill only the ‘Tile’, ‘Authors’, ‘Description’ and ‘Key Words’.
  5. The default option under ‘Licencing’ is Open access. This option is encouraged, however, when appropriate authors can select the restricted options.
  6. At this point, authors will be able to ‘Publish’, all other information is optional.

Submissions should align with the instructions provided by the Data & Policy Journal.   

Please name your file as:

  • Submission Number_Last (family) name of the corresponding author for the paper
    (e.g. 141_Brown)

All submissions will be first used for conference discussions and then considered for conference proceedings and other post-conference publications (e.g. special journal issues and policy reports).

Conference Participant guidelines: 

We are developing guidelines for all participants of the virtual conference in order to ensure it runs smoothly. These will be published on this website in advance of the conference, and all registered participants will be notified accordingly.

Please refer any questions to our team at team@dataforpolicy.org

Registration for the Conference has closed

 

Virtual conference registration fee: £150
(reduced from £850 for the physical conference)
Conference delegates will have the benefit of: 
  • Unrestricted access to all live sessions over the three days during the Conference 
  • Advance access to Conference video presentations, discussion papers and other presentation materials 
  • Participation in live discussion and networking events during the Conference 
  • Receiving a Data for Policy 2020 Conference Attendance Certificate 

Registration via Bank Transfer:

We accept registrations via bank transfer* to:

Data for Policy CIC
National Westminster Bank (NatWest)
Account Number: 33915806
Sort Code: 56-00-31

International transfers:

IBAN: GB78NWBK56003133915806
BIC: NWBKGB2L

[IMPORTANT NOTE]: If you are registering via bank transfer, please send full delegate information – full name including title, email address, institution, and submission number (presenting delegates only) – and the payment reference to team@dataforpolicy.org after completing the bank transfer.

Terms & Conditions

We take receipt of a completed registration form as acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

  • Registration with full payment of the conference fees must be received before the registration deadlines:
    • Presenting delegates must register by deadline specified, latest to secure their time slot in the main conference programme. Each delegate can register to present only one paper at the conference and if multiple papers are accepted from the same author, they should either invite co-authors to present additional papers or indicate their preferred paper for presentation at the conference.
    • Public registration to the conference is limited and places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. If the spaces are filled earlier, the registration will be closed before the deadline. Please note that e-access to the conference will not be permitted without advance registration.
  • Registration fees are non-transferable and cancellations of registration with full refund are allowed until the registration deadline that applies to the delegate. Registration fees are non-refundable after deadlines.
  • Organisers cannot accept any liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the delegates, either during, or as a result of the conference.
  • Photography and video-recording will take place during the conference to be used for post-conference publications and other related online/printed material to be produced by Data for Policy. Any reservations about this condition should be sent to team@dataforpolicy.org prior to the conference to avoid any disappointment in the future.
  • “I agree to Data for Policy processing personal data contained within the registration process, or other data which may be obtained from me or other people whilst I am applying for the conference.  I agree to the processing of such data for any purpose connected with my attendance at the conference, or my health and safety whilst on event premises.”
  • The organisers reserve the right to change conference programme, and to cancel the conference in case of any unpredictable event.

Welcome to the Conference - Zeynep Engin, Founder of Data for Policy

Arrangements for the Conference – Emily Gardner, Data for Policy Community Manager

Chair: Barbara Ubaldi, OECD

Speakers:

Jeffrey Schlagenhauf, Deputy Secretary-General OECD

Sir Peter Gluckmann, Former Chief Scientific Advisor, New Zealand

Zuena Aziz, Chief Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals Affairs in the Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh

Jeanine Vos, Head of SDG Accelerator, GSMA

Standard Track: Data, Governance and Policy I

Chair: Emanuele Baldacci, European Commission

[9] “Google Economics: Data – Complex Models – well-informed Policy Making”; Doyne Farmer, University of Oxford, Claire Connelly and Carla Coburger, Rebuilding Macroeconomics, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

[74] “Knowledge Politics in the Smart City”; Timea Nochta, Noura Wahby and Jennifer Schooling, University of Cambridge

[38] “Comparing contexts of evidence dissemination: The effect of crisis characteristics on the politicisation of expert knowledge”; Igor Tkalec and Gaby Umbach, European University Institute

[106] “Smart Rural: The Open Data Gap”; Johanna Walker, University of Southampton; Gefion Thuermer, King's College London, Elena Simperl, King's College London, and Leslie Carr, University of Southampton

[136] “Data-Driven Management of Outlier Events and their Effects on Agricultural Economics and Policy”; Feras Batarseh, George Mason University, Munisamy Gopinath, University of Georgia and Ruixin Yang, George Mason University

