Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Data & Society Program

About this Research Area

The Data & Society Program specializes in qualitative and quantitative research, policy and user research. The work of the researchers spans the fields of digital health, robotics, digital literacy, digital inclusion, smart cities, IoT, data and data applications, data protection and privacy.

The program consists of three research units:

Key Results

Policy Brief
1 Oct 2020
Policy Brief #40: Responsible innovation: the benefit of participatory research design in digital health technology
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Policy Brief
10 Mar 2020
Policy Brief #32: Does it hurt? The sensitivity of health data
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Policy Brief
17 Sep 2019
Policy brief #29: PSD2 and other challenges to the protection of personal data in the financial sector
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Policy Brief
24 Jun 2019
Policy brief #28: The Databuzz: Data Literacy for the Data Society
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Policy Brief
22 May 2019
Policy brief #25: Connecting the dots – smarter cities work together
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Policy Brief
19 Feb 2019
Policy brief #23: Salvaging European media diversity while protecting personal data
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Key Publications

  • Pilot implementation and final evaluation report. Pilot operation and evaluation. (deliverable hackAIR project)
    Veeckman, C. and Temmerman, L. (2018). D7.7 Pilot implementation and final evaluation report. WP7 Pilot operation and evaluation. hackAIR project.
    Open publication

  • Behavioural change techniques for hackAIR community. Engagement strategies for user participation. (deliverable hackAIR project)
    Hoelck, K. and Veeckman, C. (2017). D6.2 Behavioural change techniques for hackAIR community. WP6 Engagement strategies for user participation. hackAIR project.
    Open publication

  • Engagement strategy for hackAIR community involvement. Engagement strategies for user participation. (deliverable hackAIR project)
    McCrory, G., Claeys, C. and Veeckman, C. (2017). D6.1 Engagement strategy for hackAIR community involvement. WP6 Engagement strategies for user participation. hackAIR project.
    Open publication

  • The role of participants for monitoring rainfall and urban floods. The FloodCitiSense project.
    Boonen, M. and Veeckman, C. (2018). The role of participants for monitoring rainfall and urban floods. The FloodCitiSense project. Poster presentation at the ECSA conference, 3-5 June 2018, Geneva, Switzerland.
    Open publication

  • Citizen Science Is in the Air – Engagement Mechanisms from Technology-Mediated Citizen Science Projects Addressing Air Pollution.
    McCrory G., Veeckman C., Claeys L. (2017) Citizen Science Is in the Air – Engagement Mechanisms from Technology-Mediated Citizen Science Projects Addressing Air Pollution. In: Kompatsiaris I. et al. (eds) Internet Science. INSCI 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10673. Springer, ChamCoppens, P. and Claeys, C. (2017). D2.4 Report on co-creation of services. WP2 Analysis and requirements. hackAIR project.
    Open publication

  • Communication in Citizen Science. A practical guide to communication and engagement in citizen science.
    Veeckman, C., Talboom, S., Gijsel, L., Devoghel, H., Duerinckx, A. (2019). Communication in Citizen Science. A practical guide to communication and engagement in citizen science. SCIVIL, Leuven, Belgium.
    Open publication