SeCoIIA Accountability Workshop
26 May 2021
The Secure Collaborative Intelligent Industrial Assets (SeCoIIA) project organises a full-day online workshop dedicated to achieving its Objective 5 – the PELICAN objective, namely to “emPower and rEsponsibiLIse key actors of the manufacturing value chain, seCure machine decision making, Adapt regulatory framework and eNforce the law.” The event aims to gather the different perspectives of participants coming from various fields, by offering them the chance to participate in an elevated discussion with esteemed panelists and contribute to the impact of the SeCoIIA project’s accountability framework.
For this purpose, we invited a number of recognized experts in the domains we have identified as being most challenging for the collaborative approach to manufacturing and social liability adopted by the project. Among the topics we are going to discuss are liability and due diligence in collaborative manufacturing, data rights such as access and sharing, intellectual property rights, and legal and technical investigation and prevention of adversarial attacks.
The workshop is going to take place on 26 May 2021 from 09:00 to 17:00 CET including a lunch break and coffee breaks.
09.00 – 09.15 – Welcome
09.15 – 09.30 – Introduction – Ivo Emanuilov, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law
09.30 – 11.00 – Liability and Due Diligence in Collaborative Manufacturing
The panel focuses on the unique liability challenges for attacks against machine learning supply chains and of cloud manufacturing service providers and supply chain contractors. It will also present SeCoIIA’s collaborative due diligence framework as a liability mitigation and prevention tool, particularly with a view to adverse human rights impacts of collaborative manufacturing.
- Prof Dr Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell, EU Commission Expert Group on Liability/Technologies, University Carlos III of Madrid
- Katerina Yordanova, Researcher, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law
- Orian Dheu, PhD Researcher, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law
11.00-11.15 – Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.45 – Data Rights in Collaborative Manufacturing
The panel explores data access and sharing rights in collaborative manufacturing in the context of collaborative security operations data sharing and trade secrets protection. It explores different models of AI-driven centralized and decentralized security operations centres (SOC). Different architectures imply different incentives and different risk tolerance for companies to share threat intelligence information. The panel looks at how different models of SOCs are supported by contractual agreements and where the main challenges lie to TI sharing for cybersecurity purposes.
- Rajesh Gopinath, MDR Specialist, AtoS
- Fernando Guerrero, OT Security Expert, Airbus Cybersecurity
- Elisabetta Biasin, Researcher, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law
12.45 – 13.30 – Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.00 – Intellectual Property Rights in Collaborative Manufacturing
The panel tackles issues of copyright law, patent law, design law and trade secrets law, as applied to the various inputs and outputs within the collaborative manufacturing value chain. It explores the question of patentability of digital twins and, more generally, computer simulations, and patent eligibility of trained machine learning models, which may have certain economic value in the context of transfer learning. It also explores contemporary issues of protection of CAD files in design and manufacturing countries, the legal status of raw or curated static datasets and streaming data from a copyright and trade secrets law perspective, and the overall capacity of the IP system to deal with the IP challenges of collaborative smart manufacturing.
- Prof Thomas Margoni, Research Professor IP Law, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law
- Dr Jean-Marc Deltorn, Senior Researcher, Center for International Intellectual Property Studies, University of Strasbourg
- Ivo Emanuilov, PhD Researcher, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law
15.00 – 15.15 – Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.45 – Legal and Technical Investigation of incidents and accidents in Collaborative Manufacturing
The panel strives to present SeCoIIA’s interdisciplinary perspective on operational technology (OT) forensics from a technical and legal perspective, as well as on the nature of adversarial attacks to machine learning models and appropriate prevention protocols.
- Ching-Yu Kao, Cognitive Security Technologies (CST) Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security
- Karla Markert, Cognitive Security Technologies Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC
- Dr Stanislav Dashevskiy, Senior Security Researcher, Forescout Research Labs
- Prof Dr Giuseppe Vaciago, Founder & Partner, LT42
To register for this workshop, please fill in the form in the link below, choosing the sessions you would like to attend, and click ‘Submit’ to confirm your registration.
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