Short Break

Special Track: Data Governance in the Public Interest

Chair: Silvia Mollichi, the Ada Lovelace Institute 

[54] “Digital Economy Act 2017, Research Strand: De-Identified Public Authority Data for Public Good Research”; Lily O'Flynn and Simon Whitworth, UK Statistics Authority

[66] “Risk to Collaboration: Assessing the risks of Cross-border Open Data Sharing by Civil Society Organizations in the Lower-Mekong Region”; Arthur Glenn Maail, World Wide Web Foundation, Indonesia and Dhanaraj Thakur, Center for Democracy and Technology, USA

[81] “Imagining Municipalities as Data Fiduciaries”; Craig Campbell, Oxford Internet Institute

[92] “Accessing privately held data to foster the public interest: Mapping public/private sector relations in twelve European cities”; Marina Micheli, Joint Research Commission, European Commission

[102] “Unravelling the contact tracing apps’ saga: Lessons to create synergies between decentralised and centralised data governance” ; Maria Savona, University of Sussex

Special Panel: Data, analytics and digital transformation in the private sector

Chairs: Bilal Gokpinar and Steve Yoo, UCL School of Management

Jonathan Bell, Chief Investment Officer, Cape Ann Asset Management

Vishal Dixit, Strategy and Wholesale Director, Vodafone

Itxaso del Palacio, Partner, Notion VC

John Lee, Director, KPMG Lighthouse Center of Excellence for AI

Short Break

“Dark Data”

David Hand, Imperial College

Chair: Innar Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Special Track: ‘For good measure’: The challenges of quantifying complex problems for policymaking I -

Special Session:The co-production of value from data by users and producers”

Chair: Sarah Giest, Leiden University

Co-Chair: Felix Ritchie, University of the West of England

[95a] “Introduction: Co-production and the art of integrating skillsets”; Felix Ritchie, University of the West of England, James Tierney and Rachel Mullis, Office for National Statistics, UK 

[95b] “Quality assurance: exploiting different ways of looking at data”; Arusha McKenzie and Damian Whittard, University of the West of England

[95c] “Linking: applying theory to practice in an institutional setting”; John Forth, City University, and Van Phan, University of the West of England

[95d ] “Identifying use value: developing a research strategy”; Alex Bryson, UCL, and Lucy Stokes, NIESR

Long break

Special Track: Re-using data to address COVID-19 and Pandemics

Chair: Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab, NYU

[70] “Real-Time Mobility Analysis Through Google Maps”; Ingmar Weber, Nan Tang, Soon-Gyo Jung, Rade Stanojevic, Noora Al-Emadi and Ji Lucas, Qatar Computing Research Institute 

[58] “COVID-19 Mobile App Accountability Project”; Quentin Palfrey, International Digital Accountability Council

[109] “The interdependency of data governance for open government data: lessons from COVID-19”; Felipe Gonzalez-Zapata, Jacob Arturo Rivera Pérez, Cecilia Emilsson and Lucia Chauvet, OECD

Special Track: Data Quality and Development Policy

Chair: C. Leigh Anderson, University of Washington

[128] “Assessing Progress towards Development Goals: Data Source Trade-offs and Complementarities”; C. Leigh Anderson, Conor Hennessy, Carly Schmidt and Andrew Tomes, University of Washington

[103] “Working out the kinks: Challenges in evaluating the global gender equality goals and indicators”; Sara Rose Taylor, Framework Convention Alliance, Canada

[60] “Transparency and Accountability in Research Funding Bodies: An Open Data Lacuna in Science Policy”; Kalpana Shankar, Lai Ma and Junwen Luo, University College Dublin

[114] “Comparing Measures of Internet Governance: Analyzing the trade-offs between Remote Measurement and Expert Analysis”; Terry Fletcher and Andria Hayes-Birchler, Millenium Challenge Corporation, USA

[123] “Design for policy in data for policy practices. Exploring potential convergences for policy innovation”; Francesco Leoni, Politecnico di Milano

Day break

Special Track: Data Governance for Innovation for Sustainable Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges in Public Policy and Institutional Design I

Chair: Masaru Yarime, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; UCL STEaPP, UK; and The University of Tokyo, Japan

[31] “The Role of Data in Sustainability Assessment of Urban Mobility Policies”; Xu Liu and Marc Dijk, Maastricht University 

[49] “Increasing Resilience toward COVID-19 via Risk Mapping: Co-creation of Data for Stakeholder Engagement in Hong Kong”; Veronica Li and Masaru Yarime, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

