EIJC & Dataharvest is an annual, four-day conference, organised by Journalismfund.eu, which brings together journalism heavyweights, data specialists and coding whiz-kids to exchange skills and story ideas. EIJC18 & Dataharvest will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018. Like last year, place to be is the charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible! Address is Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen at Thomas More University College - Campus De Vest. 

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Journalismfund.eu vzw is an independent non-profit organisation under Belgian law that aims to promote quality in-depth and cross-border journalism by giving working grants to journalists, by providing networking opportunities and by organising training sessions.
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Saturday, May 26 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Roundtable: The Automatic Boss - Automated Human Resources Management and Labour Rights

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Throughout Europe, companies are starting to use automated decision making (ADM) systems to evaluate and manage employee performance. These systems are used to predict employees’ performance and behaviour, such as likeliness of attrition. AlgorithmWatch is looking into the functions these systems offer to users (employers) and those affected (employees), what information employees have about the use of the systems and what say they have in their deployment and use. The research is focused on systems deployed in Germany. With this roundtable we would like to connect to other journalists and researchers working on labour and automation issues - to identify similar projects in Europe and share knowledge and experiences.

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Lorenz Matzat

Co-Founder, AlgorithmWatch
Lorenz Matzat is a journalist and software entrepeneur in Berlin with a focus on local journalism, maps, algorithmic accountability and interactive applications.
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Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch. He is co-founder and publisher of the online magazine iRights.info (Grimme Online Award 2006). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders and the... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen