Autonomous Vehicles and AI: A Question of Liability


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8.30 – 9.30



9.30 – 9.45 

Opening and welcome

Ján Matejka (Director of the Institute of State and Law)


9.45 – 10.15

Autonomous vehicles – a question of liability

Eva Fialová (Institute of State and Law)


10.15 – 10.45

Trial and error: the legal framework for the testing of automated vehicles

Nynke Vellinga (University of Groningen)


10.45 – 11.00



11.00 – 11.30

Autonomous Vehicles Confused. How Liability for Accidents Should Respond to Engineering Solutions for Adversarial Machine Learning

Steven van Uytsel (Kyushu University)


11.30 – 12.00

Autonomous vehicles, standardization & cybersecurity

Veronika Žolnerčíková (Institute of State and Law)


12.00 – 12.30

Ethical Principles for CAVs: towards a no-blame safety culture

Nathalie Devillier (Grenoble Ecole de Management)


12.30 – 13.30

Lunch Break


13.30 – 14.00

Automated vehicles: from the mandatory insurance to the growth of optional insurances

Iolande Vingiano-Viricel (Aix-Marseille University)


14.00 – 14.30

Producer's Liability for Damages caused by Autonomous Vehicles under German and European Law

Martin Ebers (University of Tartu)


14.30 – 15.00

Data-driven technologies and the problem of responsibility

Václav Janeček (Masaryk University and University of Oxford)


15.00 – 15.15 



15.15 – 15.45 

Ongoing Commission work on AI liability: what are the issues?

Dirk Staudenmayer (European Commission)


15.45 – 16.15 

The EU Approach to the Liability for AI systems. Key Policy Decisions, Milestones, and Future Expectations 

Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell (University Carlos III of Madrid)


16.15 – 16.30 

Closing remarks