The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) is organizing a PhD Colloquium which will take place at Tilburg University on 14 June 2018.
The general theme of the PhD Colloquium is “Regulating new technologies in uncertain times”. The organizers invite applications from PhD researchers working on any of the following general topics:
- The regulation of a specific new technology in the field of (public) health, data protection, cybersecurity, intellectual property, freedom of expression, autonomous driving, energy and the environment (including climate change)
- The regulation of technology from a more theoretical perspective; i.e. projects that deal with the broader underlying aspects of regulation such as legitimacy, trust, democracy, uncertainty, risk, precaution, competition and innovation.
- Learning by doing: past regulatory experiences and new challenges. For example, what can be learned from the regulatory debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) that is relevant for the regulatory challenges posed by “big data” and “the internet of things”? Are there commonalities or is the subject matter too different?
In particular, the organizers welcome contributions that seek to identify broader commonalities between the regulation of new technologies in different fields. Interested PhD researchers are invited to submit an abstract of max. 300 words and 5 keywords by 28 February 2018.