Call for papers 2016

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection 2016 – [In]visibilities & Infrastructures

CPDP is an annual three-day conference devoted to privacy and data protection. The 9th edition of CPDP will be held on 27-29 January 2016 in Brussels. Whilst a number of speakers are specifically invited by the conference, several slots remain open to application through an annual call for papers. Please submit your contribution through the EasyChair conference system by following this link.

The CPDP 2016 Call for Papers is addressed to all researchers who wish to present their papers at the next Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference.

The call is split into two different tracks. The first is dedicated to experienced researchers, while the second welcomes PhD students and junior researchers. Contributions are welcome from all disciplines with perspectives on the themes of the conference. The dual-track structure of the CPDP 2016 Call for Papers aims to meet the increasing interest of researchers – from all levels and from multiple disciplines – in CPDP and their expectations in terms of academic feedback and exchange.


The CPDP Scientific Committee invites papers in the fields of law, social sciences, philosophy and computer sciences (as well as other relevant fields). Multidisciplinary papers are particularly welcome. In particular, this call aims to reach researchers whose works relate to new technologies, privacy and data protection. Selected researchers will have the valuable opportunity to present their papers in the conference academic sessions. The main theme highlighted this year is the Internet of Things but we welcome any original topics related to the general themes of the conference and especially encourage technology-focused and interdisciplinary submissions.

Follow this link for more information about the topics presented at previous editions of CPDP.

In case of doubt regarding the suitability of a contribution for the conference, please contact: Efrain Castañeda Mogollon (


  • Deadline for submissions: Friday 1 October 2015
  • Notification to authors: Friday 27 November 2015

Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will go through a second round of reviews for inclusion in the conference book (see below).

  • Deadline for submissions to the second round of reviews is: Monday 7 March 2016


Authors responding to this Call for Papers are asked to submit a full paper via a dedicated webpage on the EasyChair system, together with a short abstract and up to 5 keywords. Authors should select the track for which they are applying in EasyChair: either CPDP 2016 Experienced Researchers or CPDP 2016 Junior Researchers.

Papers should be between 6000 and 8000 words in length and follow the CPDP layout rules based on the Springer template (available here).

The text of the paper should not include the name of the author(s) and all self-references should be deleted. Submissions not meeting these criteria risk rejection without consideration of quality.

Contributions and identifying information should be submitted through the EasyChair conference system following this link.

Papers will be selected on the basis of their quality. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by members of the CPDP 2016 Scientific Committee (and other independent reviewers where necessary) and will be commented upon by distinguished scholars. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference: at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference and to present the paper. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in the conference book published by Springer.

Selected authors will receive free entrance for the duration of the conference. Funding for travel expenses may be available for PhD Candidates who cannot cover their own costs. If you require funding, please get in touch.

For further details on the conference structure and its main topic areas, interested researchers are invited to visit the or to contact


Seven books based on papers presented at previous CPDP conferences have already been published, and an 8th edition is currently in production:

  1. Gutwirth, S., Y. Poullet, P. De Hert, C. de Terwangne, and S. Nouwt, eds. Reinventing Data Protection? Dordrecht: Springer, 2009. (
  2. Gutwirth, S., Y. Poullet, and P. De Hert, eds. Data Protection in a Profiled World. Dordrecht: Springer, 2010. (
  3. Gutwirth, S., Y. Poullet, P. De Hert and R. Leenes eds. Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: an Element of Choice. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011. (
  4. Gutwirth, S., R. Leenes, P. De Hert and Y. Poullet, European Data Protection: In Good Health? Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. (
  5. Gutwirth, S., R. Leenes, P. De Hert and Y. Poullet, European Data Protection:Coming of Age, Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. (
  6. Gutwirth, S., R. Leenes and P. De Hert, Reloading Data Protection: Multidisciplinary Insights and Contemporary Challenges. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014. (
  7. Gutwirth, S., R. Leenes and P. De Hert, Reforming Data Protection: The Global Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015. (
  8. Gutwirth, S., Leenes R., P. De Hert and Y. Poullet, Data protection on the Move. Dordrecht: Springer (Forthcoming, 2015)

Specific guidelines on the publication of the CPDP 2016 Book have been adopted. Please, visit the CPDP website.


CPDP would like to create a platform where all people passionate about privacy and data-protection can meet. If you are a social, political or computer scientist, activist, policy maker, lawyer, ICT expert or passionate person interested in being a speaker or getting involved in next year’s Conference, please notify the Conference secretariat at the following address:


Paul DE HERT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel LSTS, Tilburg University TILT)

Rosamunde VAN BRAKEL (Vrije Universiteit Brussel LSTS)

Dara HALLINAN (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI)

Alessia TANAS (Vrije Universiteit Brussel LSTS)

Efrain CASTANEDA-MOGOLLON (Vrije Universiteit Brussel LSTS)

Alexander NEUMANN (Vrije Universiteit Brussel LSTS)


Ronald LEENES (Tilburg University TILT)

Dennis HIRSCH (Capital University Law School)

Malavika JAYARAM (Berkman Center for Internet and Society)

Omer TENE (International Association of Privacy Professionals)


Paul DE HERT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel LSTS, Tilburg University TILT)

Serge GUTWIRTH (Vrije Universiteit Brussel LSTS)

Rocco BELLANOVA (Peace Research Institute Oslo PRIO, Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles)

Caspar BOWDEN (Independent Privacy Advocate)

Willem DEBEUCKELAERE (Belgian Data Protection Authority)

Claudia DIAZ (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ESAT)

Denis DUEZ (Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis, FUSL)

Michael FRIEDEWALD (Fraunhofer Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung ISI)

Marit HANSEN (Independent Centre for Privacy Protection, ULD)

Mireille HILDEBRANDT (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam & Vrije Universiteit Brussel LSTS)

Gus HOSEIN (Privacy International)

Kristina IRION (Marie Curie Fellow, Institute for Information Law IViR)

Els KINDT (KU Leuven – Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT ICRI/CIR)

Bert Jaap KOOPS (Tilburg University TILT)

Ronald LEENES (Tilburg University TILT)

Daniel LE MÉTAYER (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique INRIA)

Charles RAAB (University of Edinburgh)

Marc ROTENBERG (Georgetown University Law Center)

Antoinette ROUVROY (University of Namur FUNDP, CRID)

Ivan SZEKELY (Eotvos Karoly Policy Institute, OSA Archivum)

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