About FODS

Computing and statistics underpin the rapid emergence of data science as a pivotal academic discipline. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), the two key academic organizations in these areas, have come together to launch a conference series on the Foundations of Data Science. Our inaugural event, the ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science, took place in San Francisco in 2019. Starting in 2020 we will have an annual conference with refereed conference proceedings. The 2020 event takes place virtually October 19-20, 2020 and the submission deadline was May 15, 2020. This interdisciplinary event will bring together researchers and practitioners to address foundational data science challenges in prediction, inference, fairness, ethics and the future of data science.

Jeannette Wing and David Madigan
FODS-2020 Conference Co-chairs


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