(Danube University Krems) EDem10 will take place at Danube University Krems, Austria, on 6th and 7th of May 2010. EDem is the leading E-Democracy conference in Europe and the keynote speakers will ensure an interesting event. On primary aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners. Deadline for Extended Call for Papers 1 March.
(e-Televisión) En estas Jornadas analizaremos las tendencias y oportunidades de las INTERNET TV (tanto la TVIP como el Video on Demand –VOD-) para Universidades, Centros de Investigación y Formación, Empresas orientadas a las TICs, así como para colegios e institutos, dedicando algunas sesiones a los profesores como docentes y "prescriptores" de las tecnologías en las aulas. Fecha: en Madrid del 1 - 3 de febrero de 2010. Dirige: Dra. Loreto Corredoira, firstname.lastname@example.org. Organiza: e-Televisión, spin off de la Complutense y el Grupo Complutense IPTV
(UCSIA) 27?28 May 2010 - Antwerp - Belgium. UCSIA and the University of Antwerp are pleased to announce the organisation of a two-day international, multidisciplinary conference on children, adolescents & ICT. The conference will focus on national and international research dealing with social, cultural, economic, legal, psychological and ethical issues regarding young people's uses of various internet applications and mobile telephony. Confirmed keynotes so far are: Jos de Haan, Sonia Livingstone, Yves Poullet, Peter Smith, Patti M Valkenburg, Seounmi Youn.
COST action IS0801 is pleased to announce the organisation of an international workshop on legal issues regarding cyberbullying amongst youngsters (peer-to-peer and student-versus-authority). This workshop will be held on Wednesday May 26th 2010, in Antwerp (Belgium). It will be followed by the "E-youth: Opportunities and risks" conference on May 27th-28th 2010, organised by UCSIA and the University of Antwerp.
(ICANN-Studienkreis ) 10th Meeting of the ICANN-Studienkreis Internet Governance & Domain Names: Broader Cyberspace, Mobile Internet and New Market Opportunities. 21/22 January 2010 Barcelona, Hotel "Rivoli Rambla"
(EuroDIG) European Dialogue on Internet Governance EuroDIG 2010 will take place at the 29/30 April 2010 in Madrid. We invite herewith all interested stakeholders to a joint preparatory meeting in Madrid on 19 January 2010 at 11:00 am CET.
(FOSI) The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with the Family Online Safety Institute is hosting a conference on online safety which will bring together specialists from the region andfrom around the world. This ground-breaking conference is the first of its kind in the Gulf region. Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain; Date: 18, 19 & 20 January 2010. To register and find out more information.
(CoE) The next Octopus Interface on Cooperation against Cybercrime will take place in Strasbourg on 23-25 March 2010. It will gather cybercrime experts from public and private sectors; international and non-governmental organisations to discuss the issues of security and the protection of fundamentals rights on the Internet as well as to share good practices in implementing the Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocol. The Conference will also focus on the following topics:
Effective measures against the sexual exploitation and abuse of children on the internet; The Convention on Cybercrime as a global framework; Cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors;aw enforcement responsibilities: the role of high-tech crime units, CERTs/CSIRTs, registries and registrars; Mapping networks against cybercrime; Technical cooperation against cybercrime. See first outline of the Conference.
(Wise Kids) WISE KIDS is organising two one-day conferences in Wales together with the Wales Internet Safety Partnership (WISP) entitled Young People in a Digital World 2010 - Preparing, Supporting and Inspiring, on the 1st and 3rd of February in Swansea and Bangor respectively. The south Wales conference will be opened by Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, and the confirmed keynote speaker is Professor Tanya Byron, author of Safer Children in a Digital World (the Byron Review). The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #ypdw2010. Young people will also be involved in presentations and a panel session.
(Europa) In April 2008, the Commission with its Communication on video games signalled the growing importance of video games both in social and economic terms and explicitly showcased the video games industry, arguing that it is about to become a major pillar of European media culture. One year after the Communication, Commissioner Reding, experts and relevant stakeholders will come together in order to re-assess progress to date towards improved protection of minors and identify further measures as necessary. The European Commission's hearing on video games and the protection of minors will take place on 8 July 2009 in Brussels. It will take the form of panel discussions on the following topics: Raising awareness among parents and consumers; Online Games: particular risks, specific responses?; Towards a pan- European Code of Conduct for the retail sale of video games. 8 July 2009; 10.00 ? 16.30
(Euroap) The 2009 edition of the Safer Internet Forum will take place in Luxembourg on 22 and 23 October and its main theme will be "Promoting internet safety in schools". The Forum will be open for stakeholders from NGOs, governments, researchers, industry representatives, including Internet Service Providers, mobile network operators, social networking sites, software developers.
