Fragile Earth: Accelerating Progress towards Equitable Sustainability

AI for Good / ACM KDD 2021 Conference Workshop


August 14, 2021 to August 18, 2021
9:00am to 5:00pm
Virtual Participation




Gonzalez - Frangile Earch 2021 - logo bannerThe Fragile Earth community is pleased to extend a Call for Papers for their upcoming workshop, Fragile Earth: Accelerating Progress towards Equitable Sustainability, as part of the KDD 2021 Virtual Conference

This 5th edition of the workshop will bring together the research community, industry, and policymakers to develop radically new technological foundations for advancing and meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in a way that ensures equitable and inclusive progress. Fragile Earth has maintained a workshop in the KDD conference for the past four years, over which there has been outstanding progress. For example, in the 2016 workshop, there was a competition aimed at using AI and Machine Learning to help farmers increase their yields of key crops. In tandem with leading scientific labs, the competition led to successes of up to doubling crop yield improvements. 

Call for Papers – Extended submission deadline, June 6, 2021
This workshop is currently accepting full papers (up to 8 pages), position papers (up to 4 pages), and policy notes (up to 2 pages) with a submission deadline of May 23, 2021. For more details, please visit the Easy Chair Call for Papers. More information about the call, the conference and the Fragile Earth community is available on this event flyer

With any additional questions, please contact BIDS Faculty Affiliate Marta


Marta C. González

Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

Marta González is an Associate Professor with appointments both in Civil and Environmental Engineering and in City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a Research Scientist in the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Her research analyzes and combines spatial data on various complex systems, with applications to transportation networks, energy efficiency planning, and detection of urban lifestyles. Prior to joining Berkeley, she was an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT.