Workshop: ICT for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda

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Jack Townsend

Mar 7, 2013, 6:03:25 AM3/7/13
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“Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation: Developing a Research Agenda”

Workshop, National University of Ireland Galway, Thursday 20 June - Friday 21 June 2013

Keynote Speaker: Professor Bradley C. Karkkainen, University of Minnesota School of Law
As society considers how to alter individual, social and economic choices in order to better deal with the challenges of climate change, loss of biodiversity and environmental pollution, the continuing refinement of more effective means of environmental regulation requires urgent attention. Information and communications technology (ICT) can play an important role in this process. While there is some research on how ICT can be used for environmental regulation, we have not yet developed a full understanding of the issues.

The aim of this workshop is to build a network of researchers dealing with these issues in order to prepare joint projects, funding applications and work towards an international conference dealing with this topic.

Topics include: (but are not limited to):
·         Data for environmental regulation
·         Disclosure as a regulatory tool
·         E-government studies of environmental regulation
·         Geographical Information Systems and environmental regulation
·         Freedom of information law and policy
·         ICT and reflexive law
·         ICT and transparency
·         ICT as a tool for behaviour change
·         Information as a tool of regulation or governance
·         Remote sensing
·         Satellite monitoring
·         The automation or digitisation of regulation
·         The impact of ICT on regulatory processes
·         The role of models in the policy and legal process
·         The role of non-governmental organisations
·         The role of science in the policy and legal process

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 see

Enquiries to: or to Rónán Kennedy at +353-91-495626.
Rónán Kennedy * School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway * +353-(0)91-495626 *

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