Managing Air Quality Through Data Science (DASFA-MAQTDS)


4.2 million deaths every year occur as a result of exposure to ambient (outdoor) air pollution. - WHO


The Focus

The proposed workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners in data management, domain experts in urban informatics and public policy experts. who are interested in air quality and related issues of urban morphology and energy demand. The workshop will also mark the completion of the first year of a long-term project initiated in 2021 as the first academia-industry partnership focused on air quality in India, with the goal to overcome some of the challenges discussed above. The work on the project is also inspired to some degree by the rapidly growing efforts in China— which faces very similar public health challenges arising from air quality as does India—to assess, map and determine the impact of air quality in towns and cities beyond the large urban conurbations.


Urban Informatics, Data Analytics for Air Quality, Big Data, Internet of Things, Data Collection, Mobile sensing, Low-cost Sensors, Public Health in LMICs.


Frequently Asked Questions

The proceedings will be compiled and posted in readiable/downloadable form on multiple websites, and distributed on appropriate mailing lists. Some of the sites which may host notices and/or workshop proceedings are:

1. TRIPP, IIT Delhi – Material will be posted under the “Publications” tab, and sent on mailing lists maintained by TRIPP to researchers and practitioners interested in the activities of TRIPP

2. Jindal School of Art & Architecture, O.P. Jindal Global University  – Material will be posted under the “Events” tab, and sent on mailing lists and multiple social media accounts maintained by JSAA faculty and students, targeting researchers and practitioners working on a range urban issues

We are also in discussions with IATSS Research (published by the International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences, Tokyo, and hosted by Elsevier Ltd.) to publish selected papers from the workshop.

We expect about 100 attendees, broken up as follows:

  1. 60 Academic Researchers : 20 Faculty & 40 Students

  2. 40 Practitioners including Urban Planners and Designers, Logistics Expert, City Administrator, Environmental professionals, Transport Planners & Engineers

At an earlier workshop organized by Dr. Girish Agrawal at BDA 2021, there were 90 attendees at the peak, and an average of 50+ attendees through the day.