[CODATA-international] [dpc] Fwd: Call for Special Tracks - Data for Policy 2021

Berkman, Paul Arthur pberkman at law.harvard.edu
Sat Nov 14 12:31:46 EST 2020

Hi Masaru,

I hope you are doing well.

Thank you for your kind collaboration and leadership with data for policy relationships.

Without suggesting a session, but with relevance to the theme of the conference mentioned below, please find following links to a couple invited papers recently published:

  *   Science Diplomacy and Its Engine of Informed Decisionmaking: Operating Through our Global Pandemic with Humanity<https://brill.com/view/journals/hjd/15/3/article-p435_13.xml?language=en>;
  *   The Pandemic Lens: Focusing Across Time Scales for Local-Global Sustainability<https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2666-3899%2820%2930195-1>.

I look forward to our next meetings and hope you are enjoying a pleasant weekend.  Stay healthy!!!

With best regards,


Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman
Associated Fellow, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
7 bis, Avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva 2, Switzerland
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Associate Director of Science Diplomacy, Harvard-MIT Public Disputes Program
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(m) +1-617-902-8361

Baseline of Russian Arctic Laws<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.springer.com_gp_book_9783030062613&d=DwMFAw&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=kpLJS7LfkSf7gLodQQ9R2F9kXFw1PnnUtyinpCqBF3w&m=XQrWkaU1SLcgY0wONoQy7WF0SfU3gRaUULYVZ-DIdLw&s=5P748iLw-uGQxiwZJg0CUw-T1WYVbpAU6PGJTCVpK3E&e=> (2019) and  Informed Decisionmaking for Sustainability. Volume 1. Governing Arctic Seas: Regional Lessons from the Bering Strait and Barents Sea<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.springer.com_gp_book_9783030256739&d=DwMFAw&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=kpLJS7LfkSf7gLodQQ9R2F9kXFw1PnnUtyinpCqBF3w&m=XQrWkaU1SLcgY0wONoQy7WF0SfU3gRaUULYVZ-DIdLw&s=_vxFA6yVDjdc_gblFBxSvUNoZNSuZgOAUNZ22vBbZ3M&e=> (2020).

From: dpc <dpc-bounces at lists.codata.org> On Behalf Of YARIME Masaru
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2020 1:24 AM
To: CODATA International <codata-international at lists.codata.org>; dpc at lists.codata.org
Subject: [dpc] Fwd: Call for Special Tracks - Data for Policy 2021

Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you that the Data for Policy 2021 Conference will take place on September 14-16, 2021 at University College London.

As a member of the International Organisation Committee, I would like to invite you to submit special track proposals at the conference. The deadline is December 10, 2020.

Special tracks can be considered tor post-conference publication of a Special Collection of articles in Data & Policy, an open-access journal published by Cambridge University Press.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you very much.

Best regards,

YARIME Masaru, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Public Policy (PPOL), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Office: Room 4611 (Lift 31/32), PPOL, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy, University College London
Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

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From: Data for Policy 2021 <team at dataforpolicy.org<mailto:team at dataforpolicy.org>>
Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 9:05 PM
Subject: Call for Special Tracks - Data for Policy 2021
To: Masaru Yarime <yarimemasa at gmail.com<mailto:yarimemasa at gmail.com>>

Call for Special Tracks
Call for Area Editors<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__dataforpolicy.us9.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D0e48a758fb1eccb009ec5c754-26id-3D7e596f5f5d-26e-3Df6c656789c&d=DwMFaQ&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=kpLJS7LfkSf7gLodQQ9R2F9kXFw1PnnUtyinpCqBF3w&m=WK3r_rG7FeXi9-xDm-HGlfpBrvfeKiGEvEocAOAWn5A&s=8ZmX77R1FQCnIa2sFtavoKXoOn7ea_6zsV0a_Xe7jso&e=>
Data & Policy is looking for six Area Editors to extend its editorial team. The journal aims to deepen knowledge about how policy and data relate to each other ("policy-data interactions"), as explored in the opening editorial<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__dataforpolicy.us9.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D0e48a758fb1eccb009ec5c754-26id-3D7fd8aef5bc-26e-3Df6c656789c&d=DwMFaQ&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=kpLJS7LfkSf7gLodQQ9R2F9kXFw1PnnUtyinpCqBF3w&m=WK3r_rG7FeXi9-xDm-HGlfpBrvfeKiGEvEocAOAWn5A&s=GxXiLJpX1FrbkFCxBC3d-SJv40VO5svlxqQZiBHmHaA&e=>. As part of the next phase of development, we are seeking six Area Editors who can commission and handle papers that relate to this aim.

Call for Communications Editor<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__dataforpolicy.us9.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D0e48a758fb1eccb009ec5c754-26id-3D05b290c69f-26e-3Df6c656789c&d=DwMFaQ&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=kpLJS7LfkSf7gLodQQ9R2F9kXFw1PnnUtyinpCqBF3w&m=WK3r_rG7FeXi9-xDm-HGlfpBrvfeKiGEvEocAOAWn5A&s=3KLFS9buSvL1XXdxkNczWvJPlQpVEXxWSApPbxI_aQw&e=>
Data & Policy is looking for a Communications Editor. 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.

