Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science (GETS): Law, Policy and Ethics
May 16-18, 2018
ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Phoenix, AZ
About the Conference
The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, gene editing, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, digital health, human enhancement technologies, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, data analytics, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies, technology & privacy, cybersecurity, geoengineering, neuroscience, military technologies, artificial intelligence, algorithms, autonomous cars, and robotics. The conference is premised on the belief that there is much to be learned and shared from and across the governance experience and proposals for these various emerging technologies.
Larry Downes, New York Times Bestselling Author on Technology and Strategy
Larry Downes is co-author of Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation(Portfolio 2014). His previous book, The Laws of Disruption: Harnessing the New Forces that Govern Business and Life in the Digital Age explored the accident-prone intersection of law and innovation. Downes is the author of the New York Times and Business Week bestseller, Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance, which was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the five most important books ever published on business and technology. He writes regularly for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post and CNET. He serves as Project Director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and a Senior Fellow with Accenture Research. Read more
Talk: Eight Simple Rules for Regulating My Disruptive Innovation
Danielle Keats Citron, Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Professor Citron is an internationally recognized information privacy expert. Her book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press 2014) explored the phenomenon of cyber stalking and how law and companies can and should tackle online abuse consistent with our commitment to free speech. The editors of Cosmopolitan included her book in “20 Best Moments for Women in 2014.” Professor Citron has published more than 20 law review articles appearing in California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Harvard Law Review Forum, Boston University Law Review, Fordham Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Texas Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review, Washington Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, among other journals. Her opinion pieces have appeared in media outlets, such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Time, CNN, The Guardian, New Scientist, ars technica, and New York Daily News. In 2015, the United Kingdom’s Prospect Magazine named Professor Citron one of the “Top 50 World Thinkers;” the Daily Record named her one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Marylanders.” Professor Citron is an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society, Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project, and Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy, a privacy think tank. She is a technology contributor for Forbes. Read More
Talk: How the EU is Dictating Online Speech Norms and What Silicon Valley Can Do About It
The dominant online platforms have long fancied themselves as “free speech leaders.” But the First Amendment no longer serves as the model for Silicon Valley’s terms of service. Pressure from EU regulators is responsible for this switch. To stave off expensive regulation in the EU, Silicon Valley has changed its global policies regarding extremist and hateful speech. The risk is not only conformity with European speech norms but more troublingly censorship creep that silences anyone outside the mainstream. I will talk about how Silicon Valley can reclaim some of its free speech credibility with procedural protections—robust transparency, accountability, definitional clarity, and ombudsmen.
Erica Kochi, Co Founder, UNICEF Innovation
Erica Kochi is the co-founder of UNICEF Innovation. Her team partners with the private sector to benefit children around the world. She focuses on technology growth areas – from artificial intelligence, and sensors and IoT devices, to mobility, skilling, and financial technologies that can deliver tangible results for children. The Office of Innovation has had recognized success in innovative design of international development solutions. Erica was named to the TIME 100 “World’s Most Influential People” List in 2013. Other examples of this work include RapidPRO – a messaging system that has reported 7 million births in Nigeria, provided antenatal care to pregnant women across Rwanda, and provide a direct feedback loop for 3 million young people across 18 countries to engage with their government and change policy in real time. Erica also serves as the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Human Rights. The Council works to promote practical industry-wide solutions to human rights challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The current focus is on the imperatives and pathways for companies to best realize the positive potential of machine learning while building trust and preventing real and present risks to human rights. Erica has worked with the Commission for Macroeconomics and Health, a joint collaboration between the World Bank and the World Health Organization, and developed and executed UNICEF global communication strategies for immunization, child survival and avian influenza and pandemic preparedness. Read more
Talk: Machine Learning in a Global Context: Whose Rights are at Risk?
- Success Stories: International Coordination
- Success Stories: Public Engagement
- Success Stories: Soft Law
- The Most Innovative and Important Emerging Technology Is….
- Health Care Innovations
12th Annual IEEE International Conference on RFID
“The premier conference for the latest discoveries in technical RFID research”
The 2018 IEEE International Conference on RFID is seeking original, high-impact research submissions on RFID-related topics:
Technical Papers: December 5, 2017 (read the guidelines)
Workshop/Tutorial proposals: January 10, 2018 (read the guidelines)
IEEE CRFID Educational Mega Challenge: Smart Cities: January 15, 2018 (read the guidelines)
Posters: February 5, 2018 (read the guidelines)
The 2018 IEEE International Conference on RFID (IEEE RFID 2018) is the premier conference for exchanging technical research in RFID and provides attendees with a unique opportunity to share, discuss, and witness research results in all areas of RFID technologies and their applications; including; Energy Harvesting, Internet of Things (IoT), Localization, and Security to name a few. The conference attendance boasts an outstanding mix of practitioners and researchers from industry and academia.
Get up to date on RFID research and technical know-how
You will get face-to-face time with the top researchers and scientists working on RFID. There will be plenty of new discoveries and information presented that will inspire you to use RFID in new ways for your business application or scientific study.
Receive an International Breadth of New Perspectives
IEEE RFID conferences are Global Events representing academic and industry perspectives from around the world. IEEE RFID Papers and Posters submissions are rigorously vetted and awarded authors will be presenting leading technical innovation and research from Europe, Asia, Middle East and the Americas.
BONUS! IEEE Registration INCLUDES Key RFID Journal LIVE! Events
RFID Journal LIVE! is one of the world’s largest events dedicated to RFID and your IEEE RFID 2018 registration provides access to RFID Journal LIVE! Opening Reception, Keynote Sessions, Awards, and an opportunity to explore new technologies in the expansive Exhibit Hall.
IEEE RFID 2018 Important Dates:
- Paper submissions due: December 5, 2017
- Workshop proposals due: January 10, 2018
- Mega Challenge submissions due: January 15, 2018
- Paper notification of acceptance: January 29, 2018
- Poster abstract due: February 5, 2018
- Poster notifications of acceptance: February 13, 2018
- Paper publication-ready versions due: February 20, 2018
- Poster publication-ready versions due: February 20, 2018
- Conference: April 10 – 12, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA
To engage and interest undergraduates, graduate students, and their advisors, the new
IEEE Council on RFID (CRFID) is offering a competition that addresses real-world problems and is
- Open to any accredited, degree-program educational institution
- Composed of teams with at least one IEEE student member and at least one advisor who is an IEEE member
2017 CHALLENGE: SMART CITIES
The 2017 challenge focuses on the use of radio frequency identification RFID in Smart Cities. Teams will be rated on how they plan and evaluate a solution that incorporates RFID technology and systems. Teams are asked to prepare as if responding to a request for proposal (RFP).
- The team will choose a city and a problem it faces that can be addressed by a smart city solution (e.g., traffic flow, mass transit, infrastructure support, revenue collections, parks management, etc.)
- The team will identify a solution that includes the use of RFID.
For support from the RAIN Alliance, passive UHF RFID must be included in the solution.
- The team will identify the steps needed to implement the solution.
- Submissions must be an 8-10-page summary, which includes:
- Problem statement
- Proposed solution
- Differentiator (why this solution vs. others)
- Resource summary (Personnel and equipment)
- Team summary – bios, function
- Optional bonus points for:
- A paper prepared for a CRFID peer-reviewed conference proceedings.
- YouTube video or privately available video /slide show.
- Partnering with an Industry Advisor from RAIN Alliance
- Partnering with an Industry Advisor
- Use of other resources, for example:
DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2017
Up to $5,000 (USD) student travel support is available from IEEE CRFID and the RAIN Alliance. Alliance members will prep presenters whose solution uses passive UHF.
For more information, please contact Emily Sopensky, President, Council on RFID. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hady Wirawan Lauw, Singapore Management University, Singapore, hady (at) hadylauw (dot) com
- Katina Michael, University of Wollongong, Australia, katina (at) uow (dot) edu (dot) au
- Katharina Zweig, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany, zweig (at) cs (dot) uni-kl (dot) de
The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) provides a premier interdisciplinary forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from all social networking analysis and mining related fields for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences. ASONAM 2017 seeks to address important challenging problems with a specific focus on the emerging trends and industry needs associated with social networking analysis and mining. The conference solicits experimental and theoretical findings along with their real-world applications. In addition to the technical program, the conference will feature tutorials, workshops, panels, exhibits, and demos.
ASONAM 2017 welcomes proposals for short and long tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific social network analysis and mining direction, and stimulate and facilitate future work. High preference will be given to tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, novel and emerging applications.
A one-page description of the tutorial (including title, authors’ short bios, abstract, and background expected from the audience) will be included in the conference proceedings.
Proposals should include the following items:
- Abstract (up to 150 words)
- Rationale of presenting the tutorial at ASONAM 2017 (up to 250 words)
- Target audience and prerequisites (up to 100 words)
- A list of forums with their time, location, approximate number of attendees, and URLs of the slides/notes if the tutorial or a similar/highly-related tutorial has been presented by the same author(s) before (up to 150 words for each entry) – the similarities/differences with the one proposed for ASONAM 2017 should be highlighted
- A list of other tutorials given by the authors – please list titles, presenters, forums, locations and approximate number of attendees only
- A list of tutorials on the same/similar/highly-related topics given by other people (up to 150 words for each entry) – the similarities/differences with the one proposed for ASONAM 2017 should be highlighted
- Authors' short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 150 words per tutor)
- An outline of the tutorial in the form of a bullet list (up to one page)
- Length of the tutorial (1.5-2 hours for short tutorials and 3-4 hours for long tutorials)
- A list of up to 25 most important references that will be covered in the tutorial
- Any specific audio/video/computer requirements for the tutorial
Proposals must be submitted by e-mail to:
- Hady Wirawan LauwSingapore Management University, Singapore, , hady (at) hadylauw (dot) com
- Katina MichaelUniversity of Wollongong, Australia, , katina (at) uow (dot) edu (dot) au
- Katharina Zweig, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany, , zweig (at) cs (dot) uni-kl (dot) de
April 10, 2017 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)
Notification of acceptance:
May 20, 2017
Camera-ready version of the description:
June 25, 2017 11:59 PM American Samoa Zone (UTC-11)