White Paper Consultation & Workshop

EPISECC is currently working alongside the SecInCoRe, SECTOR and REDIRNET Projects and with the participation of PSCE to develop online ELSI Guidelines and a white paper on “Common Information Spaces” for disaster risk management.
Disaster risk management is characterized by increasingly intense information sharing. Digital technologies and infrastructures offer new interoperability, immediacy, efficiency and novel opportunities for collaboration around big, detailed, local, and citizen data, but they also introduce complex ethical, legal and social challenges (ELSI) around data quality, relevance, usability, privacy, data protection and sharing.
The guidelines cover the following topics:

• Ethical issues (such as Autonomy, Inclusiveness, Fairness)
• Legal issues (Human and Civil Rights, Data Protection)
• Social issues (Security, Trust, Privacy, Diversity)
• Collaborative Governance of Common Information Spaces
• Lawful Conduct in Common Information Spaces
• Security
• Interoperability

The first stage of this endeavour will take the form of a workshop on “Information Infrastructuring for Disaster Risk Management: Addressing ELSI in Information Sharing” which will take place on 26 January 2017, from 9:00 until 17:30, at Hotel Bloom, Brussels.
Mr Kristof Huysmans, from KULeuven, will speak on behalf of EPISECC.
Other speakers for this event include: David Lund, coordinator of the BroadMap project, for PSCE; Christina Schaefer, Paderborn University, for SecInCore; Andreas Baur-Ahrens, Tuebingen University, for project Sector; Toni Staykova, FRACP, for IMPRESS; Robert Tomas, Joint Research Centre, for INSPIRE; James I. Penman, Open Geospatial Consortium; Caroline Calvert-Lee – ResilienceDirect; Lise Anne St Denis, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Click here to access the full Programme: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/wp/cemore/infrastructuring_drm_elsi/
To register for the workshop, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/information-infrastructuring-for-drm-tick...

If you can’t attend, but would like to participate in the ELSI4CIS consultation, please contact m.buscher@lancaster.ac.uk
The final Whitepaper will be published in April 2017.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: secretariat@psc-europe.eu