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5 - 10 September

The 2021 IEEE World Congress on Services will be held as an all-online virtual event. The Congress is solely sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society under the auspice of the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC). The scope of the Congress will cover all current or emerging aspects of services computing and applications. Centered around services computing, it covers various systems and networking research pertaining to cloud, edge and Internet-of-Things (IoT), as well as technologies for intelligent computing, learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and blockchain applications, addressing critical issues such as knowledge network, high performance, security, privacy, dependability, trustworthiness, and cost-effectiveness in the cloud. Particularly, 2021 Congress will welcome papers on the impact of COVID-19 on cloud services and corresponding infrastructure. In addition to colocated theme-topic conferences, the Congress will also include symposia and workshops supporting deep-dive discussions on emerging important topics, and complement the Congress program with industry and application presentations and panels. Authors are invited to prepare early and submit original papers to IEEE CLOUD conference, symposia, and workshops at www.easychair.org. All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

15 - 16 September

Playtime is over
New Cases & Faces Delivering Value from Data & AI
The DATA festival #online returns.

In September 2021 we want to explore again how Data & AI bring value to business.

The DATA festival #online in March already showed us numeral use cases, best practices and discussions on which success factors and challenges companies now need to consider in order for #data & #AI to bring real benefits. You can watch the sessions on demand here.

Now we´re up to more!

No pandemic can stop us bringing together the #DATA & #AI community – we’re inviting you to join us for the third #DATAfestivalonline on September 15-16th 2021!

23 - 25 November

EU Open Data Days - Shaping our future with open data

Data is a key asset for digital transformation. It is a building material for research and innovation, personalised products and services, powerful new technologies and better decision-making. These translate into solutions to societal challenges that can improve and even save people’s lives, as the current pandemic demonstrates. Open data is also freely available to generate value through reuse.

This unique online event will serve as a knowledge hub, bringing the benefits of open data and its reuse to the EU public sector, and through it to people and businesses. Get inspired and discover the latest trends and most innovative solutions!

15 July 2021

Summary:

This workshop, organized within the scope of the H2020 project RAYUELA (empoweRing and educAting YoUng pEople for the internet by pLAying), brings together professionals from different areas of knowledge to discuss the similarities and differences on how they model human behaviour and to explore cross-domain learning and possible synergies. A short introductory statement about the RAYUELA project will be followed by short presentations from the experts and a discussion and Q&A session.

Agenda: Human behaviour modelling

(Time in CEST)

14-14:10 - Welcome, brief overview of the RAYUELA project, and speakers’ introduction

Gregorio López

Coordinator of the RAYUELA project. Assistant Professor. Universidad Pontificia Comillas

14:10 - 14:25 – Criminology and Human behavioural modelling

Nereida Bueno

Associate Professor. Universidad Pontificia Comillas

14:25 - 14:40 - Cyberpsychology and Human behavioural modelling

Mary Aiken

Full Professor. University of East London

14:40 – 14:55 – Human behaviour modelling using games I: The IBSEN project

Anxo Sánchez

Full Professor. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

14:55 - 15:10 - Human behaviour modelling using games II: The MIT Moral Machine project

Edmond Awad

Assistant Professor. University of Exeter

15:10 - 15:25 - Human behaviour modelling and privacy: The PIMCITY project

Roberto González

Senior Researcher. NEC labs

15:25 - 15:55 - Discussion and Q&A

Moderator: Gregorio López López

Panelists: Roberto González, Edmond Awad, Anxo Sánchez, Mary Aiken, Nereida Bueno

15:55 - 16: Final remarks, wrap-up and closing of the workshop

12-16 July 2021

The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings together privacy experts from around the world to present and discuss recent advances and new perspectives on research in privacy technologies. PETS/PoPETs is the premier venue for novel applied and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Submitted papers undergo a journal-style reviewing process and accepted papers are published in the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs). PoPETs, a scholarly, open access journal for timely research papers on privacy, has been established as a way to improve reviewing and publication quality while retaining the highly successful PETS community event. PoPETs is published by Sciendo, part of De Gruyter, which has over 260 years of publishing history. PoPETs does not have article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges

21 July 2021

Goal:
Highlight key elements of PIMS and how they can help data buyers andadvertisers in its daily operations. Explain what the PIMCity project consists of,explain the overall operation of the PIMS platform(EasyPIMS) and the differentdevelopment kits (SDKs) that will be made available to the industry for its use.

Target audience:
Companies and entrepreneurs interested in developing or implementingbusiness models base don personal data with the PIM philosophy. Advertisingindustry and its technical experts.

Description:
The session focuses on a technical explanation of the PIMCity Project and itsdifferent PDKs. A short introductory statement by the host (IAB SPAIN) will befollowed by presentations from participants of EU-funded PIMCity project(Università Politecnico di Torino, Telefónica, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid).Participants are the main developers of the technical components mentionedabove (PDKs), so the explanation will be full of details, being a directopportunity for interaction and questions resolution.

23 February 2021

Goal: Highlight key elements of PIMS and how they are intended to be promoted through the EU Data Strategy. Explain PIMCity project and provide entities a first glance of how user centric personal data management models could help their daily operations.

Target audience: Companies and entrepreneurs interested in developing or implementing business models based on personal data with the PIM philosophy. Advertising ecosystem.

Description: The session focuses on the new and future data protection regulations and how new models of personal data management are going to be promoted in the EU. A short introductory statement by the host (IAB SPAIN) will be followed by presentations from European institutions (DG Connect), participants of EU-funded PIMCity project (AUI, POLITO…) and by private entities (GRAND DATA, WIBSON, TELEFÓNICA…). The presentations will discuss the EU Data Strategy, user centric data management models and will highlight the benefits of implementable PIMS and consent tools.

Participants:
Introductory statement (IAB SPAIN)- 10 min
Data governance strategy (speaker from DG Connect)- 10 min
PIM concept. (Speaker from EDPS)- 10 min
PIMCity project (Speaker from NEC)-10 min
Roundtable companies (Speaker from WIBSON, TELEFONICA, OTHER COMPANIES) – 10 min each

17-18 June 2021

The value of personal data in the online world has significantly increased over the last years as electronic products, services and processes have permeated every fold of everyday life. Limitations in the transparency, the functionality and interconnectivity of online and communication services increases the risk of having personal data processed out of control of any accountable person or organization or simply becoming exposed to all sorts of privacy threats.

The EU legal framework on personal data protection is key in an effort to better control the processing of personal data while ensuring an adequate level of protection. Even the best legislative efforts cannot keep up to speed with the pace of innovative technology and business models that challenge the way personal data is processed and privacy is protected across the EU and beyond; therefore, examining what is at stake and where threats thereto originate from becomes of paramount importance.

Against this background, ENISA, DG CONNECT and the University of Oslo are organizing the Annual Privacy Forum (APF) 2021.

28-30 June 2021

The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) is an open multi-stakeholder platform to exchange views about the Internet and how it is governed. First organised in 2008 by several organisations, government representatives and experts, it fosters dialogue and collaboration with the Internet community on public policy for the Internet – culminating in an annual conference that takes place in a different European city every year.
EuroDIG ‘Messages’ are prepared and presented to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

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