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eLEGAL 2002 Conference, October 2002, UK

February 20, 2002
* eLEGAL 2002 *

European Conference on Legal Aspects of ICT Application in Project-Based


Loughborough University, UK

3-4th October 2002

The second international event to raise awareness of 'eLEGAL' issues is

being organised for 3-4 October 2002 as part of the EC funded eLEGAL

European research project (IST-1999-20570). It is being held at

Loughborough University, in the heart of the UK, with easy access to

airports and London.

This conference seeks to review developments in the field of:

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications and their

inherent legal issues;

ICT-related law (national and international regulatory frameworks affecting

ICT applications); and

Current and future industry practices protecting authors, owners,

distributors of electronic project information - and the clients of these

project-based businesses.

The provision of legal support for ICTs is a key step to improving business

applications of these technologies, and this will be demonstrated through a

presentation of some of the findings of the eLEGAL project. The eLEGAL

project is seeking to define a framework for legal conditions and contracts

regarding the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in

project businesses to promote enhanced business practice in which the use

of ICT in inter-enterprise information exchange is contractually

stipulated. The project includes engineering, legal and academic partners

from the UK, Finland, Germany and Italy.

The organising committee for the conference invites submission of papers

from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • current contractual practice related to ICT;

  • interfaces between contractual practices/regulatory frameworks of

    different EU countries;

  • the rapidly changing application of ICTs to project-based businesses

    and the legal ramifications;

  • ICT support for virtual enterprises (VEs) and surrounding legal issues;

  • legal support requirements for the application of ICTs to VEs;

  • the development of XML for legal support/ICT integration;

  • legal issues surrounding AEC objects, i.e. IFCs and STEP;

  • eContracting;

  • ICT applications in the construction industry and related legal issues;

  • Related standardisation issues.


Registration of interest/intent Immediately

Abstracts (maximum 500 words) 30 April 2002

Notification of acceptance of abstracts 15 May 2002

Complete paper submission 28 June 2002

Notification of acceptance/amendments of papers 30 August 2002

Conference 3 - 4 October 2002

Abstract Submission Please send email attachments in Word or RTF format to


Further information on eLEGAL is available at:


Many thanks in anticipation and kind regards,


Chris Carter

Department of Civil & Building Engineering,

Loughborough University, Leics., LE11 3TU, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0)1509 228741

Fax: +44 (0)1509 223945

WWW: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/cv/research/profiles/staff/63.html

WWW:Department page http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/cv/

Ted Finch

Faculty Adviser

CATs Co-ordinator

Napier University Business School

+44 (0)131 455 3489

Angela Scott

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