Call for Papers: ICT4ER 2013

Jan 17 2013 Posted: 08:57 GMT

Papers are invited from scholars and practitioners across all disciplines for a workshop on the application of information and communications technology for environmental regulation. This workshop, "Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda", will take place from Thursday 20 June - Friday 21 June 2013. The keynote speaker is Professor Bradley C. Karkkainen (University of Minnesota School of Law).

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The aim of this workshop is to build a network of researchers dealing with these issues in order to prepare joint projects, funding applications and work towards an international conference dealing with this topic. The workshop will discuss the development of a coherent but multi-disciplinary research agenda for ICT and environment regulation and agree detailed proposals for future work in the area, such as the publication of an edited collection, funding applications or an international conference. It is aimed at those who work on issues related to the use of ICT in environmental regulation, whether as academic researchers, practitioners based in regulatory agencies, or activists in NGOs, such as lawyers, IS/IT/GIS specialists, environmental informatics specialists, economists, public policy researchers, psychologists, sociologists and other social science researchers.

Topics include: (but are not limited to):
  • Data for environmental regulation
  • Disclosure as a regulatory tool
  • E-government studies of environmental regulation
  • Geographical Information Systems and environmental regulation
  • Freedom of information law and policy
  • Green IT/IS
  • Sustainable computing
  • ICT and social responsibility
  • ICT and reflexive law
  • ICT and transparency
  • ICT as a tool for behaviour change
  • Information as a tool of regulation or governance
  • Remote sensing
  • Satellite monitoring
  • The automation or digitisation of regulation
  • The impact of ICT on regulatory processes
  • The role of models in the policy and legal process
  • The role of non-governmental organisations
  • The role of science in the policy and legal process

Submission Deadline: Friday 15 March 2013.
Acceptance Notification: Friday 12 April 2013.
Workshop: Thursday 20 & Friday 21 June 2013.

A limited amount of funding is available for the best student abstract.

This workshop is funded by the Irish Research Council, the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, and the Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster of the Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway.

Enquiries to: or to Rónán Kennedy (School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway) at +353-91-495626

Rónán Kennedy


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