Symposium "Information Governance of algorithmic decision-making systems" in the framework programme of the #INFORMATIK2018

The research project organizes a symposium on the topic “Information Governance of algorithmic decision-making systems” on 27 March. September 2018 from 14:00 to 18:30 in the supporting programme of the #INFORMATIK2018 in Berlin (Fraunhofer Forum in the Spreepalais am Dom, Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str.2, 10178 Berlin).


14:00 Welcome and Introduction – Hannes Federrath (President Society for Computer Science/University of Hamburg)

14:15 Lecture “Big Data, Algorithms and Regulation from an Ethical Perspective” – Judith Simon (Federal Government Data Ethics Commission/University of Hamburg)

15:00 Lecture “Algorithm-based pricing and protection of competition” – Achim Wambach (President of the Centre for European Economic Research and Chairman of the German Monopoly Commission)

15:45 Break

16:15 Lecture “Privacy Engineering” – Stefan Schiffner (Université du Luxembourg)

17:15 Joint Panel with Conference “Digital Development Debates”:
Responsibility and Governance in the Digital Realm

Luana Lund Borges de Carvalho (Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Brazil)

-MinR Dr. Rudolf Gridl (Federal Ministry of Economics, Department of Internet Governance and International Digital Dialogue)

Didier Nkurikiyimfura (, Rwanda)

-Dev Lewis (Digital Asia Hub, Hong Kong, China)

Dr. Stefan Schiffner (Université du Luxembourg)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz (Hans Bredow Institute Hamburg)

Moderated by Prof. Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff (HTW Berlin)

18:30 End of the event

20:00 Cinema performance “The Cleaners” and in it. Discussion with Stefan Ullrich, Hannes Federrath and director Hans Brock

For more information, visit the #INFORMATIK 2018 event website.

Contribution at the International Conference on Privacy, Security & Trust (PST) 2018

The International Conference on Privacy, Security & Trust (PST) is an annual conference dedicated to everything in the field of cybersecurity. There are conference tracks for the three areas of privacy, security and trust. The paper (accepted for publication) “Privacy-Preserving Architectures with Probabilistic Guaranties” by Kai Bavendiek, Robin Adams and Sibylle Schupp describes the extension of an existing approach that – following the concept of “Privacy by Design” (PbD) – proposes a formal logic for proving privacy properties in software architectures. The extension focuses on non-deterministic or uncertain properties for which binary decisions are not sufficient. Probabilistic properties are proposed, which are demonstrated by a smart home case study.

Contribution at the 10th Working Conference on Verified Software: Theories, Tools, and Experiments (VSTTE 18)

The Working Conference on Verified Software: Theories, Tools, and Experiments (VSTTE) is part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC), which is a coalition of several international conferences in the field of mathematical logic and computer science. The focus of the VSTTE is on the science and technology of Software Verification. In the paper (accepted for publication) “Constructing Independently Verifiable Privacy Compliant Type Systems for Message Passing between Black-Box Components” by Robin Adams and Sibylle Schupp, a new approach is proposed to meet the principle of “Privacy by Design” (PbD). The contribution includes formal methods that automatocally convert a software architecture with blackbox components into one that meets certain privacy properties.

AMCIS 2018 in New Orleans: Project IGT represented with two contributions

Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) is an annual conference sponsored by the Association for Information Systems for scientists and information technology professionals with over 600 submissions each year and provides a platform for Panel discussions and the presentation of research papers.

In the first article “Privacy by Design to Comply with GDPR: A Review on Third-Party Data Processors” by Christian Kurtz, Martin Semmann and Tilo Böhmann, the previous research results are analyzed as part of the implementation of the concept “Privacy by Design.”
 The focus is on Service Ecosystems and the actors such as Service Platforms, Fronend Services or Backend Services, which play a role in the spread of personal data. The results show clear research gaps of research contributions dealing with the implementation of “Privacy by Design.” The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force, also includes the concept (Article 25) and thus poses major challenges for companies.


In the second article “Towards an Extended Enterprise Architecture Meta-Model for Big Data – A Literature-based Approach” by Fabian Burmeister, Paul Drews and Ingrid Schirmer, the current state of research into the integration of bi
g data in Corporate architectures. Despite the timeliness and urgency of the topic, significant research gaps have been identified, specifically the need for elements to model big data. On the basis of this, significant challenges were raised from literature by big data and deductively transformed into stakeholder concerns in order to develop a corporate architecture meta-meta-model for big data based on this.