Event

International Conference on Digital Sovereignty (ICDS) 2024

Welcome to ICDS 2024

Publisert: 21. June 2024

It is with great pleasure to welcome you to the First International Conference on Digital Sovereignty (ICDS 2024), which will be organised by the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) from November 28 to 30, 2024, in Oslo, Norway.

In today's interconnected world, the concept of digital sovereignty has emerged as a critical issue for nations striving to protect their digital infrastructure, maintain control over digital assets, and ensure the integrity of their digital economies. As technology evolves rapidly, the need for robust frameworks and policies to safeguard national interests in the digital realm has never been more pressing. The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) is proud to announce the International Conference on Digital Sovereignty, a premier event dedicated to exploring the multi-faceted aspects of digital sovereignty, including cyber security, decentralised architectures, data governance, and the ethical deployment of emerging technologies.

This conference will bring together leading experts from industry and academia to share insights, present groundbreaking research, and discuss innovative solutions for maintaining digital sovereignty in an era of unprecedented technological change. Attendees will benefit from diverse presentations and input from cutting-edge academic research that addresses the latest challenges and opportunities in this field and from industry leaders who are at the forefront of implementing digital sovereignty strategies. Join us in ICDS – 2024 to engage in meaningful dialogue, network with key stakeholders, and contribute to shaping the future of digital sovereignty. We can build a more secure, autonomous, and resilient digital world.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Sanjay Misra and Petter Kvalvik (General Chairs)

Conference program

Ulrich Ahle
Ulrich Ahle

1st Keynote: Ulrich Ahle,  CEO of Gaia. See LinkedIn profile

Biography:  Ulrich is a reputed executive in the IT sector, formerly Vice President and leader of the Manufacturing and Industrie 4.0 System Integration business at Atos in Germany. He is also founder and member of the Board of the International Data Spaces Association in Germany and served 16 years in the Board of the prostep IVIP organization until April 2018. After an apprenticeship as toolmaker at Hella KG, he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Paderborn. In his career, Ahle held several positions as development engineer, Director of PLM services, sales director and Vice President. He has been part of Nixdorf Computer AG, Siemens and Atos. From January 2017 until the end of 2023 Ulrich Ahle was Chief Executive Officer of the FIWARE Foundation headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Starting from November 2023 Ulrich became CEO of the Gaia-X Association headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

2nd Keynote: Will be announced soon

Detailed Program

The program will be posted here.

Call for Papers

We have four tracks in ICDS 2024. Papers in any of these areas, especially with the following keywords covering and related to Digital Sovereignty, are welcome to be submitted.

Download flyer here (pdf)

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Intelligence, Human-Centric AI, Human-AI Teams, Sovereignty, Internet of Things, Sustainable Development Goals, Artificial Intelligence of Things, Sustainability, Big Data, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Intelligent Systems, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Blockchain, Digital Autonomy, Federated Systems, Cybersecurity, Digital Trust, Trustworthiness, Resilience 

Track 1: Human-Centric Digital Sovereignty

  1. Digital Trust
  2. Privacy
  3. Data Altruism
  4. Incentives for Sharing Digital Assets
  5. Dynamic Consent
  6. Ethical Considerations
  7. Self-Sovereignty
  8. Co-Decision
  9. Transparency and Traceability
  10. Usage Rights
  11. Personal Data Spaces
  12. Human-Centric AI
  13. Human-AI Team Collaboration

Track 2: Industry and Innovation Impact

  1. Use of Human-Centric AI and DS in Industry
  2. AI for National Security and Digital Sovereignty
  3. Ensuring Cyber Resilience
  4. Digital Sovereignty in Business: Challenges and Strategies
  5. Legal Implications of Human-Centric AI and DS
  6. Policy Frameworks for Digital Sovereignty
  7. Improving Patient Care and Public Health with Human-Centric AI
  8. Use of AI and DS in Banking
  9. Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Industry
  10. Computational Intelligence Applications

Track 3: Digital Ecosystems and Governance

  1. Interoperability
  2. Portability
  3. Reference Architectures
  4. Digital Borders and Territories
  5. Data Spaces
  6. Cloud-to-Edge Continuum
  7. Decentralized Identities
  8. Enhancing Governance and Service Delivery through AI and DS
  9. Governance Models, Policies, Laws, Regulations, and Compliance
  10. Trust Anchors
  11. Business Models
  12. Data Valuation
  13. Smart Contracts
  14. Intelligent Systems Governance
  15. Decentralised Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

Track 4: National Digital Sovereignty and Societal Impact

  1. National AI Capabilities
  2. National Security Considerations
  3. Economic Considerations
  4. Control Over and Autonomy in National Digital Assets
  5. Resilience and Risk-Based Approaches for Digital Sovereignty
  6. Technology Independence
  7. Strategies in a Multi-Polar World
  8. Addressing Societal Inequalities with Human-Centric AI and DS
  9. Environmental Sustainability
  10. AI Solutions for Climate Change and Resource Management
  11. Emerging Trends and Challenges in Human-Centric AI and DS
  12. Global Cooperation for Ethical AI and DS

Submission

The ICDS 2024 conference is now in the process of soliciting submissions of original and innovative papers. Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in core and/or related areas of digital sovereignty. The detailed list of topics can be found in the ‘Call for Papers’. Each paper will be reviewed by three experts from International program committee.

