Surveilling Surveillance: The Preliminary Programme

The preliminary programe of the SMART 1st Policy Workshop that will take place on the 25th - 26th September 2012 in Florence, Italy is now made available here as wellas on the event website.

Programme (draft)


Tuesday 25th September


08.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-10.30 Opening session


- Costantino Ciampi, Director of ITTIG-CNR
- Joseph A. Cannataci – Coordinator of SMART Project
Keynote speech: Stefano Rodotà

coffee break

11.00-13.00 First session – CONTEXT OF SMART SURVEILLANCE

chair: Nikolaus Forgó (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover)

- Pierre St. Hilaire, Use of smart surveillance in maritime piracy
- Simon Dobrišek and Vildana Sulić Kenk, Smart Surveillance Technologies in Border Control Applications
- [speaker from SMART project to be defined]: Surveillance in Counter-terrorism, law and order
- [speaker from SMART project to be defined]: Surveillance in Consumer sector multi-purpose mobile devices
- [speaker from SMART project to be defined]: Surveillance in e-Government
- Fabio Martinelli, Privacy Enhancing Techniques developed in the NESSoS project.

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-17.30 Second session – LAW OF SURVEILLANCE (1)
chair: Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

- Invited speaker (from Italian Police)
- Joseph A. Cannataci, Defying the logic, forgetting the facts: the new European proposal for data protection in the police sector,
- Heiner Koch, Tobias Matzner and Julia Krumm, Privacy Enhancing of Smart CCTV and its Ethical and Legal Problems
- Tijmen Wisman, The driving principles of the Internet of Things

coffee break

- Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi, Smart Surveillance: Our Nigerian Experience
- [speaker from SMART project to be defined]: Law governing surveillance
- Erich Schweighofer, Walter Hötzendorfer and Christof Tschohl, International data exchange between police/security authorities

20.30- Social event

Wednesday 26th September


9.00-9.40
Opening Speech: Ann Cavoukian (Information and Privacy Commissioner's Office Ontario, Canada), SmartData for smart cities

9.40 -11.30 Third Session – TECHNOLOGY OF SURVEILLANCE
- Martin Drahansky, Latest developments in fingerprint recognition technologies
- Marco Leo, ….
- Tommaso Magherini, Alessandro Fantechi, Christopher D. Nugent, Alessandro Pinzuti and Enrico Vicario, An On-line system to automated recognition of human activities
- Gemma Galdon Clavell, (Not So) Smart Cities
- Gian-Luigi Ferrari, Security in Pervasive Computing: a (light) technology road map
- Radek Pospíšil and Skrob Milan, Improvement of risk area security using combined methods for biometrical identification of subjects

coffee break

12.00-13.30 Fourth session – SOCIOLOGY OF SURVEILLANCE
chair: Sveva Avveduto (IRPPS-CNR)

- Daniele Mezzana and Marija Krlic, The new context of surveillance: social regimes, emergence of human subjectivity and control technologies
- David Wright and Charles Raab, Constructing a surveillance impact assessment methodology
- Daniel Trottier, 'Post Your Photos': Policing and Social Media
- Matthias Rieger, The Mechanized Operator: Computer Vision meets Automated Reason in a socio-technical System
- Christopher Parsons, Joseph Savirimuthu, Rob Wipond and Kevin McArthur, ANPR: Code and Rhetorics of Compliance

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.30 Fifth session - LAW OF SURVEILLANCE (2)
chair: Joseph Cannataci

- [speaker from SMART project to be defined]: Surveillance in cyberspace
- Filippo Novario, Surveillance, Cyberspace and Law. Problematic aspects and Law of informatics solutions through technical analysis of software for network monitoring and Computer Forensics
- Antonella Galetta, Surveillance and the presumption of innocence: rewrite human rights or regulate the use of surveillance technologies?
- Rosamunde Van Brakel, Guilty until proven innocent? The ethical and social consequences of behaviour detecting smart video surveillance systems as crime prevention tools
- Matej Myska, Retaining telecommunication data in Czech Republic: past, present and future

Conclusions by Joseph A. Cannataci, Coordinator of the SMART project

Info Box

Title: SMART (Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies)
Funding scheme: Collaborative project (small or medium scale focused research project)
Grant agreement no.: 261727
Duration: 36 months (June 2011 - May 2014)
Co-ordinator: University of Malta
Co-ordinating person: Professor Joseph Cannataci
EU funding: € 3.456.017
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