ZiF Research Group

Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products

October 2021 – July 2022

Convenors: Herbert Dawid (Bielefeld, GER), Sabine Gless (Basel, SUI), Gerd Muehlheusser (Hamburg, GER)
ZiF Research Group Workshop

Legal Rules in the Age of Smart Products

27 – 29 June 2022
Convenors: Timo Rademacher (Hannover, GER), Thomas Wischmeyer (Bielefeld, GER)

Event Program

Monday, 27 June
12:30 Registration
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch / Welcome Address
14:00 – 16:00 Session 1, Chair: Thomas Wischmeyer
Jens-Peter Schneider (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany): Platform Regulation as a Central Cornerstone of European AI Governance
Susanne Beck (Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany): Artificial Intelligence and Meaningful Human Control
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee, Tea & Cake Break
16:30 – 18:30 Session 2, Chair: Timo Rademacher
Daniel Holznagel (Germany): How NetzDG & Co. activated Law-Making towards the DSA
Ruth Janal (University of Bayreuth, Germany): Regulating Systemic Platform Risks
19:00 Dinner

Tuesday, 28 June
10:00 – 11:00 Session 3, Chair: Herbert Dawid
Johann Laux (Oxford Internet Institute, United Kingdom): Governance of Emerging Technologies and EU Law: A Legal Limit to Personalisation and A Novel Metric for Its Implementation
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee & Tea Break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 4, Chair: Gerd Muehlheusser
Sharon Di (Columbia University, USA), Herbert Dawid (Bielefeld University, Germany), Peter Kort (Tilburg University, Netherlands), Gerd Muehlheusser (University of Hamburg, Germany): Autonomous Vehicles: Mixed Traffic, Vehicle Choice, Safety Investments, and Product Liability
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Session 5, Chair: Sabine Gless
Klaus Heine (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands): Human Rights, Legal Personality and Artificial Intelligence – What can we learn from Epistemology and Moral Philosophy?
Franz Hofmann (Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany): Online Discourses and Filter Technologies under EU Law
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee, Tea & Cake Break
16:30 – 18:30 Session 6, Chair: Adekemi Omotubora
Stefanie Egidy (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Bonn, Germany): Predictive Administration
Bernd Eckstein (Bielefeld University, Germany): Useful Illegality in Organizations and the Challenges of Digitalization
19:00 Dinner

Wednesday, 29 June
10:00 – 12:00 Session 7, Chair: Sarah Mansour
Bijan Fateh-Moghadam (University of Basel, Switzerland): "Where there is must, there must be no ought." - Towards Smart Technical Totalitarianism?
Tatiana Duarte (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium): Compliance by Design versus Legal Protection by Design
12:00 Farewell Lunch / Departure
all times given are CEST

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