Live Conference Programme

Programme at a glance:

20th of May

9 .00 – 9.30Welcome
9.30 – 10.45Keynote Plenary 1
10.45 – 11.00Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.00Parallel Sessions A
12.00 – 13.00Parallel Sessions B
13.00 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 15.00Parallel Sessions C
15.00 – 16.00Parallel Sessions D
16.00 – 16.15Coffee Break
16.15 – 17.30Parallel Sessions E
18.00 – 19.00Book Launch
20.00Cultural Event

21st of May

9.00 – 10.15Parallel Sessions F
10.15 – 11.30Parallel Sessions G
11.30 – 11.45Coffee Break
11.45 – 13.00Parallel Sessions H
13.00 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 15.15Parallel Sessions I
15.15 – 16.15Parallel Sessions J
16.15 – 16.30Coffee Break
16.30-17.45Keynote Plenary 2
17.45Conference End

Detailed programme

20th of May

9.00am – 9.30am

WELCOME

9.30am – 10.45am

KEYNOTE PLENARY 1: Nanjira Sambuli (Researcher and Policy Analyst), Mark Andrejevic (Monash University, Australia), Carly Kind (Ada Lovelace Institute)
Moderator: Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths, University of London)

10.45am – 11.00am

COFFEE BREAK

11.00am – 12.00pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS A

CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

Citizen Developers and Un/Ethical Software Development (Kamilla Wells, Queensland University of Technology, Australia)  
Auditing the urban planning process in Decidim Barcelona (Ana Valdivia, King’s College London, UK, Pablo Aragón, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, Vicenç Gómez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
When data meets citizens: an investigation of citizen engagement in data-driven innovation programmes (Gefion Thuermer, Johanna C. Walker, Elena Simperl, University of Southampton, UK)  
Shaping our digital futures? Comparing perspectives on digital sovereignty (Paola Pierri University of the Arts London/Weizenbaum, UK and Elizabeth Calderón Lüning, Berlin University of the Arts/Weizenbaum, Germany)  

INVESTIGATING (WITH) DATA

Reversing the gaze – how data journalism renders the state more visible to its citizens (Srravya C and Bidisha Chaudhuri, International Institute of Information Technology, India)
Smart Thorn in the digital side (Danielle Arets, Fontys, Netherlands)  
OSINT as public practice: An inquiry into new methods for truth seeking (Lonneke van der Velden, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Commercial data harms in Latin America (Carolina Onate, Data Justice Lab, UK)

ROUNDTABLE: UNDERSTANDING ‘LIVING WITH DATA’ AS A ROUTE TO CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN DATAFIED SOCIETIES

Susan Oman, Jo Bates, Itzelle Medina-Perea, Lulu Penney, Rhia Jones, Robin Steedman and Helen Kennedy (Sheffield University, UK)

12.00pm – 1.00pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS B

DATAFIED CITIZENSHIP

Digital Citizenship and the State-Citizen Relationship in the Context of Datafication: the case of Estonian e-Residency (Mergime Ibrahimi and Anu Masso, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
Data Injustice and the Digital Welfare State – Visibility for Whom During the COVID-19 Pandemic? (Atika Kemal, University of Essex, UK)
Datafied Citizens in the Age of Coerced Digital Participation (Veronica Barassi, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)  
Citizen Participation in Digital-Era Governance (Rikki Dean, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)

DATA PRIVACY

I/O : privacy, misinformation and periperformative participation in data (Garfield Benjamin, Solent University, UK)
Designing a Proxy for Privacy. A tool for assessing the intrusiveness of mobile apps (Sofie Flensburg and Signe Sophus Lai, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Privacy as a privilege? Privacy expectations of vulnerable data subjects in smart cities (Jonas Breuer and Rosamunde Van Brakel, Vrije Univesitet Brussel, Belgium)  
Really Useful Synthetic Data — Promises and Challenges of Releasing Sensitive Information With Differentially Private Data Synthesizers (Christian Arnold, Cardiff University, UK)

WORKSHOP

Justifications and Data Justice: Availing the Right to Information and Administrative Due Process for Automated Decision-Making Systems (Divij Joshi, Mozilla Foundation, India)

