Call for Papers

This Call for Papers invites contributions for the WhatNext.Law Conference. The Conference will take place in hybrid format on 3-4 february 2023 (see below)

Scope and aim of the Call for Papers

The boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds are becoming increasingly blurred. The fact that Metaverse is now a buzzword is the most salient example of that. In the next decade, our love, laughter, labour, and leisure—in one word, our lives—will depend on finding the right mix of physical, digital, virtual, and hybrid interactions.

More than ever, living together in the 21st century requires communities and its legal and their legal and political institutions to channel and complement economic actors in designing the spaces where we will be spending our lives.

The conference takes the city of the future and the Metaverse as its focal point as one of the main examples of the complex and interconnected social and legal issues that will increasingly define our lifestyle.

Topics that authors may wish to explore in relation to“Living together in the cities of the future and the metaverse” include but are not limited to:

  • Regulation of AI and automation
  • Family law and other personal relations
  • Labour law and new workplaces
  • Infrastructure financing, sustainability, and governance
  • Consumer law and data protetion
  • Health law and well-being
  • Digital commerce & contracts
  • Information, media, and communication technologies Law

The legal and regulatory analysis carried can be on a national, comparative, European or international level. Cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary submissions are welcome.

Practical information

Abstracts of 500 words should be submitted in Word format to

The selected papers will be considered for a special issue of a European journal specialized in law and technology. Additional information will be provided based on the submitted articles.

For more information about this Call for Papers please contact us by sending an e-mail to or by using the contact form below.

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