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Stanford MS&E Prof. Irene Lo co-organizes ACM conference on equity and access in algorithms, mechanisms, and optimization

The conference aims to highlight research that can help improve equity and access to opportunity for historically disadvantaged and underserved communities.
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The inaugural ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO’21), for which which MS&E Assistant Professor Irene Lo is a program co-chair, will take place virtually on October 5-9, 2021.

The two other program co-chairs are Ana-Andreea Stoica, PhD student at Columbia; and Rediet Abebe, Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley.

EAAMO'21 aims to highlight work where techniques from algorithms, optimization, and mechanism design, along with insights from the social sciences and humanistic studies, can help improve equity and access to opportunity for historically disadvantaged and underserved communities. EAAMO’21 will provide an international forum for presenting research papers, problem pitches, survey and position papers, new datasets, and software demonstrations towards the goal of bridging research and practice, and particularly the use quantitative methods to improve the well-being of marginalized communities. Read more about EAAMO'21 on the conference website.

EAAMO‘21 is organized by the Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG) initiative, which Prof. Lo co-organizes. The conference builds on the MD4SG technical workshop series and tutorials at conferences including ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) EC, ACM COMPASS, ACM FAccT and WINE.

The conference will feature keynote talks, panels, and contributed presentations across numerous fields. In line with the MD4SG core values of bridging research and practice, the conference will bring together researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners from various government, private, community, and industry organizations to build multi-disciplinary pipelines. EAAMO’21 is proudly supported by ACM SIGecom and SIGAI.

EAAMO’21 is soliciting submissions of research papers, position and policy papers, as well as special problem- and practice-driven submissions, to be presented at the conference. Submissions can fall into one of two tracks: research track and the policy & practice track, and can be archival or non-archival. Note that archival submissions will be published in the conference proceedings and must follow ACM guidelines. Non-archival submissions will not be published with proceedings and can be already published work or work that will be published in the future in a different conference or journal. The deadline for submissions is June 3, 2021, 5pm ET. For more information regarding submissions information and topics, please visit the EAAMO'21 website.

Important Information:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: June 3, 2021 at 5 PM ET / 9 PM GMT
  • Paper Submission Page: EasyChair
  • Financial Assistance Application Deadline: June 3, 2021 at 5 PM ET / 9 PM GMT
  • Notifications: August 3, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: September 10, 2021
  • Event Dates: October 5-9, 2021

For any questions, comments, or inquiries, email the EAAMO'21 team at