[63] “Data-driven Urban Systems for Sustainable Smart City Development”; Patrycja-Jadwiga Sankowska, ModelCity+ and Junqing Tang, University of Cambridge 

[96] “Simulation Governance: Smart City Digital Twin as Data Platform”; Gleb Papyshev, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Special Track: Documenting Data and Data Science: Surfacing Data Processes and Practices

Chairs: Jenny Bunn and Elizabeth Lomas, UCL

[29] “Exploring Data Friction: Recommendations for Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities”; Kristen Schuster, King’s College London and Vanessa Reyes, Southern Florida University

[101] “Social media adoption in government – A provocation on disrupting practices and policy alternatives”; Elizabeth Shaffer, University of British Columbia

[138] “Recording Machine Learning Algorithmic Development in the UK’s Private Sector”; Josie Sommer, UCL

[139] “Anonymity in an epidemic: citizen tracking, recording and future privacy implications”; Inez McGregor, UCL

[130] “How to Machine-Extract Archival Data: Creating Archivally-Minded Computational Models”; Bethany Anderson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Short break

Standard Track: Governance Technologies (GovTech)

Chair: Innar Liiv, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

[23] “Local Regulation of Global Digital Platforms; How AI Algorithms Change the Borders in the Age of Data”; Imad Al-Din Payande, Sharif Governance Think Tank, Iran, Ahmad Ronaghikhameneh, Polytechnic University of Milan and Hossein Mirzapour, Sharif Policy Research Institute and University of Montreal

[43] “Developing Machine Learning Technique for Measuring Central Bank Credibility”; Okiriza Wibisono, Alvin Andhika Zulen and Anggraini Widjanarti, Bank Indonesia

[122] “Reducing corruption in public procurement using machine learning”; Maria Ines Aran, Instituto tecnologico de Buenos Aires, João Carabetta, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Jian Wen, University of Cambridge, Anna Julià-Verdaguer, Eurecat, Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya, Pablo Rosado, Joshua Sidgwick, Sebastian Vollmer, The Alan Turing Institute, and Rayid Ghani, Carnegie Mellon University

[108] “Is One Plus One Always Two? Insuring Longevity Risk While Having Multiple Savings Accounts”; Abigail Hurwitz and Orly Sade, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

[71] “Residential burglary risk population modelling: An interactive policy tool to shape the targeting of burglary reduction initiatives via an enhanced analysis of residential burglary rates at the neighbourhood level”; James Hunter, Bethany Ward, Andromachi Tseloni, Nottingham Trent University and Ken Pease, University of Derby

Special Track: Harnessing Data and Science to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Chair: Lorena Rivero del Paso, Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency

[93] “Policy Priority Inference: A Computational Method for the Analysis of Sustainable Development”; Gonzalo Castañeda, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas and Omar Guerrero, UCL and The Alan Turing Institute

 

[88] “Using machine learning methods to better understand the complexities of the national prevalence of modern slavery”; Rosa Lavelle-Hill, Anjali Mazumder, The Alan Turing Institute, James Goulding and Gavin Smith, University of Nottingham

 

[62] “Budgeting for SDGs: A Data-driven Approach”; Daniele Guariso, University of Sussex, Omar Guerrero, UCL and The Alan Turing Institute and Gonzalo Castañeda, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

 

[32] “Applying Epidemiological Thinking to Assess Anti-Trafficking Interventions in the Thai Garment Industry”; Michael Gallo, United Nations University Institute in Macau, Renata Konrad, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA and Hannah Thinyane, United Nations University Institute in Macau

 

[17] “Non-linear interlinkages and key objectives amongst the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals”; Felix Laumann, Imperial College, Julius von Kugelgen, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany, and Mauricio Barahona, Imperial College

 

[76] “Assessing the Feasibility of the SDGs: Large A Global Analysis of Policy Priorities and Their Budgets”; Omar Guerrero, UCL and The Alan Turing Institute and Gonzalo Castañeda, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

 

Long break

Standard Track: Trust, Privacy, Ethics & Law

Chair: John Pullinger, President of the International Association for Official Statistics

[52] “Trust, Security & Public Interest: Striking the Balance. Public attitudes towards the sharing and linking of administrative data for research”; Elizabeth Waind, Administrative Data Research UK 

[84] “Data ethics in practice: challenges and opportunities for data ethics in the public sector”; Natalia Domagala, Cabinet Office, UK

[86] “The Role of Consumer Trust and Policy Tensions in the European Commission’s Data and AI Strategy”; Jose Tomas Llanos and Madeline Carr, UCL

