Call for Papers: Research Colloquium on Law and Emerging Technologies 2024

The Research Colloquium on Law and Emerging Technologies, organised by KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law under the frame of LAILEC 2024, invites researchers in Law and Emerging Technologies to: Submit an overview of the research topic they are cur...

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The Research Colloquium on Law and Emerging Technologies, organised by KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law under the frame of LAILEC 2024, invites researchers in Law and Emerging Technologies to:

  • Submit an overview of the research topic they are currently working on related to the topics of the call, 
  • and have the opportunity to present their ongoing research projects to a distinguished panel of experts in the field.  

Selected researchers will have the great opportunity to:

  • Stimulate scholarly discussion among peers in an informal environment during the research colloquium.
  • Engage in substantive discussions and intellectual exchanges with the audience during the research colloquium.
  • Receive constructive feedback and scholarly advice from the selected discussants present at the research colloquium.
LAILEC 2024, Data Week 2024 and Research Colloquium 2024

The forthcoming research colloquium will be scheduled to occur within the overarching framework of Data Week 2024 and LAILEC 2024. This academic conference constitutes a distinctive platform providing an outstanding opportunity for scholarly engagement with current issues at the intersection of Law and Emerging Technologies and pertinent policy considerations within the modern societal landscape. This event intends to assist scholarly discourse among academics, practitioners, representatives of global policy entities, international organisations, and preeminent institutions.

PLEASE NOTE: If applicants want to participate in LAILEC 2024 and/or the Data Week2024 , they should register for each event separately.

The scope of the topics for Research Colloquium 2024

The thematic scope of the research colloquium encompasses a spectrum of topics, including but not limited to (ethical) and legal considerations in:

  • Artificial Intelligence Systems
  • Robotics
  • IoT
  • Extended Reality (XR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud or edge computing
  • Healthcare and technology
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Digital privacy and online surveillance
  • Data protection
  • Data governance
  • Data spaces
  • Freedom of expression
  • Consumer protection in the digital market
  • Social media
  • Platform regulation
Who should apply? 

Prospective applicants are expected to be researchers with well-defined research trajectories relevant to the research colloquium who stand to gain insights from senior colleagues and peers.

The colloquium committee will carefully select a small group of participants, allowing them to allocate dedicated time during the colloquium to deliver concise presentations on their respective research projects. Following these oral presentations, participants will participate in group discussions to delve deeper into the complexities of their research. These discussions will be kicked off by 1-2 discussants who are senior experts on the submitted topic.

PLEASE NOTE: that the organisers cannot cover travels costs for the invited applicants.

Venue

Park Inn by Radisson, Leuven (Martelarenlaan 36, 3010 Leuven)

Important Dates for applications

Deadline for applications: 25 April 2024
Notification of selected participants: 30 April 2024
The date of the Research Colloquium: 7 June 2024

How to apply?

Applicants should submit the following documents by email to lailec[at]kuleuven.be with the following subject line: “KUL CiTiP Research Colloquium in Law and Emerging Technologies Submission”:

  • An up-to-date CV. (A CV must include any prior speaking engagements or relevant teaching experience, including the list of publications (if applicable)).
  • One-page overview of the research topic. (An overview must contain 1) abstract up to 500 words; 2) a brief description of the research topic; 3) the status of the research and the expected contribution upon the finalisation of the research; 4) a specific key question the applicant would like to discuss during the research colloquium.
  • Max. half a page explaining the motivation of the applicant to join the research colloquium. 

PLEASE NOTE: All items below should be merged into one single PDF file named YOURNAME_Colloquium2024.pdf (substitute your full name where it reads YOURNAME) to lailec[at]kuleuven.be.

Organisers and contact

Prof. Dr Laura Drechsler (Centre for IT & IP Law, KU Leuven/State Archives of Belgium)
Dr. Maja Nisevic (Centre for IT & IP Law, KU Leuven)
For questions, reach out to  lailec[at]kuleuven.be.