Keynote and Invited Speakers

This page presents the list of speakers of the conference which was supposed to take place in 2020. The speakers are being contacted to confirm their participation to the conference in 2021.

Keynotes Speakers 


Séverine Dusollier

Sciences Po Law School, Paris, France

Keynote speech: Stories of Property in Digital Lands: Enclosures, Inclusion and Communities

Severine Dusollier is Professor of Intellectual Property and Head of the Master in Innovation Law in the Law School of Sciences Po Paris. After a PhD on the protection of copyright in the digital environment, she was Professor at the University of Namur (Belgium) from 2006 to 2014 and the Director of the CRIDS (Research Centre in Information, Law and Society) from 2010 to 2014. Recognised as an academic expert in copyright, she has carried out research for international and EU institutions. She is a founding member of the European Copyright Society and a member of the Executive Board of Association of Teaching and Research in IP (ATRIP). She has been visiting or teaching at several universities worldwide and namely, the University of California, Berkeley, the European University Institute of Florence, the University of Versailles, the CEIPI, the Columbia University and the NYU.

She is the holder of an ERC (European Research Council) research grant on commons and inclusivity in property. Her current research interests are digital issues of copyright, the concept of authorship, exceptions and limitations, commons and property, public domain, protection of creators.




Hyeon-Seon Jeong 

Gyeongin National University of Education, South Korea

Keynote speech: "Restoring critical pedagogies in digital media education: the role of research in government and the industry-driven digital literacy environment of South Korea".

I am Professor of Media Literacy at Department of Korean Education and Founding Director of Center for Media Literacy Research, Gyeongin National University of Education, South Korea. My research interests include children and young people’s media practices in and out-of-school settings; teacher education and classroom practices for media and digital literacy education, and digital parenting. I recently directed policy research on Innovative classroom practices for media literacy education (Ministry of Education, 2015), Developing models of school textbook units for media literacy education (Ministry of Education, 2016), Systematizing news literacy education (Korea Press Foundation, 2016) and Developing Classroom Materials of Media Literacy Education for 5th and 6th Graders (Ministry of Education, 2018). I have widely advised on policies of media and digital literacy education for public institutions including Korea Press Foundation, National Information Agency, and Community Media Foundation Incheon Center. I was one of the keynote speaker of 2018 Hong Kong MES and organized a workshop on algorithm literacy education at the 2019 Seoul International Media and Information Literacy Conference. I have contributed chapters to Media Education in Asia (Springer, 2009), Mapping Media Education Policies in the World (Communicar, 2010), New Media and Learning in the 21st Century (Springer, 2015), Learning Beyond the School (Routledge, 2019) and International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy (Wiley, 2019).  



Pierre Larouche

Université de Montréal, Law Faculty, Vice-doyen

As an expert in competition law, economic governance, and civil liability within the traditions of civil and common law, Pierre Larouche is a full professor in law and innovation at the Faculty of Law at the Université de Montréal. A graduate from the law faculties of McGill University, the University of Bonn, and Maastricht University, Mr. Larouche has been a full professor in competition law at Tilburg University, in the Netherlands, since 2002, where he notably co-founded the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), a world-leading research centre in economic governance. Over the course of his academic career in Europe, Mr. Larouche also developed and established an innovative undergraduate program, the Bachelor in Global Law, at Tilburg University. Furthermore, he taught at the College of Europe in Bruges, and was a visiting professor at several universities in America (Northwestern, Pennsylvania), Europe (Sciences Po, Bonn), and Asia (Singapore).

Prof. Larouche has published some sixty monographs, articles, and scientific contributions, and his work, which has been cited by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, informed the electronic communications and competition policies adopted by the European Commission.

In addition to his private law practice, he served as law clerk to the Honourable Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada. Prof. Larouche also participates in the activities of the Public Law Research Centre (CRDP) and the Centre of the Law of Business and International Trade (CDACI). Additionally, he contributed greatly to the “Innovation, Science, Technology, and Law” doctorate option launched by the Faculty in the fall of 2017.



