Conference: Digital Rights, Markets and Innovation in Turku

The University of Turku, including its LOSS-team, are organising a conference on Digital Rights, Markets and Innovation on the 1st of December 2016, followed by a workshop for Doctoral Candidates on the 2nd of December.

The Conference forms part of University of Turku’s cross-disciplinary profiling and strategic research area Digital Futures. It is funded by the Faculty of Law at the University of Turku, Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland -funded research project Digital Disruption of Industry and Academy of Finland -funded research projects Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property and LOSS Project Turku.


1st of December 9.30–17 o’ clock

Auditorium at the Faculty of Law
Lemminkäisenkatu 14–18 A, 2nd floor

Biomedical Innovation, Digitalization and Future Medicine

Aurora Plomer (Professor, University of Bristol):
Bringing Innovative Technologies to the Market: the European Union’s Policy on Intellectual Property & Funding of Biomedical Research

Panelists (in addition to the keynote presenter)
Anne Kovalainen (Professor, University of Turku)
Heli Salminen-Mankonen (Director, Auria Biobank)
Tom Southerington (Director, Legal & IPR, Auria Biobank)

Autonomous Robots and Algorithmic Decision-Making

Katja de Vries: (Centre for Law, Science, Technology, and Society LSTS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium): Discrimination and Differentiation in Machine Learning

Panelists (in addition to the keynote presenter)
Juha Lavapuro (Professor, University of Turku)
Tuomas Mylly (Professor, University of Turku)
Mika Viljanen (Professor, University of Turku)

Big Data and Platform Society

Bilyana Petkova (Research Fellow, Information Law Institute, New York University):
Reining in the Big Promise of Big Data: Transparency, Inequality, and New Regulatory Frontiers

Panelists (in addition to the keynote presenter)
Tobias Bräutigam (Bird&Bird)
Risto Kalliola (Professor, University of Turku)
Tuomas Ojanen (Professor, University of Helsinki)
Pekka Räsänen (Professor, University of Turku)

2nd of December,  Workshop with Doctoral Students

9.30–17 o’ clock,
Auditorium and Lecture hall, Faculty of Law

In the workshop, doctoral students will present their papers related to the themes of the conference. Papers to be presented will be chosen on the basis of their thematic connection to the conference and stage of research. Send your max one page abstract to Ms. Gail Maunula by 31 October 2016 at the latest. Acceptance letters will be sent on a rolling basis to accepted presenters. The selected doctoral students are expected to send a working paper of max 20 pages to Gail Maunula by 18 November 2016 at the latest.

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