You can consult the draft agenda of the event. Further details on the programme and registration will be published at a later stage. The Safer Internet Forum will be preceeded by the INSAFE Pan-European Youth Panel and a Teachers' Panel. Both meetings will take place on 21 October in Luxembourg and will be closed to the public. The main conclusions of both the Youth and the Teachers' Panel will be presented during the Safer Internet Forum.
(ITU) ITU, within the context of the Child Online Protection Initiative, together with MIC Japan is organizing a Strategic Dialogue on Safer Internet Environment for Children that will be held on 2-3 June in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Strategic Dialogue will provide a platform for policy-makers, regulators, industry representatives, research and academia to exchange views, experiences and good practices on key policy and strategy issues in the area of child online protection. It will also examine the dimensions of child e-safety, including information about the dangers facing children online, the tools presently available to reduce the risks to them, including current, new and emerging ICTs and finally, recommendations and key activities which could be undertaken in this area. see Draft Programme
(EU Kids Online) Thursday June 11th 2009, New Academic Building, London School of Economics and Political Science, London. An international one-day conference for researchers, policy makers, industry, educators, NGOs and government to address the policy issues and research findings about children and the internet. The conference will focus on European research on cultural, contextual and risk issues regarding children and the internet. It will report the final results and recommendations from three years' work by the EU Kids Online network of 60 researchers in 21 countries funded by the EC Safer Internet plus Programme. It will also showcase the latest current research in Europe and Worldwide.
(Europa) 19-20 May 2009. European Commission, Charlemagne building, Brussels. The European Commission organises a personal data use and protection conference to look at new challenges for privacy. How should personal data be protected in a globalised world with increased mobility and in the wake of modern communication and information technologies and new policies? Which data is accessed and exchanged by public authorities and private companies? How well are current rules on international transfers of personal data working in a time of cloud computing? What are the expectations of individuals and business and society as a whole?
(IGF) The fourth annual IGF Meeting will be held from 15-18 November in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Consultations open to all stakeholders were held in Geneva on 23-24 February 2009. Open Consultation 23 February 2009 Transcript and Open Consultations 24 February 2009 Transcript. The Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) met in Geneva on 25-26 February 2009. The MAG agreed on the broad outline of a meeting schedule. see summary. Stakeholders are invited to submit preliminary workshop proposals based on this template by 15 April 2009. An online form will be made available in due course for the submission of proposals.
(Europa) U.S.-European Union RFID symposium, 22 September 2008 - 23 September 2008 Washington D.C. As part of the framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration between the European Union and the United States, the U.S.-EU Summit Leaders identified priority growth projects that will significantly enhance transatlantic economic integration, growth, and job creation. One of these "Lighthouse Projects" is Innovation and Technology, and cooperation on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies was singled out for specific joint action. As part of this joint action in cooperation with industry stakeholders, the United States and the European Union two days of RFID events have been planned.
(Europa) This year's Safer Internet Forum will take place in Luxembourg on September 25 and 26. The Forum is open for stakeholders from NGOs, governments, researchers, industry representatives, including Internet Service Providers, mobile network operators, social networking sites, software developers. The European Commission is organising 4 different experts' panels on the following topics: September 25: Social Networking and Children, Age verification; September 26: What do we know about Children's use of online technologies?, Media Rating - towards pan-European cross media rating and classification schemes. In order to prepare the Safer Internet Forum discussions, the European Commission has launched in June 2008 a public consultation to get input from all relevant stakeholders. Contributions from those interested are expected until July 31 2008.
(EuroDIG.org) Consultations before the 3rd IGF in Hyderabad with a particular emphasis on : "Fostering security, privacy and openness on the internet". European actors interested in Internet Governance issues will meet in Strasburg on 20-21 October 2008, to discuss openly and freely their ideas, experiences and concerns in a fully multi-stakeholder format. The main themes on the Agenda of the 3rd IGF to be held in Hyderabad in December will be addressed with a particular emphasis on issues surrounding security, privacy, and openness on the Internet (concerns such as cutting Internet access, the privacy and security of popular internet banking and commerce applications, etc). Other themes will include universal access, as well as managing Internet critical resources.
