The 3rd iteration of the Obfuscation Workshop is coming to Europe! It will take place at TU Delft, in the Netherlands, 11 and 12 May 2020.
Obfuscation can be seen as the art and science of protecting your privacy in contexts where your actions are being monitored and analyzed by other humans, organizations, or e.g. AI-powered technology. Obfuscation models are an important topic in the BEHAVE program, as obfuscation is considered a useful strategy to masque one’s true moral motivations, in contexts where giving them away might lead to contempt or feelings of shame.
This interdisciplinary workshop convenes researchers, scientists, policy makers, developers, and artists to discuss a broad range of technical, theoretical, and policy approaches to obfuscation, including tools, simulations and experimental methods that people and artificial agents use to obfuscate themselves and their environments in asymmetries of power and information.
You can read more about the last iteration of the workshop at http://www.obfuscationworkshop.org/report/ .
The organizing committee, consisting of Helen Nissenbaum @ Cornell University, Caspar Chorus & Seda Gurses @ TU Delft and Ero Balsa @ KU Leuven, will soon be sending out invitations and an open call for submissions. For now, please save the dates and feel free to forward this announcement to anyone who could find it of interest.