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Simone van der Hof on Fri, 4 Apr 2008 23:22:21 +0200 (CEST)

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call for contributions

Tilting perspectives on 
regulating technologies

organized by TILT – Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society
to be held at Tilburg University the Netherlands, 10 - 11 December 2008

Innovative technologies – ICT, biotechnology, nanotechnologies – have a huge impact on society. Regulating these technologies is a complex effort. This conference aims at bringing academic knowledge and policy approaches about regulating technology a step forward by looking at issues from a multidisciplinary angle. Regulating technologies involves different regulatory approaches giving rise to fundamental questions. For instance: Do biotechnology and ICT innovations alter people’s identity? Can ICT regulation profit from experiences in dealing with sensitive issues in genetics? How can policy-makers approach regulatory issues in the context of polycentric governance? What use is the heuristic of applying ‘off-line’ rules to the ‘on-line’ environment, when ‘virtual’ and ‘real’ worlds converge? How can respect for human dignity and human rights be maintained in an era of human enhancement and surveillance? In what stage should moral values be taken into account in the design of technologies? If at all, which values?

The conference will be organized along the line of four key themes. 
Regulatory strategies
What can ICT regulation learn from regulating biotechnology and vice versa?
Polycentric and multi actor governance
Regulation and fundamental values
    Human enhancements
    Ambient Intelligence
Protecting societies
    Risk regulation
    Technological divides
Protecting and hampering technologies
    Hindering and stimulating technologies through law
    Patents and open source 
    Value-sensitive technology

The conference will consist of some 20 lectures provided by invited speakers in plenary sessions as well as in a number of workshops. In the workshops also submitted papers will be presented. We invite you to contribute actively to the conference by submitting original and unpublished work to be presented in the workshops. Contributers will be selected on the basis of a full paper review by the Programme Committee.
Accepted papers will be available for the conference participants in print. Furthermore, papers will be considered for publication in a new peer-reviewed journal edited by TELOS and TILT (starting early 2009), as well as in an edited volume to be published by a renowned publisher after the conference allowing for revisions of the individual papers due to the discussions during the conference. 
Papers must be written in English and should be between 10 and 12 pages in the style provided at the conference web site. Authors should submit a PDF file to the conference system available at the conference website (http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/tilt/conference).

Papers are solicited on the topics of the workshops. The papers may reflect on the indicated themes from the perspectives of different disciplines (law, ethics, social sciences etc.). They may also focus on more specific subtopics such as:
– Modalities of regulation (Law, Regulation through technology, market, social morality)
– Regulatory innovation
– Involving Different Actors and Stakeholders in the Regulatory Processes
– The Role of Enterprises in the Regulation of Technology
– Identity management
– Technology neutrality
– Coevolution of Technology, Society and Culture

– Ambient intelligence and the distinctiveness of persons 

Abstracts submission (optional): 1 May 2008
Full paper submission:        26 September 2008
Acceptance notice:              31 October 2008
Submission full paper for 
conference preprint:  14 November 2008
Submission of selected 
papers for Journal or Book 31 January 2009

The full call for papers is available at http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/tilt/conference

General chair
Ronald Leenes – TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Programme committee co-chairs
Han Somsen – TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Anton Vedder – TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Simone van der Hof – TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Programme committee
Roger Brownsword – King's College London, UK
Dan L. Burk – University of Minnesota, USA
Geert van Calster - KULeuven, Belgium
Indira Carr – University of Kent, UK
Giusella Finocchiaro – Universita do Bologna, Italy
Paul de Hert – TILT, Tilburg University, NL; VU Brussel, Belgium
Ken Himma – Seattle Pacific University, USA
Thomas Hoeren – Universität Münster, Germany
Bart Jacobs – Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Jonathan Kahn – Hamline University School of Law, USA
Ian Kerr – University of Ottawa, Canada
Julian Kinderlerer – University of Cape Town, South Africa
Bert-Jaap Koops – TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Andrew Murray – London School of Economics, UK
Geertrui van Overwalle – KULeuven, Belgium
David J. Phillips – University of Toronto, Canada
Yves Poullet – CRID, Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix Namur, Belgium
Corien Prins – TILT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Pauline Reich – Waseda University School of Law, Japan
Arie Rip – University of Twente, the Netherlands
Beate Roessler – University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Antoinette Rouvroy – CRID, Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix Namur, Belgium
Teresa Scassa – University of Ottawa, Canada
Peter-Paul Verbeek – University of Twente, the Netherlands
Gerard de Vries – WRR (Scientific Council for Government Policy), the Netherlands & 
Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Karen Yeung – King's College London, UK

Conference secretary/website
Tilting perspectives on regulating technologies 
Tilburg University
TILT- Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society
att: Vivian Carter/Femke Abousalama
P.O. Box 90152
5000 LE Tilburg
the Netherlands
web site and paper submission web site: http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/tilt/conference

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