Virt-EU partners produced a significant amount of published work and participated in various conferences representing the research and results detailed in the Dissemination Plan (D7.1)

Accepted journal publications

Mantelero, A. (2018). AI and Big Data: A blueprint for a human right, social and ethical impact assessment. Comp. Law & Sec. Rev.

Vega D’Aurelio, D., & Magnani, M. (2018). Foundations of temporal text networks. Applied Network Science. (forthcoming)

Brodka, P., Chmiel, A., Magnani, M., & Ragozini, G. (2018) Quantifying layer similarity in multiplex networks: a systematic study. Royal Society Open Science journal. (forthcoming)

Gandy Jr, O.H. and Nemorin, S., (2018) Toward a political economy of nudge: smart city variations. In: Information, Communication & Society, pp.1-15.

Mantelero, A. (2017) The Guidelines of the Council of Europe in the context of the European data protection framework. In: Computer Law & Security Report, vol. 33 n. 5, pp.

Mantelero, A. (2017) Towards a Big Data regulation based on social and ethical values. The Guidelines of the Council of Europe. In: Revista De Bioética Y Derecho, vol. 41, pp. 67-84.

Brodka, P. Chmiel, A. Magnani, M. Ragozini, G. (2017) Quantifying layer similarity in multiplex networks: a systematic study. In: Royal Society open science. Conference papers published in proceedings

Fatemi, Z., Magnani, M., & Salehi, M. (2018) A generalized force-directed layout for multiplex sociograms. Proceedings Social Informatics, (St. Petersburg, Russia).

Afsarmanesh, N. & Magnani, M., (2018) Partial and overlapping community detection in multiplex social networks. Proceedings Social Informatics, (St. Petersburg, Russia).

Hanteer, O., Rossi, L., Vega D’Aurelio, D., & Magnani, M. (2018) From interaction to participation: the role of the imagined audience in social media community detection and an application to political communication on Twitter. Proceedings International Conference on Social Network Analysis and Mining, (Barcelona, Spain).

Fritsch, E., Shklovski, I. & Douglas-Jones, R. (2018) Calling for a revolution: An analysis of IoT manifestos. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (Montreal, Canada). ACM

Light, A., Shklovski, I. & Powell, A. (2017) Design for Existential Crisis in the Anthropocene Age. C&T ’17 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies & Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing. (Denver, CO, 2017). ACM. Best of Alt.CHI Award

Gandy, Jr. O. H & Nemorin, S. (2017) Neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, and the political economy of ‘nudge’. Paper presented at the IAMCR 2017 Conference in Cartagena, Colombia.

Submitted journal & conference papers under review

Powell, A., Moral Orders in Contribution Cultures. Submitted to Communication, Culture and Critique. Nemorin, S. and Powell, A., Social Milieu and Ethical Technology Design: Insights from Internet of Things developers. Submitted to Ethics in Information Technology.

Nemorin, S. Sensor sensibility: IoT’s Imperial inheritance and the techno-colonization of the Global South. Submitted to the 8th Biennial Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society Conference, Aarhus, Denmark.

Demetzou, K., Böck, L., Hanteer, O. Smart Bears don’t talk to strangers: analysing privacy concerns and technical solutions in smart toys for children. Submitted to the PETRAS Living in the Internet of Things Conference, London, UK.

Journal papers in process

Nemorin, S., Powell, A. Lehuede, S and F. Ustek-Spilda, A virtues-based approach to making sense of ethics in IoT.

Powell, A., Shklovski, I., Rossi, L., Magnani, M., Mantelero, A., Douglas-Jones, R. Why ethics in IoT needs an interdisciplinary inquiry – the VIRT-EU approach.

List of keynotes, conference talks and presentations

Alessandro Mantelero. Pisa, (June 8-9, 2018). La gestione del rischio nel GDPR: limiti e sfide, L’entrata in vigore del Regolamento (UE) 2016/679: la riforma alla prova della prassi in Italia e in Spagna – 1° Incontro di studi italo-spagnolo in materia di protezione dei dati personali, University of Pisa.

Alessandro Mantelero, Alison Powell, Irina Shklovski & Javier Ruiz. Copenhagen, (May 17-18, 2018). Values and Ethics in the Design and Governance of IoT: Towards a Privacy, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment, PESIA. Information Ethics Roundtable conference, University of Copenhagen.

Alessandro Mantelero. Geneva, (February 19-20, 2018). New and emerging issues: The collective dimension of data protection and the tools to safeguard it, Privacy, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment, Expert workshop on the right to privacy in the digital age, OHCHR – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Alessandro Mantelero. (May 3, 2018). Workshop on risk assessment and security measures for personal data processing, ENISA – European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.

