TILTing Perspectives 2011
TECHNOLOGIES ON THE STAND: LEGAL AND ETHICAL QUESTIONS IN NEUROSCIENCE AND ROBOTICS
A two-day international conference organised by the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT)
-- Conference details --
• Dates: 11 and 12 April 2011
• Location: Tilburg University Campus, Tilburg, the Netherlands
• Registration: NOW OPEN, please surf to https://conference.uvt.nl/tilting2011/
-- Conference Theme and Overview --
On behalf of Tilburg University the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) is proud to invite you to its biannual international conference. This year the conference theme is
Technologies on the Stand: Legal and Ethical Issues in Neuroscience and Robotics.
At present, neurotechnologies such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Deep Brain Stimulation are mainly used in the health sector for research, diagnosis and therapy. But neurotechnologies could also be used for human enhancement, for instance to improve cognitive functions. Moreover, insights from neuroscience are increasingly used for legal purposes, for instance to determine a suspect's responsibility for his actions or to distinguish truthful from deceptive statements. These three domains of application raise different important ethical and legal questions that require further discussion.
Similarly, the application of robotics and autonomous technologies in various (social) situations â€“ the home, hospital environments, traffic and in war â€“ raises a number of ethical and legal issues. These include questions such as: what are the ethical implications of applying robots in the health sector with regard to our ideas about human dignity and autonomy? What are the consequences of using robotics in war? And can we hold robots liable if they play an ever more important role in our daily lives?
Technologies on the Stand is an international and multidisciplinary conference that will bring together experts from the fields of (1) law and neuroscience and (2) law, ethics and robotics. Five renowned keynote speakers will present their latest research at this conference in plenary sessions. Additionally, over twenty researchers from around the world will present papers in the parallel sessions.
We cordially invite you to come to Tilburg in April and join us for this inspiring, thought-provoking event!
Technologies on the Stand is part of TILTing Perspectives, the biannual international conference series organised by the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University.
-- Keynote speakers --
• Stephen Morse: University of Pennsylvania
• Paul Wolpe: Emory University
• Wendell Wallach: Yale University
• Noel Sharkey: University of Sheffield
• Mark Coeckelbergh: University of Twente
-- Conference fees:* --
• Regular participants: 300 euros (registration between 1 December 2010 and 31 March 2011)
• Late registrations: 350 euros (registration after 1 April 2011)
• PhD student fee: 200 euros (throughout the entire registration phase)
• Fee for employees of Tilburg University: 200 euros (throughout the entire registration phase)
• Fee for BA and MA students and alumni: 100 euros (between 1 December 2010 and 31 March 2011); 150 euros for late registrations (after 31 March 2011)
• Fee for members of the scientific committee: 200 euros (throughout the entire registration phase).
*The conference fee includes a copy of the conference proceedings, coffee, tea, lunches, drinks, and the conference dinner on 11 April 2011.
-- Registration --
To register for this conference, please use the registration system
On completion of the registration Tilburg University will send you a bill, which you can pay using a bank transfer. All registrations must be payed before the conference starts!!
-- More information --
• For more information on the conference, please visit the conference website at http://tiny.cc/kzuf5
• The conference proceedings will contain a selection of the papers presented during the conference. They are published by Wolf Legal Publishers and will be available at the conference. Keynote papers and the winning paper in the Best Paper Contest will be published in a special edition of Hart's international journal Law, Innovation and Technology.
• The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) is a multidisciplinary research institute conducting research into the legal and social implications of various emerging (fields of) technologies, ranging from information and communication technologies, to bio- and nanotechnologies, to neurotechnologies and robotics. A key feature of the institute's research program is the interaction between legal, technological, and social perspectives. For more information, please see the TILT website at http://tinyurl.com/4etxky4
• Further questions? You can also contact the conference organisers directly: dr. Bibi van den Berg (firstname.lastname@example.org) and dr. Laura Klaming: (email@example.com).