Conference: Law in the Digital Era, University of Lapland, Dec 10-12, 2017

Digitalization and digital technologies are increasingly driving towards revolutionary changes in the innovation system, affecting industries, universities and public institutions. Big data, 3D printing, software and AI technologies are pushing corporations towards adapting or newly creating business models to cope with the digital disruption. The problem is certainly not only technological or economic but also legal. Indeed, the regulatory framework needs to be shaped in such way that it provides with a fertile and healthy soil for these technological innovations to grow. This conference brings together experts from the academia, industry, as well as policy makers in a joint effort to raise awareness and propose solutions to some of the key legal disruptions that digitalization is causing in the fields of intellectual property law, contract law and ICT law.

Date: 10-12 December 2017
University of Lapland

Source: Conference: Law in the Digital Era – Lapin yliopisto – University of Lapland – Lapplands universitet


Research in the era of digitization – data protection, research and access to libraries, Sep 6, 2017

Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, Liane Colonna and Daniel Westman will participate in a full day seminar on “Research in the era of digitization – data protection, research and access to libraries”, arranged by The National Library of Sweden and the European Commission Representation in Sweden.

When and where: September 6 2017, at Europahuset, Regeringsgatan 65.

Registration no later than Monday 4th of September

Source: Research in the era of digitization – data protection, research and access to libraries – Kungliga biblioteket


Almedalsveckan: Algoritmer fångar oss i filterbubblor

Algoritmer får allt större betydelse för vår bild av omvärlden och i beslutsfattandet. Många inser inte att de befinner sig i filterbubblor, varnade panelen vid ett seminarium under Almedalsveckan. IRIs medarbetare Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg som deltog i panelen betonade juridikens roll i sammanhanget och vikten av ett tydligt regelverk.

Source: Algoritmer fångar oss i filterbubblor – Stockholms universitet


BD2017: Biographical Data in a Digital World Conference Series, Nov 6-7, 2017

Conference: November 6-7, 2017
Deadline for call for papers: July 20, 2017

Following the inaugural conference held in Amsterdam in 2015 (BD2015), this year’s BD2017 aims to continue the discussion on the multidisciplinary investigation of biographical data.

Over two days, this conference will bring together international researchers of diverse backgrounds and experiences to facilitate knowledge exchange and innovation.

Source: BD2017


Updating the European Cyber Security Strategy | Public Policy Exchange, Oct 3, 2017

Updating the European Cyber Security Strategy: Partnerships for Prevention and Preparedness

Date: Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Time: 10:00 am — 4:30 pm
Venue: Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre 

In line with the upcoming review of the European Cyber-security strategy, this symposium will provide businesses, local actors, industry regulators, intelligence agencies, police, technology specialists, academics and other key stakeholders with a timely and invaluable opportunity to engage with European cybersecurtity policies, collectively enhance our defences to malicious actors and address the root causes of vulnerability to cyber threats.

Source: Updating the European Cyber Security Strategy: Partnerships for Prevention and Preparedness | Public Policy Exchange


Forskardagen, 3 oktober 2017

Hur kan du som forskare på bästa sätt ta del av olika myndigheters registerdata och tjänster? Det och mycket mer får du veta den 3 oktober på Forskardagen 2017 – konferensen för registerforskning. Boka före midsommar och få boka-tidigt-pris på konferensen!

Under dagen kommer du bland annat kunna höra Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, särskild utredare för Forskningsdatautredningen, berätta om sitt arbete. Du kommer även kunna ta del av informativa seminarier om personuppgiftsbehandling, offentlighet och sekretess. Alla de arrangerande myndigheterna kommer att hålla egna, mer djupgående seminarier och finnas tillgängliga för dialog.

Konferensen är ett samarrangemang mellan Vetenskapsrådet, SCB, Socialstyrelsen, Riksarkivet, Försäkringskassan och Arbetsförmedlingen.

Source: Anmälan är öppen! | Registerforskning.se


New research institute: The African Law and Technology Institute (AFRILTI)

The African Law and Technolgy Institute (AFRILTI) is a recently established research institute that focuses on ICT Law in Africa. AFRILTI promotes cutting-edge research on the complex interrelationship between law, technology, and society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Uben John, IRI’s associate and former PhD student, is one of the founders. Read more about the Institute on www.afrilti.org


BO-ECLI Conference: European Case Law Identifier, Jun 8-9, 2017

BO-ECLI Conference ‘ECLI and Beyond – Improving online access to court decisions’
8-9 June, 2017

The European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) is a human readable and computer processable code that can – in principle – be assigned to every judicial decision from every national or European court. Its aim is to facilitate unequivocal citation of judgments and to improve cross-border accessibility of case law.

Building on ECLI (BO-ECLI) is a project involving sixteen partners from ten Member States (Italy, Greece, Croatia, Estonia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Romania) that aims to broaden the use of ECLI and to further improve the accessibility of case law.

