The First COMMUNIA Conference 2008 is scheduled for Monday 30 June and
Tuesday 1st July 2008 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (30 km south of
Brussels). The main theme is the Assessment of economic and
social impact of digital public domain throughout Europe. The
Conference aims at initiating a “stock taking exercise” of the impact
of public domain initiatives in the fields of public sector
information, libraries, archives, scientific research and creative
works in Europe.
The deadline to submit abstracts is April 10, and Communia is asking for papers on the following topics: libraries and archives, public sector information, creative works,
scientific research, publishing intermediaries, emerging issues.
The focus of the workshop will be on the presentation and critique of
work in progress, and with the inclusion of both academic researchers and
practitioners, so as to produce a holistic perspective on the future of a
more participative, open and free information society. Workshop
participants will have the chance to present their work at an event which
attracts some of the world’s foremost thinkers on the future of the
Internet, as well as practitioners, technologists, activists and artists
who help shape that future.
Berkman Faculty Co-Director Jonathan Zittrain is one of the Workshop chairs this year. For more information about the iCommons Summit, visit their website and keep an eye on the iCommons blog for more information.