The 3rd annual Symposium on Foundations of Responsible Computing (FORC) will be held on June 6-8, 2022, at the Harvard Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications (CMSA).
The Symposium on Foundations of Responsible Computing (FORC) is a forum for mathematical research in computation and society writ large. The Symposium aims to catalyze the formation of a community supportive of the application of theoretical computer science, statistics, economics and other relevant analytical fields to problems of pressing and anticipated societal concern.
Topics include, but are not restricted to:
The Program Committee also welcomes mathematically rigorous work on societal problems that have not traditionally received attention in the theoretical computer science literature, including but not limited to domains such as education, sustainability, housing, climate change and labor markets.
Submitted papers should communicate their contributions towards responsible computing, broadly construed; they should clearly motivate the problem, develop and present a mathematically rigorous solution, and illustrate how it addresses the problem at hand while also clearly discussing limitations of the proposed method. Submissions should include proofs of all central claims, and the committee will value writing that clearly conveys what the paper is accomplishing. Authors are encouraged to reflect on relevant ethics guidelines (such as the ACM code of ethics or the DFG guidelines for safeguarding good research practice) in shaping their work, dissemination, and submission.
Important Dates and Information
Paper registration deadline: February 10, 2022 11:59pm AOE (anywhere on Earth) Submission deadline: February 16, 2022 11:59pm AOE (anywhere on Earth) Author notification: March 31, 2022
Symposium: June 6-8, 2022
Please register and submit via this EasyChair link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=forc22
Dual Submission Policy
Authors must indicate at the time of submission whether they are submitting to the archival-option track or the non-archival track.
In either track, we welcome the submission of work that is already available without peer review, e.g., technical reports in SSRN, ArXiv, or similar. Authors are also responsible for ensuring that submitting to FORC would not be in violation of other journals’ or conferences’ submission policies.
Presentation of Accepted Papers
The symposium itself will feature a mixture of talks by authors of accepted papers and invited talks. At least one author of each accepted paper should be registered at the symposium in order to present the work. While we encourage in-person participation, we will make virtual accommodations as needed.
Strong COVID precautions (e.g., vaccination proof, testing and masks) will be in place for in-person participation, details forthcoming. While we hope to meet in-person, the Symposium may move to a virtual or hybrid format depending on the feasibility of travel at that time.
FORC 2022 PC Committee
Elisa Celis (PC Chair)
FORC Steering Committee