Call for Chapters for the CPDP2022 Conference Book – Deadline Extended: August 26

The Computers, Privacy and Data Protection series publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and is the result of the international Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference, that takes place every year in Brussels. As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference, CPDP gathers, within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world, offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends.

The book series, published by Hart Publishing, provides cutting-edge research on legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. The books, which have been published since 2009 with growing success, are comprised of academic research dealing with topics such as recent developments in privacy and data protection law, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary insights in privacy and data protection, privacy by design, privacy enhancing technologies, emerging technologies - such as conversational agents, machine-learning algorithms, artificial intelligence, internet of things and cloud computing - and social issues - such as the Covid-19 pandemic. The book series discusses daring and prospective approaches and serves as an insightful resource for readers with an interest in computers, privacy and data protection.

The working title of this new volume is 'Privacy and Data Protection: In Transitional Times'. CPDP participants are invited to submit an academic contribution to the book, which will also look to publish the best papers presented in the CPDP academic paper track.

Academic contributions to the book should have a minimum of 5,000 and a maximum of 12,000 words and must be submitted via Easychair:

Submissions are only possible in English. Please make sure to anonymise the version you upload and to follow the submission guidelines below. Deadline extended: 26 August 2022. Do also have a look at the checklist at the bottom of this message before submitting.

Our ambition is to have the book ready and available before the next CPDP conference - i.e., 24 May 2023 - which means that the review process will take place in the months of August and part of September, and that we will look to finalise the manuscript before the second week of October.

All the proposed contributions will be submitted to a scientific peer review process coordinated by the editors of the volume. At least two peers will review each contribution and the editors will feed the comments back to the authors, to be followed by a rebuttal phase. The reviewers will also be asked to check if authors have respected the Chicago Reference Style (see point 6 below) and the quality of the English (see point 3 below).

Please let us know as soon as possible if you intend to submit a contribution. This will help us plan further work on the volume.


If you intend to submit a contribution as an author, there are a number of important issues we want to announce from the outset.

The total amount of royalties generated by the book will be transferred to a Privacy Salon account and will be integrally used for the organization of the next CPDP conference.

Hart requires every author of a contribution to accept and sign the contributor form. Details about the procedure for submitting this form will be sent to the corresponding authors after review and acceptance of the papers.

Only chapters that adhere to academic standards will be accepted for the book.

Non-native English-speaking authors are requested to have their contributions reviewed and corrected by a native English speaker, prior to submission. In order to make the costly and time-intensive process of language checking easier, we would very much appreciate it if authors submit contributions written in the best possible English. The peer review process will also evaluate the quality of language used.

Contributions must be submitted in PDF format. Each contribution must use footnotes (not endnotes) numbered consecutively. Each contribution must also provide a Bibliography listing all the sources used by the authors. For chapter and section numbering, the decimal system should be used: i.e. for Chapter X each heading will be numbered X.1, X.2, X.3, etc., and the subheading X.1.1., X.1.2, X. 1.3, etc. and the sub-subheading X.1.1.1., X.1.1.2, X.1.1.3. etc.

Contributions need to be anonymized for blind peer review
Authors must make use of the Chicago Manual of Style ( and, and more precisely the humanities style (N for notes and B for bibliography) and not the author-date system.

We prefer chapters that have not been published or pre-published before. However, if your contribution has been previously preprinted (e.g., in a working paper series), please indicate so in your submission.

Here are some examples:

Book One author

  • N: 1. Wendy Doniger, Splitting the Difference (Chicago: University of Chicago Press,1999), 65.
  • B: Doniger, Wendy. Splitting the Difference. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Two authors

  • N: 6. Guy Cowlishaw and Robin Dunbar, Primate Conservation Biology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 104–7.
  • B: Cowlishaw, Guy, and Robin Dunbar. Primate Conservation Biology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Four or more authors

  • N: 13. Edward O. Laumann et al., The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 262.
  • B: Laumann, Edward O., John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, and Stuart Michaels. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Chapter or other part of a book

  • N: 5. Andrew Wiese, “‘The House I Live In’: Race, Class, and African American Suburban Dreams in the Postwar United States,” in The New Suburban History, ed. Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), 101–2.
  • B: Wiese, Andrew. “‘The House I Live In’: Race, Class, and African American Suburban Dreams in the Postwar United States.” In The New Suburban History, edited by Kevin M. Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue, 99–119. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Journal article

  • N: 8. John Maynard Smith, “The Origin of Altruism,” Nature 393 (1998): 639.
  • B: Smith, John Maynard. “The Origin of Altruism.” Nature 393 (1998): 639–40.

We hope that these guidelines are clear and helpful, but don’t hesitate to contact the editors at if you have still questions.

Warm regards,

The Programming Committee and the Scientific Committee

Checklist for CPDP contributors

1. Have you provided your delivery address and a short biography to the volume editors?

2. Have you signed a contributor agreement (this will be arranged electronically via Adobe Sign)?

3. Does your chapter follow Chicago style ( You should use footnote references, not the in-text/author-date system.

4. Have you cleared all necessary permissions? This applies to figures and tables taken directly from external sources, any substantial text extracts and all ornamental quotes (i.e. a quotation at the start of your chapter that is not then discussed in the text). For any content that is based on articles or chapters that you have previously published elsewhere, please confirm with the original publisher whether you need permission to reuse the material. All permissions must be cleared before manuscript delivery and contributors are responsible for covering any permissions fees. Please get in touch if you have questions about this; we can provide templates for text and image permissions requests.

5. Does your chapter start with an abstract and keywords, and end with a bibliography?

6. Are all figures (other than Word-generated tables) saved separately as .jpg, .png or .tif files? Have you included markers in the text to indicate where they should be placed (e.g. ‘FIGURE 1 NEAR HERE’) and do they have captions and sources where required?

7. Are all images or figures a minimum resolution of 300dpi at print size? Please note that they will be reproduced in black and white, so please use greyscale rather than colour options.

8. Have you accepted all ‘track changes’ and comments on your chapter?

9. Please note that all chapters must be in their final form upon submission, as there will not be an opportunity to edit the content further during production.