[99] “Paternalism in the governance of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making in the United Kingdom”; Archie Drake and Perry Keller, King’s College London

[75] “Data Protection for the Common Good: Developing a framework for a data protection-focused data commons”; Janis Wong, Tristan Henderson and Kirstie Ball, University of St Andrews

Special Track: Data technologies and governance frameworks used for gathering, storing, managing, processing, analyzing and sharing data in the public administrations

Chairs: Francesco Mureddu, Lisbon Council and Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab, NYU

[50] “Establishing a data ecosystem to support the use of telecom data to inform COVID-19 response efforts”; Ayumi Arai, Apichon Witayangkurn, Hiroshi Kanasugi, Ryosuke Shibasaki and Satoshi Ueyama, University of Tokyo

[56] “How Data Governance Technologies Can Democratize Data Sharing for Community Well-being”; Daniel Wu, Immuta, US, Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab, NYU, Alex Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Thiago Avila, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Abhishek Gupta, Microsoft and Montreal AI Ethics Institute and Kelsey Finch, Future of Privacy Forum, USA

[115] “Disposable Yet Official Identities (DYOI) for Privacy-Preserving System Design - The case of COVID-19 digital document verification and credential-based access control in ad hoc outdoor and indoor settings (and beyond)”; Petros Kavassalis, Nikos Triantafyllou, University of the Aegean, Panagiotis Georgakopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Antonis Stasis and Rob van Kranenburg, University of the Aegean

[126] “Data Exchange or Verifiable Claims? Different paradigms to address data sharing challenges and to implement modern data access”; Joao Rodrigues Frade, European Commission

Short break

“How can Interactions Between Data and Policy be Produced, Shared and Achieve Impact?”

Organiser: Andrew Hyde, Cambridge University Press

Chair: Matthew Day, Cambridge University Press

Speakers:

Jean Claude Burgelman, Vrije University Brussels; former Head of Unit Open Data Policies and Science Cloud DG RTD, European Commission 

Samia Melhem, Global Lead on Digital Capabilities, Digital Development Practice, World Bank

Martijn Poel, Senior Policy Official, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Special Session (Alan Turing Institute): Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Research in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Chair: Florian Ostmann, The Alan Turing Institute

[77a] “Responsible research and innovation practices for rapid-response data science in the context of COVID-19”; David Leslie and Christopher Burr, The Alan Turing Institute

[77b] “The promise and pitfalls of measuring the impact of COVID-19-related policy interventions”; Helen Margetts and Cosmina Dorobantu, The Alan Turing Institute

[77c] “Understanding and countering vulnerability to health-related misinformation during COVID-19”; Bertram Vidgen, The Alan Turing Institute

Long break

Title to be confirmed

Alessandro Vespignani, Northeastern University

Chair: Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab, NYU

Special Panel: “Contemporary challenges in science and policy

Chair: C. Leigh Anderson, University of Washington

[125a] Jaron Porciello, Cornell University, Ceres2030: Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger

[125b] Todd Rosenstock, ICRAF, Evidence for Resilient Agriculture (ERA)

[125c] Trevor Butterworth, Sense about Science USA and Trinity College Dublin

[125d] Gracian Chimwaza, Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa

[125e] Chris Surridge, Springer-Nature

[125f] Stanley Wood, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Short break

Special Track: Data Governance in the Public Interest -

Special Panel: “Brave New Worlds? Ethics in Theory and Practice in Public Data Provision”

Chair: Alison Powell, LSE and JUST AI Network / the Ada Lovelace Institute

[98a] “Reconsidering the ‘Public/Private’ Divide in Data Governance: Legal Realities and Ethical Implications”; Stergios Aidinlis, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford;

[98b] “Towards a New Ethical Approach to Data Governance: Challenges and Potentialities”; Francesco Tava, Department of Health and Social Sciences; University of the West of England

[98c] “Risk, Precedents and Sand: Introducing Novelty into Practice in the Public Sector”; Felix Ritchie, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England

[98d] “Implementing Ethical Models in Low Income Countries”; Elizabeth Green, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England

Special Track: Data Governance for Innovation for Sustainable Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges in Public Policy and Institutional Design II

Chair: Masaru Yarime, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; UCL STEaPP, UK; and The University of Tokyo, Japan.

