Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

TILT studies emerging technologies and their impact on the individual and society, recognizing the interplay between technology, regulation and fundamental values & human rights.

Call for papers TILTING perspectives 2017: Regulating a connected world

Conference 17-19 May 2017, Tilburg University

Deadline for submission of abstract has now been closed. The program committee reviewed all abstracts.

Technology is transforming society on many fronts. In recent years, we have seen the rise of social media and the sharing economy, a sustained move from atoms to bits, and the rapid development of cloud computing, big data, smart devices, and robotics. Along with these developments we see a continuous stream of new legal and regulatory issues. For every problem solved, two new problems seem to surface.

When looking at current phenomena, it is particularly notable that that everything seems to be connected. Individuals are being connected through networks and data flows from and through connected devices; the field of Data Science seems to revolve around connecting the dots between various bits of data and between data and persons. Disciplines and regulatory domains are also increasingly connected: contemporary issues require involvement from legal scholars, regulation and governance scholars, and social scientists, who must work together, but who also occasionally clash. Similarly, different domains of law become intertwined, such as public law and private law or data protection and intellectual property, but do not always coexist harmoniously. Regulation is no longer the prerogative of sovereign states; rather, complex interconnected multi-level governance arrangements are at play.

These developments and transformations give good reason to adopt 'Regulating a connected world' as the theme for the fifth bi-annual TILTing Perspectives conference on the intersection of law, technology, and society.

The conference features five large tracks: Privacy and PLSC-Europe, Health, Intellectual property and Data Science. Alumni track especially for TILT MA alumni and TILT PAO alumni (practitioners). This track comprises refresher courses and thus will offer a form of additional education as well as a possibility to meet other TILT alumni.

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