Source: Conference – BO-ECLI: European Case Law Identifier


International Review of Law, Computers & Technology | Call for Papers: Special Issue | Explore Taylor & Francis Online

The International Review of Law, Computers & Technology (IRLCT) and the guest editors Edina Harbinja and Jef Ausloos are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue, entitled “New and upcoming legal challenges of social media”. This special issue, which will be published in late 2018, invites submissions that investigate legal, regulatory and policy issues relating to social media.

Source: International Review of Law, Computers & Technology | Call for Papers: Special Issue | Explore Taylor & Francis Online


Conference AI For Good | IBM Watson A.I. XPRIZE, Jun 7-9, 2017

XPRIZE believes Artificial Intelligence will be central to solving humanity’s grand challenges. Solutions to pressing problems related to health and wellbeing, education, energy, environment, and other domains important to XPRIZE can be found by capitalizing on the unprecedented quantities of data and recent progress in emerging AI technologies.

To support our mission to build a bridge to abundance for all, XPRIZE is, together with the United Nations (UN) specialized agency, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), hosting the inaugural AI for Good Global Summit, in Geneva Jun 7-9, 2017. This annual summit will gather government officials, UN agencies, NGO’s, industry leaders, and AI experts to address how artificial intelligence can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and design a first UN-backed “AI Guiding Principles” to provide guidelines on ethical, technical, standardization, societal and policy issues related to AI.

Source: AI For Good | IBM Watson A.I. XPRIZE


Summer School 2017 on IT Law and Legal Informatics

The International Summer School will take place from 21st August to 1st September 2017 in Saarbrücken, Germany. It is aimed at researchers who are keen to discuss current topics of IT Law and Legal Informatics in an international forum.

The Summer School will give researchers from all over the world the opportunity to learn more about current topics of IT Law and Legal Informatics and to participate in research through their own contributions. It is aimed at Law and Legal Informatics graduates as well as graduates from other areas of study to which IT Law and Legal Informatics are relevant. Interest in cross-disciplinary and international collaboration is a prerequisite for participation.

Deadline for applications: 28th May 2017

Source: Home – Summer School 2017


South School of Internet Governance (SSIG), April 3-7 2017

FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio) will host the South School of Internet Governance (SSIG) from April 3 – 7. The initiative stems from a partnership between FGV’s Center for Technology and Society (CTS) and the Centro de Capacitación en Alta Tecnología (CCAT – LAT).

SSIG is the main capacity-building event on Internet Governance in the Latam region and the last edition of the school was held at the headquarter of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Washington DC. The main objective of the event is to train future leaders in Internet Governance, with particular focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Source: FGV News


European Commission: Public consultation on Building the European data economy

The public consultation on Building a European data economy will help shaping the future policy agenda on the European data economy. This dialogue with stakeholders follows the adoption of the Communication on Building a European data economy and its accompanying Staff Working Document. Results will feed into the Commission’s possible future initiative on the European Data Economy in 2017. The Commission aims to foster an efficient, competitive single market for data services including. It seeks to identify the legal, economic, and regulatory challenges, and to launch a discussion with stakeholders on future action.

Source: Public consultation on Building the European data economy | Digital Single Market


E-Skills and Jobs in the Digital Age | Public Policy Exchange

E-Skills and Jobs in the Digital Age: Accelerating Europe’s Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth

The place of Europe in the future of ICT will depend on its ability to work together to manage digital innovation and disruptive change on the continent. According to the European Commission, the demand for ICT workers is growing at 4% each year, jeopardising the EU’s potential for growth and digital competitiveness by outpacing supply. Europe faces a shortage of around 756,000 ICT professionals by 2020, with a lack of synergy between educational systems and the requirements of the labour market. Paradoxically, such changes occur whilst Europe stagnates, with millions facing reduced prospects and unemployment. E-Skills are now a major opportunity for job creation in a digital revolution.

Date: Wednesday 10th May 2017
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre

Source: E-Skills and Jobs in the Digital Age: Accelerating Europe’s Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth | Public Policy Exchange


Workshop “Going beyond Boolean for patent retrieval”, March 9 2017

When: March 16, 2017, 10:00–16:00
Location: Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98
RSVP: March 9, torsten@uppdragshuset.se

Early birds: Breakfast and coffee is served at 09:30.
Night owls: Dinner is served at 18:00. Please confirm in your RSVP.

Uppdragshuset and TU Wien invites you to a day workshop on patent retrieval from both an academic and an industry perspective. During the day we will elaborate on a variety of topics. From disclosing recent research in patent text mining done at the University to reviewing resulting tools applied on real life innovation processes. This overall project for exploring automated information retrieval is a cooperation between Uppdragshuset and the TU Wien and is funded by the European research program Eurostars. View program.