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The 9th International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law Event

15 - 17 October 2014
Lisbon, Portugal

For more information regarding this event, please email Professor Steve Saxby at .

Event details

The 2014 IAITL Conference - Call for Papers - (LSPI)

The International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL) invites you to participate in the 9th International Conference on legal, security and privacy issues in information technology law.

The 2014 IAITL Conference will be held in Lisbon under the auspices of the International Association of IT Lawyers in collaboration with Vieira de Almeida & Associados and ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon.

The Conference is an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants to come together, exchange ideas, and discuss emerging issues in IT law and the emerging technological environment. We invite contributions focusing on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues of IT, including but not limited to:

  • Digital identity
  • E-signatures
  • E-forensics and Evidence
  • Email monitoring and privacy issues in the workplace
  • Data retention & protection
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Contract and Tort
  • Virtual Companies
  • E-commerce law
  • Media & entertainment law
  • Data mining
  • Internet Freedom
  • Phishing, virus, malware etc.
  • Trustmarks
  • Legal risks and protection strategies
  • E-government & edemocracy
  • Privacy, Virology and security issues
  • Jurisdiction in Cyberspace
  • Cloud computing
  • Online gaming
  • Mobile technology
  • Robots & Intelligent agents
  • Consumer Protection
  • Cross-border ADR and Litigation
  • Content Regulation and Liability Issues
  • Telecommunication law and technology
  • Licensing and franchising
  • IT Outsourcing
  • Taxation of cross-border transactions
  • Jurisdictional barriers to regulation and enforcement
  • E-trade
  • Audio-visual technology
  • Broadband technology
  • Virtual worlds: regulation and taxation issues
  • Biometrics
  • Risk Management
  • Cybercrime
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Telemedicine

The conference committee is seeking submissions of papers for oral presentations at the conference in three major categories:
- Academic, peer reviewed papers - these papers will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee and other independent reviewers (where necessary) and will be published in the edited conference proceedings with ISBN. All papers will also be published in several leading international journals. Case studies, abstracts of research in progress, as well as full research papers will be considered for the conference program for presentation purposes. However, only complete papers will be published in the proceedings. Previously published peer-reviewed papers will also be considered, provided the authors (s) are granted license from the publisher and publication information are noted in the article.

Presentations based on a short abstract & non-academic papers - these papers will not be peer reviewed. These papers will be selected on merit by the program committee. This category covers corporate papers, best practices, new technologies, policy issues etc.
Authors must provide about 150 words abstract. For complete papers, authors must provide about 150 word abstract and five keywords. There is a word limit of maximum page limit of 15 pages using a paper size of 16 x 23 or approximately 6500 words including references). All photos, tables and figures must be in jpg format.

For full papers submitted for peer review, identifying information should be removed. Please send in a separate Word attachment the following information: Title, Affiliation and Author's Name. When preparing your final version of the manuscript, please ensure that you use the conference template (click here).

Send submissions by electronic mail in a Word document to: or

Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline for Full Research Papers (peer reviewed): September 15, 2014.
  • Submission Deadline for Presentations based on short abstract: October 1, 2014.
  • Notification of Acceptance (Full Research Papers): September 20, 2014. For papers submitted before the deadline, authors will be notified 1-7 days after submission.
  • Final Camera-Ready (Proceedings) Version and Registration Payment: September 30, 2014.
About the conference

The IAITL organised conference series is the first international conference of its kind, gathering experts from academia, government and industry to discuss key legal issues related to Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT, Private Law, Public Law and the intersection between economics and law.

This is the only conference where:
  • All papers are blind reviewed by 2-3 experts and the result of the reviews are given within a week;
  • All papers are edited to ensure quality before book publication;
  • All papers are also published in top international journals after a second round of editing.
  • Authors participate in panel sessions, aside from giving an individual presentation.
  • Policy debates and workshops are conducted and the Conclusions are published in top journals.
  • Social and entertainment events are organized every night.
  • Buffet meals are provided.
  • University Partnership Agreements and Exchanges are forged.
  • Cooperation and projects are organized and developed.

This conference was first held in May 2006 in Hamburg, Germany and it generated significant international participation from a broad spectrum of academics, government officials, lawyers, judges and industry representatives interested in information technology law and policy. Since then, we have been in Copenhagen, Istanbul, Beijing, New York, Prague, Malta, Barcelona, Nicosia, Athens and more recently Bangkok.
President of IAITL, Professor Sylvia Kierkegaard said: “We are delighted to build on this success and develop a first-rate program for the upcoming conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The Conference is intended to bring together early career researchers from around the world interested to meet up with more established academics, judges, European Commission and other public sector specialists and industry leaders to discuss issues and topics at the heart of current developments”.

“Our conferences are devoted to expanding understanding and developing international relationships among those who are working with issues dealing with information technology, economic and public and private law. The guiding principle of the Conference is to encourage communication and discussion of ideas at the frontiers of research. IAITL provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research results and practical applications and stimulates interdisciplinary and international collaboration. “

Computer Law and Security Review will sponsor awards for the best academic and student papers presented within the 9th Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI) Conference. In 2014 CLSR was selected by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in the Web of Science, Social Science Citation Index with effect from Vol 27.1. As such it will shortly receive its first Impact Factor.

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