1.00pm – 2.00pm

LUNCH

2.00pm – 3.00pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS C

DATA ACTIVISM

WeClock: Data Sovereignty for Trade Unions (Jonnie Penn and Christina Colclough, Young Workers’ Lab)
Data activism on public-private borders: the case of beneficial ownership (Jack Lord, Open Data Services Co-operative, UK)
Data Migration to advocate for Human Rights (Adriana Alvarado Garcia and Christopher Le Dantec, Georgia Institute of Technology, US)
The Data is in the Details: (Re)quantifying Fem(in)icide (Saide Mobayed, Cambridge University, UK)  

DIGITAL PARTICIPATION

The Impact of Rankings on Online Petition Signing (Pablo Aragón, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, Scott A. Hale, Oxford Internet Institute / Alan Turing Institute, UK, Chico Q. Camargo, University of Exeter / Oxford Internet Institute / Alan Turing Institute, UK, Helen Margetts, Oxford Internet Institute / Alan Turing Institute, UK, Taha Yasseri, University College Dublin, Ireland, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy, Vicenç Gómez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Datafication and Social Justice: A Study on the Civic and Political Participation of Rural Marginalized Communities in India (Radha Bathran, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University and Nalina Bathran, Barathiar University, India)  
Datafication, WhatsApp and the citizenship capabilities of young people in Western Kenya (Anna Colom, Open University, UK)  
Datafied India and Minority Politics: Indian Muslim Youth’s New Visibilities and Assertions of Citizenship (Tabassum Ruhi, University of California Riverside, US)  

WORKSHOP

Networking With Care: Exploring Data and AI Ethics research practices (Alison Powell, JUST AI / London School of Economics)

3.00pm – 4.00pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS D

PARTICIPATION IN THE DATAFIED WELFARE STATE

Datafication in a participatory welfare state (Eva Mos, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
In search of the Citizen – Mapping the inner workings of datafication in the Norwegian Public Sector (Lisa Reutter, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Heather Broomfield, University of Oslo, Norway)
Experimenting with the data rich poor: the case of Colombian welfare (Fundación Karisma, Colombia)
Just public algorithms: How can we democratically govern algorithms for more socially-responsible public services? (Helen Pallett, Jason Chilvers, Catherine Price, University of East Anglia and Simon Burall, Involve, UK)  

ROUNDTABLE: DATA RIGHTS AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Maria Savona (Sussex University, UK), Chris Marsden (Sussex University, UK), Javier Ruiz (Digital Rights Expert, UK), ITforChange (India)

WORKSHOP

Watching the Watchers: A People’s Guide to Surveillance (Bonnie Fan, Katherine Ye, Micah Epstein, Jean Juang, Coveillance, US)

4.00pm – 4.15pm

COFFEE BREAK

4.15pm – 5.30pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS E

CITIZEN AND COMMUNITY-CENTRED GOVERNANCE

Algorithmic Fairness: A Framework for Mitigating Data Bias (Susan Leavy, Eugenia Siapera and Derek Greene, University College Dublin, Ireland)
Data justice initiatives by and for marginalized groups and communities: some considerations for AI governance (Karine Gentelet and Alexandra Bahary-Dionne, Université du Québec, Canada)
Lessons from Law to Build Meaningful Civic Participation in the Datafied Society for Marginalized Communities (Michele Gilman, University of Baltimore/Data & Society, US)
Do protected grounds in non-discrimination law make sense in the age of AI? (Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Radboud University and Janneke Gerards, Utrecht University, Netherlands)  
‘AI Theory of Justice’ (Jamie Grace, Sheffield Hallam University, UK)  

OWNERSHIP AND VALUE OF DATA

The Digital Demesne: Challenging the Inequalities of Data Ownership (Jacob Livingston Slosser and Henrik Palmer Olsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Empowering groups to make data governance choices: bottom-up data trusts (Sylvie Delacoix, University of Birmingham and Neil Lawrence, University of Cambridge, UK)
Building community-governed data commons and infrastructure for citizen science (Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Université de Paris and Mad Price Ball, Open Humans Foundation, US)
Configuring data citizens through health data cooperatives? A device perspective on how data cooperatives organise collectivity and value (Danny Lämmerhirt, University of Siegen, Germany)
Data and Platform Co-operatives amidst the European Algorithmic and Liquid Citizenship (Igor Calzada, University of Oxford UK/European Commission)  

