Dagstuhl Seminar on
Organizational Processes for
Supporting Sustainable Security.
This three day
Schloss Dagstuhl (Leibniz Center
for Informatics) was the third in a series on ‘Insider Threats’. I
gave a presentation explaining how through outsourcing by
governments, outside companies can become 'the insiders' and pose
major threats. 9 -12 December 2012.
Future Internet Assembly 2012:
From Promises to Reality
presented a paper entitled "Cross-Disciplinary
Lessons for the Future Internet" at the FIA's closing
plenary meeting. The paper which addresses societal aspects related
to the Future Internet won an award for one of the best FIA book
contributions and is also available in an
extended version. Aalborg. 11 May
2012. * Best paper award*
5th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
presented the paper 'The
Internet as an Empowering Technology for Stigmatized Groups: a Case
Study of Weight Loss Bloggers' at the 2011 HCI Conference.
The theme of the conference was
Health, Wealth & Happiness.
4-8 July 2011. * Best short paper award*
European Parliament STOA workshop
Invited speaker at the ‘Can e-voting increase electoral
participation? Experiences and policy issues of e-voting and their
implications for future elections of the European Parliament?’
workshop for the Science Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA).
European Parliament, Brussels. 17 March 2011. * Invited speaker*
is a workshop on evaluating methodologies and models for studying
privacy in computing systems. Held in conjunction with the
Conference on Human Computer Interaction (British HCI) 2010,
PUMP builds upon the
Privacy Methodologies Workshop
held in London in 2009 and continues research into new methodologies
for studying and evaluating privacy attitudes and concerns. Dundee,
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010.
The prototype of privacy: analyzing
privacy discourse through its features.
Internet, Politics, Policy 2010
Politics, Policy 2010: An Impact Assessment"
conference subjects the relationship between the Internet, Politics
and Policy to multi-disciplinary scrutiny. Oxford, 16-17 September
Outsourcing Democracy in the Netherlands:
The Risks of Contracting Out E-Voting to the Private Sector.
Privacy OS conference
The 4th PrivacyOS Conference focuses on, but will not be limited to
the core policy goal of “Understanding Profiling, Linkability and
Targeting”. Oxford University, 12th and 13th April 2010.
Mediated Citizenship Conference
'Mediated Citizenship: Political Information and Participation in
Europe' Conference, University of Leeds, 17 - 18 September 2009.
From Compliments to Complaints: Analyzing
Civic Emails Directed at a Grassroots Campaign.
5th ECPR General Conference
'Social Movements and Protest Participation. The role of New and Old
5th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General
Conference. 10-12 September 2009, Potsdam.
Something Old, Something New:
Understanding the role of old and new media in a grassroots campaign.
Trust 2009 Conference
I moderated a panel at the
Trust 2009 Conference.
An international conference on the technical and socio-economic
aspects of trusted computing. Oxford, April 6th till 8th 2009.
eDemocracy '07 is the UK's largest ever dedicated e-democracy
conference and exhibition. Speakers include leading dot.com
entrepreneurs; MPs from all the main parties; senior representatives
of local government; academics; and international guests. Topics to
be covered range from those that have been setting the headlines,
such as 10 Downing Street's foray into e-petitions; to how local
councillors are using the web; the future for e-democracy and
virtual worlds; and much more. The conference took place in London
on the 8th of November 2007.
8th Annual Conference of the European
Sociological Association The 8th European Sociological Association Conference will bring
together scholars from across the globe to explore contemporary
citizenship in Europe and debate the state of democracy and the fate
of civil, political and social rights that have been the political
lifeblood of European societies. The Conference will host papers in
over 30 Research Networks and Research Streams covering the full
range of substantive areas within the sociological canon, including
a list of research streams/networks. The topic of the Sociology of
Science and Technology Network (SSTNET) Session is "Contentious
'progress' in science and technology". The conference took place in
Glasgow from the 3rd till the 6th of September 2007.
Electronic Voting: A challenge to
Governments around the world are conducting elections using
electronic voting machines, websites and even text messages. What
benefits and problems have they have found? What attracts
governments to e-voting? Experts from Europe and the US talked about
the experiences so far, including e-voting machines hacked to play
chess in the Netherlands and US problems that may have led to
thousands of votes going missing in 2006's congressional elections.
The event took place 6-8pm on February 8th at University College
here for more information
about the speakers. Jason Kitcat wrote a short
description of the event.
