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10/04/2021 - 10/06/2021 | Bielefeld

Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products

Opening Conference of the Research Group "Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products" at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF).

Convenors: Herbert Dawid (Bielefeld), Sabine Gless (Basel) and Gerd Muehlheusser (Hamburg)

Smart products, such as smart household appliances, smart health devices or highly automated vehicles, are increasingly finding their way into everyday life. These products raise a number of economic and legal challenges, e.g. regarding product development, consumer acceptance, data privacy and data security, liability and regulation. The main aim of the ZiF research group is to investigate these topics in more detail, and the opening conference offers a platform for disciplinary and interdisciplinary exchange. Apart from contributed papers, the conference will feature two keynotes by Mireille Hildebrandt (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Eric Talley (Columbia University, New York) as well as a panel discussion with experts from various fields.

Information on participating / attending:
The public conference will be held in a hybrid format. Researchers and interested parties are cordially invited to attend online.
To register, please contact Trixi Valentin via .


10/04/2021 11:30 - 10/06/2021 12:30

Event venue:

Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung
Universität Bielefeld
Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Bielefeld University
Methoden 1
33615 Bielefeld

Target group:

Journalists, Scientists and scholars



Subject areas:

Economics / business administration, Information technology, Law, Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference




Dr. Manuela Lenzen


Medien und News

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