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"Dr C.J. Norval" <[log in to unmask]>
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======================= Call for papers ======================

CLaw: 4th Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud and Pervasive 
Computing (IoT)

8 Oct 2018, Singapore
in conjunction with Ubicomp ( and ISWC 2018 
( )


*** 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 

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. Note that for those technically-oriented - 
fully implemented and evaluated systems are not essential, and 
application-specific papers are welcome.

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Some suggested topics, in no particular order, include:

* Considerations re the sensing/collection, storage and management of 
personal data
* Technical approaches for managing legal obligations (privacy, user 
rights, SLAs, government access, …)
* Accountability, audit and proof of compliance with regulation
* Transparency in pervasive computing environments
* Compatibility issues between regulation and technical implementation
* The interplay of sensors, cloud, privacy and surveillance
* Privacy and security in ubiquituous and cloud computing environments
* Forensics and investigation (failures, security breaches)
* Emerging cloud technologies (decentralised clouds: cloudlets, 
droplets; containment mechanisms)
* Implications of fog and edge computing
* Emerging cloud and infrastructure service models (X as a Service)
* Issues relating to big data, analytics and machine learning
* Data localisation: from centralisation to regional data stores (data 
stays in country X) to personal data stores (data stays at 'home') to 
micro-data stores (per-device).
* Liability and safety aspects of automated systems and actuation
* Encryption, security technologies and responsibility
* Machine learning, profiling and analytics considerations
* Distributed analytics and machine learning
* Usability, interfaces, and the tech-legal implications
* Fairness, anti-discrimination, human rights, privacy and power issues 
regarding emerging technology
* Interaction between cloud and IoT and consumer-facing business models
* Fairness, anti-discrimination, human rights, privacy and power issues 
regarding emerging technology
* Application / sector specific considerations; e.g. wellness, 
healthcare, finance, law enforcement

Important dates
* Paper submission: 22 Jul 2018
* Author notification: 8 Aug 2018
* Final camera ready: TBD
* Workshop date: 8 Oct 2018


For further details, including formatting instructions, please see

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