Modern Intellectual Property Governance and Openness in Europe: A Long and Winding Road?
When and where: December 13th-14th, 2018, at the University of Antwerp
ICIL 2018 – the 8th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics – aims to further the discussion about modern governance of IPRs in Europe and to explore different perspectives on how openness could be operationalized within the context of IP protection. The conference will examine the challenges of digitalization, collaboration, data sharing and innovation within the context of IP protection (incl. copyright protection, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, designs, etc.
Suggested paper topics: access to information, access to knowledge, open innovation, co-creation, open source, open science, open access, open data, data sharing, Nagoya Protocol, artificial intelligence & IPRs, openness and blockchain technology (non-exhaustive list).
While the CJEU is increasingly implementing and creating harmonized legal rules in ICT law as well as in Intellectual Property Law, the legal science is still very much rooted in national discussions. There is an urgent need to create a European jurisprudence and young researchers are the ones who would best be able to carry this through.
The idea of the colloquium is to give young researchers in the field of intellectual property law as well as ICT law the opportunity to present the results of their scientific work and research to other young researchers as well as senior researchers in the field in order to discuss their topics and obtain valuable feedback for their further research work.
The 6th International Research Forum on Law and ICT/IP will take place 9th & 10th of November 2018 at Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany.
More information: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/355193.html
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.
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.