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Call For Papers: 3rd International Conference on Information Capital, Property, & Ethics
August 2, 2011

Scholars and professionals interested in intellectual property issues, information studies, and international politics are invited to participate by contributing a paper or attending the conference.
School of Information, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
Department/Graduate Program of Information and Communications, Shih Hsin University, Taipei
School of Information Management, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou

Conference Date  December 12-13, 2011

Conference Venue  Sun Yat-sen University (South campus), Guangzhou, China

The theme of the conference is “Information Policies and Ethics of Information Rights. The objective is to strengthen international academic and cultural exchange in the information studies discipline, and to promote information ethics in the knowledge service profession. The Conference brings together scholars from Europe, USA, Canada, China Mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, and China Taiwan to discuss issue related to the globalization of intellectual property and the attendant geopolitics, as well as the ethics of information and information rights.

It is expected that high quality papers will emerge from this conference, and that it will lead to our increased understanding of the dynamics of information capital as represented by intellectual property, and how geopolitics affect information ethics. It is also expected that lasting and productive linkages will be developed among the participating scholars from various parts of the world.

Abstracts Due  September 1, 2011

Full Paper Due  October 30, 2011

Decisions on accepted abstracts will be made by September 15, 2011.

Please email abstract and full paper to

Prof. John N. Gathegi at; Dr. Chihfeng Lin at; and Dr. Zhang Jing at