Solid Community Meeting 28 Feb 2024

Date/Time
Date(s) - February 28, 2024
09:00 - 17:00

Location
De Krook

Categories


SolidLab & athumi nodigen u graag uit voor een bijeenkomst van de Vlaamse Solid community op 28 februari 2024 in De Krook te Gent. Deze keer staat media in de ‘spotlight’ en bekijken we de mogelijkheden die Solid biedt om in te spelen op actuele uitdagingen in de mediasector.

Het programma met sprekers uit de onderzoekswereld, het beleid en de industrie vindt u hierbij. Deelname (inclusief broodjeslunch en drank) is kosteloos, maar u dient zich wel in te schrijven via deze registratiepagina.

We hopen u te mogen verwelkomen op deze inspirerende dag.

Locatie: Gent, De Krook, zalen “Blauwe Vogel” en “Vos”

Gelieve de zij-ingang tot De Krook te gebruiken. Deze bevindt zich aan Platteberg 11 en geeft onmiddellijk toegang tot de zalen. De hoofdingang van De Krook gaat pas open om 10 uur.

Agenda

Coffee

8h30-9h00

 

Welcome

9h00-9h05

 

Hosts: Steven Dewaele, University Business Developer & SolidLab Stakeholder and Proposal Manager, imec-mict-UGent, and, Peter Mechant, Guest Professor, Ghent University & Senior Researcher, imec-mict-UGent

Room: Blauwe Vogel

 

Setting the scene

Keynote

9h05-9h30

Facilitating Solid Technology: Athumi’s vision & approach for data sharing

Rob Van Hooreweder, Business Analyst, athumi

 

Abstract: [Text to be confirmed]

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 9h05-9h30

 

Parallel track sessions

9h30-10h20

Track 1

Privacy and the paradox

Room: Blauwe Vogel

 

Track 2

The hegemony of platforms

Room: Vos

 

Unraveling the Privacy Paradox: Users, Online Environment, and the Luxury of Privacy

Ralf Dewolf, Assistant Professor, Ghent University & Senior Researcher, imec-mict-UGent

Abstract: What truly constitutes a paradox: the privacy behaviors of individuals or the online environment in which they find themselves? Over the years, there has been debate surrounding the apparent disparity between users’ expressed privacy concerns and their actual behaviors, whether through oversharing personal information or underutilizing available privacy controls. In this talk, I examine the capabilities of users, the online environment, and above all, the transformation of privacy into a luxury commodity. During the presentation, I will examine the potential roles that personal data vaults can (or cannot) fulfill.

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 9h30-10h00

Digital platforms are eating the world

Tom Evens, Associate Professor, Ghent University

Abstract: Digital platforms run the world. They have spread their tentacles over a wide array of business activities and continue to invade the territory of traditional industries. But how should we look at these platforms? What are their business strategies? How does this platformization of industries evolve?  And what does this mean for Europe?

Room: Vos

Time: 9h30-10h00

Cookies in the public interest – A case study of a public service media organization’s reasons for user tracking

Ine Van Zeeland, PhD Researcher, imec-SMIT-VUB

Abstract: Targeted advertising is ubiquitous on media websites, and it requires user tracking. In the past decade, regulation of user tracking by online media has become progressively stricter. At the same time, an increasingly aware public is confronting this practice by avoiding advertising or trackers in various ways. Nevertheless, even public service media (PSM) still widely engage in the use of cookies to track users. This talk addresses the question why European PSM deploy cookies, despite legal and public trust risks.

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 10h00-10h20

The Human Side of Media at the Edge

Neelima Sailaja, Transitional Assistant Professor, Horizon Digital Economy Hub, Department of Computer Science, University of Nottingham

Abstract: This talk will present a narrative on audience centered considerations around a shift to the edge for modern media. The research agenda here starts with an explication of the challenges posed by data leverage in media to both audiences and service providers in the U.K.. This then moves on to responses (like a Living Room of the Future, a Cross Media Recommender and a Caravan) that explored audience feedback towards their near future media consumption scenarios adopting an edge-based approach for the underlying data processes.

Room: Vos

Time: 10h00-10h20

Break

10h20-10h30

Room: Blauwe Vogel
Plenary Panel Discussion

10h30-11h30

Panel Discussion

Dorien Bauwens, Lead Business Developmentteam, athumi

Karim Dahdah, Project Manager Innovation, VRT

Esther De Loof, Business Developer & Operational Director SolidLab, imec-IDLab-UGent

Quentin Felice, Co-founder and COO, Datavillage

Martijn Van Dam, Co-founder, Stichting Nederlandse Datakluis

Neelima Sailaja, Transitional Assistant Professor, Horizon Digital Economy Hub, Department of Computer Science, University of Nottingham

Charlie Halford, Principal Research Engineer, BBC

 

Moderator: Jonathan Van de Velde, Program and Communications Director, MediaNet

 

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 10h30-11h30

 

Plenary Session

11h30-12h00

 

