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 Organization (WIPO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), Texas A&M University School of Law, 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, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws International Islamic University Malaysia; Visiting Professor, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University), Sherif Saadallah (Executive Director, WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization), Antony Taubman (Director, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, World Trade Organization), and Jacques de Werra (Professor and Vice-Rector, 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 was held in Geneva on 29 June 2018 at WIPO and was jointly organized by WIPO, WTO, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. In addition, one of the organizers, Professor Irene Calboli, was the organizer of the Conference “IP Scholars Asia” in Singapore in 2016, 2017, and 2018 with the support of the WIPO Academy.
Submissions and Requests to Present
The Call for Papers is closed at this time. A tentative list of confirmed participants will be announced soon. The final program of the Conference will be completed in December 2018 and will be announced the first week of January.
Academics and researchers who are interested in participating as non-presenting attendees in the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference can email us at IPResearchersAsia@gmail.com to request to attend the conference as invited non-presenting attendees.
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 the presentation and comments/questions from the audience. We encourage participants to reserve a considerable amount of time for comments/questions. All presenters are strongly encouraged to attend the whole Conference (i.e. Thursday and Friday).
There is no paper publication requirement to participate in the Conference. At the Conference, we will distribute the abstracts of the works-in-progress that will be presented.
In addition to parallel sessions, the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference will feature keynote speakers and plenary panels with senior scholars, officials from international organizations, and policymakers.
Research and Teaching Methodologies Workshop
The scientific organizers of the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference plan to hold a half-day Workshop on Research and Teaching Methodologies for interested participants to the Conference the day after the Conference. The Workshop will take place during the morning of Saturday, 2 February 2019 (tentatively from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) The Workshop will also discuss publications (books and journal articles) and placement of scholarship in peer reviews and law reviews.
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 previous two days.
There will be no registration fee or any other costs associated with attending the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference and the Workshop on Research and Teaching Methodologies. In addition, participants will enjoy complimentary refreshments, lunch, and dinner during the two days of the Conference, and refreshments and lunch the day of the Workshop.
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 and Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
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 have reserve a block of rooms in selected hotels. The list of selected hotels and the instructions on how to book these hotels is available here. 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.
Participants will be responsible for their own transportation from the hotels to the venue of the Conference and the Workshop. Instructions on how to reach the Conference venue will be announced together with the announcement of the Conference program the first week of January.
Limited Financial Assistance
The organizers will partially assist a limited number of researchers with financial needs to attend the First IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference. In particular, we will assist a limited number of researchers from developing countries in Asia.
Applications for financial support are closed at this time, as the deadline was 15 October 2018.
Each request will be considered individually based on the availability of funds. Still, since we will be able to satisfy only a small number of the requests for financial support, we strongly encourage all applicants to try to also seek alternative sources of funding to travel to the Conference.
For any queries, feel free to email us at IPResearchersAsia@gmail.com.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE FIRST IP & INNOVATION RESEARCHERS OF ASIA CONFERENCE IN KUALA LUMPUR!