PACTMAN: Trust, Privacy and Consent in Future Pervasive Environments

An EPSRC-funded project on Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in the Digital Economy.

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Monday 10th December

13:00 Registration and Set up
13:30 Welcome and Opening Keynote: 
“Privacy – Signs of a Golden Age?” – Marc Langheinrich
14:30 Tea and Coffee Poster/Demo Session
15:00 Interactive Workshops:
“PizzaBlock: A Blockchain Identity Management Workshop” – Chris Elsden and Jonathan Rankin
“Alien AI and the Criterion of Intelligence” – Maria Angela Ferrario and Stephen Forshaw
“ParkLife” – Simon Chapple, Morgan Currie and Cat Magill
18:00 Reception and Poster/Demo Session
19:00 Dinner


Tuesday 11th December

9:00 Tea and Coffee
9:30 Closing Keynote:
“Understanding Automated Decisions” – Georgina Bourke
10:30 Interactive Workshops:
“Unbias: Exploring Fairness in Pervasive Environments” – Giles Lane
“Trust me! I’m a Talking Donkey” – Joseph Lindley, Adrian Gradinar and Paul Coulton
13:30 Lunch and Closing Remarks
14:30 Finish & Departures


The Dovecot Studios is a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design in the heart of Edinburgh and is offering its stunning studio spaces to us for this symposium. It is located close to public transport (bus) routes and a 10-minute walk from Waverley station. The symposium and workshops will be held in various spaces across the venue and a drinks reception and dinner is catered on the special Viewing Balcony.

Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

How to Apply?

This early career event includes meals and hotel accommodation for 1 night in Edinburgh, and there are limited spaces available. It requires a short application process, open from Friday 20th October and closing on Monday 20th November (or when all places are filled if this is earlier).

Applications should be made using the online application form.