17-18 May 2013 Geneva Global Governance of the Internet

Advanced Cyber/IO, Autonomous Internet

giganet plainGlobal Governance of the Internet: Intergovernmentalism, multistakeholderism, and networks

International Workshop

17-18 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

PDF:  2013-03-16 GigaNet 17-18 May Geneva

We invite five-page long memos that address the role and future of different models of governance of the Internet, presenting recently completed research or work in progress. Papers from any discipline or institution, from emerging as well as established scholars, are encouraged. Key questions to be addressed include, but are not limited to, the following:
· What are the long-term implications of the failure of the WCIT? Is talk of an Internet “Cold War” relevant, or misleading?
· How can we assess the role of intergovernmental organizations in Internet governance?
· How can cooperation between intergovernmental organizations and NGOs be structured?
· What are the potential and limitations of multistakeholder models of governance?
· What role do non-hierarchical networks currently play in global Internet governance, and should that role be increased or diminished?
· What is the relevance of sovereignty and jurisdiction when the Internet creates cross-border harm?

Extended abstracts of approximately 800 words can be submitted at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=giganetgeneva2013 .

It is expected that participants prepare 5-page long memos that will be circulated in advance and a 15-minute presentation on the day of the workshop.


Deadline for extended abstracts (of approx. 800 words) submission: March 18, 2013.

Decisions will be made by March 25, 2013.

Memos expected by May 3, 2013.

Attendance at the workshop is free and open to all interested parties.

We look forward to receiving your contributions and to seeing many of you in Geneva. For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

All the best,
Program Committee

Giganet Archive