ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization

October 5-9, 2021, Virtual

The inaugural ACM conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO ’21) aims to highlight work where techniques from algorithms, optimization, and mechanism design, along with insights from the social sciences and humanistic studies, can help improve equity and access to opportunity for historically disadvantaged and underserved communities. The conference will provide an international forum for presenting research papers, problem pitches, survey and position papers, new datasets, and software demonstrations towards the goal of bridging research and practice. Read more about us below.



EAAMO ‘21 is organized by the Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG) initiative, and builds on the MD4SG technical workshop series and tutorials at conferences including ACM EC, ACM COMPASS, ACM FAccT and WINE. The conference will feature keynote talks, panels, and contributed presentations across numerous fields. In line with the MD4SG core values of bridging research and practice, the conference will bring together researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners in various government and non-government organizations, community organizations, and industry to build multi-disciplinary pipelines.


    EAAMO Code of Conduct

    The goal of EAAMO’21 is to highlight multi-institutional, collaborative work that draws on multiple disciplines and engages historically underserved and disadvantaged communities to improve access to opportunity for such communities. Toward this goal, it is critical that all participants at the conference respect, understand, and value the importance of contributions from a diverse group of participants, and especially those from historically underserved and disadvantaged communities. Organizers of EAAMO’21 ask that all conference participants adhere to the ACM Policy Against Harassment and Discrimination, as well as the MD4SG Code of Conduct. Any violations of either code of conduct can be reported via the ACM or MD4SG reporting procedures, or submitted via email to or to general chair Illenin Kondo at

    Sponsorship Policy

    The MD4SG Initiative and ACM EAAMO conference seek sponsorship to support year-round activities within the MD4SG community and to improve access to the ACM EAAMO conference. These activities include financial inclusion initiatives (e.g. data grants, fee waivers), research and implementation seed-grants, summer programs, as well as operational costs associated with the initiative and conference. Funding sources include charitable foundations, companies, individual donors, and government and international agencies.

    We follow several guidelines and policies related to fundraising activities:

    • Sponsorship is run by a committee comprising representatives from both the conference executive committee and MD4SG organizers as well as the conference general co-chairs, who are responsible for setting the budget for the conference.
    • The sponsorship committee will report all activities related to soliciting, accepting, and dispersing funding to the conference executive committee as well as the MD4SG organizers to ensure such activities are aligned with the MD4SG and EAAMO mission.
    • The sponsorship committee will seek funding from a diverse set of sources which may include academic institutions, charitable organizations, foundations, industry, and government sources.
    • The list of sponsors as well as any benefits associated with sponsoring the initiative and / or conference will be clearly specified on the respective websites.
    • Sponsors will not have any designated attendance slots in the conference.
    • The conference program will be decided independently from any input provided by sponsors.
    • MD4SG-sponsored projects will be independent from sponsor input.
    • Sponsorship for the ACM EAAMO conference should be unrestricted within the purview of the conference. Sponsors wishing to fund specific projects within the MD4SG organization can contact the organizers to discuss on a case-by-case basis.
    • Sponsors may be acknowledged on the Initiative and Conference website as well as other materials.
    • MD4SG and EAAMO reserve the right to decline or return any funding should the sponsorship committee decide that the funding source is misaligned with the mission of the initiative and conference.

    Please contact with any questions or concerns.


    For questions about the conference logistics:
    For questions about the conference program:
    For general questions about the conference: