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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Call for Papers – 2012 Law & Informatics Symposium

The Northern Kentucky Law Review and Salmon P. Chase College of Law seek submissions for the Law & Informatics Symposium on March 1-2, 2012. The Law Review Symposium will take place March 2nd. It will be preceded by a day-long CLE program March 1 regarding practical solutions to current problems facing attorneys and clients.

The Symposium is an opportunity for academics, practitioners, consultants, and students to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues in informatics law, disruptive innovation and the increasingly interconnected information environment. Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged. Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on topics such as the following:


  • Federal privacy legislative efforts
  • Federal/state employment regulations regarding privacy
  • HIPAA, FERPA, COPPA, GLBA & other sector-specific privacy issues
  • EU & global privacy laws & policies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data mining of public databases
  • Social Media and political change


Internet Regulation

  • Net Neutrality
  • DNS Protocols
  • PRO IP Act
  • New Top Level Domain


Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Use of informatics tools for business
  • Online securities disclosures & finance
  • E-discovery and e-disclosure
  • Employee control of Social Media
  • Business to business contracting
  • Customer tracking
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • RFID and NFC utilization
  • Ownership of databases & data
  • Contracting & enforcement of agreements over sharing of data
  • Assessment of significant commercial expansions of informatics practices affecting public expectations & norms



  • Computer Security
  • Criminal Procedure, with emphasis on technology-based search
  • Breach Disclosure Obligations
  • National Security Law, with emphasis on cybersecurity
  • Cyberwarfare treaty negotiatons
  • Suxnet Virus
  • Rules of engagement in Cyber-attacks
  • Asymetrical warfare and non-state combatants
  • Data protection & obligations regarding data breaches
  • Data reliability, including people’s rights to review & correct collected data
  • Data integrity policies to foster reliability, integrity & accuracy


Creative Media Industries

  • Disruptive innovation in television
  • Satellite regulation
  • Gamification
  • Publicity rights in video games
  • Trademark usage in virtual worlds
  • Participant-created content
  • Payment models
  • In-game virtual property & pricing
  • Protection of minors
  • Social media marketing
  • Licensing of user generated content
  • Disintermediation & reintermediation


Submissions & Important Dates:

- Please submit materials to [email protected]

- Submission Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2011  

- Submission Deadline for Articles: January 15, 2012

- Symposium Dates: March 1-2, 2012

Law Review Published Article: The Northern Kentucky Law Review will review, edit and publish submissions in the 2012 Spring Symposium issue.  Articles, as well as case studies and abstracts of research in progress, will be considered for the symposium program for presentation purposes.  Only complete articles, however, will be published in the law review.  Abstracts for these papers will be due no later than the September 15, 2011 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time. 

Presentations (without publication) based on Abstracts: The Northern Kentucky Law Review will review and select presentations for the symposium.  If you are interested in presenting without submitting a publishable article, an abstract of the presentation must be submitted by the September 15, 2011 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time. 

About the Law and Informatics Institute:

The Law & Informatics Institute at Chase College of Law provides a critical interdisciplinary approach to the study, research, scholarship, and practical application of informatics, focusing on the regulation and utilization of information – including its creation, acquisition, aggregation, security, manipulation and exploitation – in the fields of intellectual property law, privacy law, evidence (regulating government and the police), business law, and international law. 

Through courses, symposia, publications and workshops, the Law & Informatics Institute encourages thoughtful public discourse on the regulation and use of information systems, business innovation, and the development of best business practices regarding the exploitation and effectiveness of the information and data systems in business, health care, media, and entertainment, and the public sector. 

For More Information Please Contact:

Jesse Shore, Symposium Editor: [email protected]

Nicholas Dietsch, Editor-in-Chief: [email protected]

Professor Jon Garon, Symposium Faculty Sponsor: [email protected]

For additional information, please call: 859-572-5444

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