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Call for Papers: Business Longevity; Conference in Benevento, Italy 

Business History will devote a special issue, scheduled for publication in April 2014, to Theoretical and Empirical Research on Business Longevity. Final papers will be due Sept. 30, 2013.

Some authors of selected papers will be invited to present the results of their research at the Conference “Historic companies and histories of companies” to be held at University of Sannio (Benevento, Italy) in December 2013.
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History & Evolution of Entrepreneurship & Finance in China — Pingyao, China 

The Pingyao Forum hosts the Business History Special Issue Conference on the History and Evolution of Entrepreneurship and Finance in China Aug. 23-24, 2013. The submission deadline is May 20, 2013. The event is organized by the China Development and Research Center.
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CT and Environmental Regulation:Developing a Research Agenda  

The National University of Ireland – Galway will host a conference, Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda, June 20-21, 2013.

Papers are invited from scholars and practitioners across all disciplines for a workshop on the application of information and communications technology for environmental regulation. Abstracts (maximum 500 words) to be submitted by Friday 15 March 2013. For more information, please visit here.
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Call for Papers: Project on Law & Economics of Arbitration 

The Searle Civil Justice Institute (SCJI) is seeking contributions to an inquiry into arbitration and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The SCJI is a public policy institute and a component of the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law (LEC). The SCJI’s core mission is to provide analytically rigorous, balanced, accessible, and policy-relevant empirical research in the field of law & economics.

The LEC will commission up to eight original articles focused on legal and economic analysis of arbitration (FIVE SLOTS REMAINING). The goal of this initiative is to participate in the larger policy debate on the subject.

Participants will receive an honorarium of $12,000 and be required to:

- attend a one-day policy workshop in the Washington, DC area (travel and lodging provided) – January 2013;

- produce a draft of an original scholarly research paper on an agreed upon topic and participate in a half-day research roundtable (via remote teleconferencing) – March 2013;

- produce a final draft of publishable quality based on comments received at the roundtable – May 2013;

All papers will be subject to double-blind peer review. Both theoretical and empirical proposals will be considered. Preference will be given to researchers not currently active in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution scholarship.

Participants will be given an opportunity to provide commentary/consultation to press and policymakers. Authors are encouraged to seek timely publication in academic journals after initial LEC release. To be considered, please send a statement of interest/brief proposal (no more than 1000 words) on your desired topic, link tocurrent CV, as well as any questions, to Satya Thallam, Assistant Director, Searle Civil Justice Institute atsthallam@gmu.edu or 703.993.9961. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis from now until December 7, 2012, with decisions made within one week after submission.
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Legal Scholars Cyberlaw Section Annual Conference – Edinburgh 

SLS Cyberlaw Section
Tuesday, 3 September – Friday, 6 September 2013
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The Cyberlaw Section at the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the 2013 SLS Annual Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. The conference will run from 3rd to 6th September 2013 and the Cyber Section is in Group B, being held on 5th and 6th September.

The goal of this subject section is to provide a forum where legal scholars and practitioners can gather together to update each other on current developments in cyberlaw and discuss high-quality research relevant to legal issues in the information society. Papers
in every discipline of law are welcome, including those reflecting the main conference theme, “Britain and Ireland in Europe, Europe in Britain and Ireland.”

Topics include but not limited to:
Data Privacy Protection
Internet Statistics and Regulation
Cloud Computing, Service-oriented Computing and Beaming
Online Dispute Resolution
Internet Jurisdiction and Applicable law
Digital Intellectual Property Rights
Papers and abstracts for the conference should be submitted to the following email address:
faye.wang@brunel.ac.uk, for the attention of Dr Faye Fangfei Wang (SLS Cyberlaw Section Convenor), Senior Lecturer, Brunel Law School, Brunel University, London.

From IP and IT Conferences
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Call for Papers: European Association of Law and Economics – Warsaw, Poland 

The 30th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) will be held on September 26-28, 2013, at the University of Warsaw. Papers may be on any topic in or related to Law and Economics including:

Property rights, property law and growth – Antitrust and Regulation – Bankruptcy, Commercial Corporate Law and Corporate Governance – Behavioural Law and Economics – Comparative Law and Economics – Contract Theory and Contract Law – Crime, Deterrence and Criminal Law – Environmental Law and Economics – Experimental Law and Economics – Family Law, Gender, and Discrimination – Health Law – Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy – International Law, International Trade, and Immigration – Labour and Employment Law – Law and Development – Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Legal Process – Market and Non-market Regulation – Mergers and Acquisitions – Political economy and public choice – Public and Administrative Law – Finance, Securities and Capital Market Regulation – Taxation and Social Welfare – Theory of the Firm (Includes Non-Profits and Government Orgs.) – Tort Law and Compensation Systems.

