MAPPING Second General Assembly, 31 Oct – 02 Nov 2016, Prague

Online Business, Security and Fundamental Human Rights – Enabling Trust on the Internet

On the last day of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM)[i], October 31, 2016, the MAPPING Second General Assembly, focused on the interrelated issues Internet governance, Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights, is starting in Prague (CZ). The international debate includes a variety of topics, such as: existing and emerging business models as impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation, law enforcement and Intelligence agency perspectives; the interplay between privacy and intellectual property, critical infrastructures and challenges to freedom of expression.


CARISMAND SCM and Review Meeting

The CARISMAND Steering Committee Meeting will take place on the 26th-27th October 2016. A Review of the project will follow on the 28th in Malta.


CARISMAND – Culture And RISkmanagement in Man-made And Natural Disasters

As risks are not “objective” but socially and culturally constructed, disaster management which is aware, respects,and makes use of local cultural aspects will be not only more effective but, at the same time, also improve the community’s disaster coping capacities. CARISMAND is setting out to identify these factors, to explore existing gaps and opportunities for improvement of disaster policies and procedures, and to develop a comprehensive toolkit which will allow professional as well as voluntary disaster managers to adopt culturally-aware everyday practices. This goal will be achieved by approaching the links, and gaps, between disaster management, culture and risk perception from the broadest possible multi-disciplinary perspective and, simultaneously, developing a feedback-loop between disaster management stakeholders and citizens to establish, test, and refine proposed solutions for culturally-informed best practices in disaster management. Whilst experts from a variety of fields (in particular legal, IT, cognitive science, anthropology, psychology, sociology) will undertake a comprehensive collation of existing knowledge and structures, a number of Citizen Summits and Stakeholder Assemblies will be organised. Systematically, CARISMAND will use an approach that examines natural, man-made and technical disasters, placing at the centre of attention specific aspects that affect culturally informed risk perceptions, eg whether disasters are caused intentionally or not, the different “visibility” of hazards, and various time scales of disasters such as slow/fast onset and short- and long-term effects. By organising six Citizen Summits (two per disaster category per year in two separate locations) where such disaster risks are prevalent , and three Stakeholder Assemblies (one per year) where the results are discussed through a wide crosssectional knowledge transfer between disaster managers from different locations as well as from different cultural backgrounds.

Stud. Hilfskraft für Bildbearbeitung (Design) gesucht

Am Institut für Rechtsinformatik ist eine Stelle als

Studentische Hilfskraft (m/w)

(23 Std./Monat)

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt zu besetzen.

Innerhalb der Redaktion des Instituts wird eine Hilfskraft für Design-Tätigkeiten mit Kenntnissen in der Bildbearbeitung gesucht. Die Redaktion ist für den Außenauftritt des Instituts zuständig, der unter anderem die Pflege der fünf mit dem Institut verknüpften Webseiten sowie die Anfertigung von Printmedien (Plakate, Flyer, Visitenkarten) umfasst.

Winners of the MAPPING App Competition

News alert, April 14, 2016

MAPPING App competition award ceremony

On 14 March 2016 the MAPPING project ( successfully concluded the Privacy via IT Security App Competition ( with a highly anticipated Award Ceremony at the CeBIT 2016 exhibition. The two-hour event included key-notes from distinguished guests on topics related to privacy as well as demonstrations of the three winning proposals. The programme was concluded by the announcement of the competition’s overall winner.

The final ranking of the MAPPING Privacy via IT Security App Competition :