Works-in-Progress Conference “IPScholars Asia”
Call for Papers
School of Law, Singapore Management University
28 – 29 January 2016
The Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia (ARCIALA), School of Law, Singapore Management University, invites Intellectual Property (IP) scholars to participate in the Inaugural Works-in-Progress Conference “IPScholars Asia” that will take place at the School of Law, Singapore Management University, on 28-29 January 2016.
“IPScholars Asia” will provide a forum for scholars researching and writing on IP law-related issues in Asia (including IP and Competition law, International Trade and IP, Information Technology and Internet law, etc.) to present and discuss their works-in-progress with colleagues from other universities. Scholars with an interest in IP Law in Asia—whether they are based in Asia or in another country–are welcome to present their research at the Conference.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PAPER SUBMISSIONS
Interested scholars can submit the request to present by emailing their contact information, academic affiliation and short bio, a title and short abstract of their work-in-progress (500 words or less) as a Word or PDF attachment to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate “IPScholars Asia” in the email subject line.
In addition to presenters, we welcome non-presenting attendees on a space-available basis. Please email your request to attend the Conference without presenting to our Centre at email@example.com.
The language of the Conference is English. Requests to present and submissions (including abstracts and papers) should be in English.
The priority deadline for submitting a request to present a work-in-progress is 15 October 2015. The final deadline to submit requests to present is 30 October 2015. After this date, late applicants will be placed on a waiting list and presentation slots will be offered only if available (or become available).
We will send notifications of acceptance by 13 November 2015.
The schedule of the Conference will be available around 15 December 2015.
There is no paper publication requirement to participate in “IPScholars Asia.”
We will distribute in advance soft-copy (PDF) abstracts of the works-in-progress to be presented at the Conference to all participants. Participants are also encouraged (but not obliged) to submit a paper draft before the Conference. The deadline for this submission will be announced at the time of acceptance of a request to present. We will distribute soft-copy (PDF) drafts of the papers at the Conference.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MINOR CHANGES)
The Conference will start on Thursday 28 January at 9 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m. (inclusive of tea and lunch breaks).
A casual dinner will follow at the conclusion of the first day.
The Conference will resume on Friday 29 January at 9 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m. (inclusive of tea and lunch breaks).
Thereafter there will be a casual farewell dinner for those who have time to attend.
Time allotted to each presentation will depend on the final number of presenters. We encourage participants to reserve a considerable amount of their allotted time for questions, comments, and feedback.
Depending on the final schedule, we may have a panel of senior scholars or a keynote speaker during the lunch time on Thursday and/or Friday.
We would like to encourage all participants—presenters and attendees—to attend the whole Conference (i.e. Thursday and Friday) in order to offer to all presenters the same opportunity for feedback on their research.
FUNDING FOR THE CONFERENCE AND TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
There will be no registration fee for the conference. We will provide complimentary refreshments, lunch, and dinner during the two days of the Conference.
However, conference presenters and attendees must cover their own travel-related and accommodations expenses. They will also be responsible for obtaining travel visa and any other necessary travel documents to attend the Conference.
We will reserve several rooms in hotels near to the School of Law that offer a preferred rate. We will post the relevant information on the Conference website by 1 October 2015. Participants can book a room with these hotels directly. We also encourage participants to check for affordable hotel rates and other travel arrangements online.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR SCHOLARS IN FINANCIAL NEED
We are trying to secure funds to partially assist IP scholars in financial need to attend the Conference.
Any scholars from developing countries in Asia whose papers have been accepted for presentation and who cannot otherwise secure financial support to attend the Conference are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit a request for partial sponsorship by 30 November 2015. Each request will be considered individually depending on the availability of funds.
CAMPUS MAP AND INFORMATION ABOUT SINGAPORE
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Conference website: https://arciala.smu.edu.sg/events/2016/01/28/works-progress-ipscholars-asia-2016-call-papers
For additional information about ARCIALA see http://arciala.smu.edu.sg/