Evénements DRAILS



  • 15 Juin 2022   12h - 13h. CET (en ligne)

The PROSEco project and the DRAILS group will have the chance to host Paul Belleflamme for an online workshop dedicated to the presentation of its last book: The Economics of Platforms - Concepts and Strategy.

Paul Belleflamme will first offer a 20/30 mins presentation, followed by a Q/A session.

► Participation is free, but registration via this online form is required to receive the invitation.
♦ Book description:

Digital platforms controlled by Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Tencent and Uber have transformed not only the ways we do business, but also the very nature of people's everyday lives. It is of vital importance that we understand the economic principles governing how these platforms operate. This book explains the driving forces behind any platform business with a focus on network effects. The authors use short case studies and real-world applications to explain key concepts such as how platforms manage network effects and which price and non-price strategies they choose. This self-contained text is the first to offer a systematic and formalized account of what platforms are and how they operate, concisely incorporating path-breaking insights in economics over the last twenty years.

♦ About Paul Belleflamme:

Paul Belleflamme graduated in economics at the University of Namur (1991), where he received his doctoral degree in economics (1997). He also holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Columbia University (1992). In 1998, he became lecturer in economics at Queen Mary, University of London, where he obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) in November 2001. Since September 2002, Paul is professor of economics at UCLouvain, where he is attached to the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) and to the Louvain School of Management (LSM). Between January 2017 and August 2018, Paul took a leave of absence from UCLouvain so as to acquire new experiences; during that period, he was professor at AMSE (Aix-Marseille School of Economics) and visiting professor at Kedge Business School.

Paul’s main research area is theoretical industrial organization, with a special focus on innovation in the digital economy (which is also the main topic of his blog, www.IPdigIT.eu). Paul has published widely in leading economics journals and, with Martin Peitz, is the author of Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies (Cambridge University Press, 2010 and 2015). Paul is a fellow of the CESifo Research Network. He is associate editor of Journal of Economics, co-editor of E-conomics and managing editor of Regards Economiques. He also served as associate editor of Information Economics and Policy, and of Review of Network Economics.


  • 24 mars 2022 (Teams)

Webinar | Negociating the legal status of AI systems in the EU

In this DRAILS 's public event, Diana Mocanu will present her last paper "Negotiating the legal status of AI systems in the EU".

The ‘status question’ concerns the matter of qualifying and categorizing artificial intelligence (AI) systems in legal terms. It is of paramount concern - in legal theory and practice alike - that this question is answered due to the fact that on its answer a host of consequences depend, or, rather, its answer determines what legislation is applicable and enforceable in relation to the practical uses and the ensuing consequences of those uses of AI. This is what the presentation and eponymous article seek to contribute to, by proposing negotiation as the method by which an optimal answer to such a question can be arrived at. The parties involved in the negotiation and the terms being negotiated are also penned out, in an attempt to frame the apparently unsolvable theoretical debates into a practical issue of procedural creativity by situating that answer in the EU’s current context, especially with regards to the AI Act proposal.
  • 17 février 2022 (Teams)

Webinar | AI technologies in the field of creative industries for copyright and related rights

This DRAILS conference will be dedicated to “The impact of deployment of AI technologies in the field of creative industries for copyright and related rights”, and will be presented by Alain Strowel, Sari Depreeuw and Luc Desaunettes-Barbero.

Over the last few years, AI solutions have been deployed in the cultural and creative sector to assist or complete the process of creation. The reliance on AI technologies for or during the creative process might yet challenge copyright and/or related rights. Questions arise concerning the use of protected inputs for developing AI technologies or concerning the protection afforded to creative contributors in relation to the outcome of the AI-powered process. Based on several examples, the presentation will provide an overview of the current issues and discuss how they could be addressed at EU level.


  • 1er juin 2021 (Zoom)

Webinaire | Au-delà de l'explicabilité: justifiabilité et contestabilité des systèmes de décision algorithmiques

Cette 10e conférence DRAILS  sera l'occasion d'engager une discussion avec Daniel Le Métayer et Clément Henin à partir de leur article : Au-delà de l'explicabilité: justifiabilité et contestabilité des systèmes de décision algorithmiques 

Les participant·e·s sont invité·es à prendre part activement à la discussion.


  • 19 mai 2021

Conférence publique | Présentation des recherches menées au sein de la Chaire Intelligence artificielle responsable à l’échelle mondiale de l’Université d’Ottawa.

Céline Castets-Renard, Professeure titulaire à l’Université d’Ottawa, Faculté de droit civil, titulaire de la Chaire Intelligence artificielle, responsable à l’échelle mondiale, et Eleonore Fournier-Tombs, Coordinatrice de la Chaire de recherche sur l’IA responsable dans un contexte mondial à l’Université d’Ottawa, présenteront un projet concernant les « Usages de l’Intelligence Artificielle dans la lutte contre la covid-19 au Sénégal et Mali »;

Anne-Sophie Hulin, Post-doctorante au sein d’ANITI [France] et de l’Université d’Ottawa, présentera un projet de recherche qu’elle conduit sur « les Fiducies de données ».


  • 4 mai 2021 :

Conférence ouverte sur la réglementation européenne de #IA, présentée par les experts en cybersécurité, données et confidentialité Diletta De Cicco et Charles Helleputte, et par les membres de DRAILS.

→ "The EU artificial intelligence Act - key aspects" : présentation  ou  poster


  • 1 avril 2021

Discussion around the newly published book New Laws of Robotics - Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI with its author, Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, NY.

https://drailsorg.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/eic54djx0aaz47l-2.jpg?w=200 Talk by our guest, followed by a Q&A session