6th International Conference

Data for Policy 2021
14-16 September 2021, UCL, London

Call for Special Tracks (Deadline: 10 December 2020)

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The International Organisation Committee for the Data for Policy 2021 invites special track proposals at the conference, also leading to the peer-review and potential publication of a Special Collection of articles in Data & Policy (published by CUP) after the conference. Special tracks will draw on and build communities around areas of interest, with a view to continuing in future years.

In association with Cambridge University Press, the Alan Turing Institute and the Office for National Statistics, the sixth edition of the international Data for Policy conferences is scheduled to take place in September 2021. The conference series is the top global forum for multiple disciplinary and cross-sector debate around the theories, applications and the implications of data science innovation in the public sector and governance.

Areas of Interest:
Special track proposals are directed to developing conference sessions in one or more of the areas of interest, or in relevant emerging areas.

  *   Data-driven Transformations in Policy and Governance - this standard track focuses on the high-level vision for philosophy, ideation, formulation and implementation of new approaches leading to paradigm shifts, innovation and efficiency gains in collective decision making processes. Topics may include:
     *   Data-driven innovation in public, private and voluntary sector governance and policy-making at all levels (international, national and local): applications for real-time management, future planning, and rethinking/reframing governance and policy-making in the digital era;
     *   Data and evidence-based policy-making;
     *   Government-private sector-citizen interactions: data and digital power dynamics, asymmetry of information; democracy, public opinion and deliberation; citizen services;
     *   Interactions between human, institutional and algorithmic decision-making processes, psychology and behaviour of decision-making;
     *   Global policy-making: global existential debates on utilizing data-driven innovation with impact beyond individual institutions and states;
     *   Socio-technical and cyber-physical systems, and their policy and governance implications.
The remaining categories represent more specifically the current applications, methodologies, strategies which underpin the broad aims of Data for Policy's vision:

  *   Focus on Data Technologies and Analytics for Policy and Governance - this track is concerned with data in its variety of forms and sources, and infrastructure and methods for its utilisation in policy and governance:
     *   Data sources: Personal and proprietary data, administrative data and official statistics, open and public data, organic vs designed data, sensory and mobile data, digital footprints, crowdsourced data, and other relevant data;
     *   Technologies: Artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things, platform technologies, digital twins, visualisation and user interaction technologies, data and analytics infrastructures, cloud and mobile technologies;
     *   Methodologies and Analytics: Mathematical and statistical models, computational statistics, machine learning, edge analytics, federated learning, theory and data-driven knowledge generation, multiple disciplinary methodologies, real-time and historical data processing, geospatial analysis, simulation, gaps in theory and practice.

  *   Focus on the Policy Frameworks, Governance and Management of Data-driven Innovations - this track focusses on governance practices and management issues involved in implementation of data-driven solutions:
     *   Data and algorithm design principles and accountability;
     *   Local, national and international governance models and frameworks for data and associated technologies;
     *   Data and algorithms in the law;
     *   General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regulatory frameworks;
     *   Data intermediaries, trusts and collaboratives;
     *   Meta-data, interoperability and standards;
     *   Data ownership, provenance, sharing, supply chains, linkage, curation and expiration;
     *   Data sovereignty and data spaces.

  *   Focus on Ethics, Equity and Trust in Policy Data Interactions - this track examines the issues which must be considered in technology design and assessment.
     *   Digital Ethics: Data, algorithms, models and dynamic interactions between them;
     *   Digital trust, and human-data-machine interactions in policy context;
     *   Responsible technology design and assessment;
     *   Privacy and data sharing;
     *   Digital identification, personhood, and services;
     *   Uncertainties, bias, and imperfections in data and data-driven systems;
     *   Algorithmic behaviour: equity and fairness, transparency and explainability, accountability, and interpretability;
     *   Human-machine collaboration in strategic decision making and algorithm agency;
     *   Human control, rights, democratic values, and self-determination.
The following are areas which fall within the above categories, but are highlighted as being of special interest:

  *   Focus on Data to Tackle Global Issues and Dynamic Societal Threats:
     *   Human existence and the planet;
     *   International collaboration for global risk management and disaster recovery;
     *   Global health, emergency response, Covid-19 and pandemics;
     *   Sustainable development, climate change and the environment;
     *   Humanitarian data science, international migration, gender-based issues and racial justice;
     *   International competition and cultures of digital transformation.

  *   Focus on Algorithmic Governance:
     *   Data-driven insights in governance decision making, black-box processing;
     *   Algorithm agency along with human and institutional decision-making processes;
     *   Government automation: citizen service delivery, supporting civil servants, managing national public records and physical infrastructure, statutes and compliance, and public policy development;
     *   Algorithmic 'good' governance: participation, consensus orientation, accountability, transparency, responsiveness, effectiveness and efficiency, equity and inclusiveness, and the rule of law.
The interrelatedness of all categories is undeniable, and the categorization above does not indicate siloed activity. It is rather an articulation of the breadth and depth of the vision and mission for improved data-driven decisions and policymaking, which is the ethos of both Data for Policy and Data & Policy.

