Mo, 28.03.2022 13:30

Managing a secure future with AI

Too many guidelines and too little guidance?

Save the Date – Announcement of the PANELFIT final event – 28 March 2022 in Vienna

What: The ongoing technical evolution in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and its impacts on the protection of human rights are also reflected in recent adaptations of EU regulations. These developments present us with new scenarios to which stakeholders, policy makers and end users must adapt as soon as possible. With Artificial Intelligence in the mix, a new paradigm arises.

PANELFIT: The EU-project PANELFIT tries to facilitate the adaptation processes between new technical advances and legal frameworks. At the final event in Vienna, we will discuss potential gaps in existing and upcoming regulation. We will look at different proposals to govern Artificial Intelligence with regard to ethics and practice. One goal is also to shed light on potential gaps between the AI Act and the GDPR. 

The Vienna event is one out of a series of final dissemination conventions of the PANELFIT project, to which we would like to draw your attention. The complete list of events can be found here.

Who should come: The different stakeholder groups that are affected by and involved in application and further development of technology as well as the legal framework – NGOs, industry/business, policy makers, EU agencies and academia.

Lead organiser of conference: ITA – Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Work Package Leader for Security/Cybersecurity  (project team: Johann Čas, Jaro Krieger-Lamina, Walter Peissl)


Registration is closed because the maximum number of participants has been reached. 
(Please note that due to the current COVID-guidelines we can accommodate 30 participants on location in Vienna, online-participation is possible.)


13.30 – 14.00

Welcome and opening remarks, Walter Peissl (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Welcome by PANELFIT Coordinator Prof. Carlos María Romeo Casabona (University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU)
Presentation of PANELFIT’s main outcomes, Iñigo de Miguel Beriain (University of the Basque Country - UPV/EHU)
Introduction to the topic of this event, Johann Čas (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

14.00 – 14.50

From the GDPR to the AI Act – problems solved?
Christiane Wendehorst  (University of Vienna)

14.50 – 15.40

Governing AI: Ethical and Practical Initiatives
Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh)

15.40 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30

Panel discussion
Christiane Wendehorst (University of Vienna)
Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh)
David Reichel (Fundamental Rights Agency)
Lorena Jaume-Palasí (The Ethical Tech Society)
Johann Čas (Austrian Academy of Sciences)

17.30 – 18:00


The lecture can also be followed via internet by livestream.



PANELFIT dissemination event
28 March 2022, 13:30-18:00h
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Doktor-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna


The COVID measures valid at the time apply.