A global network for scholars of internet governance
ICA 2016 Preconference
Power, communication, and technology in Internet governance
Organized by GigaNet (Global Internet Governance Academic Network)
Co-Sponsored by ICA's Communication Law and Policy, and Communication and Technology Divisions
Hosted by Kanazawa Institute of Technology (Tokyo campus)
Supported by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
9:30 Session 1: Repertoires of IG research, theoritization, and practice
Facilitator and respondent: Leo Van Audenhove
Nathalia Foditsch. Zero rating: evil or savior? Looking at the issue through the lenses of competition policy
Jeanette B Ruiz and George A Barnett. Regulating Ownership of the International Internet Backbone and the Worldwide Web
Matt Bui, Emily Sidnam and Ellen Helsper. Future Directions for Digital Inclusion Policy: Identifying Gaps in Policy and Integrating Theory for the Pursuit of Tangible Outcomes
Sandra Braman. Designing for Instability: Internet Architecture and Constant Change
11:30 Session 2: National perspectives on IG
Facilitator and respondent: Séverine Arsène
Olga Khrustaleva.From national sovereignty to digital sovereignty. Russia’s data localization law and its implications
Fernanda Ribeiro Rosa. Internet Governance and the interplay between global and local initiatives: the case of “Marco Civil”
Rekha Jain. A Model for Internet Governance for India
14:30 Session 3: Multistakeholderism and civic engagement in IG
Facilitator and respondent: Sonia Livingstone
Gwen Shaffer and Andrew Schrock. Collaboratively drafting open data policies: Measuring impacts and improving outcomes
Sherly Haristya. The polarisation and interaction of views among civil society actors in the global internet governance
Sarah Myers West. Searching for the Public in Internet Governance: An Examination of Infrastructures of Participation at NETmundial
Leo Van Audenhove, Julia Pohle, Luciano Morganti and Jo Pierson. Media Literacy and Internet Governance: A necessary marriage, exemplified by the case of the Belgian State versus Facebook
16:30 Session 4: Reflecting on 10 years of Internet governance research
Dmitry Epstein. Internet governance: A meta-review of research literature
Christian Pentzold. Performing Internet Governance
Followed by roundtable discussion with
Carolina Ines Aguerre, University of San Andrés
Séverine Arsène, French Centre for Research on Contemporary China
Analia Aspis, University of Buenos Aires
Renata Aquino-Ribeiro, Federal University of Ceará
Madeline Carr, Cardiff University
Dmitry Epstein, University of Illinois at Chicago
Marianne Franklin, Goldsmith, University of London
Sherly Haristya, Nanyang Technological University
Argyro Karanasiou, Bournemouth University
Joanna Kulesza, University of Łódź
Daniel Oppermann, University of São Paulo
Julia Pohle, Berlin Social Science Center
Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich
In order to participate in the event you need to register on the ICA website. There is a registration fee of $25 that you need to pay on the site. To register you will need to create an account on the ICA website, but you do not have to become a member of the ICA or register for the main conference (although it promises to be interesting). Your registration covers refreshments and lunch.
The pre-conference will take place on the Tokyo campus of Kanazawa Institute of Technology (K.I.T.) located at Atagotoyo Bldg. 12F, 1-3-4 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0002, Japan (Google maps). We will meet in room 13F 1301.
There are a number of hotels in the general vicinity of the K.I.T. Tokyo campus.
Hotel Mystays Hamamatsucho (3 stars/starting at $97)
Tokyu Rei Hotel (3 starts/starting at $102)
APA Hotel Shinbashi (3 stars/starting at $107)
Art Hotels Hamamatsucho (3 stars/starting at $107)
Hotel Sunroute Shinbashi (3 stars/starting at $133)*
Unizo Shinbashi (3 stars/starting at $152)*
Dai-Ichi Hotel Annex (4 stars/starting at $193)*
Dai-Ichi Hotel Tokyo (4 stars/starting at $215)*
Hotel Okura Tokyo (5 stars/starting at $240)
ANA InterContinental Tokyo (5 stars/starting at $267)
*Close to Shinbashi train station. It take about 15 mins walk or a 5 mins TAXI ride (¥780/$7) to K.I.T campus from the Shinbashi station.
There is also a selection of AirBnB options starting at around $80.
Traveling from Tokyo to Fukuoka
Option 1: Shinkansen high speed train
Travel time from Tokyo Station to Hakata (Fukuoka Station): between 5h30 and 6h30.
The price for a single journey is around 22750 yen (about 200$), reservation fee included.
For a round trip between Tokyo and Fukuoka (or travel plans before and after the conference), the best option is to get a Japan Rail Pass. It is available to all foreigners, but need to be purchased before arriving in Japan. http://www.japanrailpass.net/ and http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2361.html).
The 7-day pass costs around 250$ and can be used on most JR trains throughout Japan (reservation fee included). For the travel between Tokyo and Fukuoka, Rail Pass holders cannot travel on the fastest Shinkansen line (called "Nozomi") but need to change trains at Osaka or Kobe.
Check here for the connections and time table of the Shinkansen lines (at the bottom of the page, you can select to include the Nozomi line).
Option 2: Flight from Tokyo to Fukuoka
Flight time: 2 hours
Fares starts from 60$ for a one-way trip from Narita airport which is located 60 km from Tokyo city center (about 90 min / 25$). One-way flights from the closer Haneda airport start from 200$ (about 20 min / 5$).