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2015-10-15 | Call for papers "7th International Conference on Information Law (ICIL) 2016"

posted 2 Oct 2015, 04:26 by Lola Fernández Santos   [ updated 13 Nov 2015, 02:31 ]

7th International Conference on Information Law (ICIL) 2016

Broadening the Horizons of Information Law and Ethics - Α Time for Inclusion

February 22-23, 2016, Pretoria, South Africa

The 7th ICIL is co-organized by the African Center of Excellence on Information Ethics, University of Pretoria, the Ionian University and the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT). It is morally sponsored by the NEXA Center for Internet and Society, the Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI) and the International Center for Information Ethics.


The 7th ICIL aims at the presentation of papers on a variety of subjects within information law and also, information ethics. The conference will host invited presentations and refereed paper presentations. We are interested in papers on intellectual property, data protection, freedom of information, individual rights and information, privacy, cyberlaw and cyberethics, media law and ethics, digital divide and information technology, e-government, surveillance, intellectual freedom, open access, digital divide and other. We are also particularly interested in papers on the historical development of information laws and ethical theory and we would also consider papers dealing with the social, political or psychological aspects of information.


Selected papers from 7th ICIL will be published, with the consent of the authors, in a special volume of Ethics and Information Technology (Springer) and the International Journal of Technology Policy and Law (Inderscience publishers). We will also publish all accepted papers, with the consent of the authors, in a separate volume of proceedings, published with an international publisher.


It is a deeply honor for the organizers of the 7th ICIL to accommodate as Keynote Speakers: the Founder and Director of the International Center for Information Ethics Professor Rafael Capurro and the Chair of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)'s Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) core activity Emeritus Professor Paul Sturges.The International Conference on Information Law and Ethics (ICIL) first took place in 2008, in Corfu, Greece, funded by the European Community. ICIL was born in relation to the graduate course “Information law and ethics”, taught at the Ionian University, in Corfu and Athens, Greece since 2005. From a conference with twenty international speakers in 2008, ICIL has reached great numbers of speakers and participants, over 130 in the last 2014 Conference in Thessaloniki, with four parallel sessions and special sessions, simultaneously hosting other major events such as Philoweb 2014.


ICIL, since 2008, has become a major international conference dealing exclusively with the legal and ethical aspects of information, co-organized by the Ionian University (School of Information Science) and the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) and morally supported by the International Center for Information Ethics, the NEXA Center for Internet and Society and the Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI).


ICIL looks at the concept of information from a multidisciplinary point of view. Information law and ethics cover the concept of information as such and therefore, irrespective of the medium via this information is being transferred. It is, therefore, not limited to the exploration of digital information and seeks the roots of information law and ethics in the ancient Greek world of freedom of speech in agora and also even earlier, in the paintings by humans of the caves. An excellent historical presentation of the field can be found in the site of the International Center of Information Ethics.


In addition, ICIL has instituted a Young Scholars Forum, aiming at helping young researchers presenting their work in an international conference. Also, it has hosted a series of Special Sessions, for example on Museum Ethics, Arts and Ethics, Libraries and Intellectual Capital, Bibliometrics, Law and Cryptography and others.


Furthermore, ICIL has published proceedings as printed volumes, distributed or given to all ICIL speakers and INSEIT members free of charge, every year since 2009. For a list of the proceedings until today please see: http://icil.gr/2014/proceedings.


Abstracts deadline: 15.10.2015

Notification of abstracts acceptance: 15.11.2015

Full papers deadline: 15.1.2016


Conference's official website: http://icil.gr

Contact email: info@icil.gr