CAPS 2017 is the first International Conference on Complexity-Based Analytics and Policies for Social Good. It is a cross-disciplinary conference for research where the tools of Complex Systems and/or Agent Based Modeling are used to examine a wide range of policies and procedures that promote, emphasize, contribute to, improve, or otherwise positively affect social good. This includes new definitions and measures of social good, methodologies for tracking impacts and trends, data sets, analytical methods, actors and populations, dynamic models, or social-level good.

It is organized by the Journal for Policy and Complex Systems (JPCS), issued by Policy Studies Organization.

Submissions due November 30th, 2016

The best papers will be published in a special issue of the journal.
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About CAPS

Complexity-based, analytics-driven papers on any aspect of social good are encouraged, although other types of data-driven policy models will be evaluated as well. The application focus of the paper must be on some aspect of what is generally described as social good, including, but not limited to, economic mobility, healthcare, education, justice, and poverty.
The intent of the conference organizers is to create a network of researchers, educators, and practitioners who will jointly work on creating a repository of data, models, policies, and best practices that will allow researchers, policy makers, community leaders, and companies to (a) uncover a set of actionable interventions, (b) evaluate the expected utility of these interventions, and (c) understand the level of needed investment to make these interventions successful.