Economic and Industrial Espionage Conference (EIEC 2018)
Registration information for the workshops and pre-ECIS conferences can be found here.
Economic and industrial espionage are significant problems to many organisations causing huge economic damage to some countries. Figures on the costs of it vary significantly and the quality of them are very hard to estimate, but it is clear the losses are staggering and in the US alone figures have ranged from $2 billion to $400 billion a year. The extent of the problem, however, is very difficult to gauge with many organisations reluctant to reveal cases or not knowing if and how they have experienced any loss. Academic research has also been limited with very few studies conducted on the subject. It is clear, however, that many attacks are perpetrated by a mix of cyber-espionage, corrupt insiders and failures in socio-technical systems. This conference seeks to expand academic and practitioner interest in this subject and particularly bring inter-disciplinary perspectives to the problem. The organisers of this conference would therefore welcome papers from both academics and practitioners on some of the following themes:
- The extent of economic and industrial espionage;
- The perpetrators of economic and industrial espionage;
- The techniques of perpetrators of economic and industrial espionage;
- Legal aspects to economic and industrial espionage;
- Strategies for dealing with economic and industrial espionage;
- State responses to economic and industrial espionage;
- The socio-technical interface in countering economic and industrial espionage;
The conference will take place on the 25th June 2018 in Portsmouth. The conference will be one of the pre-conference events of ECIS 2018.
Book for the conference here.
The conference’s schedule can be found here.
Speakers will not have to pay a fee for this event (but will if they intend to attend the main ECIS2018 conference).
The organisers are in discussions with several journals concerning a special edition on this subject. Speakers will therefore be encouraged to submit full papers for consideration in a special edition of a journal. A title and short abstract on the proposed presentation should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 28th February.
The conference organisers would also welcome potential sponsors of this conference. Rates for sponsorship and enquiries should also be directed to email@example.com
Topics and Speakers will include practitioners and speakers from industry as well as the following academics:
- Speakers from key UK government bodies such as the Centre for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure and the National Authority for Counter Eavesdropping.
- Bill South and Lindsey Wright from William Hill on corporate espionage.
- Economic and Industrial Espionage: Scale, Trends and Threat, Professor Mark Button, University of Portsmouth.
- Aspects of Criminal Law regarding Economic and Industrial Espionage in Austria and Switzerland Similarities and Differences between an EU and a non-EU member state, Dr. Cathrine Konopatsch, LL,M. Institute for criminal law, white collar crime and international criminal law, University of Bern, Switzerland.
- Obtaining justice? Outcomes of criminal proceedings in cases of economic and industrial espionage, Susanne Knickmeier, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany.
- Investigating Divine Manipulation of The Commercial Threads: A UK Economic & Industrial Espionage Research Project, Kevin Larkins MSc.
- Snatched Secrets: Reporting trade secrets theft, Modelling a firm’s decision to report a theft of trade secrets, Dr. Nicola Searle and Dr. Atin Basuchoudhary, Goldsmiths, University of London.
- Preventing Industrial Espionage – a case study of smuggling dual-use technology in Sweden, Peter Stiernstedt, Lecturer, University of West London and Per Gustafson, CSO, Lund University, Sweden.
Conference Organisers Advisory Panel
Professor Mark Button, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Dr Moufida Sadok, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Emma Shaw, Managing Director, Esoteric.
Dr. Ebrahim Afsah, Associate Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Cathrine Konopatsch, University of Bern, Switzerland, email@example.com
Dr Julak Lee, Department of Security Management, Kynoggi University, South Korea firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Alison Wakefield, University of Portsmouth, email@example.com
Dr. Michael Kilchling, senior researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law firstname.lastname@example.org
Susanne Knickmeier, Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, email@example.com
Elisa Wallwaey, Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Stiernstedt, PhD student, University of Portsmouth email@example.com
Junhyoung Lee, PhD student, University of Portsmouth. firstname.lastname@example.org