[67] “Engaging Citizens in Data Governance for Net Zero Precincts”; Darren Sharp, Sarah Goodwin, Misita Anwar, Monash University, and Lyn Bartram, Simon Fraser University

[79] “The Critical Role of Social Acceptance of Publics in Smart City Data-Driven Innovation: The Case of Smart Lamp Post Project in Hong Kong”; Wilson Wong and Sylvia Ying He, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

[110] “A Collaborative Governance Mechanism Aiming at the Low Application Rate of the Government Data Platform in Smart City Contexts — Illustrated by Shenzhen Case”; Siqi Xie, Ning Luo and Masaru Yarime, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Short break

Special Session (OECD): “Towards a new data-driven service design and delivery model?”

Chair: Barbara Ubaldi

Benjamin Welby, OECD – on OECD data and service design/delivery

Tom Wynne-Morgan, Homes England/Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government - on data and homelessness

Tom Nixon, Faculty AI – on data in AI for public services

Sungjoo Son, Director of Digital Government Cooperation Division at the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, Korea

Standard Track: Data, Governance and Policy II

Chair: H. Scott Matthews, Carnegie Mellon University

[30] “Laying the Foundation for Effective Partnerships: Examining Data Sharing Agreements”; Hayden Dahmm and Jessica Espey, UNSDSN-TReNDS

[42] “Principles for data governance at INRAE”; Gilles Aumont, Michael Chelle, Esther Dzale-Yeumo, Odile Hologne, Olivier Philippe, Hadi Quesneville and Stéphanie Rennes, INRAE, France

[100] “Principles for revenue models and sustainability of a ‘good steward’”; Aditi Ramesh and Astha Kapoor, Aapti Institute, India

[117] “Stand Away from The Platform: The Negative Aspects of The Platform and the use of Data Trusts”; David Jamieson, Rob Wilson, Northumbria University and Mike Martin, Newcastle Business School

[36] “Fostering Trustworthy Data Sharing: Establishing Data Foundations in Practice”; Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, Laura Carmichael, University of Southampton and Alexsis Wintour, Lapin Limited, Jersey

Long break

Title to be confirmed

Speaker: Yi Zeng, Beijing Academy

Chair: Christoph Lütge, Institute of Ethics and AI, ITM, Munich

Special Track: ‘For good measure’: The challenges of quantifying complex problems for policymaking II

Chair: Sarah Giest, Leiden University

[69] “Why Policymakers Don’t Use Your Data”; Mitzi Bolton, Monash University

[112] “A hybrid methodology for data-driven policy making”; Anne Fleur Van Veenstra, TNO, Netherlands

[83] “The Data First programme and challenges of quantifying complex problems for justice research”; Robin Linacre, Kylie Hill, Amy Summerfield, Ministry of Justice and Andromachi Tseloni, Ministry of Justice and Nottingham Trent University

[97] “Blockchains meet GovTech: Governance and Regulatory Mechanisms for the Public Interest”; Claudio Lombardi, KIMEP, Kazakhstan, Marios Isaakidis and Saira Mian, UCL

[120] “Automated Performance Systems and Enforceability of Contracts: The Case of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure”; Golnaz Jafari, University of Lucerne and Benedikt Schuppli, Université Paris II

Short break

Standard Track: Data Processing and Knowledge Generation

Chair: Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge and the Alan Turing Institute

[35] “The accuracy vs. interpretability trade-off in Fraud Detection Analytics”; Anna Nesvijevskaia, Quinten and Laboratoire DICEN Ile de France, Sophie Ouillade, Pauline Guilmin, Quinten and Jean-Daniel Zucker, Sorbonne University

[64] “Using Open Data to Monitor the Status of a Metropolitan Area: the case of the metropolitan area of Turin”; Filippo Candela and Paolo Mulassano, Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, Italy

[65] “The case for computationally forecasting the evolving interactions between CJEU Judgements and EU legal acts to anticipate policy adoption”; Pedro V Hernandez Serrano and Laura Robinson, Institute of Data Science at Maastricht University

[94] “Uncovering policy designs from legal texts”; Lynn H. Kaack and Sebastian Sewerin, ETH Zurich

[87] “A New Approach to Impact Case Study Analytics”; Jiajie Zhang, Paul Watson and Barry Hodgson, Newcastle University

Chair: C. Leigh Anderson, University of Washington

Speakers:

Katie Atkinson, Dean of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Science, University of Liverpool

Kamau Bobb, Global Lead, Diversity Strategy and Research at Google

Torbjörn Fredriksson, Head of ICT Analysis Section of the Division on Technology and Logistics, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Himanshu Nagpal, Deputy Director Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Zeynep Engin, Founder of Data for Policy

End of Conference 17:00 London

Programme Details will follow in the lead up to the conference.

The Data for Policy 2020 Conference is being held online

 

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