**THE CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW CLOSED**
The workshop will feature both invited and contributed talks. For contributed talks, we invite submissions of short papers (extended abstracts) of 1-2 pages. Authors of papers that are selected for presentation will be invited to give an oral presentation of their work at the workshop. Select contributors will also be invited to join discussion panels.
Authors are not expected to submit full papers. However, they are encouraged to share a final version of the short paper (alternatively, presentation slides or technical reports), with the workshop participants.
We invite submissions of short papers or extended abstracts addressing all aspects of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include:
- Epidemic modeling, estimation, and prediction
- Testing protocols
- Policy modeling and evaluation
- Economic impact assessment
- Vaccine allocation
- Contact tracing
- Privacy, integrity, and ethical aspects
- Data accessibility and quality
The goal of the workshop is to share the many ways in which research in these areas has had an impact on decisions, policy, and/or the general debate. Impact on both smaller scales (such as on college campuses), as well as on larger scales (country-wide), locally and around the world, will be covered.
Submissions should include an impact statement that explains how the work has had an impact on the pandemic response.
Submitted papers will undergo a review process by the technical program committee.
Contributions are submitted as short papers or extended abstracts, whose length should be between one (1) and two (2) pages (single column, single spaced, 12 pt font). Submissions are limited to four (4) pages, including figures and references.
The submission should summarize the research contribution and include an impact statement. Authors may also link to a longer technical report or paper, e.g. on MedRxiv or ArXiv.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, February 21.
Submissions will be reviewed by the technical program committee.
Authors of accepted papers may update their submissions to a final version prior to the workshop.
Publication and dual submission
Final versions of presented papers will in general be made available to workshop participants, but they will not be published or subject to a copyright transfer.
As the goal of this workshop is to highlight impactful research, we accept submissions that overlap with work that has been published, accepted for publication, or submitted to other peer-reviewed conferences or journals. The compliance with the copyright terms of any conference proceedings or journals is solely the author’s responsibility.
Submission deadline: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Author notification: March, 2021
Workshop: Friday, April 30, 2021