The Stanford Liberation Technology Program is calling for papers for its workshop slated for March 11 and 12, 2013. The workshop will hold at Stanford University with the theme “The Right to Information and Transparency in the Digital Age: Policy, Tools and Practices Workshop.’
The organizers are seeking submissions in a variety of areas including: Technology for transparency, Open data, Open knowledge and Open access, Open innovation and transparency, Legal and policy considerations in the use of technology for right to information, Role of media and journalism in transparency, and Digital tools for transparency.
The workshop will convene both practitioners and academics to discuss their work in this area and to examine the theoretical and practical implications of these phenomena. “We seek to bring together people engaged in law, policy, social movements, administration, technology, design and of course, the use of technology for accessing information. We propose to go well beyond the issue of accessing information by looking at the use of technology to record, store, process and disseminate public information, and to create interactive spaces in the public sphere so that the full potential of ICT for transparency can be realized,” says AnnaLee Saxenian, Professor and Dean, UC Berkeley School of Information.
The deadline for submission of papers is January 18, 2013. Those whose papers are accepted will be notified by February 1, 2013. Two forms of submission are accepted, either a full paper (maximum 25 pages) or extended abstract (6 pages). The submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no fee for participating in the conference and participants are expected to make their own travel and lodging arrangements.