The 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN) will be held by the Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU).
Topic: International Trade Regime for the Data-Driven Economy: How will Artificial Intelligence Transform International Economic Law
Location: Taipei, Taiwan.
Date: 26-27 October, 2019.
We live in a data-driven economy, where disruptive innovations in goods and services are mushrooming and keep challenging the existing international legal and policy frameworks established decades ago.
This Conference is therefore themed as “International Trade Regime for the Data-Driven Economy: How will Artificial Intelligence Transform International Economic Law” and we invite scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to examine and evaluate together how international economic law does, should, or can evolve to address various dynamic governance challenges in a data-driven economy.
**Both theme and non-theme proposals are welcome.
AIELN/NTHU IEL Young Scholar Award:
An “AIELN/NTHU IEL Young Scholar Award” will be awarded to the best paper written by a junior scholar and presented at the Conference. The winner of the award will be announced at the end of the Conference, and a prize medal, as well as a round-trip economy airfare (up to 3000 USD), will be awarded PhD (or equivalent doctoral degrees) candidates and early-stage scholars (who graduated after May 2017) are eligible to submit their papers for the Committee’s consideration for this award.
Articles that have been published or accepted for publication are not eligible for the award competition, and so are papers co-authored with senior scholars. Please note that there is a separate deadline for such submissions.
Submission Procedure and Instruction:
How to Submit: Please submit your abstract (up to 500 words, in MS-Word format) along with a full CV to the Conference via our online submission system here (https://goo.gl/forms/wGiN5Lt3ZDtlzavR2) or email 2019aieln[at]gmail.com.
An electronic acknowledgement will be sent to you shortly after receipt of the abstract. All submissions will undergo a peer review process by at least two members of the Committee on a confidential basis.
To be considered for the AIELN/NTHU IEL Young Scholar Award, please check the yes box in the online submission system or include “Young Scholar Award” in your email subject.
Please note that only one proposal per person will be considered.
• The deadline for abstract submission is by 31 March 2019.
• Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 31 May 2019.
• Full papers (6,000-8,000 words) should be submitted by 10 October 2019.
• For those who would like to be considered for the AIELN/NTHU IEL Young Scholar Award, the deadline for full papers is 1 August 2019.
Logistics and Financial Support:
NTHU will cover all the logistic costs incurred in the Conference, including accommodation for speakers, receptions, venues and seminar rooms.
All conference participants, except for invited keynote speakers and the AIELN/NTHU Young Scholar Award recipient, should cover their own round-trip flight tickets and associated travel costs (such as visa fees).
The AIELN/NTHU Organizing Committee expects to submit a book proposal in mid/late 2019 to a top-tier international publisher for review, based on the contributors’ biographies and abstracts. Each chapter should be around 6,000-8,000 words, including footnotes. To facilitate the publication process, the completed papers should be submitted by 30 November 2019.
Submit enquiries to Professor Shin-yi Peng (sypeng[at]mx.nthu.edu.tw) or Associate Professor Ching-Fu Lin (chingfulin[at]mx.nthu.edu.tw) at NTHU.
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