Law and Complexity, Satellite Session of CCS16

Session Law and Complexity, CCS16

September 20th 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This satellite session of the 2016 Conference on Complex Systems will establish a dialogue between complex systems scientists and legal scholars. How does complexity science help shed light on the dynamics and functions of law? How do legal theories help us understand how structure and regularity emerge in complex systems? These questions are of central scientific importance for the study of social systems. They are also of great importance today, as several crises, such as the ecological crisis, as well as large economic shifts, such as the rise of the information economy, require new legal thinking.

PROGRAM (subject to change)

9.00-10.15    Session 1: Modeling Law and Social Cohesion

Cooperation on the Tipping Point : How do Rules, Norms and Law Violations Undermine Society ?
Thomas Maillart (UC Berkeley)Stefan Bechtold, Dirk Helbing

Regulating Complex Adaptive Systems : Towards a Computational Model for Simulating the Effects of Rules.
Ameneh Deljoo (University of Amsterdam), Tom van Engers, Leon Gommans, Cees de Laat

Unpacking the Mandate of Heaven Argument
Aernout Schmidt (Leiden University), Kubei Zhang

10.15-10.30  Break

10.30-12.00  Session 2: Law through the Lens of Network Science 

Law as a Network of Networks
Corinna Coupette (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance)

Unravelling the Complexity of Legal Decisions with Network Science
Fabien Tarissan (CNRS)

The Fitness of Case Law 
Debsankha Manik, Corinna Coupette (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance), José Casadiego, Nora Molkenthin, Marc Timme

The Dynamics and Drivers of Statutory Interpretation
Marion Dumas (Santa Fe Institute)

12.00-12.15  Break

12.15-13.00  Roundtable 1 – Law and Complex Systems Science: Potential for Cross-fertilization

The roundtable will include short talks and a collective discussion of key themes that will have emerged in the morning.

Legal Norms as Emergent Phenomena, André Folloni (Ponthifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil)

Law at the Edge of Chaos: A praise for a complexity-inspired approach to the legal universe, Nicola Lettieri (ISFOL Italy)

13.00-14.00  Lunch

14.00-14.45 Keynote Lecture What is Law? Gillian Hadfield, USC (to be confirmed)

14.45-16.00  Session 3: Law, Complexity and Public Policy

Complexity Theory and the Economics of Intellectual Property
Carl Mair (Leiden University)

A Framework for an Agent-Based Model to Enhance the Governance of Law over Data Protection Issues
Kunbei Zhang (Chongqing Technology and Business University)

Decomposing Contractual Privacy
Michiel Rohen (Leiden University)

Understanding Cyber Security as a Complex Adaptive System
Tuomas Tiihonen (Leiden University / eLaw – Center for Law and Digital Technologies)

16.00-16.30  Break

16.30-17.30 (flexible end time)  Roundtable 2 – Law and Complex Systems Science: Potential for Cross-fertilization

The roundtable will include short talks and a collective discussion of key themes that will have emerged throughout the afternoon and day.

Can Complexity Theory help Understand Tomorrow’s E-justice?  Marco Vellicogna (CNR-IRSIG Italy), Ernst Steigenga (Ministry of Security and Justice, Netherlands)

Complexity Squared: An Outline of Challenges Inherent to the Application of Complexity to ‘Law’ Michael Leach (Tilburg University)

Bio-Knowledge Governance in Complex Intellectual Property and Innovation Systems: New Approaches to Design Law and Policy to Promote Access to Knowledge and Innovation, Priscilla Maria Dias Guimaraes Cesar (McGill University Faculty of Law)

Call for abstracts can be found here.

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