Surveillance and Security in the Age of Algorithmic Communication


An IAMCR 2016 pre-conference

Conference description: What is the future for surveillance and data security as our world is increasingly structured by algorithmic decision-making, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and robotic cultures? What are the challenges and solutions, and what new concepts and practices need to be considered?

For this pre-conference workshop we are interested in the following themes:

  • The politics and ethics of algorithmic communication and security
  • Challenges of the employment of AI in policing, social services, etc.
  • Privacy and security in the context of the internet of things
  • Roles and implications of corporate, governmental and civil society production of algorithmic communication
  • Accountability and agency in the ‘black box society’
  • The role of human/civic rights in the context of AI and algorithmic security
  • Necessary policies, regulatory frameworks, and relevant standards
  • Robot protests: sociopolitical cyberconflicts and resistance to algorithmic security

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Location: The preconference will be held at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Date and time: 26 July 2016

Contact: Athina Karatzogianni athina.k (at) and Arne Hintz  HintzA (at)

The pre-conference is associated with the projects The Common Good: Ethics and Rights in Cyber Security and Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society.

Proposals must be submitted via the form below from 16 November 2015 until 15 January 2016.