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The  International Legal Informatics Symposium (IRIS)  will take place at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg. Already being in its  21th year, IRIS has been established as the largest and most important academic conference on computers and law in Austria and Central Europe.

Thursday, 22 to Saturday 24 February 2018

The leading topics of IRIS2018 are: Data Protection / Legal Tech

According to the dual character of legal informatics, this time there are two main themes: Data Protection and Legal Tech. While the major axioms have dominated in recent years – project culture, communication and language, abstraction, application, transparency, cooperation, networks and communities – this time the focus is on the main questions of the year 2018.

With the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation and the envisaged adoption of the E-Privacy Regulation, data protection in the EU will be put on a new footing. The implementation raises a lot of questions and needs community solutions and practices, in particular concerning privacy by design, privacy and social networks, data retention, right to be forgotten, etc.

The many useful IT applications in law – referred to as legal tech – bring the technical part of the legal informatics back into the focus. Over the last 30 years, much has happened in AI & law, but largely ignored by legal practice. Now the technological environment as well as the apps are developed enough to be useful in the day-to-day business and also generate corresponding cost savings. The scientific monitoring of this “hype” is essential, in order to use the full potential but also dampen the exceeded expectations.

In addition to these key topics, the other major questions of legal informatics are to be continued: legal information, e-government, e-democracy, e-justice and legal representation, IT law, e-commerce, E-Procurement, Internet Governance etc.

The IRIS Conference is known for its interdisciplinary focus and the involvement of government, business and civil society. IRIS2018 does not want to dominate the subject of the platform; the speakers ultimately determine the program with their proposals. Your topic and your contribution are important to us, even if they are not covered by the main theme.

Further information can be found at the conference website.

Topics discussion on Twitter in September and October 2017: please tweet your subjects (after you have uploaded them) or motivate others, to deal with topics for which you do not have time.

Twitter: @ri_symposion, Hashtag #IRIS2018

The programme will be available with begin of December 2017. You will be continuously informed on the rolling-out of the conference. Camera-ready contributions should be sent by 10 January 2017 at the latest in order to include them in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be available at the conference.

Contributions uploaded before this deadline will automatically participate in the Lexis Nexis Best Paper Award and will be reviewed by a Jury of Professors.

Conference language is German but partly also English. Of the 6 tracks, one will be in English.