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Call for Papers: First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference [Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31-Feb 1, 2019]; Submit by Oct 15, 2018


We are pleased to inform our readers that the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will be held on January 31 &  February 1, 2019 at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The Conference is being organized by the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia in collaboration with the WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization, Texas A&M University School of Law, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 15, 2018. For further details, please read the post below:

First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference

Call for Papers

Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws

International Islamic University Malaysia

31 January – 1 February 2019

The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Network is pleased to announce the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference, which will be held on 31 January – 1 February 2019 at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

The Conference is organized by the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia in collaboration with the WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property OrganizationTexas A&M University School of Law, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.

The IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference is an initiative created to provide a forum for academics and other researchers to present and discuss their papers and works-in-progress with colleagues from other universities, policy makers, and other stakeholders. The First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference is modelled after the “First IP Researchers Europe Conference,” which will be held in Geneva on 29 June 2018 at the World Intellectual Property Organization, and is jointly organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.

The scientific organizers of the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference are: Ida Madieha Abdul Ghani Azmi (Professor, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws International Islamic University Malaysia), Irene Calboli (Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law; Visiting Professor (Semester 2, 2018-19), Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore), Sherif Saadallah (Executive Director, WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization), and Jacques de Werra (Professor and Vice-Rector, University of Geneva).

Call for Papers

Academics and researchers who are interested in presenting at the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference can submit the request to present by responding to this Call for Papers.

The scientific organizers welcome submissions by senior, mid-career, and junior academics. Submissions from a variety of disciplines, including legal scholars, economists, sociologists, scholars from the humanities, etc., are encouraged. All scholars writing on topics related to IP law-related issues in Asian law, international law, and comparative law from any country are welcome to apply.

For questions related to the Call for Papers, or the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference in general, email us at [email protected]

Submissions

Academics and researchers who are interested in presenting at the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference should submit their request by emailing the following information at the address [email protected] :

  • A title and short abstract of the paper or work-in-progress (500 words or less) submitted to present as a Word or PDF attachment
  • Their academic affiliation, including a short bio (200 words or less) as Word or PDF attachment. They should include a recent picture as part of their bio.  

Please indicate “First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference” in the email subject line. 

There is no paper publication requirement to present at the Conference.

Deadlines

The deadline to submit an abstract and a request to present is 15 October 2018. Late requests will be considered only based on schedule availability.

We will send notifications to accepted applicants by 31 October 2018. Accepted applicants will need to confirm their participation to the Conference no later than 15 November 2018.

Conference Schedule

The First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will start on Thursday, 31 January 2019, at 9 a.m., and continue until 6.30 p.m. A dinner will conclude the first day. The Conference will resume on Friday, 1 February 2019, at 9 a.m., and continue until 6.30 p.m. (inclusive of tea and lunch breaks). There will be a farewell reception to conclude the Conference.

Each presenter will have 30 minutes for their presentation and comments/questions from the audience. We encourage participants to reserve a considerable amount of the allotted time for comments/questions. All presenters are encouraged to attend the whole Conference (i.e. Thursday and Friday).

The First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will feature two keynote speakers and two plenary panels with senior scholars, officials from international organizations, and policymakers.

Research and Teaching Methodologies Workshop

The scientific organizers of the FirstIP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference are currently planning a half-day Workshop on Research and Teaching Methodologies for interested participants to the Conference the day before the Conference. The Workshop will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday, 30 January 2019 (tentatively from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

The Workshop will be held in addition to the Conference and will be conducted by the scientific organizers and other senior academics, who will also be participating to the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference during the following two days.

Specific details of the format and how to subscribe and attend the Workshop will be announced by 30 September 2018

Costs

There will be no registration fee or any other costs associated with attending the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference. In addition, participants will enjoy complimentary refreshments, lunch, and dinner during the two days of the Conference.

However, all presenters must cover their own travel-related and accommodation expenses. They will also be responsible for obtaining and covering the costs related to their travel visa and any other necessary travel documents.

Travel Arrangements

Conference presenters and attendees are responsible for arranging their own travel to attend the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference (and the Research and Teaching Methodologies Workshop for those who will attend it).

The organizers will reserve a block of rooms in selected hotels. Participants can book a room with these hotels directly on their own account. We also encourage participants to check for affordable hotel rates and other discounted travel arrangements online. 

Limited Financial Assistance

We will attempt to secure funds to partially assist a limited number of academics and researchers with financial needs to attend the  First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference.

Academics and researchers from developing countries who cannot otherwise secure financial support to attend the Conference can contact us at  [email protected] and submit a request for partial sponsorship to attend the Conference at the time of submission of their application to present at the Conference, and no later than 15 October 2018. Each request will be considered individually based on the availability of funds.

However, since we will be able to satisfy only a small number of the requests for financial support, we strongly encourage all applicants to seek alternative sources of funding to travel to the Conference.

Non-Presenting Attendees

The organizers welcome non-presenting attendees to attend the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference on a space-available basis. Email us your request to attend the Conference as a non-presenting attendee at [email protected].

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