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Urban Homelessness and Underserved Communities

Posted: 8/30/2016 (Conference)

As part of the Eighth International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2016) on November 14-17, this workshop aims to bringing together researchers and practitioners to explore how they can apply urban data science to the challenges of urban homelessness in cities across the nation. If smart cities emphasize infrastructure and efficiency, wise cities emphasize improving services to in turn improve the lives of citizens. This workshop aims to shift the discussion from smart to wise cities. The interdisciplinary focus aims to welcome diverse researchers from across the computational, urban, and social sciences.

The workshop leaders seek multi-disciplinary contributions that reveal interesting aspects that advance understanding of homelessness and efforts to address this critical challenge in cities across the nation and the world. They welcome a broad range of contributions, including insights gained from new data sources, new applications of computational methods to existing data sources, new applications of social science methodologies to understand the effectiveness of socio-technical systems, or new use of social concepts in the design of relevant information systems.

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Date: 11/15/2016

Deadline: 10/01/2016

Location: Seattle, WA