P2P Foundation

The Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives

Knowledge Commons conf, Sept. 12-14, 2012, Belgium

Dear Colleague

It is my pleasure to announce that the call for papers for the 1st
Global Thematic IASC Conference on the Knowledge Commons is now
launched: deadline 15th January. More information is available on the
conference website


Key-note speakers to the conference include

Thomas Schelling, University of Maryland, US
Bronwyn H. Hall, University of California at Berkeley, US
Samir K Brahmachari, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Emile Frison, Bioversity International, Italy
Paul David, Stanford, US and Telecom-ParisTech, France, UNU-Merit, NL
Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

I would be grateful if you could disseminate the call as sent in
attachment, or specified on the website, to any interested colleagues
and researchers and, of course, if you could submit a paper to this
event. If there would be a means to put it on your organisations’
website, that would be very helpful as well.

Best regards

Tom Dedeurwaerdere


Governing Pooled Knowledge Resources:
Building Institutions for Sustainable Scientific, Cultural and Genetic
Resource Commons

12-14th September 2012

Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium




A variety of initiatives and policies have been proposed that are going
beyond “open access”, and aim to facilitate more effective and extensive
(global) sharing on local and global pools of not only scientific
information and data but also genetic resources and cultural
expressions. There is thus a need to examine a number of these
proposals’ conceptual foundations from the economic and legal
perspectives and to analyze the roles of the public domain and commons
in facilitating sharing of scientific and technical data, information
and materials.

The 1st Global Thematic IASC Conference on the Knowledge Commons aims to
bring together leading people from a number of international scientific
research communities, social science researchers, practitioners and
policy analysts, to discuss the rationale and practical feasibility of
institutional arrangements designed to emulate key public domain
conditions for collaborative research.


• Track 1 on “Scientific Research and Innovation Commons”
• Track 2 on “Digital Information Commons”
• Track 3 on “Historical experience of the knowledge commons”• Track 4 on “Genetic Resource Commons”• Track 5 on “Cultural Commons”• Cross-cutting conference track 6 on climate change

Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium
International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)
Utrecht University, Netherlands


• Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.• Paul David, Research Chair in the Digital Economy, Telecom-ParisTechand l'Ecole Polytechnique, France, and Stanford Institute for EconomicPolicy Research, US.• Jerome Reichman, Duke Law School, US.• Gurdial Singh Nijar, Director of the Centre of Excellence forBiodiversity Law, Malaysia• Carlos M. Correa, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studiesof Industrial Property Law and Economics at the University of BuenosAires (UBA)• Charlotte Hess, Associate Dean for Research, Collections, andScholarly Communication• Paul Uhlir, Director of the Office of International ScientificInformation Programs, The National Academies, US.• Michael Halewood, Head of the Policy Research and Support Unit atBioversity International (CGIAR), Headquarters in Rome, Italy• Eric Brousseau, Université Paris Dauphine, Paris• Francoise Genova, Director Strasbourg astronomical data centre, France• Geertrui Van Overwalle, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


CODATA (International Council for Science : Committee on Data for
Science and Technology) : GICSI taks group on Global Information Commons
for Science
Faculté Universitaire Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP), Belgium
Ghent University, Belgium
International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)
UNU-Merit (Maastricht)
University of Utrecht, Netherlands

Tom Dedeurwaerdere
Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain
Director of the BIOGOV Unit
Centre for the Philosophy of Law (CPDR)
Université catholique de Louvain
SSH/JURI/PJTD - L2.07.01
Collège Thomas More
Place Montesquieu 2 (Box 15) - (office B-149)
B - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

phone 0032(0)10478882
secretary 0032(0)10478537
website http://perso.uclouvain.be/tom.dedeurwaerdere/

Views: 73

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of P2P Foundation to add comments!

Join P2P Foundation



© 2024   Created by Josef Davies-Coates.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service