Conference TILTing Perspectives 2021: Regulating in Times of Crisis

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

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.


  • 19, 20, 21 May 2021


  • TILTing Perspectives 2021 will be held entirely online.

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.

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


The deadline to submit paper abstracts for all tracks is extended until 1 February 2021

The authors can expect the notification of acceptance of their abstract by 16 March 2021.

Although it is not mandatory to submit final papers, 8000-12000 words including references,  the deadline if applicable is 15 April 2021.

The Data Protection track leaders also welcomes roundtable proposal contributions. (Read more)

Abstracts for proposed contributions are due on 1st February 2021.

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

TILTing Perspectives 2021 will feature six different tracks:

  • Energy and Climate Crisis
  • Competition and Market Regulation
  • Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Protection
  • IP Law
  • Open Track


Technology for the Energy and Climate Crisis: Where the Twain Shall Meet
Competition and Market Regulation in Times of Transformation
Human Rights and the Use of AI in Citizen Surveillance
Regulating Emerging Technologies: Governance Beyond Data Protection
From IP law in crisis to IP law and crises, and back again
Open Track on Regulating in Times of Crisis