Emphasis on economic analyses of regulation, including regulatory impact assessment, is particularly welcome.

Deadline: March 29, 2013 im
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Call for Papers: ASIL International Law and Technology Interest Group Workshop 

The International Law and Technology Interest Group of the American Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for its inaugural works-in-progress workshop, to be held April 8, 2013, at ASIL Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Here's the call:

ASIL INTERNATIONAL LAW AND TECHNOLOGY INTEREST GROUP

CALL FOR PAPERS

The American Society of International Law’s International Law and Technology Interest Group (ILTechIG) is delighted to announce its inaugural works-in-progress workshop, to be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at ASIL's Tillar House Headquarters (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW) in Washington, D.C. The workshop will follow ASIL’s 107th Annual Meeting, which will take place on April 3-6.

REQUIREMENTS

Papers should address an issue at the intersection of international law and technology. Possible topics might include, for example, the regulation of data and privacy in trade regimes; the use of new technologies in warfare; technological challenges affecting environmental regulation; the regulation of cyberspace; the role of technology in advancing human rights; or the effect of technology on the practice of international law. More information about the ILTechIG and its mandate is available on its ASIL webpage.

Preference will be given to the submissions of ASIL Members and members of ILTechIG. (Membership in an interest group is free and can be selected from within the membership section of the ASIL website.) Preference will also be given to papers that have not yet been published. We encourage submissions from practitioners and junior scholars and hope to accommodate as many proposals as possible.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Those interested in presenting should submit an abstract of not more than one page to iltechig@gmail.com by March 1, 2013. Proposals should indicate the author’s name, phone number, email address, and institutional affiliation and describe the anticipated state of the paper at the time of the conference (i.e., published or unpublished, complete or incomplete).

Proposals will be reviewed by the ILTechIG leadership: Co-Chairs Anupam Chander (UC Davis) and Molly Land (NYLS), Vice Chair and Co-Chair Elect Paul Schiff Berman (George Washington), and Secretary/Treasurer Greg McNeal (Pepperdine). Individuals whose papers have been selected for the workshop will be notified by March 8, 2013.

COST

To defray the cost of meals during the workshop, participants will be asked to pay a conference fee: $50 for ASIL members and $65 for non-members. A discounted rate of $55 is available for public sector non-member attendees. The ILTechIG cannot fund the cost of travel for participants.

From International Law Reporter
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4th Biennial Conference of The Asian Society of International Law — New Delhi 

The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) and Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) are organizing the Fourth Biennial Conference of the AsianSIL, at New Delhi, India, from 14 to 16 November 2013.

Papers are due April 15, 2013. Link to call.
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Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics 

The first annual conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics will be held in Chandler, Arizona, on May 20-21, 2013. Twelve organizations are currently co-sponsoring this event.

The GRINN technologies (genetics, robotics, information technology, nanotechnology, neuroscience) present unique governance issues and challenges, due to their rapid pace of development (faster than traditional regulatory systems can keep up with), profound impacts that go beyond health, safety and environment risks, and ethical and social concerns affecting a broad range of stakeholders and interests around the globe. This conference will feature top experts in a fascinating and crucial exploration of the overlapping regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical issues of such technologies.

Abstracts (of no more than 500 words) for proposed presentations should be submitted at www.law.asu.edu/emergingtechnologies.
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Call for Papers: Retail Payments at a Crossroads – Paris, France 

The European Central Bank and the Banque de France are hosting a conference entitled “Retail Payments at a Crossroads: Economics, Strategies, and Future Policies” on October 21-22, 2013. Original, theoretical and empirical papers covering at least one of the following related themes are invited:

Recent and future developments in retail payments and retail payment economics; impact of the economic crisis on retail banking and retail payments; payment habits and the use of different payment instruments; integration of retail payment markets; consolidation, economies of scale and efficiency in the retail payments industry; cost, pricing and network externalities relating to retail payments; competition versus cooperation of market participants in payment services and other network industries; governance and (self-) regulation in the field of retail payments; financial inclusion of under- and unbanked people; payment innovations, including virtual currencies, e-identity and internet/mobile payments; security (including fraud, counterfeiting, and cyber-attacks), trust, and data protection in retail payments; and lessons learnt from other two-sided markets and network industries and their applicability to retail payments.

Deadline: May 15, 2013. Papers should be sent by e-mail in pdf format to payments-conference-2013[@]ecb.europa.eu and payments-conference-2013[@]banque-france.fr. Include your name and an abstract with your submission. Travel and accommodation costs can be reimbursed for one academic speaker per accepted paper.
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