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Call for Papers - The 1st International Public Law Conference (IPLC)


Date: September 19-22, 2011

Place: Nicosia, Cyprus


The International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL) invites you to participate in the 1st International Conference on Public Law (IPLC). The Conference is an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants to come together, exchange ideas, and discuss emerging issues in private law. We invite contributions focusing on public law including but not limited to:


  • law of common areas (sea, space and Antartica)

  • spatial planning

  • competition law

  • human rights, civil liberty,

  • environmental and energy law

  • labour law and social policy

  • corporate finance law

  • taxation law,

  • Transport law

  • international economics and trade law

  • Public law fundamentals ( legislative procedures and judicial protection)

  • Tourism law

  • imigration law including citizenship, and asylum

  • Criminal law, including foreign and security policy, defense policy, terrorism and anti drugs policy

  • international criminal justice and criminal analysis

  • public contract law

  • procurement and business regulations

  • Law of international regulations

  • media law including public sector information policy

  • webscience, ePrivate policy

  • Telecommunication policy



The conference committee is seeking submissions of papers for oral presentations at the conference in three major categories:

- Academic, peer reviewed papers - these papers will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee and other independent reviewers (where necessary) and will be published   in the edited conference proceedings with ISBN.  All papers will also be published in several leading international journals. Case studies, abstracts of research in progress, as well as full research papers will be considered for the conference program for presentation purposes.  However, only complete papers will be published in the proceedings. Previously published peer-reviewed papers will also be considered, provided the authors (s) are granted license from the publisher and publication information are noted in the article.

- Presentations based on a short abstract & non-academic papers - these papers will not be peer reviewed. These papers will be selected on merit by the program committee. This category covers corporate papers, best practices, new technologies, policy issues etc.

All accepted papers will also be published in leading international journals. 

Authors must provide about 150 words abstract. For complete papers, authors must provide about 150 word abstract and five keywords. There is a word limit of maximum page limit of 15 pages using a paper size of 16 x 23 or approximately 6500 words including references). All photos, tables and figures must be in jpg format.

For full papers submitted for peer review, identifying information should be removed. Please send in a separate Word attachment the following information: Title, Affiliation and Author's Name.  When preparing your final version of the manuscript, please ensure that you use the conference template (click here). 


Send submissions by electronic mail in a Word document to:submit[a] or sylvia[a]



Important Dates


- Submission Deadline for Full Research Papers: August 15, 2011 EXTENDED: August 23,2011


- Submission Deadline for Abstract Presentations: September 5, 2011


- Notification of Acceptance: September 1, 2011, For papers submitted before the deadline, authors will be notified 7 days after submission.


- Final Camera-Ready (Proceedings) Version and Registration Payment: September 1, 2011