Call for papers

We invite interested persons from academia, professional and public policy to participate in the 9th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics by sending communications that address, either from a legal or political science approach, issues related to the phenomenon of Big Data.

These may include, among other fields, privacy, data protection, intellectual property, competition law, accountability, behavioral advertising, fundamental rights, security, crime, transparency, access to information, digital divide, open data, reuse of public sector information, and other areas in which relevant issues directly or indirectly arise linked to the context of Big Data.

Besides Big Data related fields, communications will also be accepted on other legal or political science issues relevant to the present and future of the Internet.

Those interested in participating must first send a summary of the contents of their communication, of approximately 300 words, stating clearly the purpose and scope of the communication and its working title, and using the template provided for this purpose.

First call

The deadline to send this summary is December 3, 2012. Abstracts will be evaluated by blind review and will be notified for acceptance by December 20, 2012.

Second call

The deadline to send this summary is January 4, 2013. Abstracts will be evaluated by blind review and will be notified for acceptance by January 22, 2013.

Full papers

Authors of accepted abstracts must submit the final text of the communication no later than March 4, 2013. Communications may not exceed 7,000 words, including footnotes and references. To prepare the final communications, authors should use the appropriate template and follow the authors’ guidelines. Communications will be again subjected to a review process, the result of which will be announced on April 8, 2013. The deadline for submitting the definitive text with the necessary modifications will be April 30, 2013.

All accepted papers will be published in the electronic book of the conference proceedings, which will have a corresponding ISBN number. Communications may also be selected for oral presentation at the conference.

By submitting the paper, the authors of accepted papers are granting a nonexclusive license so that the text is included in the conference’s proceedings book, which will be published in electronic form and licensed under Creative Commons. Participation in the Conference constitutes acceptance of the Privacy Policy of the Open University of Catalonia.

Participation in the conference requires registration and payment of the applicable fee as indicated in the Registration page of this website.

Key dates

Please send all submissions by electronic mail to

Call for proposal for panels

We invite interested persons to submit proposals for panels on the topics above. The panels are composed of monograph sessions of 4 or 5 communications coordinated and moderated by the promoter of each panel. Proposals must be sent to the address by December 3, 2012.