OSCE Conference 'Technology for Democracy'
The conference aimed to strengthen existing expertise on election
issues by addressing opportunities, challenges and experiences
related to electronic-voting. Discussions focused on how technology
can help electoral systems meet certain standards of security,
confidentiality, reliability, equality and efficiency, while also
stimulating the active participation of citizens in the voting
process. The event gathered senior experts from the
and other international organizations, as well as representatives of
academia, non-governmental organizations, and government.
Participants exchanged experiences, and identified challenges and
opportunities presented by electronic-voting. Click
for the program. 27 September 2006, Egmont Palace, Brussels.
4S/EASST Conference 2004
A series of special events and sessions will be organised around the
specific 2004 theme "PUBLIC PROOFS - SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND
DEMOCRACY".This meeting corresponds to the urgency of the day:
science and technical expertise is everywhere needed but everywhere
under suspicion. The divide between, on the one hand, experts who
could be trusted for their access to indisputable matters of fact
and, on the other, the general public waiting for enlightenment and
defining societal values, has been erased. Yet there is no sure way
of providing an alternative to this state of affairs where
scientists are uneasy about the new suspicions they trigger (witness
the various 'Science Wars' episodes) and where administrators,
politicians, activists and citizens do not know how to handle
scientific expertise which no longer merits neither total confidence
nor total distrust. Paris, France. 25-28 August 2004.
The ESF TED Workshop on
Electronic Voting in Europe: Technology, Law and Politics
The aim of this ESF Workshop is to bring together e-voting
specialists working in academia, government and industry in order to
(1) formulate the issues involved (technology, law and politics) in
implementing e-voting, (2) report on implementations, their legal,
organisational and technical framework, the project experience made
and future plans, and (3) analyse the effects of e-voting on our
democratic system and voter behaviour. Schloß Hofen in Bregenz, Lake
of Constance, Austria. 7th – 9th July 2004. Presented paper:
"Security as Belief. User’s Perceptions on
the Security of Electronic Voting Systems"
(Best Paper Award)
EICAR Conference: Technical, Legal and Social
Aspects of IT Security Malware and Anti-Virus, Cybercrime, Data Protection and Privacy,
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Terrorism. 13th EICAR
Annual Conference Grand-Duché of Luxembourg, 1st - 4th May 2004.
Presented paper: "Ask No Questions and Be Told No Lies. Security
of computer-based voting systems: trust and perceptions".
German Online Research Conference 2004 Sixth International GOR Conference, at the University of
Duisburg-Essen, Germany. 30th and 31st March, 2004. Conference
topics include theories, methods, and empirical findings concerning
the internet, online communication, or mobile communication. The aim
of the conference is to document the progress of internet research,
innovative developments, and practical experience. Presented
paper: "E-voting: participation, turnout and digital divide".
Interdisciplinary Conference on Electronic Commerce "ECOM-03" October 16-18, 2003, Gdansk, Poland. *Member of Program Committee*
Survey and Statistical
Computing IV The central theme of the conference will be the Impact of Technology
on the Survey Process.The ASC's 4th International Conference at
Warwick University, UK. 17 to 19 September 2003. *Poster
New Media, Technology
and Everyday Life in Europe Conference
A Conference of the European Media Technology and Everyday Life
Network (EMTEL). London, United Kingdom, April 23-26, 2003.
Presented paper: "E-voting and media effects, an explorative
Internet Research 3.0.
Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Maastricht, the
Netherlands, October 13-16, 2002. Presented paper: "Internet
Voting: a Universal Remedy?"
Euricom Colloquium: Electronic Networks and
Nijmegen, the Netherlands, October 9-12, 2002. Presented paper:
"The implications of Internet voting on elections and civic
E-PING Meeting: E-voting and the Democratic Process European Parliament. Brussels, 10 September 2002. *Invited talk*
2002, Responsibility under Uncertainty
University of York, 31st July - 3rd August 2002, York, United
Kingdom. Presented paper: "Social learning in complex
technical change: a comparison of three chipcard based innovation
3rd Worldwide Forum on
Palais des Arts et des Congrès in Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris,
France) 11-12 April 2002.
The first IFIP
conference on e-commerce, e-business, and e-government
University of Zürich,Zurich, Switzerland. 3-5 October 2001.
Presented paper: "Linking databases and linking cultures: The
complexity of concepts in international E-Government".