Call for Panels CPDP2018 – The Internet of Bodies

This call for panels is aimed at academic consortia, research projects, think tanks and other research organisations. (Another call, to individuals for academic research papers, will go out towards the end of May 2017)

The overarching theme of the 2018 edition is the “Internet of Bodies”. Data collection increasingly focuses on the physical body. Bodies are increasingly connected, digitized and informatized. In turn, the data extracted is reassembled in ways that give rise to significant questions – challenging fundamental assumptions about where the corporeal ends and the informational begins. Biometrics, genetic data processing and the quantified self are only some of the trends and technologies reaching into the depths of our bodies. Emerging technologies such as human enhancement, neural implants and brain wave technology look likely to soon become a daily reality. We welcome cutting edge panels in all areas related to technology, privacy and data protection, but particularly invite proposals that fit the general conference theme.

We encourage panels that are well-balanced, multidisciplinary and geographically and gender diverse. More information about rules for panel composition and submission can be found here.

Please note: chosen institutions, organisations or EU research projects will become CPDP 2018 event partners. This implies that the event partner is able to finance all costs of the panel speakers (travel and lodging) in addition to paying a conference contribution of €1200. In return, the event partner’s logo will be visibly displayed on the CPDP website and the programme brochure. The partner will also have the option of putting a flyer or advertisement in the conference bag. All panelists will get free registration for the three conference days.

Panel proposals should be submitted through the online form below. Please fill in the form as completely as possible.


  • Final panel submission/suggestion: June 16th, 2017
  • Notification sent to panel proposers: before July 7th, 2017
  • Panel organisation finalised: October 14th, 2017
  • Dates of CPDP 2018: 24th to 26th January, 2018

sUBMISSION form 2018

Please fill in as completely as possible and submit before 16 June 2017. Please include all information according to the format and length provided in the instructions. In cases of uncertainty, please see the program of the last conference.


  • Please ensure you can meet the financial conditions for panel submission (€1200 panel fee, plus all costs for chair, moderator and speakers).
  • Each panel has 1 chair, 1 moderator and 4 speakers. All roles must be filled and participants cannot double up roles.
    If you would like to propose an alternative format, please let us know.
  • Chair and moderator cannot be from the same institute.
  • CPDP reserves the right to choose the moderator. If you have a preference, please let us know and we will consider it.
  • The organising institute cannot have more than 2 participants on the panel.
  • Each panel should have a good gender (at least 2 women), geographical (not more than 2 people from one contry and at least 3 countries represented) and disciplinary/sectoral spread (not all lawyers or academics or business representatives).
    If you have a special reason for proposing a panel which does not correspond to this spread, please let us know and we will consider it.
  • Speakers at CPDP do not speak more than once.
  • Panels should be finished, (or very nearly finished) by late October. If a panel is still problematic at this point, CPDP reserves the right to step in and take over.

If these rules are not followed, CPDP reserves the right to step in and address any issues.

I understand and agree on the 'Rules on Panel Submission and Composition' mentioned above.

Panel Focus (please distribute 6 stars (*) among the following 3 categories,
as you feel best represents the focus of the panel)

Academic Business Policy