Category Archives: Technology

Cyber Security and Diplomacy: Canadian and International Dimensions

Call for Papers:

The Canadian Foreign Policy Journal is requesting submissions on the topic of “Cyber Security and Diplomacy: Canadian and International Dimensions.”

Submission topics might focus on:

  • How are states using cyber diplomacy to leverage their interest in this digital world?
  • How does cyber security concern a nation-state – what is a state’s vulnerability and what are its defenses?
  • What bureaucratic changes in the public and foreign service are being made to leverage new media while at the same time avoiding episodes like the recent Wikileaks security lapse?
  • Are there definitions of cyber diplomacy? Can we quantify roles, boundaries, and influence of cyber diplomats?

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2012.

Contact Information:

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/rcfpcfp.pdf

Advertisements

The Institute for Computer Policy and Law: Internet Culture and the Academy

Date(s) of Conference:

September 19-21, 2012

Location:

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Description:

Topics covered include:

Internet law and policy:

  • Struggles over copyright, piracy, and privacy in a globally connected world
  • Internet privacy as social policy and the significance of social networking and online identity for students and academic professionals
  • Scholarly publications: Institutional funding, intellectual property, and peer review challenges
  • Integration of new media with teaching, learning, and research
  • Academic integrity in the digital age, including debates around how to define plagiarism and the value of technological detection systems)
  • Knowledge production, collection, and dissemination for academic librarians, and digital and information literacy for all
  • How the Internet is shaping the culture of the Academy

Contact Information:

cusp@cornell.edu

http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/programs.php?v=CPL&s=Overview

Law via the Internet

Date(s) of Conference:

October 7-9, 2012

Location:

Cornell Law School

Description:

The format of this year’s conference differs slightly from past conferences. Each day will begin with a keynote address delivered to all participants by a high-profile speaker. Following the keynote, participants will then attend shorter sessions in five themed tracks:
  • The Promise and Reality of e-Participation
  • The Business of (Open) Legal Publishing
  • Free Law and Government Policy
  • Application Development for Open Access and Engagement
  • Data Organization and Legal Informatics

Contact Information:

LVI 2012
Legal Information Institute
Cornell Law School
477 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/lvi2012/

40th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy

Date(s) of Conference:

September 21-23, 2012

Location:

George Mason University School of Law
Arlington, VA

Description:

TPRC is an annual conference on communication, information and internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. Its purpose is to present original research relevant to policy making, share information about areas where research is needed, and engage in discussion on current policy issues.

Contact Information:

info@tprc.org

http://www.tprcweb.com/

 

Call for Papers: The Cincinnati Law Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal

Call for Papers:

The Cincinnati Law Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal is proud to announce its inaugural issue to be published in the Spring/Early Summer of 2012. We invite candidates to submit scholarly papers on one or more of the following topics:

  • Computer law
  • Patent law
  • Copyright law
  • Trademark law
  • Trade secret law
  • Internet and Telecommunications law
  • Counterfeiting and fashion industry law
  • Bootlegging and piracy issues
  • Entertainment and sports law
  • First Amendment rights
  • Mass media law

Intellectual Property Law is a specialty in which technological, fiscal, political, social, economic, medical, and ethical issues all present a challenge to practitioners. Intellectual property practitioners constantly face challenges in resolving various corporate, administrative, securities, contracts, constitutional, tax, and litigation questions.

We require that each submission relate to one of the above fields and Intellectual Property and/or Computer Law in some way.

General Submission Guidelines:

1) Short Article: usually fifteen to twenty-five pages (not including endnotes or footnotes), discussing, such as articles discussing but not limited to, Supreme Court cert granting cases and/or cases expected to be heard in the federal appellate courts;

2) Full-length Article: usually twenty-five to forty pages (not including endnotes or footnotes), providing in depth analysis of some significant area of Intellectual Property law.

Topics may be reviewed by The Cincinnati Law Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal’s faculty advisor to ensure that the book contains a balanced variety of articles and topics.

The deadline to commit to submitting an article is February 13, 2012; initial articles will be due on February 24, 2012; final revised articles will be due on April 30, 2012.

Contact Information:

If you are interested in having your article published in The Cincinnati Law Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal, please contact us at houcu@mail.uc.edu (cc: tammkr@mail.uc.edu)  for more information.

Call for Papers: eConflicts Resolved: Evaluations of Legal Solutions to Information-Age Conflicts

Call for Papers:

The UALR Law Review is calling for the submission of articles for its upcoming Ben J. Altheimer Paper Symposium, eConflicts Resolved: Evaluations of Legal Solutions to Information-Age Conflicts, which is scheduled for publication in May 2012.

As the working title suggests, submissions should examine the various legal regimes – past, present, or proposed – used to resolve conflicts arising through online interactions between individuals, corporations, and governments. Although certainly not an exhaustive list, articles might address one of the following issues:

  • Have traditional legal regimes adequately adapted to Internet-specific conflicts?
  • Have we made strides in resolving jurisdictional and conflicts-of-law problems that arise from online interactions in multistate and multinational scenarios?
  • Has the common law effectively adapted to address the unique characteristics of online disputes?
  • Have legislatures taken the proper steps to effectively adapt legal standards to the Internet or online settings?
  • How can the application of existing laws be improved in light of the proliferation of Internet transactions and actions?

We ask that interested authors give advance notice of intent to submit. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2011.

Contact Information:

Caleb J. Norris
Symposium Editor
cjnorris@ualr.edu

http://ualr.edu/lawreview/

We Robot 2012

Date(s) of Conference:

April 21-22, 2012

Location:

Coral Gables, Florida

Description:

Robotics seems increasingly likely to become a transformative technology. This conference will build on existing scholarship exploring the role of robotics to examine how the increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, and even to the battlefield disrupts existing legal regimes or requires rethinking of various policy issues.

Call for Papers:

Topics of interest for the scholarly paper portion of the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Effect of robotics on the workplace, e.g. small businesses, hospitals, and other contexts where robots and humans work side-by-side.
  • Regulatory and licensing issues raised by robots in the home, the office, in public spaces (e.g. roads), and in specialized environments such as hospitals.
  • Design of legal rules that will strike the right balance between encouraging innovation and safety, particularly in the context of autonomous robots.
  • Issues of legal or moral responsibility, e.g. relating to autonomous robots or robots capable of exhibiting emergent behavior.
  • Issues relating to robotic prosthetics (e.g. access equity issues, liability for actions activated by conscious or unconscious mental commands).
  • Relevant differences between virtual and physical robots.
  • Relevant differences between nanobots and larger robots.
  • Usage of robots in public safety and military contexts.
  • Privacy issues relating to data collection by robots, either built for that purpose or incidental to other tasks.
  • Intellectual property challenges relating to robotics as a nascent industry, to works or inventions created by robots, or otherwise peculiar to robotics.
  • Issues arising from legal automation such as unauthorized practice of law or medicine.

We request a proposal to robots@law.miami.edu by Jan. 12, 2012 consisting of:

  • An up to three-page synopsis of the paper or presentation, and
  • The author’s or authors’ c.v.

Acceptance decisions will be communicated by Feb. 6, 2012.

Expressions of interest to serve as a discussant should include a c.v. and are also due by Jan 12, 2012.

Full text of accepted papers will be due by April 2, 2012.

Contact Information:

robots@law.miami.edu

http://www.law.miami.edu/robots2012/