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Dagstuhl Seminar on Organizational Processes for Supporting Sustainable Security. This three day seminar at 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 I 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 HCI2011 I 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. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 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* (video, ppt)

 

PUMP Workshop PUMP is a workshop on evaluating methodologies and models for studying privacy in computing systems. Held in conjunction with the British 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. Presented paper: The prototype of privacy: analyzing privacy discourse through its features.

Internet, Politics, Policy 2010 The "Internet, Politics, Policy 2010: An Impact Assessment" conference subjects the relationship between the Internet, Politics and Policy to multi-disciplinary scrutiny. Oxford, 16-17 September 2010. Presented paper: 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. Presented paper: 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 Media' panel. 5th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference. 10-12 September 2009, Potsdam. Presented paper: 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. *Panel moderator*

e-Democracy '07 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 democracy? 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 London. Click here for more information about the speakers. Jason Kitcat wrote a short description of the event. *Invited speaker*

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 OSCE 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 here for the program. 27 September 2006, Egmont Palace, Brussels. www.osce2006.be *Keynote Speaker*

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.
*Panel Member*

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".

3rd International 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 presentation*

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 study".

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 Democratic Engagement Nijmegen, the Netherlands, October 9-12, 2002. Presented paper: "The implications of Internet voting on elections and civic participation".

E-PING Meeting: E-voting and the Democratic Process European Parliament. Brussels, 10 September 2002. *Invited talk*

EASST Conference 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 projects".

3rd Worldwide Forum on eDemocracy 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".

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