Call for submissions: JRSS A Special Issue on Data Science

Call for submissions: JRSS A Special Issue on Data Science

Thursday, June 13, 2019

A special issue of JRSS A on Data Science for Society: Challenges, Developments and Applications. This covers a number of areas, including:
• Researcher access to data while preserving privacy and maintaining confidentiality,
• Understanding quality and sources of bias in data derived from multiple sources, and
• Handling the complexity and high-dimensionality of large, longitudinal and high velocity data sources.
Further details are attached, and available here, with a deadline for submissions in November 2019.

The focus is on the development and/or evaluation of innovative methodology that is directly motivated by, and substantially increases our understanding of, real world data problems in social and medical settings. Purely technical contributions will not be suitable, and authors are encouraged to contact the guest editors prior to submission: Dr Pia Hardelid ( and Prof Peter Christen (

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Data linkage has a significant role in reduction of cervical cancer in Australia. The HPV vaccine was introduced in 2007, success of the vaccine was monitored by linking vaccine registers to cervical smear registers in Queensland & Victoria.

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