Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg will participate in a EU financed project, ”Co-Creating Misinformation-Resilient Societies”, that is being coordinated by eGovlab at the Department of Computer and System Sciences.
Stanley Greenstein’s project ”Black Box Decision-making Systems: Assigning Responsibility and the Future Role of the Law” is financed through Stockholm Universitys inter-faculty collaboration on Digital Humanities. The project deals with the relation between law and autonomous decision-making systems.
Lianne Colonna is part-taking in the EU financed project ”SkillsMatch”. The project aims to develop a European wide system for matching the skill sets of individuals with the requirements on the labour market.
IRI (the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute) and KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology) have together with Akademiska hus and HSB received financing from Formas for a project that centres around the “lab-environment” Livinlab at KTH. The project aims, in the light of the new EU legistlation GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), to investigate the legal and ethical aspetcs of gathering information on residents in smart buildings.
Since it began in 1997, the Law via the Internet conference has been established as the foremost international conference aiming at bringing together the various communities involved in all aspects of free access to law. It is organized annually under the auspices of the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM), a consortium of more than 60 non-profit institutions dedicated to providing free and open access to the world’s law. This year the Conference, organized in Florence by the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques of the Italian National Research Council, will explore issues of trust in accessing law for democratic purposes in the big data age. Knowledge management plays a critical role for organizations seeking to establish trustworthy digital repositories and to make the future open and diverse, based on genuine verified legal content. During the two days conference, speakers will discuss how scholars, researchers, legal practioners and information professionals use very large or complex data sets to distill meaning and develop public policy.
The Weizenbaum Institute is pleased to invite applications for research fellowships for the years 2018, 2019, and 2020. Visiting fellows will be hosted at the Institute for a period of one to three months. They will have the opportunity to conduct research on-site in Berlin, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Read more on https://vernetzung-und-gesellschaft.de/wp-content/uploads/11/2018/02/Research-Fellowship_-Weizenbaum-Institute.pdf
The University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Law School invites applications for the MacCormick fellowships. These enable researchers to spend an extended period of time at the law school to conduct advanced research. Research may be conducted in any field of legal studies broadly conceived. Preference may be given to applicants whose research is related to the school’s research fields or research communities.
Applications are welcome from senior researchers who are already well established in their fields. Applications from women and members of ethnic minorities are encouraged.
Fellowships provide work space and related facilities at the school and financial support worth up to £3,000 to contribute towards travel and accommodation in Edinburgh. The visiting period should be a minimum of one month, with a preference given to periods of around three months.
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/614393?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2018-02-16
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is accepting applications from students for their 2018 summer internship program. Application deadline for all students is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Information about the summer program and links to the application procedures can be found at http://brk.mn/summer.
The Global Legal Hackathon is taking place on February 23-25, 2018, worldwide. In the Nordics, the event will be hosted in Stockholm by Synch.
The Global Legal Hackathon engages law firms, LegalTech companies, law schools and governments internationally to bring together legal innovators. The goal is to support rapid development of solutions to improve the legal industry worldwide.
The hackathon is open to legal, technology and business professionals: lawyers, law students, software developers, UX designers, entrepreneurs, project managers, business developers, and everyone passionate about LegalTech.
Read more and register for the Global Legal Hackathon here.
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2018-2019 academic year through our annual open call. This opportunity is for those who wish to spend 2018-2019 in residence in Cambridge, MA as part of the Center’s vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek to engage in collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-sectoral exploration of some of the Internet’s most important and compelling issues.
More information: https://cyber.harvard.edu/getinvolved/fellowships/opencall20182019
The Center for Cyber Law & Policy (CCLP) at the University of Haifa is pleased to announce its 2018 Call for Papers. They invite scholars, researchers, young scientists, graduate and post-doctoral students, and experts in cyber law and policy, of any accredited academic institution in Israel and abroad, to apply for research grants.
Completed applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and received by March 1, 2018.
Read more on: http://weblaw.haifa.ac.il/he/Research/ResearchCenters/cyberLaw/Pages/default.aspx
The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) is organizing a PhD Colloquium which will take place at Tilburg University on 14 June 2018.
The general theme of the PhD Colloquium is “Regulating new technologies in uncertain times”. The organizers invite applications from PhD researchers working on any of the following general topics:
- The regulation of a specific new technology in the field of (public) health, data protection, cybersecurity, intellectual property, freedom of expression, autonomous driving, energy and the environment (including climate change)
- The regulation of technology from a more theoretical perspective; i.e. projects that deal with the broader underlying aspects of regulation such as legitimacy, trust, democracy, uncertainty, risk, precaution, competition and innovation.
- Learning by doing: past regulatory experiences and new challenges. For example, what can be learned from the regulatory debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) that is relevant for the regulatory challenges posed by “big data” and “the internet of things”? Are there commonalities or is the subject matter too different?
In particular, the organizers welcome contributions that seek to identify broader commonalities between the regulation of new technologies in different fields. Interested PhD researchers are invited to submit an abstract of max. 300 words and 5 keywords by 28 February 2018.
