Programme

09:00 - 10:00
Registration
10:00 - 10:15
Welcome
10:15 - 10:30
Keynote: Combating Cyberbullying in the Era of Deepfakes

Dr. Roberts, a renowned expert in digital ethics and safety, will unravel the complexities surrounding cyberbullying and deepfakes, offering valuable insights and solutions for a safer digital environment.

Explore:

  • understanding the impact of deepfakes on cyberbullying
  • the role of AI and machine learning in digital identity manipulation
  • practical measures, including digital literacy education and advanced tools for detection
  • collective responsibility and fostering a safer online space.
10:30 - 11:30
Panel: The start of a great change

Just over a year after the seismic shift in the IT industry caused by ChatGPT, this session will explore the impact of the next generation of artificial intelligence on the field of creative expression. We will consider the scope and impact of models and tools for generating and processing text, images, video and music, analyse how they have changed the market and the way people work day-to-day, and explore what opportunities they have opened up, what risks they have brought with them, how we can adapt to these changes and where this great change is taking us.

11:30 - 12:00
Keynote: Finale of the great change

It happened again!
We got a new, indispensable tool that promises to make up for our inabilities and complement our abilities.
We got a new way to do things that took a long time in less time.
To do something with a few people which previously took many.
To do something by machine which previously took humans.
We can fantasise about the possible consequences or we can joke about them. Or maybe both, since we don’t have a crystal ball that can reveal this unpredictable future to us. We will find a happy medium, based on optimism with some experience thrown in, in a talk lasting half an hour and maybe a minute longer. It won’t be boring, not during the presentation on the topic, and certainly not in the decades to come.

12:00 - 12:20
Coffee break
12:20 - 12:35
Research results: “Preventing cyber security risks in small and medium enterprises”

One of the traditions of the Serbian Internet Domain Day are surveys, the results of which are published for the first time during the conference.

DIDS 2024 will not be an exception either. The survey named “Prevention of Security Risks for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises” is a useful resource not only for the participants of the event but also for the entire domestic Internet community.

This research represents a concrete contribution to the illumination of facts related to this current, very complex topic.

The research questions are:

  • To what extent do small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the Republic of Serbia deal with risk prevention in the field of information security
  • Are there differences in the prevention of security risks between companies of different sizes, business areas, and from different regions
  • Where the risks to information security are greatest

The research was conducted by the Register of National Internet Domains of Serbia (RNIDS), on a random sample of small and medium-sized enterprises in Serbia, in the period from January 9 to February 2, 2024, using the telephone survey method (CATI).

The survey was conducted with owners, directors, or managers who were informed about the topic of security risk prevention in their respective companies.

12:35 - 13:20
Keynote: Psychological dynamics of social engineering

Social engineering, in the context of information security, is one of the most fascinating ways in which technology and psychology can be abused. It is the technology that executes the attack, but it is psychology that provides the mechanisms for the strategy and tactics of attack. And the strategy is always about hitting the right targets in the psyche of the individual being attacked. During this talk you will learn the nature of the tactics of an attack from a psychological perspective, what the targets are in the psyche of the person under attack and why this is so effective, as well as how to prepare a defence against the traps that our own brain can lead us into, almost without us noticing.

13:20 - 13:35
Case study: domen.rs

One of the traditions and a special quality of DIDS is a review of the period between the two conferences, so this year we will also have the opportunity to see what’s new on the Domen.rs portal, as well as a compilation of selected examples of good use of the .rs domain.

In a short time, Domen.rs has become a credible and recognized source of concrete, useful information that is at the service of companies and organizations operating in Serbia – whether locally or internationally and which had no dilemma regarding the choice of a .rs domain for their website.

Using the video format on the website Domen.rs, an interview is published every month with people who are the owners of local businesses and who highlight arguments in favor of doing business on the .rs domain, while touching on specific business topics, which is especially useful for everyone those at the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey.

A special time will be dedicated to the Lokalac na Internetu (Local Guy on the Internet) project – a success story that testifies to how important and influential local business is for the entire local community.

13:35 - 13:50
Lokalac na internetu

In 2020, the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation (RNIDS) launched the Lokalac na internetu (Local Guy on the Internet) project, which has been constantly developing and expanding ever since.

It is a humanitarian activity of the sale of branded products, where the proceeds from the sale are directed to the Regional Center for Young Talents “Nikola Tesla” as an aid for the implementation of program activities, the education of talented children and young scientists, the creation of scientific research works and preparations for competitions.

The results are already visible – registration fees for participation in the STEMCO international competition in five scientific disciplines were purchased from the donated funds for 22 participants of the Center. 24 medals were won at the competition – 12 gold and 12 silver, and registration fees were purchased for 3 participants for the ISRIF (International Student Research and Innovation Fair), where 3 medals were won, one gold and two silver.

While the first Lokalac t-shirt appeared in 2020, numerous models have followed until today, and Lokalac has become a brand that everyone wants to have.

From the very beginning, the Dechko Tzar brand, which is a partner on this project with the RNIDS Foundation, was responsible for the design and production.

The local has its website, and the assortment has been expanded with new items in addition to t-shirts, where every purchase contributes to a charitable goal.

At the DIDS 2024 conference, a new collection of products will be presented and plans for the next period will be presented, including the extension of project support to the Mathematics High School in Belgrade.

That Lokalac on the Internet is not limited by anything but ideas and goodwill is also shown by the gesture of the people from Dogma with whom we made the beer “Local on the Internet”, where 20 dinars from each sold can go to tree planting organized by the organization Discover Serbia.

13:50 - 14:40
Coffee break and brunch 
14:40 - 14:55
DIDS quiz
14:55 - 15:55
Panel: Cyrillic in branding

The subject of language always encompasses aspects of politics, culture and identity. Writing, as an expression of language, reflects the political and cultural heritage of a nation. This discussion will explore the extent to which the Cyrillic alphabet shapes our identity. Is Cyrillic inseparable from our identity and does it contribute to our authenticity? How is the Cyrillic alphabet perceived in Serbia and how do other nations see it? How does it affect Serbia’s image? Is there a place for the Cyrillic alphabet in the modern digital age? What is the aesthetic value of the Cyrillic alphabet? These are some of the questions to be debated, and answers provided to them if possible.

15:55 - 16:40
Keynote: Cyrillic on the Internet – pros and cons

Does Cyrillic have a place on the Internet? Experience tells us: Yes!

And, is using Cyrillic (what you’re probably thinking about) without its problems? – It’s not!

What are the problems with using the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet, and what are its (dis)advantages, we will find out during the keynote speech by Dušan Stojičević, vice-chair of the RNIDS Board of Governors.

During the lecture, we will find out the answers to the questions that we have encountered in any capacity of an Internet user:

Why doesn’t anyone write us emails in Cyrillic?

How to use the .срб domain?

How does Facebook treat Cyrillic links?

Why do we get a kilometer-long link when we copy-paste a Cyrillic web address?

How much does it really cost us to use the Cyrillic alphabet?

Mr. Stojičević will be at our disposal for all other questions related to the Cyrillic alphabet on the Internet that (without any irony) you simply had no one to ask.

16:40 - 16:50
Closing