WORKSHOP

Data Justice in the ‘smart city’? Exploring evidence, people and actions towards justice in the digital urban space (Conrad Zellmann and Julia Hoffmann, Hivos, Netherlands)

6.00pm – 7.00pm

BOOK LAUNCH:
Undoing Optimization: Civic Action in Smart Cities (Alison Powell, London School of Economics, UK),
Covid-19 from the Margins: Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society (Stefania Milan, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Emiliano Treré, University of Cardiff, UK and Silvia Masiero, University of Oslo, Norway)
The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice (Liliana Bounegru and Jonathan Gray, King’s College London, UK)

7.00pm SCREENING WITH Q&A

Screening Surveillance: Interactive Viewing and Imagining Better Futures under Big Data Surveillance (Sava Saheli Singh, University of Ottowa and Tim Maughan, Canada)

8.00pm

CULTURAL EVENT

21st of May

9.00am – 10.15am

PARALLEL SESSIONS F

PUBLIC TRUST AND DATA USE IN HEALTH AND BEYOND

From relying on trust in the NHS to creating more trustworthy health data systems: Views from the North East of England (Mwenza Blell, Stephanie Mulrine and Madeleine Murtagh, Newcastle University, UK)  
The re-use of patient healthcare data in the UK: the implications of data sharing controversies on publicly funded health research (Itzelle Medina Perea and Jo Bates, Sheffield University, UK)  
Medical AI – eclipsing the data ecosystem (Isobel Rorison, Cardiff University, UK)
COVID-19 Repository and Public Attitudes (Emily Jarratt and Hannah Spiro, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, UK)
From Big Data Epistemology to AI solutions: A Proposition for Enhancing Public Trust in Data-Driven Technologies (Stefano Calzati, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)

ROUNDTABLE: EXPLORING DATA JUSTICE

DATAJUSTICE project presentation (Fieke Jansen, Philippa Metcalfe, Jedrzej Niklas, Javier Sanchez-Monedero, Lina Dencik, Data Justice Lab, UK)

WORKSHOP

Towards a new vocabulary for data sovereignty — unpacking emerging frameworks (Deepthi Bharthur, ITforChange, India)

10.15am – 11.30am

PARALLEL SESSIONS G

PARTICIPATORY DATA

Crowdmapping as tool of advocacy and engagement (Siddharth de Souza, University of Tilburg, Netherlands)
How to study the actual potentiality of participatory data practices? (Re)configuring data ethnography (Daniela van Geenan and Danny Lämmerhirt, University of Siegen, Germany)  
Can data visualizations mobilize people to act? (Monika Fratcak, University of Sheffield, UK)
Digital Reproductive Citizenship and Cycle-Tracking Apps (Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott, University of Otago, New Zealand)  
Whose Data Babies? Infertility profiteers and participatory data collection (Anna Feigenbaum, Bournemouth University, UK)  

PARTICIPATORY DATA GOVERNANCE

A holistic framework for analysing data, for the purpose of making citizen data rights real (Kimberlee Weatherall and Libby Young, University of Sydney, Australia)
Collective Data Protection in Times of Predictive Analytics (Rainer Mühlhoff, TU Berlin, Germany)
Participation, dissent and the problem of global data governance (Linnet Taylor, Tilburg University, Netherlands)  
ADM in the EU: What’s the state of play – and can we use mini-publics to better deal with it? (Matthias Spielkamp, Algorithm Watch, Germany)  
Data analytics in policing and participatory oversight: the West Midlands model and its role in the ‘regulatory space’ (Marion Oswald, University of Northumbria, Jamie Grace, Sheffield Hallam University, Tom McNeil, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, UK)  

WORKSHOP

Reconfigure: Feminist Cybersecurity Workshop (Julia Slupska and Gina Neff, Oxford University, UK, Scarlet Dawson, Darktrace, France)

11.30am – 11.45am

COFFEE BREAK

11.45am – 1.00pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS H

DATA AT WORK

Prisoners training AI: Situating ghost work between commodification and rehabilitation (Tuukka Lehtiniemi and Minna Ruckenstein, University of Helsinki, Finland)
Prison media work: from manual labor to the work of being tracked (Anne Kaun and Fredrik Stiernstedt, Sodertorn University, Sweden)  
Emancipation and Exploitation: The Making of (In)justice in Global South Gig-Work. (Shyam Krishna, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Platform precarity: surviving algorithmic insecurity in the gig economy (Alex Wood, University of Birmingham and Vili Lehdonvirta, University of Oxford, UK)  
Solidarity under scrutiny: the challenge of surveillance to collective action (Cate Hopkins, Cardiff University, UK)

