View the latest publications from ADM+S researchers.

  • Digital Energy Futures: Foresights for future living
    1 December 2022 | Report
    Prof Sarah Pink, Dr Hannah Korsmeyer, Dr Kari Dahlgren, Prof Yolande Strengers, Mr Rex Martin, Dr Fareed Kaviani, Dr Larissa Nicholls
    This report reframes current assumptions held by the energy industry about how people do, or will, interact with energy and technology.
  • A Data Capability Framework for the not-for-profit sector
    16 November 2022 | Report
    Prof Anthony McCosker, Dr Frances Shaw, Dr Xiaofang Yao, and Prof Kath Albury
    This short guide sets out a Data Capability Framework developed with and for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector and explains how it can be used to raise the bar in the use of data for impact and innovation.
  • Digital arts and culture in Australia: Promissory discourses and uncertain realities in pandemic times
    7 November 2022 | Journal article
    Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, Dr Jacinthe Flore, Dr Natalie Ann Hendry
    This article critically interrogates the promissory discourse underpinning the cultural sectors’ ‘digital pivot’ in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021; namely, that artistic and creative work could be done lucratively online, offer equal opportunities for all, and assure ongoing audience consumption.


ADM+S regularly contributes to public inquiries and submissions to inform public policy debate and deliver policy change for the benefit of all Australians. Submissions that have been made public by the relevant committee or agency are listed below.

  • National Cultural Policy consultation
    August 2022 | Submission
    This joint submission with the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) focuses on the role of digital media and digital technologies in Australia’s arts and cultural sectors, in particular the need for coordinated training in digital skills across these sectors.
  • Digital platform services inquiry 2020-2025
    June 2022 | Submission
    In a submission to the ACCC’s Digital Platform Services Inquiry Discussion Paper for Interim Report No 5: Updating competition and consumer law for digital platform services, the ADM+S Centre supports the need for reforms to improve transparency, and proposes public research infrastructure that will support the work of researchers, regulators, policy- makers and enhance public understanding.


The ADM+S Working Papers series publishes new research by ADM+S Centre members and collaborators in an open access format.

  • Mapping ADM in Australian Social Services
    15 October 2022 | Project update
    Brook Ann Coco, Prof Paul Henman, Dr Lyndal Sleep
    This report provides a baseline dataset for researchers on the types of automated decision-making (ADM) systems being utilised in Australian social services.
  • Mapping the Digital Gap: Background Paper
    6 October 2022 | Project update
    Dr Daniel Featherstone, Prof Julian Thomas, Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Dr Jenny Kennedy
    This paper sets out the approach, main objectives, policy and research context, methodology and research sites of the Mapping the Digital Gap research project.
  • Australian Ad Observatory: Background Paper
    15 July 2022 | Working paper
    Prof Jean Burgess, Prof Mark Andrejevic, Prof Daniel Angus, Dr Abdul Karim Obeid
    This working paper is designed to provide background information on the aims and methods of the Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) Australian Ad Observatory research project.


ADM+S has created an online publication on Medium which is a space for members to share informal think-pieces with the broader community.

  • Bots as more than human?
    11 October 2022
    Dominique Carlon
    Debates about the risks and benefits of bots having human-like qualities overlook other creative and interesting possibilities that they could offer society.


The Australian Social Data Observatory (ASDO) is a new proposal developed by ADM+S for landmark National Research Infrastructure to advance Australia's digital economy and society.



As part of the Centre's Social Issues Mapping Project, we have developed an ongoing collaborative document that provides an overview of key social issues in the use of automated systems in our four Focus Areas: News & Media, Transport & Mobilities, Health and Social Services.



Our Strategic Plan delivers a framework for the Centre to pursue our mission of creating the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making.



Our Annual Reports summarise the operations of the Centre each year. They include information on our research, news, outreach, engagement, and the achievements of our researchers and students.