Open track

Regulating in Times of Crisis 2021

TILTing Perspectives 2021 consisted of six different tracks: "Energy and Climate Crisis", "Cometion and Market Regulation", "Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence", "Intellectual Property (IP) Law", "Data Governance" and "Open Track".

TILTing perspectives 2021 brought together for the 7th time on May 19-21, 2021, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and civil society at the intersection of law, regulation, technology and society to share insights, exchange ideas and formulate, discuss and propose answers to contemporary challenges related to technological innovation. 

The conference in short

We are living through turbulent times that strain individuals and communities; yet, the current crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic has also proved thought-provoking for policymakers and regulatory scholars. The responses to COVID-19 have sparked lively discussions on the relationship between public health and private and/or government interventions. 

But concerns on how societies approach regulation and how our rights and freedoms are affected by crises are not new. Consider, for example, the climate and humanitarian crises together with other major global challenges: all of them call for new ways of thinking about regulation and, potentially, about new ways of acting as academics or citizens. The COVID-19 is thus also an impetus to reflect upon how we regulate crises and how crisis situations impact regulation.

These challenging times have led us to adopt ‘Regulating in Times of Crisis’ as the overarching theme for the seventh bi-annual TILTing Perspectives on the intersection of law, technology, and society.

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TILTing Perspectives 2021 consisted of six different tracks:

Opening and Keynote Round table

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Roundtable Speakers

  • Sofia Ranchordas

    Sofia Ranchordas

    Full Professor of European and Comparative Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen
  • Tamar Sharon

    Tamar Sharon

    Associate professor in philosophy of technology and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Hub for Security, Privacy and Data Governance (iHub) at Radboud University


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Location :

The Conference will take place on May 19th, 20th, and 21st 2021 and will be held entirely online, and will be run on Central European Time (CET)

Participation is free of charge, but a limited number of places is available and advance registration will be required.

Call for papers

We welcome research papers, position papers, work-in-progress presentations and other academic contributions fitting the topic of the conference.  We value multi- and inter-disciplinary approach highly, yet are also open to specialized papers on a relevant topic from a particular scientific discipline.

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Please note clearly on your submission whether it is for the Call for papers or for the Roundtable contribution.

Date Action 
February 1, 2021

Deadline submitting paper abstracts.

Abstracts, upto 350 words,  are to be submitted into the conference system.

March 16, 2021 Notification of acceptance of your abstract
April 15, 2021

Final papers

Although it is not mandatory to submit final papers, 8000-12000 words including references,  the deadline if applicable.

March 15, 2021

Abstracts for proposed contributions

Panel/workshop proposal

The word limit for panel/workshop proposals is 500 words.

Roundtable proposol

The Data Protection track leaders also welcomes roundtable proposal contributions

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* Please note that this year there will be no ‘best paper award’