[Eurchap] [Fwd: IJCLP CFP & writing competition - Yale A2K2 conference, April 27-29, 2007]

Michel J. Menou Michel.Menou at wanadoo.fr
Tue Dec 12 09:30:59 EST 2006

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Call for Papers & Writing Competition - Yale ISP Second Conference on  
Access to Knowledge (A2K2) [April 27-29, 2007]

The Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP) and the  
International Journal of Communications Law & Policy (IJCLP) are  
pleased to announce their fourth interdisciplinary writing  
competition and call for papers in conjunction with the Second Access  
to Knowledge (A2K2) Conference taking place on April 27-29, 2007 at  
Yale Law School . We invite scholars, policy makers, technologists,  
activists and industry representatives to submit papers for the  
writing competition and/or for publication by the IJCLP.

Conference Description

History shows that revolutions come with a price tag and the  
'information revolution' through which we are living is no exception.  
We are only now beginning to understand the economic and humanitarian  
tolls along the information superhighway and how much the evolution  
into a worldwide information economy is really costing humanity on a  
global scale. Environmentalism was a belated response to the  
industrial revolution. The Yale Access to Knowledge (A2K) Initiative  
aims to build an intellectual framework that will protect access to  
knowledge both as the basis for sustainable human development and to  
safeguard human rights.

The A2K2 conference will be an event focused on mobilizing the A2K  
coalition. A2K2 will keep building the connections between access to  
knowledge issues and amongst the institutions that crystallized at  
the first landmark conference. Developing both a theoretical  
framework and delving into the details of practical implementation,  
the program will focus on mobilizing the private sector, governments,  
and civil society around A2K issues. A2K2's policy panels will be  
structured towards tangible legal and technological solutions and  
collaborative strategies for policy makers and individual institutions.

Conference proceedings and foundational resources from last year's  
Access to Knowledge conference are available at the Yale A2K  
conference wiki at http://research.yale.edu/isp/a2k/wiki/.

A2K policy issues to be addressed include:

*	Compulsory Licensing for Access to Medicines
*	Community Media
*	Multilingual Domain Names
*	Open Source Licensing
*	Distance Education
*	Traditional Knowledge & Genetic Resources
*	Collaborative Scientific Databases
*	Access to Government Information
*	Agriculture & Genetically Modified Crops
*	Peer Production
*	Digital Archiving
*	Online Journalism
*	Municipal WiFi & Mesh Networking
*	Generics Pharmaceutical Industry
*	Open Standards
*	Digital Rights Management

A full conference description will be available on the Yale ISP's  
A2K2 Initiative page at http://research.yale.edu/isp/.

  Writing Competition

Submissions for the writing competition must be received by noon EST,  
January 8th, 2007. The author of the best paper, as well as two  
runners-up will be invited to present their work at a panel during  
the conference. The author of the winning paper will receive coverage  
of his/her travel to and accommodations at Yale University for the  
conference. Selected papers will be announced by March 1st, 2007. The  
authors of the award-winning papers will automatically be invited to  
publish their work in a special Autumn 2007 volume of the  
International Journal of Communications Law & Policy (http:// 
www.ijclp.org) devoted to Access to Knowledge.

Journal Publication

Submissions for publication must be received by noon EST, May 1st,  
2007. The selection committee, composed of the editorial board of the  
IJCLP, and some of the Yale ISP Fellows, will review and consider all  
submissions for publication in the special Autumn 2007 volume of the  
journal, including submissions for the writing competition. Authors  
will be notified of acceptance by July 15th, 2007.

Submission Guidelines

Papers may be submitted on any A2K2-related  issue, provided that  
they lie within the central focus of the IJCLP - communications law &  
policy. All submissions should be written in English in .rtf or .pdf  
format. They should conform to academic citation standards, be no  
longer than 25,000 words, and include an abstract of up to 250 words.  
Submissions should be e-mailed simultaneously to the lead editors of  
the IJCLP, Simone Francesco Bonetti (simo.bonetti[at]tiscalinet.it  
<mailto:simo.bonetti at tiscalinet.it> ) and Boris Rotenberg  
(boris_rotenberg[at]yahoo.it). Inquiries may be addressed to any of  
the above.

Special Call for Papers for Authors from countries listed as  
developing and transition countries

In addition, the IJCLP is pleased to announce a special (additional)  
call for papers supported through a grant from the Open Society  
Institute (OSI) <http://www.soros.org/>. Authors from countries  
listed as developing and transition countries* are invited to submit  
papers related to A2K2 by May 1st, 2007. Any paper selected for  
publication will receive financial support from our OSI grant. Such  
support shall include a small stipend to each author in addition to  
free editorial processing by the Journal. Please note that authors  
who submit papers for this specific call are also eligible for the  
general call for papers and the writing competition awards announced  
on our web site. Submissions should be e-mailed simultaneously to the  
lead editors of the IJCLP, Simone Francesco Bonetti (simo.bonetti  
[at] tiscalinet [dot] it) and Boris Rotenberg (boris_rotenberg [at]  
yahoo [dot] it). Inquiries may be addressed to any of the above.

* i.e. Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,  
Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burma, Burkina  
Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia,  
Czech Republic, Estonia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea,  
Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo,  
Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Laos, Macedonia,  
Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia,  
Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia and  
Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, South Africa, Swaziland,  
Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey,Ukraine, Uganda, Uzbekistan,  
Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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