Daniel Le Métayer

Inria Senior Research Scientist (Directeur de Recherche), Member of the Inria team PRIVATICS and the CITI laboratory

Keynote speech: Algorithmic Decision Systems: tools to stifle or raise questioning ?

Daniel Le Métayer is Senior Research Scientist (“Directeur de Recherche”) at Inria. His main research interest is the interplay between technology, law and ethics, including issues related to algorithmic decision systems, accountability, privacy protection and risk analysis. He is a member of the European Commission Multistakeholder expert group to support the application of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and he served as a member of the French National Assembly Commission on the rights and freedoms in the digital society (until 2015).

Daniel Le Métayer’s most recent publications include a book on “Taking decisions with algorithms. What place for human beings, what place for law ?” (co-authored with Sonia Desmoulin Canselier, Dalloz, February 2020), a report entitled “Algorithmic decision making : risks and opportunities for society” for the European Parliament (with Claude Castelluccia) and a book on ``Privacy risk analysis’’ (co-authored with Sourya Joyee De, Morgan & ClayPool Publishers, September 2016).

Daniel Le Métayer was the chairman of the scientific committee of the first editions of the CNIL-Inria Privacy Award (until 2019). He has been the coordinator of the Inria Project Lab CAPPRIS (“Collaborative Action for the Protection of Privacy Rights in the Information Society”) from 2012 to 2016. The general goal of CAPPRIS was to foster the collaboration between research groups working on privacy protection in France and the interaction between computer science, law and social sciences in this area. Daniel Le Métayer is the author of about 150 articles in high-level journals and conferences and he has been involved in various international projects on privacy, IT security, software design and analysis, etc.




Keynotr speech: "The Rule of Law, Democracy and Fundamental rights and the instrumentarian power of AI as multipurpose technology on multisector platforms"

Paul NEMITZ is the Principal Advisor in the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission.

He was appointed in April 2017, following a 6-year appointment as Director for Fundamental Rights and Citizen’s Rights in the same Directorate General.

As Director, Nemitz led the reform of Data Protection legislation in the EU, the negotiations of the EU – US Privacy Shield and the negotiations with major US Internet Companies of the EU Code of Conduct against incitement to violence and hate speech on the Internet.

He is a Member of Commission for Media and Internet Policy of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Berlin and a visiting Professor of Law at the College of Europe in Bruges. Nemitz is also a Member of the Board of the Verein Gegen Vergessen – Für Demokratie e.V., Berlin and a Trustee of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York. He chairs the Board of Trustees of the Arthur Langerman Foundation, Berlin.

Nemitz studied Law at Hamburg University. He passed the state examinations for the judiciary and for a short time was a teaching assistant for Constitutional Law and the Law of the Sea at Hamburg University.

He obtained a Master of Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he was a Fulbright grantee. He also passed the first and second cycle of the Strasbourg Faculty for Comparative Law.

Recent publications include Prinzip Mensch – Demokratie, Recht und Ethik im Zeitalter der Künstlichen Intelligenz (“Principle Human – Democracy, Law and Ethics in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”), co- authored with Matthias Pfeffer (Dietz Verlag, April 2020), and Critical reflections on Constitutional Democracy in the European Union, co- edited with S. Garben and I. Govaere ( Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2019).


Panel  - Shaping digital futures

The conference will held a special panel with some leading thinkers in the field who will share their vision and discuss together how to shape the next generation digital society. The panel will be steered by Prof. Alexandre de Streel (CRIDS, University of Namur) and will include among other speakers:

  • Prof. Wolfgang Schultz (HIIG, Universities of Hamburg and Berlin),
  • Prof. Peggy Valcke (CiTiP, University of Leuven),
  • Prof. Yves Poullet (NADI/CRIDS, University of Namur)
  • Prof. Ronald Leenes (TILT, University of Tilburg).


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