First International Workshop on Data science for equality, inclusion and well-being challenges 
In conjunction with the IEEE BigData 2021 Conference.

	DS4EIW 2021 @ IEEE BigData 2021
    website: http://dbdmg.polito.it/ds4eiw-2021 
	The workshop will take place virtually

*** Important Dates ***
- Oct 31, 2021: Due date for workshop papers submission
- Nov 15, 2021: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
- Nov 21, 2021: Camera-ready of accepted papers 
- Dec 15-18, 2021: Workshops 

Keynote speaker:
-- Fosca Giannotti, CNR, Pisa, Italy, talk's title "Social Mining and Big Data Analytics"


DS4EIW promotes and shares research and innovation on data science solutions with the final challenge to study, promote, and guarantee equality, inclusion, and well-being, significantly impacting society. This is an essential subject of debate in engineering and sociology, also involving governments, private and public companies, activists, and the press because discrimination and biases have to be avoided, stereotypes have to be removed, and well-being opportunities have to be designed and promoted. 

The workshop aims to allow academics and practitioners from various research areas to share their experiences studying, analyzing, designing, and developing innovative methodologies centred on societal challenges to derive insights, characterize sociological phenomena, and support policymakers in promoting more inclusive reflexive and innovative societies. 

Industrial implementations of explainable/transparent data algorithm applications, design and deployment experience reports on various issues raising data transparency projects, and avoiding bias and discrimination, are particularly welcome. We call for research and experience papers and demonstration proposals covering any aspect of data algorithmic transparency and accountability in real-life applications, fundamental properties to avoid bias and discrimination.  

Topics of interest
We invite the submission of high-quality manuscripts reporting relevant and work-in-progress research studies addressing various aspects of data science and analytic for equality, inclusion and well-being challenges. Contributions should be of interest to a large and varied cross-disciplinary audience of researchers and practitioners involved or interested from different perspectives in societal challenges. The workshop welcomes submissions of methodological, experimental, technical papers, application papers, and papers on experiences in real-life application settings addressing - though not limited to - the following topics: 

- Concepts, methodologies, solutions for sensing, modeling, managing, mining, and understanding people behavior and activity
- Algorithmic accountability
- Explainable algorithms 
- Data analytics and artificial intelligent algorithms
- Recommendations for people and analysts 
- Recommendations for policymakers
- Intelligent systems to enhance user awareness of algorithm decisions
- Ethical issues of data collection, storage, and exchange
- Interactive query refinement and processing
- Innovative solutions for exploring, analyzing and visualizing data
- User-controlled algorithms for data integration, cleaning, and analysis
- Perception-aware data processing and analytics
- Database systems designed for highly interactive applications
- Crowd-powered data infrastructure.

In one of - though not limited to - the following application scenarios:
- Education 
- Private and public employment
- Entrepreneurship
- Healthcare applications
- Public safety and security
- Citizens' mobility and transportation
- Urban economy and urban environments
- Data journalism
- Covid-19 pandemic
- Gender Equality Plan
- Inclusive Language
- Social services, unemployment and homelessness
- Economic, social and personal development
- Government transparency
- User-generated content (like tweets, micro-blog, check-ins, photos)

addressing - though not limited to - the following societal challenges:

+ Smart-working
+ Gender gap
+ Balance of life and work times
+ Special needs, 
+ Ethnic and religious origin
+ Well-being

Topics aligned with the UN development goals: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should present original results and substantial new work not currently under review or published elsewhere.
Papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html).
Please submit a full-length paper (up to 10 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system (https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2021/bigdata21/scripts/submit.php?subarea=S40&undisplay_detail=1&wh=/cyberchair/2021/bigdata21/scripts/ws_submit.php)

Workshop organizers
Tania Cerquitelli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy ( email: tania DOT cerquitelli AT polito DOT it)
Genoveva Vargas-Solar, CNRS, LIRIS, France
Arianna Montorsi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Claudia De Giorgi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy