Data Justice Conference


The Data Justice Lab is organising a biennial series of conferences to explore current issues of data justice together with international scholars and practitioners.

The next one will be:

Civic Participation in the Datafied Society

Date: May 28-29, 2020
Location: Cardiff University in Cardiff, UK

The deadline for submitting 500-word abstracts is 15 December 2019.

You can find the full Call for Papers here.


The first Data Justice conference took place on 21-22 May 2018. It brought together over 200 scholars and practitioners to discuss the implications of datafication for social justice and tto explore questions such as: How do we understand social justice in an age of datafication? In what way do initiatives around the globe address questions of data in relation to inequality, discrimination, power and control? What is the role of policy reform, technological design and activism? How do we understand and practice ‘data justice’? How does data justice relate to other justice concerns?

Speakers included: Anita Gurumurthy (IT for Change, India), David Lyon (Queen’s University, Canada), Rob Kitchin (Maynooth University, Ireland), Sasha Costanza-Chock (MIT Center for Civic Media, US), Seeta Peña Gangadharan (London School of Economics, UK), Solon Barocas (Cornell University, US and FAT/ML).

You can find more information about the conference here:

Call for Papers
Conference programme
Programme brochure (pdf)