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International Conference Series on Challenges in Law, Technology, Life, and Social Sciences

This conference is organized by Aliuska Duardo-Sanchez, PhD., Law.Lic., Dept. of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UPV/EHU. Sciforum is not responsible for the content posted on this website.

Dear colleagues worldwide,

 We are glad to invite you to participate in the conference series LAWSci. The full title of this conference series is Challenges in Law, Technology, Life, and Social Sciences. LAWSci will be held from 15-30 April 2016 on the Sciforum platform.

 This conference series promotes multidisciplinary collaborations and debate in the frontiers of Law, Technology, Life, and Social Sciences. The interaction between bioscience and ICTs has forged great developments in many fields. However, the appreciation of these discoveries is sadly, all too often, accompanied by a lack of understanding of the legal implications. This conference series aims to provide a reference to the various legal avenues that are available for the protection of scientific advances, but also the legal instruments to protect society from unwanted effects. It constitutes a study of some of the legal implications of bioscience and ICT advances, weighing their impact on society and the law's role in shaping that effect.

 In this sense, the presentations will be focused on legal trends in different fields covering, but not limited to: patentability in plants and human genomics, clinical procedures’ standards, patients’ personal data protection, informed consent, regulatory issues in drug discovery, biomedical research legislation, toxicology, medico-legal problems such as healthcare malpractice, medical insurance or ethics in medical practice, software protection in chemoinformatics, bioinformatics, medical informatics, and social sciences, taxes in the biotechnology industry and causality/liability in environmental pollution, criminology, etc. The conference will run on-line and free, saving travelling and participation costs (subscriptions, open publication, participation in forum, certificates, etc., are free of cost). 

In addition, selected papers will be considered for publication in the journal LAWS (ISSN 2075-471X). This is an open access publication journal published quarterly (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/laws) by the editorial MDPI. This journal is focused on legal systems, theory, and institutions. The submission of full papers to this special issue is independent of the submission of short communications to the conference. Please, follow this link: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/laws/special_issues/challenges_in_law_technology_life_and_social_sciences , to see the call for papers of this special issue.

 Conference Chairperson

Ph.D. Legal Informatics, Law.Lic., Aliuska Duardo-Sanchez

Department of Public Law, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU),

Faculty of Law, Campus Bizkaia, Leioa 48940, Spain.

Email: aliuska.duardo@ehu.eus  


Honour Advisory Committee

Ph.D., Full Prof. of Law Carlos María Romeo Casabona

Full Professor University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain.

Director of Law & Human Genome Inter-University Chair,

UPV/EHU-University of Deusto, Bilbao, Bizkaia.

Email: carlosmaria.romeo@deusto.es , carlosmaria.romeo@ehu.es

Prof. of Law, Frank Pasquale

Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD, USA.

JD, Yale Law School; MPhil, Oxford University;

BA, Harvard University, Summa cum laude

E-mail: fpasquale@law.umaryland.edu


Ph.D., Full Prof. of Law, Antonio López Díaz 

Department of Special Public Law, Faculty of Law,

University of Santiago de Compostela (USC),

15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Email: antonio.lopez.diaz@usc.es

Ph.D., Full Prof. of Law, Cesar García Novoa

Department of Special Public Law, Faculty of Law,

University of Santiago de Compostela (USC),

15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

E-mail: cesar.garcia@usc.es

Ph.D., Prof. of Law, Ma Begoña Villaverde Gomez

Consellera de Contas da Xunta de Galicia (Minister of Auditors of Galicia Goverment)

Department of Special Public Law, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain.

Ph.D., Prof. of Law, Daniel Berzosa López

Senior Manager Public Law Area, Chavarri Abogados.

Professor of Constitutional and Economic Public Law. CUNEF. Madrid.

Professor of Constitutional Law. IEB. Madrid.

Associate Professor at the Legal Department. IE Business & Law Schools. Madrid.


Ph.D., M.D., Prof. of Comput. Sciences, Alejandro Pazos Sierra

Chair and Director of Department of Computer Sciences, University of Coruña (UDC), A Coruña, Spain.

Institute of Biomedical Research of A Coruña, Teresa Herrera Hospital, A Coruña, Spain.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Ph.D. Prof. of Law, Guillermo Velasco Fabra (Coordinator of Section E, Commercial Law)

Professor of Commercial Law, Director/Coordinator of Department/Area II Degree in Law,

CUNEF - University College of Financial Studies, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)

Associate Lawyer, Commercial Law Area, Deloitte Abogados y Asesores Tributarios.

Codirector of the Journal Fiscalidad Internacional y Negocios Internacionales (Aranzadi)

Ph.D. Prof. of Law Marcos Almeida (Coordinator of Section D, Public Law)

Director of the Observatory for Regulation of Public Entities.

Professor and Secretary of Department of Public Law, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain.

Ph.D., Prof. of Law Josefina Chinea Guevara (Coordinator of Section E, Family Law)

Coordinator of Postgraduate Education,

Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Ph.D. Vanessa Aguiar Pulido (Coordinator of Section D)

Florida International University, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Miami, FL, USA.  


Organizing Committee

 Academic Secretary, Carla Casanueva Muruáis

Red Internacional de Derecho Europeo,

Observatorio Internacional de la Regulacion de las Entidades del Sector Publico

Counselor, Psicology.Lic. Dainerys Hernádez-Valle

Counselor 101Y00000X , 701 SW 27TH AVE, 33135, MIAMI, FL , USA.



Prof. of Law Irina Pérez Trujillo
Faculty of Law, Central University of Las Villas (UCLV), Santa Clara, Cuba.


PhD. Rosa García Chediak
Postdoctoral Research Associate Center for Latinoamerican Studies
Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico.