Deadline extended: Call for Chapters for the CPDP2020 Conference Book

The Computers, Privacy and Data Protection book series publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts related to topics discussed at 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 and emerging technologies - such as conversational agents, machine-learning algorithms, internet of things and AI. 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: Artificial Intelligence'. Contributors are invited to submit an academic contribution to the book that will also publish the best papers that were presented in the Academic paper track.

Academic contributions to the book should be minimum 5,000, and maximum 12,000, words long and must be submitted via Easychair: Authors who have already submitted to the CPDP Conference call for papers are asked to resubmit an updated version of their manuscript. Please make sure to anonymise the version you upload. Deadline: 27 April.

Our ambition is to have the thirteenth book ready and available before the end of 2020 and thus before the next CPDP conference, which means that the review process will take place in the months of May and June.

All the proposed contributions will be submitted to a scientific peer review process coordinated by the editors of the volume. Editors will then feed comments back to the authors, who will then have the chance to offer their rebuttals. The reviewers will also be asked to check if authors have respected the Chicago Reference Style (see point 7 below) and the quality of English (see point 3 below).

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


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

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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 intense process of language review easier, we would appreciate it if the authors would only submit contributions written in the best possible English. The peer review process will also evaluate the quality of English.

5. Contributions must be submitted in Word format (not Latex or PDF). Each contribution must use footnotes (not endnotes) numbered consecutively. Each contribution must also provide a Bibliography, listing all the sources used by the authors. Regarding 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 each subheading X.1.1., X.1.2, X. 1.3, etc. and each subsubheading X.1.1.1., X.1.1.2, X.1.1.3. etc.

6. Contributions need to be anonymized for blind peer review.

7. Authors must make use of the Chicago Manual of Style (
and, and more precisely the humanities style (notes N, and B bibliography) and not the author-date system.

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 if you have still questions.