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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


Business





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.








Timetable




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


mailto:eLEGAL@Lboro.ac.uk




Further information on eLEGAL is available at:


http://eLEGAL.vtt.fi/projects/elegal/




Many thanks in anticipation and kind regards,


Chris






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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