Call for Papers / Posters 2011 IPR Center Symposium

Online IP Theft in the 21st Century

On September 14, 2011, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), located in Arlington, Virginia, is scheduled to host a symposium entitled, “Intellectual Property Theft in the 21st Century”. The symposium will highlight the various issues associated with online intellectual property (IP), including its overall impact and the public and private sectors efforts to address this growing problem. The symposium will bring together law enforcement, rights holders, industry experts, third party service providers, and academia. The IPR Center anticipates over 100 symposium attendees and participants and offers an excellent opportunity for attendees to meet key stake holders involved in combating cyber crime and IP theft.

During the symposium, the IPR Center will host a session for academia to present papers along with a poster session:

  • Full papers – The IPR Center will accept and review papers, up to 2,000 words, and the top five will be selected based on relevant content and published in a special conference issue of The IPR Center Report.
  • Posters – 2’x 3’ posters, along with photographs of the posters, will be reviewed by the IPR Center and selected for relevant content. The top 10 posters will be displayed during the symposium and the remaining 20 will be displayed in the conference room at the IPR Center.

Parties interested in submitting a paper or poster for consideration are requested to submit the following information to the IPR Center: a 100-150 word abstract, travel requirements to include transportation and lodging costs, and full contact information including e-mail address and contact number. All requested information is due before June 30, 2011 and final submissions are due by close of business on August 19, 2011.

All papers are posters will be selected based on relevant content and those chosen will be notified of their selection via e-mail no later than September 2, 2011. The top posters, not to exceed 30 due to space limitations, will be selected for display at the IPR Center. Authors of selected papers and posters may also participate in the half-day program scheduled for September 13, 2011. The half-day program will feature a tour of the IPR Center, including meetings with law enforcement members, subject matter experts, and rights holders.

The IPR Center asks that papers and posters have a focus towards various aspects of IP enforcement, including but not limited to:

  • Educational institutions’ role in promoting respect for IP
  • The impact of online IP theft on the economy
  • Privacy issues involving the online world
  • Roles and responsibilities of government, industry and service providers
  • Search and seizure policy/procedures
  • Cybercrime and related law
  • IPR


While all authors are welcome to attend this free event, authors of the top six submissions (both papers and posters) will be invited to participate in the academia session where they will formally present their paper/poster to the symposium. Contingent upon the availability of funding, travel expenses for the six invitees will be paid for by the IPR Center in accordance with applicable U.S. Government and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement travel regulations and policies.

English will be the working language at the conference. Please send your abstracts, papers, posters, travel requirements or questions to:

Rana Saoud National
IPR Program Manager National
IPR Coordination Center
2451 Crystal Drive Stop 5105
Arlington, VA 20598-5105
703-603-3900 Subject Line: IPR Center Symposium attn: R. Saoud

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