[CODATA-international] DEADLINE APPROACHING: Data for Policy 2024, Decoding the Future: Trustworthy Governance with AI? Call for Special Track Proposals, Deadline 28 August 2023

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Wed Aug 9 09:03:16 EDT 2023

Data for Policy 2024
Decoding the Future: Trustworthy Governance *with* AI?
Dates: 9-11 July 2024   Venue: Imperial College London
Call for Special Track Proposals – Deadline: 28 August 2023
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Data for Policy 2024 Conference invites special track proposals
explore the future of decision-making and governance *with* AI.  Accepted
special tracks will complement our standard tracks
the specific theme focus of this edition, and will aim to generate a set of
peer-reviewed papers to be simultaneously considered for publication in the
open-access journal *Data & Policy
University Press). Special track chairs will also have the option of
continuing to develop publications after the conference by acting as a
Guest Editor of a special collection on the same topic with *Data & Policy*.

We have posed the overarching theme, Trustworthy Governance *with *AI?, as
a question to provide room for special track proposals centred around two
conversations. Firstly, what are the emerging capabilities, use cases, and
best practices enabling innovation that could contribute to improved
governance *with* AI? Secondly, what concerns are being raised regarding
these advancements in areas such as data, algorithms, privacy, security,
fairness, and potential risks? For both discussions, we invite proposals
that delve into the role and capacity of governance in preventing
AI-related harms and explore the potential for governance to generate added
value through responsible AI deployment. We invite researchers,
practitioners, and policymakers to join us in charting a path towards more
trustworthy decision-making and governance with the transformative
potential of AI. We are seeking special track proposals that transcend
boundaries, from cutting-edge generative AI technologies re-shaping
government-citizen interactions to enhanced surveillance capabilities that
influence centralised power dynamics. In a world where AI-powered
technologies are becoming integral to critical decision-making processes,
it is time to chart a new course.

We welcome special track proposals covering a wide range of topics,
including but not limited to:

      - AI applications for policy formulation and implementation;
      - Impact of Generative AI on public service delivery and citizen
      - Machine agency in governance and decision-making;
      - Human-AI collaboration and decision-making in governance;
      - AI-driven decision support systems for public administration;
      - Legal and regulatory frameworks for AI in governance;
      - Safety, transparency, fairness, accountability, and trust in
      AI-driven decision-making;
      - Data and infrastructure technologies working in tandem with AI to
      transform decision-making in governance (chatbots, platforms, distributed
      ledger systems, digital twins, augmented reality, etc.);
      - Governance models and frameworks for effective utilisation of AI
      options in decision-making processes to enhance good governance practices.

Special track proposals should aim to attract a series of full-paper
submissions (up to 6000 words), which will undergo our rigorous integrated
peer-review process for presentation at the conference and subsequent
publication in the prestigious open-access *Data & Policy* journal,
published by Cambridge University Press. *Data & Policy* is indexed in Web
of Science, Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals with 2022
Impact Factor 2.6 (Journal Citation Reports).

The special track chairs in consultation with the conference management
team will be responsible for managing the peer-review process for their
tracks. Special track chairs will also have the option to continue
generating further publications in standard journal article types
the conference. Our conference also offers various multimodal dissemination
formats, including pre-prints, videos, and full-paper publications, to
maximise the impact of work presented at our venues.

We encourage interdisciplinary special track proposals that combine
perspectives from academia, industry, and government, showcasing innovative
research, case studies, and practical experiences in the field. Each
special track should have a clear focus and aim to generate stimulating
discussions, foster collaborations, and contribute to the advancement of
knowledge and practices at the intersection of AI and governance.

Special track proposals should be led by a special track chair as the
primary contact and should provide an overview of the proposed special
track (max 1000 words), co-chairs (if any), topics to be covered, alignment
with the conference highlight theme, any partnering institutions, plans for
circulating the special track call to relevant communities and networks,
and strategies for securing peer reviewers to meet decision deadlines.
Please refer to the conference website for more information and guidance

The conference general chairs Zeynep Engin (Data for Policy CIC), Jon
Crowcroft (University of Cambridge and The Alan Turing Institute) and
Stefaan Verhulst (New York University) are delighted to work with local
chairs Mark Kennedy and Rosella Arcucci, from Imperial College. Full
details of conference committee members can be found on our website

We eagerly anticipate receiving your exciting and innovative proposals for
special tracks that will enrich the Data for Policy 2024 Conference and
contribute to shaping the future of AI-enabled governance. For any
inquiries or further information, please contact team at dataforpolicy.org.



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