Fragile Earth

Applying data science for a sustainable planet.

Fragile Earth is an annual gathering that brings together research, industry, and policy community around enhancing scientific discovery in the earth sciences through the joint use of data, theory, and computation.

Since 2016 the AI for Good Foundation has organised the Fragile Earth community and associated events, bringing together researchers, subject matter experts, governments, and policy groups under one roof to learn and discuss how Artificial Intelligence can help address problems with the Earth’s Biome and threats to its stability.

We’re partnering with a variety of organisations in order to develop workshops, datasets, community engagement, and research that can have a direct impact on these themes. 

Fragile Earth 2023

Accelerating progress towards equitable sustainability

Fragile Earth 2023, our annual workshop is taking place as part of the Earth Day events at ACM’s KDD 2023 Conference.

The Fragile Earth Workshop was one of three workshops associated with the planned Earth Day event at KDD 2019 (organized by our OC members, Shashi Shekhar and James Hodson), provided keynotes and panels for Earth Day in 2020, and has been a recurring workshop at the annual KDD conference for the past seven years. We hope to continue this tradition in 2023.

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Call for Papers

Fragile Earth 2023

AI for Climate Sustainability - from Wildfire Disaster Management to Public Health and Beyond is a workshop taking place as part of the ACM's KDD 2023 Conference on research in knowledge discovery and data mining and their applications.

The dates for the Conference are August 6th to 10th, 2023. The workshop will take place on August 7th, 2023

Paper submission deadline - June 23rd

Submission is now open, and we are seeking:

  • Full paper (Up to 8 pages)
  • Position papers (Up to 4 pages)
  • Policy notes (Up to 2 pages)

All submissions should use the standard ACM Proceedings templates.

Call for Papers

Fragile Earth 2022

AI for Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Environmental Justice is a workshop taking place as part of the ACM's KDD 2022 Conference on research in knowledge discovery and data mining and their applications.

The dates for the Conference are August 14-18, 2022. The workshop will be a full day event on August 15, 2022.

Join us

Do you have research relevant to the earth’s biomes - oceans, water systems, food security, climate change, geospatial imaging or related topics?
Subscribe to community updates, send us your work to showcase, and get involved in organising our future workshops and summits.

Impact Network

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IBM Research

At IBM Research, we're inventing what's next to catalyze and drive the advancements that shape our world.

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World Resources Institute

A global research organization working on six critical goals that the world must achieve this decade in order to secure a sustainable future.

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USC Center for AI in Society

Our mission is to conduct research in Artificial Intelligence to help solve the most difficult social problems facing our world.

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Cargill is working to nourish the world. We're bringing together people, ideas, and resources to deliver products, technology and ways of operating that build successful businesses and communities.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory

We apply expertise in advanced materials, supercomputing, neutrons, and nuclear science to national priorities in energy, security, and scientific discovery.

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Tentree is driving innovation in tree planting, monitoring technology and sustainable materials.

KDD Workshop Archive

Accelerating progress towards equitable sustainability

KDD 2021 - Singapore

Data Science for a Sustainable Planet

KDD 2020 - San Diego, CA

Theory Guided Data Science to Enhance Scientific Discovery

KDD 2019 - Anchorage

Theory Guided Data Science to Enhance Scientific Discovery

KDD 2018 - London

Data Science for Intelligent Food, Energy, and Water

KDD 2017 - Halifax, Canada

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