Instructions for Special Track submissions:
Those interested in organising a Special Track at the Data for Policy 2021 Conference should send a brief description (up to 1000 words) through the conference submission system<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__dataforpolicy.us9.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D0e48a758fb1eccb009ec5c754-26id-3Dc1ae64c29c-26e-3Df6c656789c&d=DwMFaQ&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=kpLJS7LfkSf7gLodQQ9R2F9kXFw1PnnUtyinpCqBF3w&m=WK3r_rG7FeXi9-xDm-HGlfpBrvfeKiGEvEocAOAWn5A&s=BOZlLG7AW02dOoLz9Wd_jfFVd2tJkO4lNco94LpKU5A&e=>. If the Special Track is proposed by a group, one person should be identified as the Chair to coordinate with the Data for Policy Team in submissions and the review process.

The Special Track descriptions should cover the following information:

  *   The title of the proposed Special Track;
  *   An overview of the motivation and topics to be covered;
  *   How the collection fits within the scope of the conference themes;
  *   Your plans to circulate your Special Track announcement to reach relevant communities and networks;
  *   Whether you are interested in editing a Special Collection in Data & Policy, deriving from the Special Track, which will involve guiding submitted articles through the journal's peer review process, supported by the Data & Policy editorial team and publisher.
The deadline for Special Track Proposals is 10/12/2020. Following review, we will inform Special Track leads and feature successful proposals in the main call for papers for the conference.

Special Track process:
If their proposal is accepted, Special Track Chairs will play an active role in the run up to and during the conference. We expect Special Track Chairs to:

  *   Circulate an announcement about their Special Track to their networks, following the Call for Papers sent by the Data for Policy conference team that will ask interested authors to submit extended abstracts;
  *   Review the extended abstracts relevant to their Special Tracks for final decision by the International Organisation Committee, who will notify those accepted to present at the conference;
  *   Organise the programme for their Special Track at the conference, in conjunction with the conference organisers - which will, for example, involve the grouping of submissions into panels, and organising panel chairs;
  *   Report on the success of the track in the form of a Data & Policy blog, and communicate issues or improvements to the organisers after the conference;
  *   Make assessments about the potential for publications arising from the Special Track, especially if the Chair wishes to edit a Special Collection in Data & Policy.
Special Collections in Data & Policy:
Following the establishment of Data & Policy, we invite Special Track Chairs to become actively involved in the process of editing a Special Collection in the journal related to their track.

This does imply additional work beyond the timeline of the conference, so it is not required, but it is something we encourage in the interest of further disseminating scholarly discussion about data science, governance and the public sector.

Those accepted to present at the conference will be given two complementary options for disseminating their paper and related materials. They will be encouraged to use the Data for Policy community platform on Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/communities/dfp17<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__dataforpolicy.us9.list-2Dmanage.com_track_click-3Fu-3D0e48a758fb1eccb009ec5c754-26id-3D1ed47e4d6b-26e-3Df6c656789c&d=DwMFaQ&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=kpLJS7LfkSf7gLodQQ9R2F9kXFw1PnnUtyinpCqBF3w&m=WK3r_rG7FeXi9-xDm-HGlfpBrvfeKiGEvEocAOAWn5A&s=9IQF4bkIaguqAcxoRRsIZPPUrlcxqJDreiZxs2RuVDs&e=>), an open repository, in order to make their conference paper and any related materials - such slides, audio, video, datasets and code - available at the time of the conference. In addition, authors will have the option of submitting their paper to Data & Policy, in order to undergo a peer review process that could potentially lead to formal publication in the journal.

Special Track Chairs wishing to become involved in the editorial process are invited to act as Guest Editors of Special Collections in Data & Policy. This will involve:

  *   Short-listing of the Special Track papers to those that form a thematically coherent collection of publications, presenting the key issues;
  *   Guiding submitted papers through the journal's peer review process (inviting reviewers, recommending decisions to the Data & Policy Editors-in-Chief);
  *   Writing an editorial to introduce the Special Collection.

Note that the timeline for Special Collections will extend well beyond that of the conference, with submissions and peer review beginning after September 2021 and continuing through 2022. All submitted articles will be peer-reviewed independently, and accepted or rejected on their own merits according to the journal's process.

Data & Policy is a collaborative effort to produce for this community a peer-reviewed and authoritative resource about the potential and implications of data science for governance, and Special Track Chairs interested in editing Special Collections will receive plenty of support from both the Data & Policy editorial team, the Data for Policy Community Manager and the journal's publisher, Cambridge University Press.

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For all questions related to Special Tracks at the conference, please contact team at dataforpolicy.org<mailto:team at dataforpolicy.org>; and for questions relating to Special Collections in Data & Policy, please contact dataandpolicy at cambridge.org<mailto:dataandpolicy at cambridge.org>

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