Call for papers – 2nd international Open Search Symposium (OSSYM 2020)


By Olivia Tambou

On 12-14 October 2020, the 2nd international Open Search Symposium (OSSYM 2020) will be hosted by the CERN (Geneva). The event is organised by the Open Search Foundation, which militates for the creation of an independent, free and self-determined access to information on the Internet.

You may participate to the Symposium in different ways: with scientific papers, sharing of practical experiences or by introducing concepts and positions during presentations and in the different interactive sessions. Full papers and abstracts presented at the OSSYM 2020 will be published in online proceedings following the event. Interested contributors should send their extended abstract (1 page) or full paper (4-6 pages) for any poster or oral presentation until 6 July 2020 at the following address:

Key legal questions to be addressed in the context on the Symposium could be: Competition law, data security/cybersecurity law, General Data Protection Regulation, ePrivacy Regulation, national vs. European law, Private international law, EU copyright legislation, liability, traceability of intellectual property rights and ownership by individuals, organisations and SMEs/corporates, data governance issues, as well as the fairness of digital platform and more globally fundamental rights issues including freedom of expression and protection against hate speech, and interaction with future rules on European digital single market, etc.

Note that the Symposium will be held either at physical meeting or as web-based conference (the final decision is to be taken in July). Registration will open on 16 July 2020 and close on 28 September 2020 (or when maximum number of participants is exceeded).

More information on this event is available here.