November 10, 2020 - November 12, 2020
Joan Feigenbaum, Yale University
Joshua Kroll, Naval Postgraduate School
David Pennock, DIMACS
Sophisticated computation, embedded in a variety of sociotechnical systems, has become an essential enabler of everyday life. As such systems have become more powerful and more present, the interdisciplinary research area of computer science and law has begun to take shape. This workshop will explore establishing rigorous foundations for this emerging interdisciplinary area. It will focus on the need for co-development of computational techniques and legal principles, using the strengths of each approach to compensate for known weaknesses in both and building shared understanding, methodology, and vocabulary to improve communication and catalyze research across the two disciplines.
The workshop will consider how to create technical definitions and solutions in concert with the creation of legal language so that the two fields can work together to solve (and proactively prevent) problems. Ideally, computer scientists and lawyers should collaborate to create legislative language and technical definitions that are consistent and that capture broadly agreed-upon principles. For example, technical considerations and definitions embedded in legislation should reflect what is technically feasible and not mandate impossible requirements, while implementations of such requirements should produce sufficient evidence that their behavior sits within stated requirements and thus complies with the law.
The workshop will be a next step in the development of a research community in computer science and law that brings together computer scientists, statisticians, law scholars, and social scientists studying sociotechnical assemblages and their governance.
The workshop will be held online from noon until 5:00pm Eastern Time each day, with a social event extending to 6:00pm on Wednesday November 11.
Check out the posters session:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Welcome and Opening Remarks
CPU, Esq: Should Law Be More Like Software? A Fireside Chat with Solon Barocas (Microsoft Research)
James Grimmelmann, Cornell University
Protecting Cryptography Against Compelled Self-Incrimination
Sarah Scheffler, Boston University
Beyond Talismanic Governance: The Utility of Structured Disclosures about Software Systems
Joshua Kroll, Naval Postgraduate School
Career Opportunities Panel. Moderated by Joan Feigenbaum (Yale University)
Solon Barocas, Microsoft Research
Stacey Dogan, Boston University
Ron Hedges, Dentons
Paul Ohm, Georgetown University
Reggie Sheehan, National Science Foundation
Janice Tsai, Mozilla
Lisa Zhang, Nokia Bell Labs
Proving Legal Theorems
Aloni Cohen, Boston University
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
What Cybersecurity Policy Would Look Like if We Could Actually Measure Cyber Risk
Daniel Weitzner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Intellectual Debt: What's Wrong When Machine Learning Gets It Right
Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University
Verifying Algorithmic Claims: Legal Significance?
Shafi Goldwasser, University of California, Berkeley
Break and Social Gathering
Data Co-Ops: Challenges, and How to Get There
Katrina Ligett, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Kobbi Nissim, Georgetown University
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Assessing the Reliability of Clothing-Based Forensic Identification
Hany Farid, University of California, Berkeley
Automated Contact Tracing: Individualism, Society, Law and Technology in an Aerosol Droplet
Ran Canetti, Boston University
Surveillance, Privacy and Social Control
Marilyn George, Brown University
Explainability, Novelty, and Intent
Patrick Shafto, Rutgers University
Conclusion, Discussion, and Follow Up Plans
This will be an online workshop. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register through the button at the bottom of the page.
Presentations are by invitation. Additionally, we invite poster presentations and lightning talks. Posters or lightning talks about completed work (published or to be published), work in progress, and open questions are all welcome.
Submission of posters is open to students and postdocs only. Poster presenters will each have the opportunity to introduce their poster in a two-minute talk at the start of the poster session. An online version of a traditional poster session will follow these two-minute talks. Anyone may submit a lightning talk. Lightning talks may be up to two minutes long.
The submission deadline was November 2, 2020, so submissions are now closed.
This workshop is presented with support from the National Science Foundation under grant number IIS-1933535 to Yale University. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the participant(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.