ISGIG 2009 – the Internet of the Future

I’ve gotten myself drafted for the organizing committee for ISGIG 2009, which promises to be an interesting conference on governance issues in information technology, to be held in Prague the 15th-17th of September. I invite readers to respond to (and to forward) the call for papers.

We’re also still filling the last few slots on the Program Committee, which will be reviewing the submitted papers. If you know someone who belongs on that committee (that person in the mirror?) please phone or email me.

Call for papers

Second International ICST Symposium on Global Information Governance (ISGIG): Conflict and Collaboration in Compliance, Governance and Risk

ISGIG 2009 – the Internet of the Future: Prague, Czech Republic: 15th, 16th and morning of 17th September 2009

The explosion in the use of broadband over the last 5 years has connected people, organizations, commercial firms, and government agencies throughout the world. The large number of devices connected to the networks has changed the Internet to a “network of things and computers”. These trends, plus the rise of collaborative technologies, virtual worlds and tele-presence raise issues of privacy, management, compliance, governance, and risk.

The Internet of the Future is the theme of ISGIG 2009. Specifically, its goal is to improve communication among academics, regulators, compliance officers, business managers and IT managers by exposing problems, and uncovering potential problems, in the areas of privacy, compliance, governance, and risk. Each of these issues creates situations for both conflict and cooperation between different constituencies. This conference is an opportunity to advance models of effective management and collaboration.

The conference will rely on a judicious mix of research papers, invited speakers and structured discussions to extend the communities’ communication and identify opportunities for mutually beneficial outcomes.

Topics of Interest

We invite researchers, academicians, practitioners, and others to submit original papers describing new research, applications, or case studies. Papers covering technical, legal, societal, or other aspects of these areas are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Frameworks and Overarching Issues of Network Governance
    • Privacy – a pervading issue
    • Attribution and identify management; anonymity and ID
  • Physical and policy infrastructure of the Internet, and its role governance:
    • Designing, building, and managing changes to the Internet infrastructure;
    • National and regional frameworks for IT governance
    • Compliance with government regulations for multi-national corporations and networks;
  • Emerging issues, including
    • Cyber-terrorism and cyber-crime;
    • Virtual worlds, and the development of new modes of social and economic interaction that challenge how we translate physical world structures into virtual worlds;
    • Green computing;
    • Collaborative tools, and their use in politics and e-government.
  • Security and anticipating and responding to attacks that cross international boundaries; cyber crime
  • Other emerging areas for conflict and cooperation in the evolving Internet

Important Dates

Abstracts due (optional but encouraged): March 20, 2009
Full Papers due: April 17, 2009
Author notification with reviewer’s comments: May 22, 2009
Final revised papers due in camera-ready format: June 12, 2009
Conference: September 15-17, 2009

How to Submit

Papers should be submitted to by April 17. Papers of any length are encouraged, but a preferred length is 10 pages (not including citations) on letter or A4 with one inch margins and 11 point font.

All submissions will be peer reviewed, and acceptances will be provided by May 22.


The Proceedings from ISGIG 2009 will be published in LNICST and appear in SpringerLink and ICST’s digital library, the EU-DL.

Organizing Committee

Jeffrey Hunker, General Chair, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Michael Froomkin, Co-chair, University of Miami, USA
Matt Bishop, Co-chair, University of California Davis, USA

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