The submitted papers must not have been previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere and must not have been submitted to any other conferences before and during the ICDS—2024 review process. Each paper will be reviewed by three experts from the International Program Committee.

Submissions should be made through Easychair.

Submission Guidelines
Authors must submit an original full paper (8 -10 pages) that has not previously been published. All contributions must be written in English.

Authors should consult Elsevier Procedia authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for MSWord for the preparation of their papers.

Important Dates

Paper SubmissionAugust 31, 2024
Author NotificationSeptember 30, 2024
Registration Due and Camera-Ready DeadlineOctober 15, 2024
ConferenceNovember 28 - 30, 2024

Venue

The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Oslo, Norway will organise this year's conference.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees

RegistrationFee
Before registration deadlineAfter registration deadline
Regular Author425€525 €
Additional Paper200 €200 €
Online Presenting Authors200 €250 €
Attendees (Onsite)300 €300 €
IEEE Member Discount (only for first paper)50 €50 €

Conference Committee

Honorary Chair​

Bjørn Axel ​Gran, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Ulrich Ahle, Gaia-X​, Belgium

General Chairs

Sanjay​ Misra, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Petter Kvalvik​, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Finance Chair

Karianne Hauge Bjugan, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Registration Chair

Brit-Kari Bjørlo, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Steering Committee

Robertas Damaševičius, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Rytis Maskeliunas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Murat Koyuncu, Atilim University, Turkey

Lalit Garg, University of Malta, Malta

Sanjay Misra, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Jonas Aamodt Moræus, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

International Advisory Committee

Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain​

Mohammad S. Obaidat, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Matthew Adigun, University of Zululand, South Africa

Victor Mbarika, East Carolina University, USA

Program Committee Chairs

Kai Morgan Kjølerbakken​, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Christian Haukaas, Venturenet. Norway

Aida Omerovic, SINTEF, Norway

Per-Arne Jørgensen, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Local Chairs

Sizarta Sarshar, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Sabarathinam Chockalingam, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Vasileios Gkioulos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Nadia Saad Noori, University of Agder, Norway

Mohsen Toorani, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway

Sandeep Pirbhulal, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

International Conference Committee (updating)

Sanjay Misra, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Brij Gupta, Asia University, Taiwan

Manju Khari, JNU, India

Per-Arne Jørgensen, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Gokhan Sengul, Atilim University, Turkey

Sudeep Tanwar, Nirma University, India

Jan Erik Farbrot, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Clara Maathuis, Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands

Harald Thunem, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Ayan Chatterjee, NILU, Norway

Mario Hoffmann, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Daniel Rodríguez, University of Alcalá, Spain

Kai Morgan Kjølerbakken, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Michael N Louka, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Mohammad S. Obaidat, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Arne Roar Nygård, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Jose María Alvarez Rodríguez, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

Pankaj Pandey, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Chhagan Lal, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Vasileios Gkioulos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Christian Haukaas, Venturenet. Norway

Broderick Crawford, Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso, PUCV, Chile

Ricardo Soto, Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso, PUCV, Chile

Luis Fernandez Sanz, Universidad de Alcala, Spain

Dilip Singh Sisodia, National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India

Lov Kumar, National Institute of Technology, NIT Kurukshetra, India

Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

Sandeep Pirbhulal, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

Georgios Lampropoulos, International Hellenic University, Greece

Kerstin Siakas, University of Vasa, Finaland

Mohsen Toorani, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway

Nadia Saad Noori, University of Agder, Norway

Aida Omerovic, SINTEF, Norway

Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Vegard Kolbjørnsrud, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

Ricardo Soto, Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso,Chile

Seifedine Kadry, Noroff University College, Norway

Ibrahim AHameed, NTNU, Norway

Juan A. Gómez-Pulido, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain

Elinda Kajo Mece, Polytechnic University of Tirana. Albania

Rytis Maskeliunas, Kaunas University of Technology

Murat Koyuncu, Atilim University

Terje Bodal, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Ibrahim A. Hameed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Jonas Aamodt Moræus, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Sabarathinam Chockalingam, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Ankur Shukla, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Bharti Suri, GGS Indraprastha University, India

Hans Olav Randem, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Manju Kaushik, Amity University, Rajasthan, India

Pham Quoc Trung, HCMC University of Technology, HCMC, Vietnam

Contact Information

Conference General Chairs: Sanjay Misra (sanjay.misra@ife.no),Petter Kvalvik (Petter.Kvalvik@ife.no)