Thursday, May 23, 2013

GIKII 2013 Goes to the Beach!!

GikII 2013 – Call for Papers
Sun, Sand and GikII VIII
When robots, drones, autonomous agents, Facebook stalking, teleportation, 3D printing, MMORPGS, science fiction, computer games and superhero justice are discussed within the realms of the law and LOL cats, you know the time for the annual GikII workshop has arrived!  Yes it’s time for GikII VIII – and a time to immerse ourselves in debates about cutting-edge technology, popular culture and the law.

When and Where?
GikII which has traversed through the exotic cities of Edinburgh, Oxford, London, Amsterdam and Göteborg in years gone by will arrive in sunny, golden-sandy Southern city of Bournemouth with its sparkling sea and almost California-like-but-not-quite atmosphere. It will be held on 16-17 September 2013 at the Executive Business Centre (EBC), Landsdowne Campus, Bournemouth University (EBC is a 5-minute walk from the Bournemouth train station). GikII is being hosted with the kind assistance of the Law Department and the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University. The dates provide you the opportunity to combine GikII VIII with the Society for Computers and Law Workshop (12-13th September in London) and make it a ‘Geek Week’ with a beach week-end in-between!  We point out however that buckets and spades are not provided.

In keeping with tradition, there is no registration fee to attend GikII and priority is always given to speakers, but, there are some limited spaces available for students and non-speakers.  To guarantee your place, please make sure you submit your paper early and register for the event.  Registration will open on Eventbrite when acceptance of abstracts has been notified.

Submission of abstracts and deadline
Please send an abstract not exceeding 500 words to Professor Lilian Edwards ( and Dr Dinusha Mendis ( The deadline for submissions is 2 August 2013. We will be in touch shortly after the deadline to let you know about acceptance of your papers.

Main contacts
The Chair of the event will be Dr. Dinusha Mendis, Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director, CIPPM, Bournemouth University with assistance from Professor Lilian Edwards, Professor of Internet Law, University of Strathclyde and Deputy Director of CREATe
If required, Dinusha will be happy to provide information about accommodation, ranging from those with sea views (expensive) to those without (cheap).  The information will also be available on the Eventbrite page at the time of registration.

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