MNLU Mumbai’s International Conference on IoT and Law, by CICTL 6-7 March

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About the International e-Conference
With the evolution of technology taking place constantly, there has been an evolution in the network of physical objects which has resulted in the idea of the ‘Internet of Things’. The two-decades-old concept, in the era of information and globalization, has gained immense potential of hampering privacy and security. However, at the same time, it has garnered the interest of consumers by being an efficient means of powering electronic ecosystems.

Bearing in mind that the significance of such a concept often remains under-emphasized, the Centre for Information, Communication and Technology Law, MNLU Mumbai has organized an international conference with robust educational content with the aim of engaging in the sharing of knowledge and discussions on current issues and building relations between academicians and professionals engaged in the subject.

Structure of the Conference
Paper Presentation Session

Individually authored, or co-authored research papers will be presented in the session. The presenter will be given fifteen minutes for presenting their work and five minutes for discussion/questions. The session will be assessed by distinguished legal luminaries who possess expertise in the subject areas.

Round-Table Session

In the round-table session, the panelists and the participants will have an interactive session on the theme and sub-topics. The focus of the round-table session is to analyze the intricacies of the advancement of technology and its related issues. At the end of the session, there shall be a Question and Answer (QnA) session where the audience can put forth their questions related to the discussion.

Eligible Participants
The International Conference is open to:
Cyber Professionals
Cyber Stakeholders
Cyber Forensic Experts
Practicing Advocates
Working Professionals
or any individual interested in the subject.

There is no registration fee required. Prior registration is mandatory for paper presenters as well as participants for the conference. All the participants will receive the link to join the e-Conference on 5th March 2021.
Please register here and in case of any query contact: ictconference[at]

Call for Papers
Submissions in form of Articles, Case, and Legislative Commentaries are invited for the Paper-presentation session at the Conference.
Interested candidates would be required to submit an abstract and once the abstract is approved, the manuscript can be submitted.
The submitted manuscript will be evaluated based on relevance to the theme of the e-Conference, originality of the research paper, policy significance, and engagement with the broader research area of the Centre. The papers may be theoretical, applied, or policy-oriented.
The best presenters would be awarded prizes, and every participant would be awarded the certificate of participation by the Centre.
Furthermore, among the shortlisted papers, a selected few will be provided with the opportunity of publication in the upcoming issue of the Centre’s Journal – “International Journal of Cyber Laws”.
Submission Guidelines
The submissions of the abstract should be through email (ictconference[at] with the subject line as “Abstract – ICT International Conference”.

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Once the abstract is approved, the manuscript will be accepted through email. The deadline for this would be 1st March 2021.

Content Guidelines –

The abstract of the manuscript on any of the given themes shall be duly sent. It should not exceed 500 words. It should include the following:

Title of the paper
Name of the author(s)
The designation, Name of the Institution
E-mail address
Contact details
Content Guidelines – Paper
Co-authorship up to three authors is permitted.
The submissions should be unpublished, original and not under review with any similar platform. A maximum similarity of 15% is allowed. Non-adherence to this rule shall result in rejection of the article summarily with no chance for improvement.
Submissions must ideally be limited to the following word limits. However, the author can exceed the limit in case of necessity subject to discretion of the Reviewer concerned. This limit shall be exclusive of footnotes and abstract.
Articles – 3000 to 5000 words
Case and Legislative Comments – 2000 to 3000 words
Submissions should be made only in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. The submission should adhere to the following formatting style:
Heading – Times New Roman, Upper Case, Font size: 14, Line spacing: 1.5”.
Sub Heading – Times New Roman, Small Caps Case, Font size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5”.
Body – Times New Roman, Font size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5”
Footnote – Font size: 10, Line spacing: 1”
Relevant sources such as judgments, laws, treaties, news article and other legal texts must be added as footnotes adhering to the uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style. There is no applicable fee for publication or review.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission: 31st January 2021
Notification of Selected Papers: 3rd February 2021
Submission of Full Paper: 1st March, 2021
Last Date of Registration: 5th March
International e-Conference Date: 6th – 7th March 2021

Source: Lawctopus

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