(Euroap) A new call for proposals will be launched under the eContentplus programme in 2008. The provisional date for publication is March. The provisional deadline for receipt of proposals is 12 June 2008. A central Information Day presenting the objectives of the target areas for 2008 and providing details on how to submit a proposal will be held in Luxembourg in the Jean Monnet Building on Tuesday, 19 February 2008.
(Europa) A central Information Day presenting the main activities carried out under Safer Internet plus, the objectives of the actions open under the 2008 call and providing details on how to submit a proposal will be held in Luxembourg in the Jean Monnet Building on Tuesday, 11 March 2008.
(Italy) The Italian Government, in the framework of the Internet Governance Forum process, and in cooperation with the UN and the IGF Secretariat, will organize a Dialogue Forum on Internet Rights, to be held in Rome on 27 September 2007. The Government of Italy invites all stakeholders - Governments, private sector, civil society, academic and technical communities, and international organizations - to attend the meeting. To facilitate the public debate a dedicated online forum is also available. This initiative aims at facilitating the international multistakeholder debate on the opportunity of defining shared rights, that guarantee the open and multilateral character of the Internet.
(CoE) On 13 and 14 September the Council of Europe will host a pan-European conference on the ethical dimensions of the information society, organised in conjunction with UNESCO and the French Commission for UNESCO. The aims of the conference are:
to identify ethical and human rights issues connected with information and communication technologies and the way ICT are used;
to raise stakeholders' awareness of these issues;
to contribute to the UNESCO code of ethics project and make operational recommendations;
to promote the development of regional and inter-regional networks and co-operation.
The inaugural Internet Governance Forum meeting in Athens, Greece, proved a great success. This year, the Government of Brazil has generously offered to host the second IGF meeting in Rio de Janeiro from 12 to 15 November 2007.
(Euroap) On Thursday 24 May, an Information Day will be held for the third call for proposals of the eContentplus programme. Subject to the completion of all the necessary procedures, it is intended to launch the call in June 2007 with a provisional deadline for receipt of proposals on 4 October 2007.
(Europa) The Safer Internet Forum 2007 will take place in Luxembourg on 20-21 June. The Forum will be composed of three workshops and a plenary session for discussing relevant issues with stakeholders which, in addition to the public consultation on Safer Internet and online technologies for children, will give input for the Commission's decision whether to propose a follow-up programme from 2009 to 2013. The three workshops focus on: Online-related sexual abuse of children, in particular grooming; Assessing the need for awareness-raising for creating a safe online environment for children; and The impact and consequences of convergence of online technologies for online safety.
(OpenNet Initiative) The OpenNet Initiative is holding its first public conference to discuss the current state of play of Internet filtering worldwide. The conference will be hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute and held at the University of Oxford on May 18, 2007. The conference is free of charge and open to the public. Results from the first global study of Internet filtering carried out by the OpenNet Initiative will be on the table for a day of discussion involving ICT development experts, speech and human rights advocates, journalists and bloggers, international laywers and scholars, and others interested in state responses to online information flows. We hope you will join us in exploring interpretations and implications of our data and helping to shape the OpenNet Initiative's evolving research agenda.
(EUPACO) We bring together a new group of reputed expert speakers and we invite participants for the second Brussels event on 15 and 16 May. Keynote speakers: Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical Ltd; Ron Marchant, and William Kovacic. Ron Marchant has just retired as Chief Executive of the Patent Office (UK) where he was also Director of Patents for 12 years. Under his leadership, the UK office has become widely known as a leader among national office for its innovative services and policy development. William Kovacic is one of five Commissioners of the Federal Trademark Commission in the U.S. He previously served as General Counsel for the FTC at the time agency conducted its landmark study on patents, innovation, and competition.
(ITU) WSIS Action Line C5: Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs. The 2nd WSIS Action Line C5 facilitation meeting will be held 14-15 May 2007 at ITU Headquarters (Room K) in Geneva, Switzerland from 9:30-17:30 both days. The meeting is open to all stakeholders and will be held in conjunction with a cluster of events 14-25 May surrounding World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (May 17th). The invitation letter and draft agenda is available here. See also Partnerships for Global Cybersecurity Web site and Background on WSIS Action Line C5.
(ITU) The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are jointly organizing a high-level experts meeting to identify global trends and to address the new technological and policy challenges in the digital content delivery environment.
The ITU/EBU High-Level Experts Meeting on 'Competitive Platforms for Digital Content' will be held from 21 to 22 June 2007 at EBU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. It is a unique opportunity which will bring together the world's leading ICT companies, decision-makers, international organizations and governments for a high-level meeting to facilitate the creation of new opportunities for growth in the digital content market.