International Workshop on Social and Legal Aspects under Emerging Computing Environments


June 8-13, 2008 - Athens, Greece

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This workshop is part of ICIW 2008.


Publishing Information:

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services
Posted: IEEE Digital Library
Indexing process
Selected extended papers will be published in a special issue of the journal 'Information Systems Frontier' (ISF), under the topic " Emerging Social and Legal Aspects of Information Systems with Web 2.0"

Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view your reviews and create rebuttal, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICIW 2008.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2008.

Call for Papers:

The age of information and communication has revolutionized the way companies do business, especially in providing competitive and innovative services. Business processes not only integrates departments and subsidiaries of enterprises but also are extended across organizations and to interact with governments. On the other hand, wireless technologies and peer-to-peer networks enable ubiquitous access to services and information systems with scalability. This results in the removal of barriers of market expansion and new business opportunities as well as threats. In this new globalized and ubiquitous environment, it is of increasing importance to consider legal and social aspects in business activities and information systems that will provide some level of certainty.

There is a broad spectrum of vertical domains where legal and social issues influence the design and development of information systems, such as web personalization and protection of users privacy in service provision, intellectual property rights protection when designing and implementing virtual works and multiplayer digital games, copyright protection in collaborative environments, automation of contracting and contract monitoring on the web, protection of privacy in location-based computing, etc.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together computer science researchers, engineers, policy makers and practitioners working at the state of the art on information and related fields such as legal domain, social sciences, and marketing. This event will also outline the major challenges and future perspectives on incorporating legal and social aspects at the design, deployment, evaluation of information systems under emerging computing environments, such as, but not limited to:

  • Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) and service computing
  • Mobile, pervasive, and ubiquitous computing
  • Web security and privacy
  • Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services
  • Agent and autonomous computing
  • Grid computing
  • Virtual communities
  • Inter-, intra-organizational and governmental integration

Topics of legal and social aspects of information systems include but are not limited to:

  • Principles, theories, and challenges of legal and social aspects
  • Strategies, modeling, and requirements engineering of legal and social aspects
  • Architectures, implementations, and deployment consideration of legal and social aspects
  • Cyber threats, emerging risks, systemic concerns, and emergency preparedness
  • Social computing and lifestyle computing
  • Service marketing and customer relationship management
  • Market structures and emerging business models
  • Emerging legal issues due to new computing environment
  • File / information sharing networks and user behavior
  • Knowledge modeling, management, and application
  • Negotiation and contracting as well as contract monitoring and enforcement
  • E-democracy, e-policy, and governance
  • Legal and social ontologies
  • Privacy and copyright in collaborative environments and social networks
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Trust, security, and privacy
  • Identity management and access control
  • Security and Privacy in Location Based services


The SLAECE 2008 Proceedings will be published along with ICIW 2008 Proceedings by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline January 20, 2008 January 30, 2008
Notification February 25, 2008 March 1, 2008
Registration and camera ready March 15, 2008 March 18, 2008

To attract more high-quality paper submissions, the organizers are actively seeking for a special issue on an appropriate journal for post-conference publication.

Workshop Organizers

Dr. Dickson K. W. Chiu, SMIEEE,
Dickson Computer Systems,
Hong Kong

Dr. Eleanna Kafeza
Department of Marketing & Communications,
Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece

Dickson K.W. Chiu received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Computer Studies from the University of Hong Kong in 1987. He received the M.Sc. (1994) and the Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he worked as a Visiting Assistant Lecturer after graduation. He also started his own computer company while studying part-time. From 2001 to 2003, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2006 at the Computing Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests are in information technologies, logistics and service management, as well as e-/m-business with a cross-disciplinary approach, involving Internet technologies, agents, workflows, software engineering, information system management, security, and databases. His research results have been published in over 100 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, including practical results of many master and final-year projects. He received a best paper award in the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) in 2004. He has served in the program committees of many international conferences as well as workshop co-chairs. He is also involved in the editorial board of international journals such as Engineering Letters, International Journal of Web Service Research, International Journal of Software Architecture, and International Journal of Knowledge and Learning etc. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE as well as a member of the ACM and the Hong Kong Computer Society.

Eleanna Kafeza is a lecturer at Athens University of Economics and Business. She received her Diploma from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, University of Patras, Greece, and the PhD from the Computer Science Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She has co-organized the International Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization for e-Business Intelligence, at  the  2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence. She has held visiting positions at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong and at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India. Her research results have been published in international journals and conference proceedings. Her research interests are in legal  issues and security in e-contracting, privacy, trust and personalization, workflow management systems, web services and grid computing.

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

For more information, please contact SLAECE 2008 co-Chairs

Dickson K.W. CHIU, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong,
Eleanna Kafeza, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece,


Technical Program Committee

Dr. Dickson K.W. CHIU, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
Eleanna Kafeza, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

William Cheung, Baptist University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chi-hung Chi, Tsing Hua University, China PRC
Samuel P.M. Choi, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sergios Dimitriadis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Casey Fung, Boeing Phantom Works, USA
Wai-Wa Fung, Information Security and Forensics Society, Hong Kong
Edward Hung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Patrick C.K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Irena Kafeza, Kafeza Law Office, Greece
Thomas Y Kwok, IBM Research, USA
Raymond Y.K. Lau, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ka-man Lam, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ho-fung Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Fu-ren Lin, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Huiye Ma, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, The Netherlands
Vladimir Tosic, National ICT, Australia
Maggie M. Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Raymond Wong, National ICT, Australia


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2008.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2008.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2008.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2008.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2008.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2008.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2008.


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