Data for Policy 2016 International Conference

Frontiers of Data Science for Government: Ideas, Practices and Projections

15-16 September 2016 | University of Cambridge

The Conference Programme is now available here.

Launched at the inaugural conference hosted by the University of Cambridge in 2015, Data for Policy is an independent initiative to promote interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral discussion between all stakeholders with interest in potentials of Data Science research to enhance government operations and policy-making.  The inaugural conference hosted around 90 top-level presentations and over 170 delegates from UK and EU government bodies, prestigious national and international universities, non-profit institutions, and major industrial stakeholders.

 Call for Papers, Presentations, Workshops, and Sessions

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 16 May 2016

Data Science is emerging as a key interdisciplinary research field to address major contemporary challenges across sectors. Particular focus on the government sector offers huge potentials to advance citizen services and collective decision-making processes. To reflect the diversity of skills and knowledge required to tackle challenges in this domain, the conference offers an open discussion forum for all stakeholders. They invite individual and/or group submissions from all relevant disciplines and application domains. Topics covered include but are not limited to the following:

  • Government & Policy
  • Policy for Data & Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Methodologies
  • Data Sources

Submissions are accepted through the official conference website –

Featured speakers for this year’s conference include:
Prof Jim Waldo , Chief Technology Officer of Harvard University
Prof Enrico Giovannini, Co-Chair, United Nations Data Revolution Group & Uni. of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Prof Anthony Finkelstein, Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Government Office for Science
Prof  Beth Noveck, Co-Founder and Director of The GovLab, New York University and MIT Media Lab
Paul Maltby, Head of Data, UK Government Digital Service
Prof Helen Margetts, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Barbara Ubaldi, Lead for the OECD Digital Government Project
Dr Rayid Ghani, Director of the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, Chief Data Scientist at the Urban Center on Computation and Data, University of Chicago
Prof Philip Treleaven, Director of the Financial Computing Centre, University College London
Dan Gaylin, President and Chief Executive Officer, NORC at the University of Chicago

and many others tbc.