MARCH, 14 – 16, 2022
Convenors: Herbert Dawid (Bielefeld, GER), Sabine Gless (Basel, SUI), Gerd Muehlheusser (Hamburg, GER)



12:30 Registration
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch / Welcome Address by the Convenors of the Research Group
14:00 – 16:00 Session 1, Chair: Sabine Gless

Christopher Gerking (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany):
Code the Law. Rule-based Privacy – Engineering Secure Systems

Salomé Eriksson (University of Basel, Switzerland): Certification of Software – What is Crucial for Trust-Building?

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee, Tea & Cake Break
16:30 – 18:30 Session 2, Chair: Gerd Muehlheusser

Melina Schleef* (Bielefeld University, Germany) / Sabine Gless (University of Basel, Switzerland) / Timo Rademacher (University of Hannover, Germany) / Christian Stummer (Bielefeld University, Germany): Services of Smart Products Outweighing Data Usage Concerns?

Laura Brandimarte (University of Arizona, USA): The Drive for Privacy and the Difficulty of Achieving It in the Digital Age

19:00 Dinner at ZiF


9:00 – 11:00 Session 3, Chair and Introductory Note: Thomas Wischmeyer

Evgenia Princi (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany): Privacy Calculus and Data-Tracking as Determinants of Smart Technology Acceptance

Ruth Janal (University of Bayreuth, Germany): Legal Constraints on External Research into Algorithms

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee & Tea Break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 4, Chair: Adekemi Omotubora

Jakob Merane* (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) / Alexander Stremitzer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland): Enforcement Bots for Consumers: A New Approach to Enforce Small Claims

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Session 5, Chair: Sarah Mansour

Manuela Schönmann* (Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany) / Matthias Uhl (Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany): The Care-Dependent are Less Averse to Care Robots

Alicia von Schenk (Max Planck Institute, Germany): Social Preferences Towards Humans and Machines

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee, Tea & Cake Break
16:30 – 18:30 Session 6, Chair: Thomas Weigend

Sabine Gless* (University of Basel, Switzerland) / Sharon Di (Columbia University, USA) / Emily Silverman (Max Planck Institute, Germany): Ca(r)veat Emptor: Crowdsourcing Data to Challenge the Testimony of In-Car Technology

Fred Lederer (William & Mary Law School, USA): Technology-Augmented Courtrooms – an Aid to “Smart Justice”?

19:00 Dinner


9:00 – 11:00 Session 7, Chair: Thomas Weigend

Jiahui Shi (Cologne, Germany): Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Sentencing in Chinese Criminal Justice: Problems and Solutions

Eric Hilgendorf (University of Wurzburg, Germany): Digitisation of Justice. Should we fear the Robojudge?

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee & Tea Break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 8, Chair: Timo Rademacher

Maria Fernanda Palma (University of Lisbon, Portugal): Big Data and Legal Intuition in Court decision

12:30 Farewell Lunch / Departure

* speaker; all times given are CET

Please direct any inquiries about the research group Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products to the coordinator Nadine Sutmöller.
+49 521 106 12836

Prof. Dr. Herbert Dawid

Universitätsstr. 25
D-33615 Bielefeld

Tel +49 521 10600
Fax +49 521 1065844

Bielefeld University is a state-supported institution bound to public law. It is officially represented by the rector, Prof. Dr. Angelika Epple.