ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe Brussels Event

The ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe will host panel discussions on their recent strategy document, “Informatics for All: The Strategy” and their recently published white paper, “When Computers Decide: European Recommendations on Machine-Learned Automated Decision Making.”

The panel discussions will take place on Thursday, 15 March 2018 at the Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place, Rue Auguste Orts 3-7, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

Program

16:30 – 17:30 – Panel 1 – “Informatics for All: The Strategy

Moderator:

  • Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, England

Panelists:

  • Michael E. Caspersen, Managing Director of It-vest - networking universities, and Honorary Professor of Computer Science at Aarhus University
  • Georgi Dimitrov, Deputy Head of Unit Innovation and EIT, EU Commission DG Education
  • Judith Gal-Ezer, Professor Emerita of The Open University of Israel
  • Enrico Nardelli, Professor of Informatics at the Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”
  • Alexander Riedl, Head of Unit Digital Economy and Skills, EU Commission DG CONNECT

17:30 – 17:45 – 15 Minute Break

17:45 – 18:45 – Panel 2 – “When Computers Decide: European Recommendations on Machine-Learned Automated Decision Making

Moderator:

  • Jim Larus, Professor and Dean of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Panelists:

  • Oliver Grau, Associate Director of Operations, Intel Visual Computing Institute, Germany
  • Chris Hankin, Co-Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology, and Professor of Computing Science at Imperial College London
  • Johannes Klumpers, Head of the Scientific Advisory Mechanism, EU Commission DG Research and Innovation
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director for Digital Industry, EU Commission DG CONNECT

18:45 – 20:00 – Networking Cocktail Reception

ACM Europe and IE Release Informatics Education Strategy

The ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe have collaborated on a report that builds on an earlier document, "Informatics Education in Europe: Are We All in the Same Boat?". The report, "Informatics for All: The Strategy," aims to establish Informatics as an essential discipline for all, a subject available at all levels throughout the educational system. The strategy is also summarized in a one-page document.

EUTPC, IE Recommendations on Automated Decision Making

The white paper "When Computers Decide: European Recommendations on Machine-Learned Automated Decision Making" presents the views of the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee and Informatics Europe (IE) on the challenges posed by the increasing presence of Machine Learning and Automated Decision Making (ADM) systems in almost every aspect of modern human life.