CfP 3rd Interdisciplinary Summer school on Privacy (ISP 2018)

March 16, 2018

Call for Participation 3rd Interdisciplinary Summer school on Privacy (ISP 2018) July 9-13, 2018, Berg en Dal / Nijmegen (The Netherlands) Theme:  AI, Algorithms & Privacy. We invite doctoral researchers working on privacy, data protection, security, surveillance and ethics to participate in the second Interdisciplinary Summer school on Privacy (ISP 2018) to be held from July 9 - July 13, 2018 in Berg en Dal (The Netherlands), close to Radboud University (Nijmegen).

https://isp.cs.ru.nl

# Teachers

  •  Mireille Hildebrandt (VUB / Radboud University)
  •  Julia Powels (University of Cambridge)
  •  Paul Dourish (University of California, Irvine)
  •  Christian Sandvig (University of Michigan)
  •  Lina Dencik (Cardiff University)
  •  Malte Ziewitz (Cornell University
  •  Robin Pierce (Tilburg University)
  •  Martijn van Otterloo (Tilburg University)
  • (more to be confirmed)

 

# Background of the summerschool

The interdisciplinary summerschool on privacy (ISP) provides an intensive one week academic post-graduate programme teaching privacy from a technical, legal and social perspective. The goal of the summerschool is to provide students with a solid background in the theory of privacy construction, modelling and protection from these three different perspectives. It also aims to help them to establish a first international network with peers and senior academics across these disparate disciplines.

Participants of the summerschool are awarded two ECTS (study credits) and receive a certificate of attendance issued by the Radboud University attesting this.

For more information [click here](https://isp.cs.ru.nl)

 

# Theme: AI, Algorithms & Privacy

The theme "AI, Algorithms & Privacy" addresses the privacy issues that arise from the use of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning algorithms, and studies how to address these issues. Topics within this theme are e.g. transparency, discrimination, and adversarial learning.

# Format

The summer school is interdisciplinary, involving the following

disciplines: computer science, law and social sciences / media and communication studies. The school lasts one week, with nine scheduled lectures (five morning lectures and four afternoon lectures) of two hours each. These nine lectures are equally distributed over the three disciplines, with top-notch lectures from each of the disciplines. The lectures will lay the grounds for an interdisciplinary conversation among students and lecturers coming from a variety of backgrounds.

The remaining time is used for hands on working group sessions to study practical cases. The cases will be offered by businesses, governments, government related institutions (like DPAs) and civil society/NGOs.

Groups of six students, ideally two from each discipline, are formed to tackle the cases and report back on their results in a plenary session.

The school is held in a location that encourages dialogue and social interactions between both the staff and the students, both during lectures and in the evening. Staff (i.e. lecturers) are encouraged to stay at the summer school for the whole length of the school. The summer school is foremost aimed at PhD students from computer science, law and social sciences.

# Practical Information

The summer school is held at [Hotel Erica](http://www.hotelerica.nl), Berg en Dal, The Netherlands. The hotel is well equipped and ideally situated in the woods close to Nijmegen, and easily reached by bus from Nijmegen train station. Nijmegen has direct train connections with Schiphol, the Dutch national airport.

## Registration

Visit the following web page to register: https://isp.cs.ru.nl/registration.php

We offer the following options.

  • Single room: € 950 (late: € 1050)
  • Shared room: € 725 (late: € 825)
  • No room (lunch/school only): € 516 (late: € 616)  (for local people who do not need accommodation)

Payment by credit card accepted. Early registration fees expire on May 1. Admission after June 1 subject to availability. Registration may close earlier if the maximum number of participants (40) is reached.

## Stipends

A limited number of stipends is available. To see whether you would qualify for a stipend, and to start the application process, see

https://isp.cs.ru.nl/stipends.php

## Contact

For further information please consult our website https://isp.cs.ru.nl or contact us by email at summerschool@pilab.nl

## Organiser

  • Jaap-Henk Hoepman (Radboud University /PI.lab)

 

## Steering Committee

  • Claudia Diaz (KU Leuven / imec),
  • Seda Gürses (KU Leuven / imec),
  • Eleni Kosta (TILT - Tilburg University / PI.lab),
  • Jo Pierson (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / imec), and
  •  Thorsten Strufe (TU Dresden)

 

## Supported by

  •  PI.lab - The Privacy & Identity Lab.
  •  imec
  •  Radboud University
    (more support to be announced soon)