Call for Papers: International Conference at Loyala University Andalusia, 20-21 January 2020


The Department of Law of Loyola University Andalusia will be hosting an International Conference on 20-21 January 2020 in Seville, Spain, to discuss the impact of digitalization.

The Conference which will revolve around five major thematic areas from a multi-disciplinary approach, will also include panels on digitalization and Private International Law. 

This International Conference will be a unique opportunity to discuss the new technological and digital challenges with an outstanding group of experts from different fields and a great venue to create and consolidate scientific and collaborative networks. Some of the experts who have already confirmed their participation include professors from Cornell, Harvard and other universities worldwide, officials from the United Nations, UNIDROIT, judges, members of the EU Commission expert groups, lawyers and ICT professionals.

Senior and junior scholars (including Ph.D. students) and professionals at all stages of their careers are invited to submit abstracts on some of the following, fairly broad, topics or any other related issues of novel and ground-breaking character: Ability of the basic principles of private international law to adapt to the immateriality of the digital space and new approaches to the theory of private international law in the digital context.


  • We invite authors to submit extended abstracts of a minimum of 800 words with the author’s name, affiliation and an updated CV including contact details to the conference directors, in the item “Documents” on the website: All submissions may be written in either English or Spanish.
  • The submitted abstracts will be assessed and selected by the Conference’s international scientific committee. In addition to the quality of the proposals, special consideration will be given to gender balance and the representation of professionals, associations and social partners in the different panels.
  • The deadline for submitting proposals is 15 October 2019.
  • Authors of selected abstracts for the Conference will be notified by 15 November 2019.
  • The deadline for submitting the final draft paper (3,000-5,000 words) is 10 January 2020. A ‘no paper – no podium’ strict policy applies.
  • The Conference will be held at the Dos Hermanas campus of Loyola University Andalusia, in Seville, on 20-21 January 2020.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to bear the costs of their own travel and accommodation.
  • The Conference directors are planning to publish the most relevant papers presented in the conference.
  • The deadline for submitting the final version of the selected papers (6,000-8,000 words) will be 21 February 2020. Further information about the publication process will be conveyed to selected proposal authors in due course.


The Conference will be held at the Sevilla-Ciudad del Conocimiento campus of Loyola University Andalusia in Dos Hermanas, Seville.  Seville’s Old Town contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Real Alcazar palace complex, the Gothic Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. Other important sites are the Golden Tower (Torre del Oro), the Maria Luisa’s Park & Plaza de España and the ruins of the Roman City “Itálica”, used as location for some scenes of the television series Games of Thrones.

For more information, visit the official Conference website.

Scientific Committee

  • Tine Sommer (Professor of Law, Advisory Board Member of CREDI, Center for Law and Digitalization, University of Aarhus, Denmark);
  • Víctor Luis Gutiérrez Castillo (Associate Professor of Public International Law, University of Jaén);
  • Fernando Miró Llinares (Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, Miguel Hernandez University, CRIMINA Research Center);
  • Alberto Elisavetski (Professor Law, Untref University of Buenos Aires, Director of On Line Dispute Resolution Latinamerica);
  • Michael D. Green (Professor of Law, Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA);
  • Marie-Cécile Escande-Varniol (Professor of Law, Universidad Lumière Lyon 2)


  • Manuel Paniagua Zurera (Professor of Commercial Law, Loyola University Andalusia);
  • Gloria Fernández- Pacheco Alises (Assistant Professor of Criminology, Loyola University Andalusia);
  • Maria Lubomira Kubica (Assistant Professor of Civil and Comparative Law, Loyola University Andalusia);
  • Jonatan Cruz Ángeles (Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Loyola University Andalusia);
  • Rafael Aguilera Gordillo (Part-time Lecturer of Criminal Compliance and International Security, Loyola University Andalusia);
  • Ana Mercedes López Rodríguez (Associate Professor of Private International Law, Head of the Law Department, Loyola University Andalusia)