Updated: Sep 29, 2020
To gain a better understanding of the different approaches of COVID-19 apps, SAPHIRe will host an online interactive workshop on Friday 9 October 2020 10h00-12h00 CET
Contact tracing is an important tool to control infectious diseases, and digital contact tracing, using mobile apps, could be an effective method in the fight against COVID-19 spreading. During and after the first COVID-19 wave, many governments and regional authorities are rolling out their contact tracing apps.
Ongoing discussion includes the uptake and adherence, accuracy, workability and privacy concerns of the COVID-19 contact tracing apps. How and by whom will these apps be used? How can regions ensure optimal prevention of COVID-19 spreading while safeguarding its citizens’ privacy?
The topics discussed at the webinar will include:
Privacy and security of contact tracing apps
Public perception on the use of contact tracing apps
Professor Bart Preneel, Department head of Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography (COSIC), KULeuven, Flanders, Belgium. Bart was involved in the development of the Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (DP-3T) protocol.
Cathy Berx, Governor of the Province of Antwerp. Cathy took additional local measures in the Province of Antwerp to further limit the spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus.
Antoni Rytel , Vice-president of GovTech, Poland, involved in the implementation of the Polish quarantine monitoring app and ProteGO Safe app.
Dr Sarah Gibney, Senior Researcher, R & D and Health Analytics, Department of Health Ireland.
Dr Eddie O’Neill, Consultant Medical Adviser, Health & Social Care Board Northern Ireland.
10.00 -10.10 Introduction + Aim of webinar (by Kathleen D’Hondt)
10.10 -10.25 Speaker 1: Bart Preneel (FL)
10.25 -10.40 Speaker 2: Cathy Berx (FL)
10.40 -10.55 Speaker 3: Antoni Rytel (PL)
10.55 -11.10 Mentimeter
11.10 - 11.25 Speaker 4: Sarah Gibney (ROI) 11.25 -11.40 Speaker 5: Edward O’Neill (NI)
11.40 -11.55 Discord feedback (by Mikolaj Gurdala)
11.55 -12:10 Mentimeter
12.10 -12.15 Conclusion
Register here to attend the webinar