More information on: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tilt/news-tilt-phd-colloquium-call-papers/
Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) invites applications for an assistant professorship (UD) in the field of ‘Ethics, Law, and Policy, of new Data Technologies’. Innovations in storage capacity and processing power, data aggregation techniques and cross-contextual linkability enable unknown patterns and new knowledge to be discovered in the massive amounts of data being collected about individuals and their behaviour (Data Analytics, Data Science, new Data Technologies). These developments have a significant impact on society. The relationship of data science to society is usually framed in terms of benefits and harms.
Read more on https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=S003974031P&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=12262&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=YD6ngFkOX6P4suYNBLxJ1RRT5qQ%3D
KTH och Institutet för rättsinformatik (IRI) vid Stockholms universitet har fått finansiering från Formas inom ramen för Smart Built Environment. Projektet är en unik satsning för att utveckla ett billigare, snabbare och mer hållbart samhällsbyggande utifrån digitaliseringen möjligheter.
Utgångspunkten är den laboratoriemiljö som KTH byggt upp runt Live-In Lab, och som möjliggör optimering av resursanvändning och förbättrad hälsa genom datainsamling om enskilda individer. Digitaliseringen öppnar för nya former av övervakning och insamlande av data. Frågorna IRI fokuserar på är vad man får göra (rättsligt) och vad man bör göra (etiskt) med ny teknik.
Ytterst är forskningsprojektets ansats att säkerställa demokratiska och rättliga grundprinciper i en utveckling som berör stora delar av befolkningen. Läs mer på: http://mailchi.mp/0195668bd56f/kth-live-in-lab-december-nyhetsbrev-2017?e=42cf79fae1
The newly founded Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin, Germany, has a Full Professorship in Information Society Law (W3) on offer. The main focus of research will be on the interdisciplinary field of law and computer science (a secondary membership at the Institute of Computer Science is included), in particular legal issues regarding data privacy, data economy, e-commerce, intellectual property law, social networks and Internet governance.
More information: https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/stellenausschreibungen/full-professorship-in-information-society-law-w3
Fostering the Digitisation of Public Services in the EU: A Stepping Stone to a Digitally Advanced Society
EGovernment, namely the delivery of public services with the use of technology, increases administrative efficiency and reduces the administrative burden on businesses and the public. The OECD estimates that, in 2016, about 36% of individuals submitted online forms via public authorities’ websites, three times the level registered in 2006, and stressed that the usage of digital services varies according to education, income and age. However, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia, one of the most advanced Member States in terms of digital public services, has remarked that although eGovernment has been among the key European policy topics for more than 15 years, the progress has been too slow to match the speed and size of the challenge. Read more.
When: Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Where: Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels
The 5th International Conference on e-Democracy & e-Government (ICEDEG 2018) in Ambato, Ecuador on the 4th to 6th of April 2018 addresses the main issues of web-based knowledge management for society and science. It covers technical and non-technical aspects of eSociety, eGovernance, eParticipation, eDemocracy, eGovernment, and eHealth, among others. Research papers as well as case studies are of interest in the following areas (but are not limited to):
eDemocracy and eGovernment for and by Researchers, Politicians and Practitioners including a Panel Discussion and Workshops on Smart Cities organized by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. The conference aims to explore to what extent the Danube Region is digitally divided, what the driving forces of these divisions are and what factors determine them. Understanding the Digital Divide is pivotal to promote cohesion in the Danube Region and to design effective policies to enhance regional integration.
When: May 3-4, 2018
Where: Ludovika Campus (Main Building) of the National University of Public Service and the premises of the Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary
EGOV-CeDEM-ePart 2018 represents the merge of the IFIP WG 8.5 Electronic Government (EGOV), the IFIP WG 8.5 IFIP Electronic Participation (ePart) and the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government Conference (CeDEM). The conference is held annually, and will be hosted 3-5 September 2018 at the Danube University Krems in Austria.
We invite individuals from academic and applied backgrounds as well as from business, public authorities, NGOs, NPOs and education institutions to submit their research papers, reflections, posters as well as practitioner papers, panel or workshop proposals to the topics addressed in the tracks. The conference also offers a PhD Colloquium and offers a limited number of PhD bursaries. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches to the conference topics.
When and where: Oct 25-26, 2018 at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The European Conference on e-Government has been running now for 18 years. This event has been held in Italy, Ireland, Belgium, UK, Slovenia, to mention a few of the countries who have hosted it. This year we are refocusing the conference to look more broadly at the area of Digital Government. The conference is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, public sector workers and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of Digital Government research and application.
The ICEG 2018: 20th International Conference on e-Government aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of e-Government. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of e-Government.
When and where: March 22 – 23, 2018 at Hotel Ambassador Zlata Husa, Prague, Czechia
Enhancing Data Protection in Europe:
Towards a Safer Digital Future
Data is at the heart of the digital revolution and a key factor to the solution of many 21st century challenges. The rapid explosion of digital technologies had raised questions regarding the ways to harness this abundance of information in a way that is safe and secure for users. More than 90% of Europeans say they want the same data protection rights across the EU – regardless of where their data is processed (European Commission 2015).
Read more and register: http://www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/IC13-PPE2