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 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/
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
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 Responsible Consumer in the Digital Age – International and Nordic Perspectives on Consumer Financial Protection
Time : 31 May – 1 June 2018
Place: Nanna Berg Auditorium, 1st floor, room 9A-1-01, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S
The conference, organized by Center for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA), aims to provide a forum where leading academics and practitioners, researchers, and enforcement officials from multiple jurisdictions join to present and discuss the most recent trends and challenges related to consumer financial protection in the digital age, as they stem from the latest normative developments and court cases.
The conference has a strong focus and emphasis on Nordic perspectives and solutions. Nordic markets have their particularities and Nordic countries adopt joint solutions, which are not sufficiently advertised to other jurisdictions. The conference panels and the ‘Nordic Round Table’ event will make these perspectives widely known and will facilitate dialogue and share of ideas between Nordic jurisdictions and the rest of the world.
More information and deadlines: http://jura.ku.dk/virksomhedsansvar/english/calendar/responsible-consumer-in-digital-age/
Call for papers for the Nordic Conference in Oslo on June 6-7, 2018. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2017. The Conference is part of the BigMed project and is organized by Oslo University, Forskergruppen Rett, økonomi og forvaltning, and Institutt for offentlig rett.
More information: Big Data i helsetjenesten – rettslige aspekter – Institutt for offentlig rett