Alessandro Mantelero. Rome (February 8, 2018). Towards an effective approach to risk assessment in data processing. Workshop on security of personal data processing, ENISA – European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.

Alessandro Mantelero. Bruxelles (January 23, 2018). The Internet of the human body: towards a habeas data? European Parliament, European Parliamentary Research Service.

Alison Powell. Values and Ethics in the Design and Governance of IoT. London (March 23, 2018). PETRAS conference – Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things, IET London.

Alison Powell. The Virt-EU Approach (workshop presentation within workshop on design as object and method) Prague (May 24-28, 2018). Annual ICA Conference. International Communications Association, Hilton Prague Hotel.

Alison Powell. Ethics and Activism: The City as a Platform. New Orleans (April 17, 2018). Latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIS science. American Association of Geographers Conference, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Maria Samantha. Pisa, (June 8-9, 2018). L’impatto del trattamento su diritti e libertà alla luce della giurisprudenza delle autorità garanti italiana e spagnola. L’entrata in vigore del Regolamento (UE) 2016/679: la riforma alla prova della prassi in Italia e in Spagna – 1° Incontro di studi italo-spagnolo in materia di protezione dei dati personali, University of Pisa.

Matteo Magnani, Luca Rossi & Obaida Hanteer. Utrecht (June 2018). Analysis of multiplex social networks with R. SunBelt Conference, Utrecht University.

Shklovski, I. Amsterdam, (January 2018) Responsible Research and Innovation: Thinking About Minimum Core Obligations in Design. Invited keynote at the CANDID closing conference. Waag Society

Shklovski, I. Copenhagen, (May 2018) The Internet of Things: A question of ethics. Invited talk at the Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies, University of Copenhagen.

Shklovski, I. Copenhagen, (April 2018). The Internet of Things: Ethics, Security and Other Troubles. Keynote at the IDC Internet of Things 2018 Conference.

Virt-EU supported and organized events

Virt-EU co-creation workshop. Amsterdam (March 22-23, 2018). The workshop was composed of IoT developers, designers, manifesto authors, and startup founders. It was designed and organized by CIID in collaboration with ITU and ORG.

Virt-EU co-creation workshop. London (May 9-10, 2018). The workshop was composed of IoT developers, designers and CEOs from small companies or startups. It was designed and organised by CIID in collaboration with ORG and LSE.

IoT Day. Copenhagen (April 9, 2018). IoT day was organized by VIRT-EU in collaboration with EthosLab. Irina Shklovski and Rachel Douglas- Jones delivered talks on the VIRT-EU project and Manifesto papers. IT University of Copenhagen.

Other dissemination activities – blog posts on the VIRT-EU website

A Time of IoT Manifestos (in Europe). Following the paper Calling for a Revolution: An Analysis of IoT Manifestos the work of VIRT-EU researchers shows that the manifestos mark a specific point in the conversations about ethics and IoT. – written by Irina Shklovski, Rachel Douglas-Jones and Ester Fritsch (ITU) May 29, 2018

IoT Day Copenhagen – What kind of future do we want to live in? Virt-EU co-organized IoT day in collaboration with EthosLab at the IT University of Copenhagen. The event guested lecturers and industry members participating in a talk on Virt-EU and Manifesto papers by Irina Shklovski and Rachel Douglas-Jones followed by interactions with Alexa and Google Home. – written by Inda Memic (ITU) May 8, 2018

Dowse Workshop. Virt-EU hosted a Dowse workshop run by Jaromil and Federico Bonelli from dyne.org co-organized by IT University of Copenhagen, IDA and CIID. The workshop was the first open-ended activity in the co-design line of work of VIRT-EU to explore the potential to create and reflect upon tools that make the domestic internet of things more visible to the end user. – written by Annelie Berner (CIID) and Ester Fritsch (ITU) March 19, 2018.

Regulating the “Internet of Flying Things” – Security by design and the deployment of IoT connected drones in smart cities. Virt-EU researcher Selena Nemorin addressed the issues of design and regulation of drones as part of connected systems. – written by Selena Nemorin (LSE) March 5, 2018.

ThingsCon Salon Copenhagen – TechFestival. VIRT-EU co-hosted an Ethical and Responsible IoT event in collaboration with ThingsCon – Europe’s leading conference about the future of hardware, connected devices and IoT. The event was designed as a “Meetup” which brought designers, developers, legal professionals, and members of the curious public into dialogue for an evening. – written by Rachel Douglas-Jones (ITU) February 22, 2018