Workshop on Privacy, Transparency,
Sovereignty and Security

Co-organised by TRAPEZE and E-CORRIDOR Innovation Actions

Co-sponsored by ERCIM and Inria

Inria Mediterranean Campus, Sophia Antipolis, 27-28 April 2023




We are excited to announce one and a half-day collaborative workshop that will delve into the fascinating world of privacy research and technology, as well as exploring innovative applications of these concepts.

Hosted by Inria, co-sponsored by Inria and ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, and co-organised by the European projects TRAPEZE and E-CORRIDOR, this workshop will bring together experts and enthusiasts in the fields of privacy, cybersecurity, and technology to explore new ideas, share insights, and collaborate on solutions that can benefit society.

The workshop will consist of presentations from leading researchers and practitioners, followed by interactive sessions where attendees will have the opportunity to share their own ideas and experiences. We will explore cutting-edge technologies and methods for protecting privacy, as well as novel applications of these technologies across various domains, such as e-government, telecoms, banking, and transportation. 

The workshop is designed to be highly interactive and collaborative, with plenty of opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing. Whether you are a researcher, practitioner, or enthusiast, this workshop is a great opportunity to learn from experts in the field, meet like-minded people, and explore new ideas in privacy and related technology.

The workshop will be held on 27-28 April at the Inria Mediterranean Campus in Sophia Antipolis, on the French Riviera. Participation is free, registration is required.  We encourage anyone with an interest in privacy, transparency, sovereignty and security to attend. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Online participation will be possible. 


All times are in CEST (UTC+2). 

Thursday 27 April 2023

13:00-18:00 - Research and Technology
On the first day, the focus will be on privacy research and technology. 

Preliminary programme (speakers and topics to be confirmed and are subject to change) 

  • Alexander Vasylchenko, TenForce: “The TRAPEZE vision and applications”
  • Fabio Martinelli, Institute of Informatics and Telematics, Italian National Research Council: “E-CORRIDOR approach for Confidential Analytics” 
  • Sabrina Kirrane (Vienna University of Economics and Business): “Blockchain-based resource governance for decentralized web environments”
  • Jean-Paul Bultel, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA): “Homomorphic encryption-based similarity matching for privacy-preserving interest-based data sharing”
  • Paolo Mori, Italian National Research Council: “Data usage control”
  • Francesco di Cerbo / Volkmar Lotz (SAP):  "Privacy research topics at SAP"
  • Roland Rieke (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft): “Machine-Learning Methods for In-Vehicle Intrusion Detection”
  • Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University (topic to be announced)
  • Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Dublin City University:  “Consent Through the Lens of Semantics: State of the Art Survey and Best Practices”

A wine & cheese reception provided for workshop participants will offer a convivial setting for exchanging ideas and networking (18:00-19:00).


Friday 28 April 2023

09:00-17:00 - DPAs / Politics / Applications

Preliminary programme (speakers and topics to be confirmed and are subject to change) 

The agenda for the second day will concentrate on two main areas: privacy policy and regulations, and the innovative utilization of privacy technologies across different sectors.


  • 09:00-11:00 DPA session, organised by Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (ULD)
    A dedicated two-session focused on Data Protection Agencies (DPAs). This session will bring together leading experts and practitioners in the field to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities facing DPAs. Attendees will gain insights into the strategies and best practices used by DPAs in their work, as well as the legal and regulatory frameworks that guide their actions. The session will also explore the role of DPAs in promoting data protection and privacy across different sectors and jurisdictions.

  • Ioannis Askoxylakis, European Union: “Protecting the freedom, security and privacy, and ensure personal data protection of the citizens in Europe” 
  • Rigo Wenning, ERCIM/W3C: “Privacy and legal issues in Big Data”
  • Theo Dimitrakos, Huawei/U. Kent: "Challenges of trust and sovereignty awareness for global transactions in an increasingly fragmented polarized world"
  • Stefano Sebastio, Collins Aerospace: “Privacy-preserving passenger processing and operations solutions for multi-modal travels” 
  • Martin Kurze, Deutsche Telekom: “Privacy Policies: “A key prerequisite for data monetization in the telecommunications industry”
  • Ilaria Matteucci, Italian National Research Council: “Privacy issues and automotive sector”
  • Fabio Podda, Azienda Mobilità e Trasporti Genova / Liivar Luts, Tallinna Transpordiamet: “Privacy issues from the perspective of  public transportation operators” 
  • Lauro Vanderborght, Digital Flanders: “MyCitizensProfile platform - Creating a state-of-the-art data sharing infrastructure for the Flemish government”
  • Ramon Martín de Pozuelo, Caixa Bank / Alexander Vasylchenko, TENFORCE: “Solutions for the complex and multifaceted privacy issues in the banking world”


Venue and transportation

The workshop will be held at the Inria centre at Université Côte d'Azur in Sophia-Antipolis on the French Riviera.

More details regarding the venue and transportation can be found here.


Suggested hotels

See the list of of suggested hotels near the venue.



Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. The registration deadline is 7 April (Friday) 12:00.


We take data protection seriously and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As part of this, we will only use your email address for the purpose of the workshop. We will not share your email address with any third parties without your explicit consent.