Technological Innovations, Uncertainty and the Law of Civil Liability

TRENTO, 10th-13th JUNE 2014

 

University of TrentoFaculty of Law

 

 

Second* Biennial Meeting of the International Research Network on Technological Innovations, Uncertainty and the Law of Civil Liability

 

  

Scientific organizers: UMBERTO IZZO, MATTEO FERRARI

 

 

 

PROGRAM

 

  

 

Tuesday, June 10th

  

First Session

10.00 – 13.00

 

  

KEN OLIPHANT, University of Bristol 

The Idea of Uncertainty in the Context of Technological Innovation and Legal Liability

 

  

LARA KHOURY, McGill University, Montreal

Traitement judiciaire de la preuve scientifique: comment le juge appréhende-t-il la certitude et l'incertitude scientifique? (étude comparée France-Québec) Part 1

 

  

ETIENNE VERGES, Université de Grenoble

Traitement judiciaire de la preuve scientifique: comment le juge appréhende-t-il la certitude et l'incertitude scientifique? (étude comparée France-Québec) Part 2

  

Lunch

 

  

Second Session

15.00 – 18.00

 

  

VINCENT FORRAY, McGill University, Montreal

Normativité, contrat, responsabilité: la concurrence des modes juridique de compensation de l’incertitude

 

  

ROBERTO PARDOLESI, Università Guido Carli Luiss, Roma

Uncertainty and Stochastic Causation

 

  

CHRISTOPHE QUÉZEL-AMBRUNAZ, Université de Grenoble-Alpes

Théorème de Bayes et responsabilité civile: À propos des causes probables, et de leur appréhension en droit français

 

Dinner

 

 

  

Wednesday, June 11th

 

 

Third Session

10.00 – 13.00

 

  

UMBERTO IZZO, Università di Trento

Technology, Uncertainty and Precautionary Information: The Case of Food Law

 

  

MATTEO FERRARI, Università di Trento

Private Standards, Uncertainty and Liability: The Case of Food Standards

 

 

LAURÈNE MAZEAU, Université de Grenoble-Alpes

Civil Liability and Uncertainty: The Case of Drinking Water Pollution

 

 

Lunch

 

 

Fourth Session

15.00 – 17.00

 

 

GIOVANNI COMANDÈ, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

Using Simulation in Technological Environments between Old and New Challenges

 

 

FEDERICA GIOVANELLA, University of Trento

Tort Liability, Uncertainty and New Technologies: The Case of Wireless Community Networks

 

  

Dinner

 

  

 

Thursday, June 12th

 

 

 

Fifth Session

11.00 – 13.00

 

 

MATTEO MACILOTTI, Università di Trento

Personalized Medicine as a Way of Dealing with Medical Uncertainty: Consequences for Civil Liability

 

 

TRUDO LEMMENS, University of Toronto

Whistleblowing and Pharmaceutical Fraud: Legal Options and Ethical Dimensions

 

  

RICHARD GOLDBERG, Durham University

Regulatory Compliance, Scientific Uncertainty and Medical Product Liability

 

  

Lunch

 

  

Sixth Session

15.00 – 17.00

 

   

ERIC FELDMAN, University of Pennsylvania

E-Cigarettes: A New Challenge for Law and Public Health?

 

 

MARIE ÈVE ARBOUR, Université Laval,
Québec

 

What's between "D" and "E": The Boundaries of Certainty and Uncertainty in the Product Liability Directive 

 

 

Dinner

 

  

 

Friday, June 13th

 

  

Seventh and final session (plenary)

10.00 – 13.00

 

 

- SCIENTIFIC CONCLUSIONS OF THE SEMINAR (Oliphant, Pardolesi, Feldman - Plenary discussion)

 

 - LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE: OPEN ISSUES

 

 - SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE NEXT SEMINAR EDITION in 2016

 

 

 

* The First Edition was held at the McGill University, Montreal - July 3/6, 2012 (see the McGill university website) 

The seminar will take place as a roundtable in the Professor Room of the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento (second floor). The seminar is public, but seating is limited to no more than 10 guests. Attendees must register in advance, contacting the organizers with an informal communication at Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. . Preference will be given to Ph.D candidates or other academic guests who are working on themes discussed during the seminar.