Ghent University (Belgium) and its Center for the Future of Dispute Resolution organise an online conference titled Transnational Dispute Resolution in an Increasingly Digitalized World, to be held on 24 March 2022.
A call for abstracts is open through 1 December 2021.
The concept is as follows:
The increased digitalization in the field dispute resolution, which received a boost from the Covid-19 pandemic, raises a number of important questions in terms of privacy, cybersecurity, data protection and artificial intelligence, going from rather practical concerns (how to protect the information exchanged, how to organize the taking of evidence, how to comply with the various obligations, etc.) to more fundamental inquiries (does it scare litigants off, does it foster or rather compromise efficiency, etc.).
The goal of the conference is to bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers with expertise in the field of dispute resolution (arbitration, transnational litigation, mediation, other ADR mechanisms) and technology law. That is why we are particularly (but not exclusively) interested in contributions that focus on :
- Obligations of the actors of justice
- Challenges and opportunities of (partial) online proceedings
- Evidentiary issues related to cybersecurity and data protection
- The (ab)use of these instruments as a dispute resolution strategy
and discuss these forward-looking dispute resolution topics in light of the various privacy, data protection, cybersecurity and AI regulations.
See here for more information.