Call for Papers: The 4th Machine Lawyering Conference, Hong Kong, January 12, 2024

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23 May 2024 – 24 May 2024, Hong Kong

The Machine Lawyering Conference has established itself as one of the premier academic conferences globally, focusing on the intersection of law and digital technology, broadly defined. Since its inception at CUHK LAW in 2020, the conference has garnered a stellar reputation in Asia and beyond. Participants from diverse corners of the world have contributed to the conference by presenting papers that delve into a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from the legal and policy implications of artificial intelligence (AI) to data and platform governance. This collective exchange of ideas has proven to be highly effective in fostering cross-pollination among participants.

In line with the commitment to nurturing these valuable dialogues and staying abreast of the latest developments, CUHK LAW’s Centre for Legal Innovation and Digital Society (CLINDS) will host the Fourth Machine Lawyering Conference on 23-24 May 2024. The central theme of this conference will explore how the law responds to the ever-evolving landscape of digital technologies and emerging business models.

Abstracts and papers submitted by the specified date below will undergo blind peer evaluation by a review committee. The committee will recognize outstanding contributions by awarding three Best Paper Prizes. These prizes include round-trip economy airfare to Hong Kong and three days of accommodation during the conference. This initiative is designed to acknowledge and reward exceptional research and insights presented at the conference. We encourage all participants to submit their work and contribute to the vibrant scholarly exchange that defines this event.

TOPICS: For the avoidance of doubt, papers on the following topics are within the conference scope:
– Discrimination and other social problems resulting from the use of algorithms
– Online content moderation
– Legal issues in the metaverse
– Legal issues concerning autonomous vehicle
– AI and the law
– Digital platform governance
– Automated dispute resolution
– Competition Law in the Big Data industries
– Cybersecurity
– Legal technologies
– Intellectual property in automated systems
– Regulation of digital payment systems
– Personal data protection
– Crypto regulation
– Special problems of distributed ledger technologies
– Criminal law and digital technologies

Abstract (max 350 words) submission: 12 January 2024
Notification of acceptance: 9 February 2024
Paper submission for best paper prize: 29 March 2024
Registration deadline for accepted authors: 23 April 2024

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Please submit your abstract as an email attachment to [email protected]. The file with your submission should state the proposed paper title and the abstract but not your name so as to allow for blind review. Please include your name, affiliation and contact details in your cover email, which should state “Submission for Machine Lawyering Conference” as the subject line.

CONFERENCE ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Kevin Cheng, Stuart Hargreaves, Robin Huang, Jyh-An Lee (chair), Eliza Mik, Normann Witzleb