Sunday, January 29, 2017

Global Science and Technology Forum

The "Call for Papers: 5th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy (LRPP 2016)" cannot be beat for breadth of coverage in law:
The laws of the land lay the foundations of peace and order, and to ensure people progress in all aspects of their lives – whether in business, education, travel, health or recreation. The role of public officials is to create, scrutinize, implement and uphold the laws in order to protect the rights of every individual, corporate entity or institution.
The organization behind this conference is the Global Science and Technology Forum, a group from Singapore that has been accused of "conference hijacking." GSTF is "a proud partner of 38 Universities around the globe." (The links of the batch that I clicked on lead only to the home pages of the named institutions.) It publishes a slew of "science journals" on such subjects as general philosophy, music, media and communications, education, and business. Not surprisingly, it is on Beall's List as "an exploitative publisher that ... everyone should avoid."

The chairman of the conference is "Prof. the Hon. Dr. Stephen Martin, Chairman, Board of Governors, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF). Chief Executive, Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), Chairman, Bank of China (Australia), Former Speaker Parliament of Australia, Former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) Curtin University of Technology, and Former Pro Vice Chancellor International, Victoria University." Keynote speakers are Professors Julien Chaisse and Chao Xi of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • The LRPP17 conference email advertisement (same description) features as keynote speakers Dr. Paul Babie, Personal Chair of Law in the Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, Australia, and Dr. Gabriel Moens, Professor of Law, Curtin Law School, Australia. An updated (9/21/16) email extends the predominantly Australian theme with the following program committee members: Dr. Tom Mortimer, Head, Anglia Law School, Anglia Ruskin University, UK; Prof. Paula Baron, Head of School, Chair of the Common Law, La Trobe University, Australia; Prof. Willem de Lint, Professor, School of Law, Flinders University, Australia; Prof. Jianfu Chen, Professor, Faculty of Law and Management, La Trobe University, Australia; Prof. Christoph Antons, School of Law, Deakin University, Australia; Prof. Denise Meyerson, Macquarie Law School, Sydney, Australia. As of 10/10/16, when I received a third email, the program committee on the web swelled to 44 members, with 29 from India alone. Prof. Bradley Myers, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of North Dakota, and Dr. Anqi Shen, a reader at the School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University, UK, apparently joined the program committee.
  • 1/17/17: From: LRPP Conference Secretariat [] Subject: Special Invitation: 6th Law, Regulations and Public Policy Conference (LRPP 2017) Dear Dr. Kaye, David, Hope this email finds you well. Given your interests and contributions to research and academia, we invite you/your research students to submit a paper to the 6th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy (LRPP 2017) which will be held on 5th - 6th June 2017 in Singapore. The co-Program Chairs are Dr. Suresh V Nadagoudar, Bangalore University, India and Prof. K.C. Sunny, University of Kerala, India and the Editor-In-Chief is Prof. Tony Carty, The University of Hong Kong. The extended full paper submission deadline is on 10th February 2017. Hope that provides adequate time for you to complete the paper submission. If you need more time, please let us know and we will consider on a case by case basis for an extended deadline. Keynote Addresses:
    ⊡ Prof. Paul Babie, Personal Chair of Law in the Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide, Australia- The Climate Future of Property Law
    ⊡ Prof. Gabriel Moens, Professor of Law, Curtin Law School, Australia - Improving Public Health through Behavioural Rules: A Legitimate Legislative Project of a Nany State or a Nudge State?
    ⊡ Asst. Prof. Kevin Kwok-yin Cheng, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Why Do Criminal Trials Crack? An Empirical Investigation of Late Guilty Pleas in Hong Kong
    ⊡ Assoc. Prof. Charles Qu, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
    Journal of Law and Social Sciences: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS) - Print ISSN: 2251-2853, E-periodical: 2251-2861. All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. All accepted papers (after the review process) will be included in the JLSS. ... Regards, Ana Martina Tubilleja, Program Manager, Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, #13-12, Singapore- 079903 Phone: +65 6236 1544| Fax: +65 6327 0162
    The information in this e-mail is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee(s). Access to this e-mail by anyone else is unauthorised. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is prohibited and may be unlawful.
  • 4/3/17: Dear Dr. DAVID H. KAYE, Hope this email finds you well. ... The full paper submission deadline (extended) is on 23rd April 2017. ...

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