Call for Papers - ILPC Annual Conference 2021
18 Nov 2021, 11:00 to 19 Nov 2021, 17:30
ILPC Annual Conference 2021
Data in a Pandemic: Rights and Responsibilities
The ILPC’s 6th Annual Conference will explore the impact of the global pandemic on society and the increased use of data-driven systems, particularly the implications of these changes for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations. Panels will address the development and future of these transitions for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK and internationally.
The ILPC Annual Conference will also include the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Lecture and the ILPC is delighted to announce that Professor Diane Coyle CBE will deliver this year’s ILPC Annual Lecture. Professor Coyle is Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Director of the Productivity Institute, a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics, and previously served as advisor to the UK Treasury, and Vice-Chairman of the BBC Trust.
Attendance is free thanks to the support of the IALS and our sponsors, although registration is required as places are limited.
Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce this call for papers hosted online by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), supported by Bloomsbury’s Communications Law journal. You can read about previous ILPC annual events here.
We are looking for high quality contributions that consider the impact of the global pandemic on society and the increased use of data-driven systems, particularly the implications of these changes for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations. Whether based on doctrinal analysis, or empirical research, papers should offer an original perspective on the implications posed by this transition for regulation and policy within the UK or internationally. Interdisciplinary papers are encouraged.
This year’s ILPC Annual Conference welcomes submissions by Early Career Researchers to its Spotlight Session. This involves a short video recording (maximum 5 minutes) where the researcher(s) provides a focused overview of work-in-progress relevant to the conference theme. A selection of the best videos will be published and promoted on the IALS website and will feature as part of a dedicated conference panel. Early Career Researchers include PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD within the past five years.
Topics of interest include:
· Borders and safeguarding public health
· Digital remote working
· Online access/delivery of public services
· A cashless society
· Emergency powers and the rule of law
· Health monitoring systems (certification/passports)
· Algorithmic discrimination and vulnerable groups
· Digital policing tools and quarantine
· Rebuilding local and global communities
· Trustworthy institutions and disinformation
The best papers will feature 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 2021 for consideration by the journal’s editorial team.
How to apply:
Please send an abstract of between 250-300 words/Spotlight Session recording and some brief biographical information to Eliza Boudier, Fellowships and Administrative Officer, IALS: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 6th August, 2021 (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:
The Information Law and Policy Centre (ILPC), based at the Institute of Advanced
Legal Studies, launched in 2015. The Centre’s mission is to undertake, promote, and facilitate, cross-disciplinary scholarship and research in the areas of information law and policy, domestically and internationally, in collaboration with a variety of organisations within the public and private sectors, and civil society.
About Communications 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. Dr Peter Coe, Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading, is the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.
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