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SCOTLIN 2023: call for papers

Updated: Nov 18, 2022


Law and the Future: Managing the Increased Resort to Technology

SCOTLIN 2023 is the 2nd Annual Conference of the Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN), a research network funded by The Royal Society of Edinburgh. The theme of this year is "Law and the Future: Managing the Increased Resort to Technology."

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • IP law and competition law as regulatory forces in the technological world,

  • Dispute resolution in the New Brave World,

  • An “i” for an “eye” – the regulation of biometric data,

  • Artificial intelligence: To ethically be or not to be?,

  • Legal technologists as the future of the legal profession,

  • Digital governance as the first line of defence in the dystopian world,

  • Right to work and employment in the technologically progressive world,

  • Mapping out technological innovation through design law,

  • Technology and resource development in previously off-limit environments.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts shall be submitted by the deadline indicated below (maximum 500 words) with a biography indicating the applicant’s research interests and affiliation (maximum 100 words). Accepted speakers can contribute with a draft paper, a full paper, or a recently published paper.

The call is open only for the SCOTLIN members.

Please also indicate, in case your abstract is accepted, whether you agree to have your abstract published on a website before the conference is held.

Accepted applicants agree to submit and circulate in advance their papers and/or drafts. Their work will be uploaded to a closed folder accessible to the selected conference’s participants only. This will allow for in-depth discussions and valuable feedback at the conference.


Submission of abstracts: 18 November 2022

Acceptance of abstracts and publication of the conference programme: 20 December 2022

Submission of the paper: 10 March 2023

Submission of slides: 17 March 2023


The conference will be held at the University of Aberdeen from Monday 27th March 2023 to Tuesday 28th March 2023.

The conference is free of charge.

Lunch on both days will be provided for speakers, and dinner will be provided on the evening of 27 March 2022.

Speakers will be offered one night’s accommodation. They are expected to cover their travel costs to Aberdeen.


All abstracts, papers, and slides should be emailed to

Organizing Committee

· Qiang Cai (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law)

· Irène Couzigou (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Constitutional and Public International Law)

· Rossana Ducato (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law)

· Lorna Gillies (Edinburgh Napier University)

· Tristan Henderson (University of St. Andrews)

· Guido Noto La Diega (Stirling Law School, CRISP)

· Nevena Jevremović (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law, Centre for Private International Law)

· Matt Jewell (Amiqus)

· Cheryl Warden (Stirling Law School)

· Burcu Yüksel Ripley (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law)

· Patricia Živković (Aberdeen Law School, Centre for Commercial Law, Centre for Private International Law)

· Arletta Gorecka (University of Strathclyde/ University of Stirling)



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