PROTECT Workshop in Cercedilla

Ethics, Law & Knowledge for Governing AI Data

The workshop will take place in Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain, during June 14th-17th


Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th (link)

  • 09:30 Welcome
  • 10:00 Linda Kool: Influencing public policy
  • 11:00 ☕Coffee break
  • 11.15 Use Cases for Compendium - Dave. Following Linda’s presentation we can discuss who we would like to target in communicating our research results to practitioners/policy/public via the planned compendium. This will influence the details of the use cases we use and the types of annotations we include and how we might promote it (ALL)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Afternoon: Producing a Thesis: Getting Doctorate Done (Dave Lewis). Grouped by their WP1/2/3 involvement, each ESR will present their research question and summarise their plan to complete their Doctorates, and how their WP involvement relates to their Doctorate
    Feedback will be provided on the plan from panel of supervisors. A discussion with ESR and WP leaders on the challenges encountered and approaches to conducting collaborative multidisciplinary research in the WP1/2/3
  • 15.15: Law ESR: Feedback Maria-Grazia Josh, Andreas, Blessing (remote), Ana (remote)
  • 16:15 ☕Coffee break
  • 16.30 Ethics ESR: Feedback:Bert, Paul, Haleh, Leon, Michal, Rosalie (remote)
  • 17.00 Knowledge engineering ESR. Delaram, Karen
  • 18:00 🌲Evening: Forest trekking (Roman road)
  • 20:30 🍽️Dinner at Cirilo

Thursday 16th

Day 2 remote link
  • 10:00 Morning: Training. Policy based privacy management (UPM)
  • 11:00 ☕Coffee break
  • 11:15 Rules as Code, Legal Ontologies (1h)
  • 13:00 🍽️ Lunch
  • 15:00: Value Sensitive design: Naomi Jacobs (UT)
  • 16.00 "Thesis and Beyond" Panel on positioning PhD research/publication/communication/policy in pursuing career goals
  • 16:40 ☕Coffee break
  • 20:30 🍽️ Evening: Main dinner (Restaurante Alacena in Cercedilla)

Friday 17th (link)

  • Morning: Annotation of terms and conditions (UPM)
  • Afternoon: Exercise annotating sample compendium use cases
  • Evening: Dinner in Madrid (very optional)

Registration form here


The workshop will be take place at Cercedilla (Madrid), which is a small village in the mountains, near Madrid.

Residencia Lucas Olazábal

The event will take place at the Residencia Lucas Olazábal of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, which is located in Cercedilla, in the forest of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in a place known as Las Dehesas de Cercedilla, which is 50 km away from Madrid, and 15 km away from Navacerrada.

Going to Cercedilla from Madrid-Barajas airport

The nearest airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas. Once you are in Madrid, the best option to go to Cercedilla is by train. The estimated time of the whole trip (from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport to Cercedilla Residence) is around 2 hours.

Taking the train to Cecerdilla

If you reach to Terminals 1, 2 or 3 in Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport
Go to the metro station and take take line 8 (the pink line on the map) to Nuevos Ministerios statin. Leave the metro station and go to the train station (Cercanías Renfe). Then take line C8B to Cercedilla.

If you reach to Terminal 4 in Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport
Go to the train station and take line C1 to Chamartín. Then take line C8B to Cercedilla. Train company in Spain is RENFE.

Getting to the Residence From Cercedilla

The train depot in Cercedilla is 1.5 km away from the Residence. You should take a taxi to get to the residence. Here are numbers for Taxis in Cercedilla:
(+34) 61 980 64 52
(+34) 65 026 30 43
(+34) 61 922 62 72

Furthermore, members of the summer school will be giving directions of how to get a taxi on the train station.

If there is nobody waiting for you at the Cecerdilla train station, please phone the following numbers:
(+34) 91 852 23 78
(+34) 91 858 20 06

Going by car to the Residence

From Madrid, motorway A-6 until the exit El Escorial, Guadarrama. Take direction Guadarrama until crossroads with the old N-6 (it is a crossroads with traffic lights where you can see El Piquio Hotel). Turn left and cross Guadarrama village until Cercedilla indication (it is a road on the right, next to a headquarters). Go straight on road until Cercedilla. When you pass the Cercedilla’s train station, go straight on next crossroads Las Dehesas – La Fuenfría direction. When you arrive to forest information turn right following Residencia Lucas Olazábal UPM direction.