Event: Third Annual International Conference on Law & Regulation of Air Transport and Space Applications

August 19, 2011 at 9:19 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – IASL at the University of McGill:


Third Annual International Conference
on Law & Regulation of Air Transport and Space Applications

December 4 – 6, 2011
National Law University, New Delhi, India

Important Dates:
Abstract Registration due: 16 September 2011
Notification to Authors: 30 September 2011
Submission Deadline for Papers: 1 November 2011

Asia is the fastest growing aviation market in the world, and India is an integral driver of that robust growth. Information and knowledge about laws and regulations related to aviation and space activities are essential to capitalize on the economic opportunities being created in this part of the world. It is in this context that the International Foundation for Aviation, Aerospace & Development (IFFAAD), the Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University, and National Law University of New Delhi, India have planned and are pleased to announce the opening of the Call for Papers for the Third Annual International Conference on Law & Regulation of Air Transport and Space Applications.
The International Foundation for Aviation, Aerospace & Development, seated in Montreal with the host chapter in Delhi, operates to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the public interest in issues pertinent to the development of the international aviation industry as well as space applications. The Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University in Montreal, Canada offers the world’s leading educational and research program in Air and Space Law. Celebrating its 6oth birthday this year, the Institute has a rich history of research, scholarship, and educational programs designed to provide the best graduate education available to air and space lawyers anywhere. The National Law University in New Delhi, India, established in 2008, is committed to creating a legal institution within India to competitively prepare lawyers for global legal careers as agents of change for India.

International Conference is thoughtfully designed to be useful to practicing lawyers, legal officers working for airlines and governmental aviation civil ministries and regulators, airport managers, as well law teachers and students. It will create awareness of emerging issues provide networking opportunities and promote collaborative business arrangements between foreign and Indian aviation and space industries. The program will include invited contributions from leading experts in the fields plus presentations selected on the basis of abstracts submitted in response to this Call. We would appreciate it if you would kindly pass on this information to others within your organization who may also be interested in submitting an abstract. Presenters of papers will enjoy free registration, accommodation and meals for the days of the Conference.

Main Topics of Interest:

• Aviation Safety
• Aviation Security
• Aircraft Manufacturer Liability
• Airline Liability and Insurance
• Government Regulation, Bilaterals, and the Liberalization of Air Transport
• Emerging Issues for Air Navigation Services and Liability
• Emerging Issues for Airports and their Economic Regulation
• Emerging Environmental Issues
• Financing of, and Foreign Investment in, Aircraft, Airlines, Airports, Ground Handling, MRO, Manufacturing
• Regional Aviation Infrastructure
• Competition Law and Airline Alliances
• Emerging Issues in Commercial Space Applications: Satellite Communications, Navigation, and Remote Sensing
• Space Security: ASAT’s and Weaponization of Space, On-orbit Servicing, Dual Use, Space Debris

Guidelines for submissions:

The Conference Organizers invite submissions of abstracts for papers to be presented at the Conference.

1. Abstracts should be between 150 and 200 words (in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format) and must indicate the precise topic (title) of the paper, author’s full name and current organization affiliation, and full coordinates and email address.
2. Submissions must be in English.
3. The due date for abstracts is Friday 16 September 2011 at 5.00 p.m. Eastern Time in Canada.
4. Submissions may be sent to: Diane Howard at diane.howard@mcgill.ca and Dr. Sanat Kaul at sanat_kaul@hotmail.com
5. Questions may be addressed to the above email addresses.
6. Instructions to Authors will soon be available on the Conference website at: http://www.mcgill.ca/iasl

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