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CPDP2020 Call for Papers

CPDP is an annual three-day conference devoted to privacy and data protection. The 13th edition of CPDP will be held on 22nd to 24th January 2020 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. The CPDP2020 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 (i.e. postdoctoral researchers, professors etc.), while the second welcomes PhD students and other junior researchers. Contributions are welcome from all disciplines with perspectives on the themes of the conference. The dual-track structure of the CPDP2020 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. Please submit your contribution through the EasyChair conference system through the following link.

The overarching theme of the 2020 edition is “Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence”.  CPDP thus takes as its focus one of the most powerful technologies of the century. Investment and work on AI are accelerating at an unprecedented rate. In parallel, governments are moving to introduce regulation. What complications does AI add to the already fraught terrain of digital rights? Is the GDPR the panacea for all the legal issues arising in the age of AI? How meaningful is the concept of personal data in the face of systems which use hidden logic in identifying trends and behaviors? Are we ready for the application of AI in crime prevention? How can we best address the issues of social justice implicated by AI? Is AI the right framework to discuss the challenges of data-driven technologies? CPDP2020 will serve as a platform to discuss, and seek answers, to these questions and many more.

We welcome cutting edge papers in all areas related to technology, privacy and data protection, but particularly invite submissions that fit the general conference theme.


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 especially 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 “Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence”, but we welcome any original topics related to the general themes of the conference.

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 Magda Brewczyńska (m.brewczynska@cpdpconferences.net)


  • Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 (23:59 CET).
  • Notification to authors: Monday, 2 December 2019.

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

Submission Instructions

CPDP2020 Call for Papers

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 CPDP2020 Experienced Researchers or CPDP2020 Junior Researchers.

Papers should be between 6000 and 8000 words in length, excluding footnotes and bibliography. Authors must make use of the Chicago reference style (Notes-Bibliography system). 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 CPDP2020 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 Hart Publishing.

Selected authors – one for each paper – 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 www.cpdpconferences.org or to contact info@cpdpconferences.org

Conference Books

It started in 2007

Eleven books based on papers presented at previous CPDP conferences have been published, and a 12th edition is currently in production.

Specific guidelines on the publication of the CPDP 2019 Book have been adopted. Please, see above.

Beyond the Call for Papers

It started in 2007

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 Organising Committee at the following address: info@cpdpconferences.org

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