CPDP Latam 2022

Call for Papers – CPDP LatAm 2022 – 

Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection in Latin America

Short Description

CPDP LatAm combines the Latin American edition of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference, the MyData LatAm conference, and the Privacy Law Scholars Conference LatAm (PLSC LatAm). CPDP LatAm 2022 will be held at FGV Rio de Janeiro, in July 2022. The CPDP LatAm Call for Papers 2022 will be dedicated to Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection in Latin America.

Submissions in English that successfully complete the peer review process will be published in a CPDP LatAm special issue of the Computer Law & Security Review, edited by Prof Luca Belli and Prof Nicolo Zingales. Submissions in Portuguese and Spanish that successfully complete the peer review process will be published in a CPDP LatAm special issue of Revista Brasileira de Direitos Fundamentais e Justiça [Brazilian Journal of Fundamental Rights and Justice] (Qualis A2), edited by Prof Danilo Doneda, Prof Ingo Sarlet and Prof Ivar Hartmann.

Research grants and prizes for best interdisciplinary papers 

Authors of articles included in the CPDP LatAm special issues will receive a research grant of 5000 Brazilian Reais (approximately 1000 USD as of August 2021) and a waiver of the participation fee for CPDP LatAm 2022, which will be hosted by the Center for Technology and Society at FGV Law School, Rio de Janeiro, in July 2022.

The CPDP LatAm Scientific Committee will also award a 5000 Brazilian Reais (approximately 1000 USD) prize for the best interdisciplinary paper, and a 2500 Brazilian Reais (approximately 500 USD) prize to the two runners-up (in addition to the above-mentioned research grants).

Research grants and prizes represent the total amount that will be paid for each paper, regardless of the number of authors. In other words, the total amount of 5000 Brazilian Reais for any research grant and any 5000 Brazilian Reais prize will be transferred to the individual identified as corresponding author, who will have the responsibility of redistributing among any eventual co-authors. 

The prize for the best interdisciplinary paper is organised in partnership with Computer Law & Security Review.

Authors may choose to refuse to receive a stipend and devolve it to a charity – yet to be identified – to support people adversely affected by the Covid19 pandemic.

About CPDP LatAm 

CPDP LatAm is the Latin American edition of Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference – an international distinguished event that has been happening for over 13 years in Brussels, Belgium. The second edition of CPDP LatAm will be dedicated to “Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Data Protection in Latin America”. CPDP LatAm will have a whole day dedicated to the Latin American meeting of MyData, in which innovative data protection approaches and concepts will be explored, and the Latin American meeting of Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC), in which proposals for ongoing studies will be discussed in a closed manner to receive feedback. 

This call for papers targets authors willing to produce complete articles to be published in the official publications of CPDP LatAm without having submitted their draft to any other publications.

The authors of the submissions selected for the peer review process will also have the possibility to participate in PLSC Latam, a closed event aimed at debating and receiving feedback from peers.

Relevant topics 

The CPDP LatAm Call for Papers 2022 will prioritise works related to Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Data Protection in Latin America, with a particular focus on: 

  • Algorithmic transparency
  • Ethical and/or regulatory approaches to AI
  • Analyses of existing provisions related to AI in Latin American data protection frameworks
  • Mechanisms of oversight and accountability Big Data analytics
  • Human rights and social impact assessment of automated systems
  • Limits to portability and interoperability of datasets and their impact in the race to AI dominance
  • Case studies of discrimination stemming from (ab)use of personal data in Latin America
  • Analyses on group privacy and other collective rights in the context of AI
  • Analyses on good or bad practices in the use of personal data to feed artificial intelligence for diagnosis and cure of epidemics
  • Regional and international frameworks dedicated to AI
  • Case studies of AI applications that might be particularly interesting to tackle Latin American issues with data driven solutions 
  • Challenges and opportunities for automated management of data protection compliance
  • Use of sensitive data in the context of artificial intelligence
  • Privacy enhancing technologies

Interdisciplinary analyses are highly encouraged. In case of doubt about the compatibility of a prospective submission with the theme of this call, please contact us. 

Access these links for more information on the themes of previous editions of CPDP, MyData and PLSC.  

Eligible authors

CPDP LatAm invites, for the submission of academic papers, researchers especially from the areas of law, social sciences, philosophy, computer science, economics and public policies, but also from other areas of knowledge relevant to the central theme of the event.

At least one of the authors must hold the title of PhD or equivalent for submissions to the Revista Brasileira de Direitos Fundamentais e Justiça.

Contributions from all disciplines related to the conference theme are welcome.

Important dates

  • Deadline for first draft (5000 – 7000 words) submissions: February 10th, 2022, at 11:59 PM
  • Communication to selected authors: March 15th, 2022.
  • Possibility to discuss draft submission during PLSC Latam: April 15th, 2022.
  • Results of the peer review: May 15th, 2022. 
  • Final submissions (5000 – 7000 words): June 15th 2022.

Selected articles will undergo a double blind peer-review process and will also be invited to organise a dedicated sessions to present their findings at CPDP LatAm 2022. The authors of the selected articles will also receive a free pass to attend the 2022 CPDP Latam conference.

Instructions for Submissions to CPDP LatAm 2022

Initial draft papers shall contain between 5000 and 7000 words, excluding footnotes/ references and bibliography. OSCOLA style must be followed for submissions in English. Observe the author guidelines in the CLSR website. ABNT standards must be followed for submissions in Portuguese or Spanish. The text of the work must not include the name of the author(s) and all references to the author(s) must be excluded (including the pdf file’s metadata, if it identifies the authors). Submissions that do not meet these criteria will be rejected. Submissions and identification information of the authors must be sent through the system which will be provided soon on this page.

The final version of the articles shall have a length between 5000 and 7000 words, excluding footnotes/references and bibliography. Submissions will be analysed by members of the Scientific Committee and members of the Multistakeholder Advisory Committee, and selections will be based on both the quality of their content and their relevance.