Call for Abstracts: Privacy Law Scholars Conference Europe 2019

Die Veranstaltung "Privacy Law Scholars Conference Europe" findet im Zeitraum am 24. und 25. October 2019 an der University of Amsterdam in den Niederlanden statt.

Deadline:  31 May 2019

When:        24-25 October 2019

Where:       University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Call for Abstracts:

The 4th edition of Privacy Law Scholars Conference Europe, organised by the Institute for Information Law (IViR). PLSC Europe will be held from Thursday afternoon until Friday evening on 24-25 October 2019 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Following the format of PLSC in the United States, PLSC Europe is a conference aimed at improving and providing support for discussing work in progress. To do so, PLSC Europe assembles privacy law scholars as well as policy makers, practitioners and civil society experts from Europe and around the world to workshop and discuss papers. The conference is open to other than legal disciplines and values multi-disciplinary approaches.


The conference follows a format where a discussant, rather than the author, is assigned to kick off a discussion of the paper with the audience. We often pair junior scholars with senior colleagues in order to create mentorship opportunities. In the PLSC format, there are no panels or presentations by the authors. Instead, everyone is a “participant”, offering their best questions and insights to stimulate discussion on the draft scholarship.


Check the conference website to get the latest information: https://www.ivir.nl/plsceurope2019




If you would like to workshop a paper, please submit a title, an abstract that grounds your work in a literature (see below), and high-level outline by 31 May 2019 via our conference submission system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=plsceurope2019


In writing your abstract, please connect to the relevant state of the art. We welcome novel approaches, but please do make explicit in which ways your approach departs from existing scholarship. Abstracts should be between 300-600 words and contain sufficient detail to review the approach and potential contribution of the work.


We require all submissions to be transparent about relevant sponsorship and conflicts of interest.


The program committee for the conference will review abstracts and acceptances will be made on 20 June 2019. Workshop versions of the paper are due 26 September 2019. We reserve the right to cancel workshops if the paper draft is not provided sufficiently in advance for meaningful evaluation by participants.


You can send an email to PLSCeurope2019@ivir.nl if you encounter any problems.




  •        Abstracts due: 31 May 2019


  •        Announcement of acceptance: 20 June 2019


  •        Papers due: 26 September 2019


  •        PLSC-Europe2019 AMSTERDAM: 24 October (from 13:30) and 25 October 2019