IGF 2019 Workshop Selection Results

The following is the result of the workshop review and selection process conducted by the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the 2019 annual meeting.

In light of community feedback requesting a more substantively focused programme, in addition to individual workshop proposal scores, the MAG's selection process this year looked at proposals' cohesion with one another under each of the three major themes for 2019: Data Governance; Digital Inclusion; and Safety, Security, Stability & Resilience. With a view to creating thematic tracks and reducing overall redundancy, the number of selected workshops was limited to approximately 20 per theme.

The selected workshops are listed below. A handful have been approved on the condition that they merge with another proposal.

All proposers, those approved, approved conditionally, and not approved, will receive in the coming days individual emails on their status, as well as further instructions if applicable.


Approved Workshops
36 Data-Driven Democracy: Ensuring Values in the Internet Age
83 Different Parties' Role in PI Protection: AP's Practices
112 Assessing the role of algorithms in electoral processes
160 Rule of Law as a key concept in the digital ecosystem
170 Children's Privacy and data protection in digital contexts
175 Beyond Ethics Councils: How to really do AI governance
178 Human-centric Digital Identities
179 Human-centered Design and Open Data: how to improve AI
180 Splinternet: What Happens if "Network Sovereignty" Prevails
182 Data Governance for Smarter City Mobility
184 Crossborder data: connecting SMEs in the global supply chain
191 Public Interest Data: Where Are We? To Do What?
211 Value and Regulation of Personal Data in the BRICS
236 A universal data protection framework? How to make it work?
261 Equitable data governance that empowers the public
267 A tutorial on public policy essentials of data governance
271 Making global data governance work for developing countries
277 277 Enhancing Partnership on Big data for SDGs
282 Data Governance by AI: Putting Human Rights at Risk?
288 Solutions for law enforcement to access data across borders
381 Unpacking Digital Trade Impacts: Calling all Stakeholders
412 AI Readiness for the SDGs



Approved Workshops
30 Let there be data – Exploring data as a public good
64 Internet Accessibility Empowering Persons with Disabilities
72 Inclusion and Legitimacy in Multistakeholderism at ICANN
101 What operator model(s) for digital inclusion?
104 Integrated Policy Framework Key to Realize Digital Inclusion
111 Business Innovations Foster Digital Inclusion, Bridge Gaps
216 Online Identity in the Multilingual Domain Name Space
244 Inclusion & Representation: Enabling Local Content growth
246 Do Internet services deserve a sin tax?
248 Towards equitable and sustainable community-led networks
293 Unlocking the Digital Potential of the DLDC Countries
308 Sustainability of NRIs: Strategy for Future IGF
315 Youth in IG for Internet ethics & digital inclusion
371 Closing the Digital Gap for Marginalized Communities
389 Sex work, drug use, harm reduction, and the internet
391 Community Networks: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions
401 Inclusion online, diverse knowledge: new rules?
404 Accessibility for disabled people: new participatory methods
421 421 IPv6: Why should I care?
Workshops Approved Conditional on Merger
200 Rethinking the Jobs of the Future for Vulnerable Populations
Must merge with #204 Digital skills for women and girls in the global south
342 Digitally Skilling our Youth: Varied Global Approaches
Must merge with #98 Emerging Youth



Approved Workshops
23 How and why to involve perspectives of children effectively
41 Tech Nationalism: 5G, Cybersecurity and Trade
59 Digital Sovereignty and Internet Fragmentation
63 Usual Suspects: Questioning the Cybernorm-making Boundaries
92 Public Health Online: Shadow Regulation-Access to Medicines
95 Tackling Cyberbullying on Children with Digital Literacy
131 Quantifying Peace and Conflict in Cyberspace
137 Kids online: what we know and can do to keep them safe.
159 Towards a Human Rights-Centered Cybersecurity Training
177 Tackling hate speech online: ensuring human rights for all​
195 IT security in the global supply chain
218 Deliberating Governance Approaches to Disinformation
247 Internet de-tox: A fail-proof regimen to end online sexism
295 Public diplomacy v. disinformation: Are there red lines?
307 Transparency and Control for the Internet of Things
331 Should we tackle illicit content through the DNS?
341 Roadmap for confidence building measures (CBM) in cyberspace
359 Network disruptions across borders: a new cyber response
403 IPv6 Independence Day: Rest in peace IPv4
Workshops Approved Conditional on Merger
150 Tackling Hate Speech Online: A multi-stakeholder responsibility
Must merge with #22 Tackling hate speech: future regulation of intermediaries
85 Misinformation, Trust & Platform Responsibility
268 Coping in an era of misinformation: Who is Responsible?
Must merge into: WS #85 & WS #268: Misinformation, Responsibilities & Trust ‎