The 2nd international CRCL: Computational ‘law’ on Edge conference organised by COHUBICOL in collaboration with CRCL has launched its 2023 Call for Abstracts. We seek in-depth analyses that address both the potential and the challenges of computational ‘law’. We are seeking internal critiques in both law and CS, to ensure a grounded conversation across disciplinary boundaries. In line with the ethos of the COHUBICOL project, we particularly welcome analyses that take a normative position as to adherence to key rule of law ‘requirements’, notably concerning (1) the checks and balances between the powers of the state, (2) practical and effective enjoyment of human rights and (3) resilience against instrumentalization against big players, whether public or private. Before submitting, we advise checking out the conference ethos and visiting the COHUBICOL and CRCL websites to check the scope of the domain.
We invite computer scientists and lawyers, as well as scholars in the humanities or social sciences to submit an extended abstract by 15 April in one or more of these domains:
- Computer Science
- Artificial Intelligence
- Law and legal theory
- Philosophy of law
- Philosophy of technology
- Critical data studies
- Critical algorithm studies
- Critical code studies
- Political economy of law
- Political economy of legal technologies
Papers should focus on rule of law, political economy of law, fundamental rights. This is about legal protection as well as instrumentality. In-depth theoretical approaches are encouraged.
Selected submitted papers will undergo double-blind peer review. The accepted papers will be presented and discussed in a plenary format during the conference which will take place in the Fall of 2023. The deadline for extended abstracts (1500 words) is 15 April 2023.