First International Symposium on Global Information Governance 2008 (ISGIG 2008)

Venue: My Hotels Galilei

Location: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Event Date/Time: Mar 13, 2008 End Date/Time: Mar 14, 2008
Registration Date: Mar 13, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 13, 2008
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First International Symposium on Global Information Governance 2008
ISGIG 2008

March 13 - 14, 2008, Pisa, Italy

The principal theme and mission of ISGIG 2008:

The premier instance of the International Symposium on Global Information Governance, ISGIG 2008, is focused on cross-border and cross-organization challenges in governing, managing, and securing enterprises in a pervasively connected world. The development of synergy and resolution of conflict between these issues will be a defining factor in the handling and protection of personal, enterprise, and government information worldwide.

Today’s increasingly complex ICT environments require us to manage information within organizations and processes that span multiple administrative, legislative, political, organization, jurisdictional, and conceptual boundaries. Moreover, the regulatory needs and their impact on businesses and individuals are not well understood, beyond their technical feasibility. This disconnect between government and the business sector is as common as the more familiar gap between business requirements and technology solutions, which in itself gains a novel dimension in cross-border settings.

Co-organized by ICST, Europe’s largest scientific society, and CreateNet, one of the largest European research consortia, and sponsored by CA Labs, CA Inc.’s research arm, ISGIG 2008 aims to promote the understanding of information governance challenges and their debate among government, business, academia, and technology stakeholders to increase understanding of the issues affecting each stakeholder.

The major topics of ISGIG 2008:

- Governance, Security and Privacy policies
- Legislative frameworks for ICT governance
- Cross-border security and identity management
- Resilient and dependable cross-border infrastructures
- Open security standards, architectures and policies
- Virtual worlds, just a game or a real business tool?
- Virtual worlds and their impact on business and regulatory models

The speakers of ISGIG 2008:

The technical program of ISGIG 2008 includes international experts from the academic/scientific, regulatory/governmental and industrial/business sectors. Sessions during the first day of the conference will focus on global information governance while the second day will deal with business and technology issues. A special session of the conference will be dedicated to the phenomenon of Virtual Worlds, such as Second Life, including their impact on business and communication models, and the governance/regulatory issues that arise from them. Confirmed speakers include:

- Jacob LAMM – Executive Vice President, Governance and Service Management, CA, Inc.
- Simon PERRY – Founder, ThinkingString
- Steven M. BELLOVIN – Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
- Matt BISHOP – Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of California at Davis
- Pierangela SAMARATI – Professor, Department of Information Technology, University of Milan
- Aljosa PASIC – Head of Area, Research and Innovation, ATOS Origin
- Nathalie MORENO – Partner Technology and Commerce, Beachcroft LLP
- Alessandro ZANASSI – General Manager, TEMIS Italy
- Andreas U. SCHMIDT – Managing Director, Novalyst IT AG
- Luigi LOGRIPPO – Professor, Département d'informatique et ingénierie, Université du Québec
- Bhavani THURAISINGHAM – Director, Cyber Security Research Center, University of Texas at Dallas
- Jon COLLINS – Service Director, Freeform Dynamics
- Nic MITHAN – Director, K Zero

The location and venue of ISGIG 2008:

ISGIG 2008 will take place in the famous city of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy. Besides the well known Leaning Tower, Pisa boasts numerous historical buildings and monuments dating back several centuries. The main sightseeing attractions of the city include its Botanical Gardens, the Baptistery, the Holy Field, and the Piazza dei Cavalieri, or Knights’ Square.

The venue for the conference - My Hotels Galilei – is a four-star hotel located near Pisa’s airport and convenient to the city’s center. The hotel offers a wide range of services and facilities to its guests, including a fully equipped gym and the opportunity for renting bicycles, scooters and motorbikes. The hotel can be easily reached from the main train and bus stations and there is a good taxi and shuttle bus service from Pisa International Airport. Room rates for attendees are EUR 100/120 for single/double occupancy, inclusive of VAT and breakfast.

Registration and other information:

Registration fees (EUR 305for working professionals and EUR 230 for full time students) include both Technical and the Special Sessions as well as a lunches, coffee breaks and a banquet dinner. Interested participants should register online through the official website of the conference or contact Mr. Tibor KOVACS at