Monday, July 25, 2005

Viviane Reading: "On Internet Governance"

The Press Room of the European Commission has just published the Speech "On Internet Governance" delivered by Viviane Reding, Member of the European Commission responsible for the Information Society and Media, at the Conference of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Luxembourg, 11 July 2005.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

PRIME White Paper

You'll find a very interesting document on "Privacy and Identification Management". Comments are very wellcome.

Friday, July 22, 2005

News from the LEFIS Coordinator

From our Coodinator, Prof. Fernando Galindo, I've just received this up to date:
"Dear all,
As you can suppose the LEFIS activities continue! If you read the blogs, you can see, for example, how the last week a very interesting Seminar on "Law & Artificial Intelligence" took place in Beja, Portugal. 40 persons participated in this meeting. The participants (lawyers and students specially) came from the region and from Brasil also. A LEFIS blog in portuguese has been included in the list of LEFIS blogs.
Danièlle Bourcier from Paris invite you (until end of July) to send a paper to the conference "European Symposium on Governance, Law and Technology", that will take place in Paris from 19th to 22nd september 2005.
I can communicate also to you that the proofs in relation with the LEFIS public key infrastructure have finished and we shall have the PKI functioning effectively from the end of this summer.
I hope that in the next days we can open another section in the LEFIS page with reference to "Stays and jobs". The idea is to made public calls to realize research stays of to offert job possibilities to all LEFIS members. I can say that we shall put an offert from the University of Zaragoza to realizea financed stay, at least from three months, making research activities related with the projects of the Research Group "Data protection and electronic signature" that I coordinate: interested persons are invited to send to me possible proposals (as soon as possible: the call finishes the next September 16th).
Of course, I invite to you to read the LEFIS web: we put there changes and news periodically.
I have not yet received news from Brussels in relation with the application to the Socrates Thematic Networks for 2005-2007, anyway I can say to you that the last documental justification referred to the activities of the years 2003-2004 has had an amount of 605.000 euros, when we must justify only 580.000 euros of spents.
Thank you very much to all the justificants!

Happy hollydays!
Best regards"

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Seminar on "Law & Artificial Intelligence": Beja, Portugal, 2005/07/14

The Scientific Area of Law and the Scientific Area of Programming Languages of ESTIG / Beja Polytechnic, with the support of the LEFIS - Legal Framework for the Information Society Network, will held a Seminar on "Law & Artificial Intelligence".
Intended to reach both Students and Professionals of Law and Computer Science, in the Seminar will participate Professors Manuel David Masseno, of the Scientific Area of Law - ESTIG/IPBeja; Aires José Rover, of the Legal Sciences Centre of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil; and José Jasnau Caeiro, of Scientific Area of Programming Languages - ESTIG/IPBeja and Fellow of INESC, Lisbon.
The Seminar will take place Thursday, the 14th of July, at the ESTIG building: Rua D. Afonso III, Beja, Portugal.