ROUNDTABLE: CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN THE SCORING SOCIETY

Project presentation (Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik, Joanna Redden, Emiliano Treré, Data Justice Lab)

WORKSHOP

10 tactics for sustainable technologies (Diana Kozachek, MOTIF – Institute for Digital Culture, Germany)

1.00pm – 2.00pm

LUNCH

2.00pm – 3.15pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS I

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DATA (IN)JUSTICE

Bringing “Justice for the Unjusticed”? Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Access to Justice (Matthew Dylag, York University, Canada and Harrison Smith, University of Sheffield, UK)
Data Injustice: Panoptic Missorts and the Disassembly of Truth (Jeffrey Blevins, University of Cincinnati, US)
Industrial policy and data in the era of surveillance capitalism (Christopher Foster and Shamel Azmeh, University of Manchester, UK)  
Automated Facial Recognition and socio-technological suspicion in the era of digital policing (Peter Fussey, University of Essex, UK)  
Understanding Power Positions in a New Digital Landscape: Perceptions of Syrian Refugees and Border Experts on Relocation Algorithm (Anu Masso, Talinn University of Technology and Tayfun Kasapoglu, University of Tartu, Estonia)  

DATA LITERACY

Pedagogies of the Datafied: Techno-cultural Literacies of the Subject in the 21st Century (Michael Lithgow, Athabasca University, Canada)
Facilitating critical data skills among social sector non-profits and charities – Small charities as intermediaries of data literacy and critical technical practice (Ville Aula, London School of Economics, UK)  
Critical Big Data Literacy – A Way of Fostering Citizen Participation in Datafied Societies (Ina Sander, Cardiff University, UK)
Rethinking critical data literacy: new perspectives from artists and designers (Levien Nordeman, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands)  
Data Participation: A new framework for data literacy in the age of disinformation (Elinor Carmi and Simeon Yates, Liverpool University, UK)  

WORKSHOP

Democratising Data: A Human Rights Approach (Francesca Feruglio, ESCR-NET, Erica Murphy, Right to Education Initiative, Magali Brosio, University of Birmingham, UK and Mihir Mankad, Center for Economic and Social Rights, US)

3.15pm – 4.30pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS J

CIVIC AGENCY AND DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE

Tactical Communication and Resisting Data Surveillance (Sarah Young and Jason Pridmore, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands) 
Agencies of Anonymity (Renée Ridgway, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
How to measure and compare civic participation in digital surveillance oversight? (Lina Ewert and Ronja Kniep, Berlin Social Science Centre WZB, Kilian Vieth, Sarah Roller and Thorsten Wetzling, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Germany)
Acting in the time of the before: Preemptive cycles and how to brake them (Becky Kazansky, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)  
Timelines, People’s Investigations, & Databases: Community Safety in an age of Militarized Policing (Manuel Callahan and Annie Paradise, Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy, US)

CIVIC TECH AND DESIGN

Civic Design and Digital Sovereignty (Bianca Herlo, Berlin University of the Arts/Weizenbaum, Germany)  
Justice under Network Capitalism: The Case of Civic Tech Volunteering (Karina Rider, Queen’s University, Canada)
“I’m Just An Engineer” – What Are the Ethical Responsibilities of Developers? (Stephanie Vaughn, SMASH Academy, US)  
“Let us use our power”: moving beyond datafication in technology design (Kieran Cutting, Newcastle University, UK)  
 Humanitarian Data Justice: A structural data justice lens on civic technologies in post-earthquake Nepal (Femke Mulder, Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
The Democratic Question in Digital Terms: Reconstructing political imaginaries of civic tech activists (Daniel Staemmler, Freie Universität Berlin and Sebastian Berg, Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Germany)

WORKSHOP

Citizen data audit workshop (Katherine Reilly, Simon Fraser University, Canada)

4.30pm – 4.45pm

COFFEE BREAK

4.45pm – 5.30pm

KEYNOTE PLENARY 2: Rashida Richardson (Rutgers University, US), Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK), Tawana Petty (Data for Black Lives)
Moderator: Alison Hearn (Western University, Canada)

CONFERENCE END