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Data-driven Humanitarian Mapping Workshop

August 15 All day

The second KDD Workshop on Data-driven Humanitarian Mapping will focus on scientific and community-based solutions to address high-stake public policy and resilience planning and related pressing issues. The workshop brings together a global community of researchers and policymakers – computer scientists, data scientists, epidemiologists, economists, environmentalists, urban planning researchers, computational social scientists, privacy researchers, legal scholars, and humanitarian organisations.

Data-driven methodologies are foundational for humanitarian mapping and sustainable development, but remain prone to algorithmic bias, privacy, fairness, accountability, and transparency risks. Besides, human mobility or socioeconomic data is highly sensitive at individual trajectories and aggregated levels. How can data holders, policymakers, and researchers from different fields best collaborate to maximise the humanitarian value of such datasets while mitigating risks? The workshop seeks to examine and address questions like these through computational, legal, ethics, and operational lenses.

The workshop will:

  • Share the latest methodological advances to address the pressing challenges in humanitarian actions and sustainable global development
  • Conceptualise architecture and frameworks for novel machine learning, remote sensing, and edge computing technologies for equitable decision-making
  • Form effective cross-disciplinary collaborations
  • Discuss data, algorithmic, and policy interventions for addressing privacy/fairness/ethical challenges;
  • Address the risks of deploying data science methods for high-stake decision making

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