CLaw brings together technical and legal practitioners to explore technical responses to legal problems, and to interrogate legal frameworks for new and emerging directions in cloud computing, the Internet of Things, analytics and 'big data', and systems technologies in general
With cloud computing continuing to revolutionise the provision of IT services, and the promises and threats of the Internet of Things (IoT) growing by the day, legal and policy concerns surrounding technology are increasing salience and prominence. Existing and proposed regulatory and governance regimes place obligations on those who manage (process, analyse, use, and collect) data. The end-users of applications provisioned in the cloud and IoT also have certain rights that must be respected – various parties all bear varying degrees of responsibility, which must be properly managed.
Managing these rights and responsibilities is becoming increasingly complex, both technically and legally, particularly due to the emergence of new cloud services and models, as well as because of movements towards collaborative, decentralised and mobile clouds. For instance, the cloud will play an integral role in supporting the evolving IoT, which exacerbates issues of scale and data management while bringing real (physical) world considerations. The increasing prevalence of machine learning technology adds another degree of complexity.
Building on the successes of the previous workshops, CLaw 2017 aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary exploration of tech-legal challenges as regards emerging systems technologies.
The key goal of this workshop is to stimulate a multidisciplinary discussion and new directions on these important issues. As such, we welcome a wide range of submissions, whether technical, legal or thought pieces to stimulate debate. For those technical in nature - fully implemented and evaluated systems are not essential, and application-specific papers are welcome.
Some suggested topics, in no particular order, include:
Submissions must be in electronic format submitted through: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=claw2017. Papers should not exceed 6 pages in IEEE format (single-spaced 2-column text using 10-point size type on A4 paper, templates available). Submissions will be peer reviewed, and for each accepted paper, at least one author is required to register and present the paper at the workshop. All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.
Important Dates: [recently extended]