This event is approved
and organized by
NTNU, Gjøvik, Norway

4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications
INTAP 2021

October 11–13, 2021 | Grimstad, Norway

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics technologies are new concepts for law enforcement to optimize the fight against crime and strengthen national security. The capabilities of these technologies are advancing every day and in the near future create widespread and substantial benefits for society. Many Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are actively exploring the application of AI and robotics to enhance crime prevention and control.

While the impact of AI and robotics technologies on crime and security is certainly the most relevant consideration for LEAs, these technologies raise important issues related to legal, ethical and societal aspects, including questions about the tension between AI and human rights as well as data protection laws. The key issue is related to individual rights, such as respect for personal privacy, human dignity and integrity, fairness, accountability, transparency and explainability etc. Personal data protection and confidentiality is also an issue, especially when personal data is stored in centralized databases and shared among many agencies.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Maximizing the benefits and minimizing the risks of AI and robotics technologies requires an open and comprehensive understanding of the issue. Therefore, in combination with INTAP2021, the main purpose of AIRLEAs workshop is to bring together scientific researchers, industry partners and experts from LEAs to present and discuss the legal, ethical and societal issues generated by the introduction of AI and robotics technologies in the area of law enforcement and explore current approaches and considerations related to mitigation of these challenges.

Topics of Interest


Topics including but not limited to:

  1. AI and robotics opportunities for LEAs
    • Artificial Intelligence and robotics for LEAs in the EU.
    • Big data, analytics and AI for LEAs.
    • Human robot interaction.
    • Computer forensics readiness through Artificial Intelligence.
    • Forensics data analytics.
    • Automated reasoning in cybercrime investigations.
  2. Policy and regulatory perspective
    • Perspectives from GDPR and Directive on data protection in law enforcement (EU) 2016/680.
    • Legal, ethical and societal aspects of AI and robotics technologies in LEAs.
    • Integrating law and policy compliance into the development process.
    • Fairness, accountability, transparency, explainability features etc.
  3. Technical and Organizational Measures for Privacy and Security
    • Privacy and Data Protection-by-design.
    • Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).
    • Privacy engineering in AI and robotics technologies.
    • Privacy engineering and data subject rights.
    • Privacy or data protection impact assessments in the context of AI and robotics technologies.
    • Partially and Fully Homomorphic Encryption.
    • Use-Case scenarios with homomorphic encryption libraries (SEAL, HElib, TFHE).
    • Privacy and anonymity.
  4. Ethical principles and ethical guidelines for the design, use, and operation of application
    • Standards for the Ethics of AI and robotics.
    • Ethics by Design.
    • Ethics of algorithms & artificial.
    • Bias in algorithmic decision-making.
    • Ethics of algorithms & AI.
    • Ethics of data collection and algorithmic processes.
  5. Privacy and security training and education for LEAs
    • Awareness and effectiveness of educational training.
    • Policies and procedures training.
    • Privacy and data privacy awareness Training.
    • Teaching and training privacy engineering.

Important Dates:

Full paper submission deadline

18 May18 July, 2021 

Notification of decision

August 1623, 2021

Camera ready

August 30, 2021


August 30, 2021

Short Submission Guidelines::

Papers must be at most 12 pages in length total (including references) in the Springer (Word) or (Latex) format. All submissions must describe original, complete and not published nor currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. The full papers will appear online in INTAP202 proceedings which will be published by CCIS-Springer and indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. A limited number of high-quality submissions may be invited for extended version publication in ISI journals with impact factors i.e. CAEE (IF: 1.57) and CAI (IF: 0.48).

Copyright Form (Springer)

AIRLEAs and INTAP 2021 authors of all categories should submit Copyright_Form_Singapore version with the Camera Ready copy of their papers.

The submission Web page for Camera Ready copy and Copyright form of INTAP 2021 is


AIRLES Organizing Committee:

  • Mohamed Abomhara, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
  • Andrii Shalaginov, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
  • Athar Khodabakhsh, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
  • Ferhat Ozgur Catak, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
  • Vasileios Gkioulos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
  • Marina Shalaginova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
  • Zoltán Székely, visiting lecturer at Edutus University, Hungary and member of Hungarian Standards Institution (TC 258, TC 262).
  • Ogerta Elezaj, University of Tirana, Albania.
  • Igor Kotsiuba, Pukhov Institute for Modelling in Energy Engineering, Ukraine.
  • Raffaele Olivieri, Arma dei Carabinieri – Ra.C.I.S., Italy.
  • Marko Krstic, Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Service, Serbia.
  • Aleksandar Jevremovic, Singidunum University, Serbia.
  • Borja Sanz Urquijo, University of deusto, Spain.
  • Maria Lopez Belloso, University of deusto, Spain.