KG4SG Organizes Workshop of the 2021 KGC Conference on 3 May
The United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and Accenture Labs are co-organizing a conference on Knowledge Graphs for Social Good (KG4SG) on 3 May. It is targeted to practitioners of knowledge graphs methods, related domain subject matter experts, and anyone working to leverage knowledge graphs for social good.
The Knowledge Graph Conference (KGC-2021) will be fully virtual. Participants need to register for the event, but there is no cost to attend (registration details coming soon).
The conference aims to establish a bridge for researchers from the public sector, industry and academia working on positive social impact.
This applied research-based workshop will show how knowledge graphs can be leveraged for positive social impact. The workshop will showcase a variety ongoing efforts (in various stages of completion); discuss successes, hurdles and bottlenecks; and highlight tools and standards used in the solution. As a gathering of practitioners and stakeholders, it is an excellent venue to identify and find projects/researchers for future collaboration.
This year, we have a particular focus on health, education, environmental protection, and sustainability; however, other social good topics are also welcome. For example:
- Efforts such as the International Aid Transparency, Open Contracting and Open Corporates try to connect the dots between funds and registered entities.
- The SDGs, related datasets and relevant news articles can be represented as a massive semantic graph. It is a great use-case for knowledge graphs - a semantic layer on top of existing data will help map relationships. between different SDGs and understand the interaction as well as overlap between target concepts.
- Efforts to help on the social healthcare crisis such as Covid-19 and identification of social determinant of health using knowledge graphs.
Program Schedule (times EST):
11:00 Welcome from the Organizers
11.05 Introduction by Lambert Hogenhout
11.15 Keynote by Tina Comes, Associate Professor TU Delft: “Data for Good – A Resilience Perspective”
11.45 Fireside Chat – Tina Comes and Vivek Khetan
12.00 Accepted presentation 1 - Victor de Boer: “Bringing Knowledge Graphs to the Rural Poor”
12.15 Accepted presentation 2 – Davar Ardalan: “The Indigenous Knowledge Graph (IKG)”
12.30 Coffee Break
12.45 Accepted presentation 3 – Luis Guillermo Natera Orozco : Quantifying Life Quality as Walkability on Urban Networks
13.00 Accepted presentation 4 - Timea Turdean : “BELONGing Knowledge Graph”
13.15 Accepted presentation 5 - Tek Raj Chhetri : “Automated decision system in sociotechnical settings”
13.30 Panel on the use of Knowledge Graphs in Humanitarian Aid Operations
Moderator: Patrick Gordon
Andrej Verity, Information Management Officer at United Nations
Tara Rafaat, Semantic/Metadata architect-CTO Office, Bloomberg
Alison Goodrum, Director of Customer Success, StarDog
Vivek Khetan, R&D Research Associate, Accenture Labs
Tina Comes, Associate Professor TU Delft
14.15 End Notes (Lambert Hogenhout)
Register for the Workshop
You can register for the workshop here. To register for a free ticket you must choose the “Booth and Lounge Access” option. You will receive the link for the workshop via email.
Organizer and Program Committee
- Lambert Hogenhout, Chief Data, Analytics and Innovation, OICT
- Vivek Khetan , Technology R&D, Associate Principal, Accenture Labs
- Bogdan Sacaleanu, Technology R&D, Senior Principal, Accenture Labs
Supporting Program Committee
- Neda Abolhassani, Technology R&D, Associate Principal, Accenture Labs
- Christophe Gueret, Technology R&D, Associate Principal, Accenture Labs
- Taposh Dutta Roy, Senior Manager, Innovation at KP Insight
- Rayid Ghani, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (Machine Learning & Public Policy) Data Science/AI/ML for Social
- Teresa Tung, Managing Director, Accenture Labs
- Andy Fano, Managing Director, Accenture Labs