SoGood 2020 -
The 5th Workshop on Data Science for Social Good

The Fifth Workshop on Data Science for Social Good, SoGood 2020, will take place in Ghent, Belgium, associated to ECML PKDD 2020, in September 2020.

The workshop intends to attract papers on how Data Science can and does contribute to social good in its widest sense.

Topics of interest include:

  • Government transparency and IT against corruption

  • Public safety and disaster relief

  • Public policies in epidemic growth and related issues

  • Access to food, water, and utilities

  • Efficiency and sustainability

  • Data journalism

  • Economic, social and personal development

  • Transportation

  • Energy

  • Smart city services

  • Education

  • Social services, unemployment and homelessness

  • Healthcare

  • Ethical issues, fairness and accountability

  • Trustability and interpretability

  • Topics aligned with the UN development goals

The major selection criteria will be the novelty of the application and its social impact. Position papers are welcome too.

We are also interested in applications that have built a successful business model and are able to sustain themselves economically. Most Social Good applications have been carried out by non-profit and charity organisations, conveying the idea that Social Good is a luxury that only societies with a surplus can afford. We would like to hear from successful projects, which may not be strictly "non-profit" but have Social Good as their main focus.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published either by Springer as a Lecture Notes volume or by CEUR in their workshop proceedings series ( Selected workshop papers may also be invited for extension and submission to a special journal issue.

Important Dates:

  • Workshop paper/project submission deadline: June 11th June 18th, 2020 (extended)

  • Workshop paper/project acceptance notification : July 2nd, July 14th, 2020

  • Workshop paper camera-ready deadline: July 21st, 2020

  • Workshop: September 18th , 2020 (online)