Cultuurprofiel

Filip Borloo, Business Analyst, Afdeling Strategie en Transformatie, Digitaal Vlaanderen

Abstract: [Text to be confirmed]
Room: Blauwe Vogel
Time: 11h30-12h00

 

In between scenes

12h00-13h00

 

Lunch

Room: Krookcafé

 

Plenary Sessions

13h00-14h30

[Title to be confirmed]

Charlie Halford, Principal Research Engineer, BBC

 

Abstract: [Text to be confirmed]

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 13h00-13h30

 

Jouw.ID, the single sign-on and personal data vault for the Netherlands

Martijn Van Dam, Co-founder, Stichting Nederlandse Datakluis

 

Abstract: The Dutch Data Vault Foundation is on a mission to change the current data model on the internet: from 3rd and 1st party data to 1st person data. The five largest media companies of the Netherlands decided to work together on R&D on a personal data vault model as an alternative for the existing domination of big tech in media’s value chains. Privacy by design, compliancy by default and personal control over personal data are key words of the new so called decentralized model. Based on the Solid specification, the Dutch Data Vault Foundation is currently developing Jouw.ID. Jouw.ID will be a one stop solution for consumers for login, privacy settings (no more cookie walls!) and personal data profiles. Starting in the media but planning to expand to other sectors as well. Dutch Data Vault will present its mission, strategy, first use case and a sneak preview of Jouw.ID.

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 13h30-14h00

 

Solid4Media

Karim Dahdah, Project Manager Innovation, VRT

 

Abstract: [Text to be confirmed]

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 14h00-14h30

 

Break

14h30-14h45

 

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Parallel track sessions

14h45-16h45

Track 1

Privacy and the paradox

Room: Blauwe Vogel

 

Track 2

The hegemony of platforms

Room: Vos

 

The Solid4Media journey: from ideas to use cases

Stephanie Van Hove, Researcher, imec-mict-UGent

Abstract: Mid 2023, the Solid4Media project embarked on a journey to explore the potential of Solid technology within the media landscape. During the first months we brought together representatives of media industry and media users during three workshops to brainstorm about innovative use cases for personal data vaults in the context of media. With over 120 ideas, six transformative use cases emerged. During this presentation we dive into the media use cases, challenges, and next steps to fully capture the potential of data vaults to deliver a more personalized and secure media experience.

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 14h45-15h15  

How to create a media ecosystem through data collaboration

Quentin Felice, Co-founder and COO, Datavillage

 

Abstract: Datavillage will present its work in the media industry and how they power an ecosystem of media players in Europe through the concrete implementation of a Confidential Data Collaboration platform.

 

 

 

 

 

Room: Vos

Time: 14h45-15h15

 

Balancing interests and user perceptions within Family Pods?

 

Eva Lievens, Associate Professor of Law & Technology, Ghent University & Michiel Fierens, PhD Researcher, CiTiP, KU Leuven

 

Abstract: Concept of Family Pods and questions in those contexts? Who manages the data, parents? Do children themselves have a say in this? Collective vs individual interests within Family Pods? How to balance those interests following the GDPR? New kind of harms (information-induced)?

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 15h15-15h45

 

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Abstract: [Text to be confirmed]

Room: Vos

Time: 15h15-15h45

 

Exploring User Perceptions of Data Vaults: Insights from Solid Pod Implementation

Tim Theys, PhD Researcher, imec-mict-UGent

Abstract: Curious about what users actually think about data vaults? During this presentation, we’ll delve into the findings from our case study where a Solid pod was integrated into the Flemish public broadcaster’s news website. Discover the impact data vaults have on the user experience.

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 15h45-16h15

 

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Room: Vos

Time: 15h45-16h15

 

Proving my age with Solid, a child’s play?

Martin Sas, PhD Researcher, CiTiP, KU Leuven

Abstract:  In this presentation, Martin will expose privacy risks associated with the implementation of age verification systems in online services. He will also explore the potential of Solid pods as a viable solution for users, including children, to authenticate their age online while safeguarding their privacy. Finally, Martin will highlight challenges that could hinder the widespread adoption of Solid pods in the online landscape, setting the ground for a more in-depth discussion with the audience.

Room: Blauwe Vogel

Time: 16h15-16h45

 

Platforms and New Technologies: Solid from a Copyright and Data Law Perspective

Leander Stähler, PhD Researcher, CiTiP, KU Leuven

Abstract: Copyright is a key legal vehicle for valorizing media. In the online context, alongside new data legislation, copyright law will impact how new technologies can intervene in concentrated markets. Leander’s contribution addresses some of the copyright concerns that Solid may be able to address. It also reports findings of the XReco project as a snapshot of platforms, copyright and emerging extended reality (XR) technology.

Room: Vos

Time: 16h15-16h45

 

Wrap up

16h45-17h00

 

Hosts: Peter en Steven

Room: Blauwe Vogel

 

Behind the Scenes

17h00-

 

Networking

Room: Krookcafé