CLaw takes an interdisciplinary approach to explore
the tech-legal challenges of emerging technologies
We are moving towards realising the broader visions of ubiquitous and pervasive computing, such as smart cities that seamlessly support a vast range of applications. At the same time, we see technology subject to increasing public commentary, political scrutiny and regulatory attention.
As a result, existing (and proposed) regulatory and governance regimes place obligations on those who manage (process, use and collect) data; a high-profile example is the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In many cases, the end-users of applications have certain ‘rights’ that must be respected—and those developing, providing, offering and using technology bear various degrees of responsibility, which must be properly managed.
Managing these rights and responsibilities is becoming increasingly complex, both technically and legally. Many of the challenges stem from the increasingly, composite, automated, dynamic and often opaque nature of technology and its supporting ecosystems. The challenges are set to increase, as computing becomes increasingly pervasive and ubiquitous, and as visions of smart cities and the IoT become a reality.
Building on the successes of the previous workshops, CLaw 2018 aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary exploration of the technical and legal challenges as regards emerging technology, with a particular focus on its increasingly pervasive and ubiquitous nature.
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, up to 6 pages in length (shorter submissions are welcome). Papers should be fomatted according to the SIGCHI papers template. 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 the ACM Digital Library. The submission URL will follow shortly.
Programme Committee (tentative, TBC):