Charlotte Ducuing

PhD fellow, KU Leuven Centre for IT and IP law

Charlotte Ducuing is a PhD fellow researcher at the Centre for IT and IP law (CITIP) of KU Leuven. Before joining CiTiP, she worked as in-house lawyer in the Belgian Railways for 6 years (Thalys International and Infrabel) and as teaching assistant at the University of ULB (Belgium) for four years. She holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Lille (France) with specialization in European law, a Master’s degree in political sciences from the University Lille (Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lille) and a LLM Intellectual Property and ICT Law from KU Leuven (2018). Within CiTiP, she conducts her doctoral research on the economic regulation and governance of data (personal and non-personal). She is currently involved in research projects dealing with the commodification of data (i.e. in data marketplaces) and with the datafication of the circular economy.

Charlotte is speaking at

Application Track 5 - Smart society
November 3, 2020
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm



The session showcases examples of Circular Economy initiatives across Europe that integrate AI and Big Data solutions. The examples are drawn both from an urban and rural context.


  • Give examples on how a correct information flow is an enabler for circular economies
  • Create awareness on business models that can enable data-driven circularity

Further description:

The term " Smart Society " encompasses several areas, including the smart city, smart government, smart mobility and the Circular Economy. All these perspectives are fundamental to the development of societies that are sustainable and intelligently connected. The circular economy is a pillar of this " Smart Society ", an economic concept whose objective is that the value of products, materials and resources (e.g. water, energy) is maintained in the economy as long as possible, optimizing the use of them in an intelligent way. It also aims to minimize waste production and works towards implementing a new -non-linear- economy based on the principle of "closing the life cycle" of goods, services, waste, materials, water and energy. As in any process, artificial intelligence (AI) can play an important role in enabling this systemic change. During the event, expert speakers from different backgrounds will present examples and discuss aspects of the Circular Economy.

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