Designing the future of Criminal Justice system under the lens of technology
Venue: West University of Timisoara
DAY 1- 16th May 2024
08.00 – 09.30                     Registration

Welcome & opening words

Professor Marilen Gabriel PIRTEA, Rector, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Annie DEVOS, President, Confederation of European Probation (CEP), Belgium

 Evelina-Denisa OUESLATI, General Director, National Probation Directorate, Romania

Quaestor Dan HALCHIN, General Director, National Administration of Penitentiaries, Romania

Professor Mihaela TOMITA, Chair of the SPECTO conference, West University of Timisoara, Romania


Probation around the world. A critical analysis

Professor Ioan DURNESCU, PhD

University of Bucharest

10.45-11.15Coffee break
11.15-12.45Round table 1: Innovation and Future Trends of emerging technologies used in rehabilitation under the probation supervision
14.00- 14.45

Digitalization of Finnish Prisons – Research results and International Impact

Pia PUOLAKKA, Independent Expert, Finland

14.45 – 16.15Round table 2: Ethical considerations and potential biases of using Technology Innovations and the Criminal Justice System
16.15 – 16.45Coffee break
16.45 -18.15Parallel workshop sessions


DAY 2 – 17th May 2024

Evaluating International Standards in Remote Judging: Comparative Analyses and the Intersection with Probation Practices

Olga TEŠOVIĆ, PhD, Research Fellow

Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade, Serbia

10.30-11.00Coffee break
11.00-12.30Round table 3: Strategies for increasing the use of technology in the prison systems
12.30-13.00Summary of the conference and closing

*Round Tables (Plenary)

The round tables bring together 3-5 specialists of the theme to take stock of current debates and theoretical and practical advances; they are then discussed with the public.