ILPC Annual Conference 2018 Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Transforming Cities with Artificial Intelligence: Law, Policy, and Ethics

We are pleased to announce this call for papers for the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Conference on 23 November 2018 at IALS in London, this year supported by Bloomsbury’s Communications Law journal. You can read about our previous annual events here.

We are looking for high quality and focused contributions that consider information law and policy within the context of improving the governance of the public interest within cities through the use of AI-based systems. Whether based on doctrinal analysis, or empirical research, papers should offer an original perspective on the implications posed by the use of algorithms and data-driven systems for improving the effectiveness of the public sector whilst also ensuring that such processes are governed by frameworks that are accountable, trustworthy, and proportionate in a democratic society.

Topics of particular interest in 2018 include:

  • Explainability and transparency of algorithms
  • Smart cities
  • Data privacy and ethics
  • Internet of Things
  • Cyber security
  • Open Data and Data Sharing
  • Public-private partnerships
  • AI and Digital education
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation

 

The conference will take place on Friday 23rd November 2018 and will include the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Lecture and an evening reception.

The ILPC is delighted to announce that Baroness Onora O’Neill, a leading philosopher in politics, justice, and ethics, who is also a Crossbench Member of the House of Lords and Associate Fellow of the University of Cambridge Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) will deliver this year’s Annual Lecture.

Attendance will be free of charge thanks to the support of the IALS and our sponsors, although registration is required as places are limited. Registration to the Annual Conference is available here.

The best papers will be featured in a special issue of Bloomsbury’s Communications Law journal, following a peer-review process. Those giving papers will be invited to submit full draft papers to the journal by 1st November 2018 for consideration by the journal’s editorial team.

How to apply:

Please send an abstract of between 250-300 words and some brief biographical information to Eliza Boudier, Fellowships and Administrative Officer, IALS: eliza.boudier@sas.ac.uk by Friday 13th July 2018 (5pm, BST).

Abstracts will be considered by the Information Law and Policy Centre’s academic staff and advisors, and the Communications Law journal editorial team.


About the Information Law and Policy Centre at the IALS:

The Information Law and Policy Centre (ILPC) produces, promotes, and facilitates research about the law and policy of information and data, and the ways in which law both restricts and enables the sharing, and dissemination, of different types of information.

The ILPC is part of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), which was founded in 1947. It was conceived, and is funded, as a national academic institution, attached to the University of London, serving all universities through its national legal research library. Its function is to promote, facilitate, and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law, for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad.

About Communications Law (Journal of Computer, Media and Telecommunications Law):

Communications Law is a well-respected quarterly journal published by Bloomsbury Professional covering the broad spectrum of legal issues arising in the telecoms, IT, and media industries. Each issue brings you a wide range of opinion, discussion, and analysis from the field of communications law. Dr Paul Wragg, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Leeds, is the journal’s Editor in Chief.

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