Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security in the Digital Economy Workshop

Key Information

Event Date/Time
Deadline for submission of expressions of interest 16:00, 28 April 2017
Applicants notified of decision 08 May 2017
Workshop date and venue 08 June 2017, Central Bristol


The Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme and the cybersecurity strand of the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research would like to build a picture of the research challenges and opportunities in establishing Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS) in a digital economy. This builds on previous activity in 2015, which resulted in a research portfolio of £14M that addresses initial challenges in TIPS. We now want to assess where further research is needed and whether there are any important gaps in the current research landscape.


We would like to engage with researchers from across relevant disciplines (including technological, economic, cultural, social, legal, ethical, behavioural and political) and participants who represent business, users and policy makers.

The one day workshop on 08 June 2017 will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in discussion, identify research challenges and initiate new collaborative working partnerships. The outputs of this workshop will be used to develop the scope of a targeted call for research projects, which will be published in summer 2017.

There will be a pre-workshop activity for delegates to complete online, which will help to frame our discussions on the day. A workshop report will also be produced and published on the website following the event, to inform the wider community and feed into future research council strategy regarding TIPS.

Objectives of the workshop

The principal objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Establish the main research challenges and opportunities in the area of TIPS
  • Discuss the current TIPS capabilities in the UK and pinpoint any gaps
  • Generate output that will inform future Research Council strategy concerning TIPS

Applying to attend and selection procedure

Those wishing to attend the workshop should complete the short Expression of Interest form on this page (the questions asked are provided for information on a separate page). This will be used to select a balanced group of participants, with the aim of securing a diverse representation of institutions, expertise and career stages. Places are limited and the number of attendees from a given institution may be restricted in the event of multiple applications.

All submissions should be sent using the form below. The deadline for all submissions is 16:00 on 28 April 2017. We are unable to accept applications after this deadline. Applicants will be notified of the decision by 08 May 2017. EPSRC's decision on attendance is final.

We would like to encourage contributions from across all career stages.

A list of attendees will be published prior to the workshop (name, institution, department). This is to allow the delegates to engage with their colleagues prior to the workshop and to contribute any thoughts which they may wish to feed in.

Expenses for travel, subsistence or accommodation incurred by attendees will not be covered by EPSRC.

Location and date

The workshop will take place from 10:00 - 16:00 on Thursday 08 June 2017 in central Bristol. An application will be considered as confirmation of availability on this date and a commitment to attend if selected. Full details of the venue and an agenda will be made available to the selected participants.

Contact Details

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Name: Miriam Dowle
Job title: Portfolio Manager
Section / Team: ICT
Organisation: EPSRC
Telephone: 01793 444321