CfP: IFIM’s Journal on Law & Regulation of AI & Robotics [Prizes Worth Rs. 5000]: Submit by Feb 12

About the Journal

Artificial Intelligence & automated robots are the latest buzzwords across the globe. What do you think, E-commerce related ads popping on our monitor’s screen, face recognition, intelligent cybersecurity and tumour detection have in common? They are all complex real-world problems being solved with applications of these emerging technologies. With intelligent machines capable of high-level cognitive processes, coupled with advances in data collection and aggregation, AI & Robotics will have an unprecedented impact on the way we work, live and play.

It is noteworthy that on one hand Artificial Intelligence & Robotics provide an opportunity to innovate across systems and processes but on the other hand, it raises major concerns within the legal framework that revolve around issues such as privacy, legal liability, employment, ethics, enactment and enforcement of regulatory laws etc.

 In the backdrop of the emergence of AI & Robotics as next generation technological innovation and the concerns they raise for the civilization, IFIM Law School, Bangalore invites research papers to be published in the IFIM’s International Journal on Law & Regulation of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics.

The Journal shall be launched at the Inauguration of the International Conference on ‘Law & Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: A Global Perspective’ to be held on February 25, 2019 at IFIM Law School, Bangalore in association with Comparative Legislation Society, Paris, France.

Nature of Submissions

We invite original, unpublished articles in the form of short and long articles from undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral research scholars, academicians, experts in the fields of AI and Technology Law and other related fields, etc.

  • The short article shall consist of 1000-1500 words
  • The long article shall consist of 2000-4000 words

While there are a wide variety of topics and perspectives relevant to the subject and theme of this conference, some suggested topics include:

  • Legal & Regulatory theories surrounding AI
  • AI-powered Robotics: Liability issues
  • AI and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
  • AI and Robotics: Ethics and morality issues
  • AI and Democracy/Privacy
  • AI and Start-Ups
  • AI and Cyber Laws
  • AI and Competition Law
  • AI and Fin Tech
  • Lethal autonomous weapons (LAW): Killer Robots
  • AI and Employment
  • Data Privacy and AI
  • AI and its impact on Judiciary
Best Paper Award

Two best papers will be selected by the Panels of experts and authors will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 2500 each.

  • The main body of the article should be in Times New Roman font size 12, with 1.5 line spacing and footnotes in Times New Roman size 10, with 1.0 line spacing. All headings must have uniform formatting.
  • Text and footnotes should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“The Bluebook”).
  • The first page of the article should only contain the name of the paper followed by a 300-word abstract. The main body of the manuscript must begin from the second page onwards.
Submission through email
  • All submissions must be mailed in Word format (‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’) as an attachment to [email protected] and cc to [email protected] with the subject ‘Article submitted for AI Journal’. PDF/other formats/hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
  • The body of the email must mention the name of the author(s), contact number, academic year (if applicable), qualifications (if applicable), institutional affiliation, the title of the paper, and a declaration to the effect that the manuscript is an original and previously unpublished work of the author.
Submission Procedure

The final article along with abstract shall be sent to mail id: [email protected] and cc to [email protected]

  • The Cover page must contain the title of the manuscript.
  • It shall further contain Name/s, Academic Qualification, Designation or Professional affiliation/s and complete address of all authors.
  • The name and address of the author to whom correspondence may be sent should be indicated, including an e-mail address and telephone number.
  • Every article immediately after the title page shall contain an Abstract not exceeding 300 words encompassing the gist of the article.
  • The manuscript shall follow the abstract.
  • All the received articles/research papers are subject to Plagiarism 
  • The article should contain a disclaimer to the effect that the submitted paper is original and hasn’t been published or under consideration for publication.
Acceptance of Paper for Publication

Manuscripts which do not comply with the submission procedure contemplated above will be rejected at the threshold. The decision of the Review Board regarding acceptance of papers for publication or rejection of papers shall be final.

Copyright : IFIM Law School reserves the copyright on all articles published in the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence and Law

Important dates
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts 1st February 2019
Communication of Selection of Abstracts 2nd February 2019
Deadline for submission of full paper 12th February 2019
Formal Release of Journal 25th February 2019

For further details contact:

Dr. Avinash Dadhich (Conference Head), Professor of Law, Principal & Associate Dean, IFIM Law School, Bangalore

Phone: +91 9654234118



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