Thursday, March 17, 2005

E-Society: Electronic Commerce and Government

As every year, the University of Zaragoza organizes many interesting summer courses in a wide range of topics. Any graduate or undergraduate student interested in their topics will find them really useful. The Registration Period is already opened and you can join online, and also fomalize your attendance fee throug you credit card.

Among all of them, we find specially interesting one titled "E-Society: Electronic Commerce and Government". Directed by Pilar Lasala, Ph.D., Professor of statics and probability of the University of Zaragoza, it will deal with theoretical and practical aspects of this topic so much in vogue these days. You may consult a detailed program here.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

ALFA E-Government Meetings

The ALFA E-Government Programme invites to the LEFIS members to participate in the next meetings.

The dates, approximately, and place of the ALFA meetings (in 2005) will be:

1.- From May 9th to 13th, La Habana (Cuba): V Conferencia Internacional de Informática y Derecho;
2.- Second half of May, Valladolid (Spain): Meeting on Law and New Technologies;
3.- First half of June, Montevideo (Uruguay): ALFA meeting on E-Government;
4.- Second half of June, La Plata (Argentina): ALFA meeting on E-Government: E-Democracy and E-Signature;

Friday, March 11, 2005


From now on, we're starting to link the monthly issues of the English version of CRID INTER@CTIVE, the newsletter published by the Centre de recherche informatique et droit - CRID / Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix - FUNDP ( Namur, Belgian).

You may find here the back issues!

Monday, March 07, 2005

The EU Constitutional Treaty and the Humanistic Sciences

This time from another Archipelago network partner: ENOTHE - European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education, Hanneke van Bruggen / Hogeschool van Amsterdam is asking for our help since:
"I was asked by group 1 of the Archipelago to write a contibution of the humanistic networks to the big European debates.
This of course is too much for one person to do. What I did is, that I made a summary of the European constitution what is at the moment the biggest debate in the whole of Europe. I suggest now that every network is writing up their contribution to this debate within the framework of my summary. I also want to make us visible in the 1000 debates around the constitution and put ourselves forward on the website of the EC around these debates. So please give as representatives of your networks a short summary what you contribute to the EU constitution (or why you are against)!
This debate could also be leading our theme for the next complementary measurements.
I hope to hear from you before the 20th of March, so that this can be helpful for Kath Isaacs application."
So, lets give her a strong legal hand!

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Caselex in Quest for Eastern European Contact Persons

From our Fellow-Member Robert Queck, Deputy-director of the Centre de recherche informatique et droit - CRID / Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix - FUNDP ( Namur, Belgian), we received the following announcement:
"In the contex of a project called CASELEX, whose objective is to create an online platform gathering national case law from the EU and the EFTA countries, we are looking for national contact persons in the Eastern European countries. The role of those persons would be to help us in identifying the public bodies in charge with the distribution of national caselaw in their respective countries and to provide us with relevant information on the judicial system of its country."

Blogging and Certification

From our Coodinator, Prof. Fernando Galindo, I've just received this statement:
"Weblogs are a very useful communication tool. As I understand it, thanks to 'blogs' it's possible to communicate with interested persons and not, with all the included in a distribution list of emails, for example.
As another example, it's possible for LEFIS to communicate the last state of the art on their activities:
i) LEFIS is certificated by the certification authority (in proof) APTICE LEFIS. It is possible to accept this authority using the padlock that is located in the right part of the page, in the top. You can see that we have two pages: and (or in the right parte of this blog);

ii) The next step will be the use of the certification authority as an entity that can certificate public keys of the LEFIS participants. So, the certification authority will give public keys that let, initially, to access to the LEFIS intranet directly: without the use of username and password

iii) Another step will be the implementation of use rules for the certification authority. These rules will be coherent with the own legal system of each register entity: the different partners of LEFIS that would like to made this function"

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The New LEFIS Application is in Brussels!

I've just received the news from our Coordinator Prof. Fernando Galindo: this year's application is already in Brussels and it can be read in
As you can see, this year our Network has a missing link - Ireland. So lets all find out a cyberpartner from Europe's Green Tiger!
Besides, we have now a distribution list of messages moderated by Fernando Galindo himself.