Young Digital Law 2023 would like to explore the assumptions about the human-machine-relation underpinning European technology law.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Which biases shape the making of digital law, and how?
  • How does prevailing and upcoming legislation picture the human-machine relationship, and why?
  • How do requirements for transparency, explainability, trustworthiness and human supervision translate into law & technology?
  • How could law & technology reflect the trust in human oversight in a practical and innovative way?
  • Why is the concept of human autonomy and agency so pivotal in Western law, and does it hold in practice?
  • How can and do related disciplines, such as computer sciences,social sciences or the humanities, shape lawmaking?
  • What kind of ‘bias’ is in the legislative acts and proposed drafts by the European Commission?


Call for Abstracts:

Proposals for contributions can be for

  • Individual presentations (20 min +10 min Q&A): onsite or remotely

  • Mixed panels (40 min + 20 min Q&A): onsite or remotely

  • Interactive workshops (90 min): onsite only, for a limited number of approx. 25 participants per workshop - submissions for workshop contributions are highly encouraged (for technical questions don’t hesitate to contact us)

Contributions can be made in English or German.

An abstract should consist of approximately 250 words. Preference will be given to onsite presentations/panels. Should it, however, not be possible for you to do your session onsite, please get in touch with us to discuss online options.

Written papers are not mandatory but the publishing of the conference proceedings is being planned.

Interdisciplinary approaches exploring different aspects of ‘digital law’ are welcome!

Please send your abstract to by Jan 8th 2023.