UTD Professor to Deliver Keynote Address
At Malaysian Conference on Innovation

University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Professor Dr. Stan Liebowitz will deliver the keynote address at a conference this month in Malaysia on the convergence of information systems and business.

Liebowitz, a professor of managerial economics in the School of Management and director of the Center for the Analysis of Property Rights and Innovation, will present a talk titled “Who Wins and Why” at the one-day event to be held on Nov. 22. The conference, called the “Regional Innovation Forum 2005,” will be held in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s new administrative capital, which is located about 15 miles from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

The conference is sponsored by the Business Software Alliance, an international trade group founded in 1988 whose members include many of the leading software publishers. The group’s principal activity is fighting piracy involving software produced by its members.

The Center for the Analysis of Property Rights and Innovation (http://som.utdallas.edu/capri/index.htm) was founded by Liebowitz in 2004 to conduct academic research in the area of property rights and related issues in the expanding digital domain. It was one of the first think tanks of its kind in the country. Liebowitz is an expert on the economic effects of piracy on digital media, such as the illegal downloading of music from the Internet.