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38th Annual BILETA CONFERENCE Cyberlaw: Finally getting its Act(s) together?

HYBRID: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Amsterdam Law and Technology Institute) and Online

Thursday 13th APRIL – Friday 14th APRIL 2023 (The AGM and informal dinner on Wednesday 12 April, end of the afternoon)

Final Program  and Overview of accepted abstracts.

We can look back at a very successful BILETA 2023, with over 90 physical and over 40 online participants, and where in 18 parallel sessions interesting presentations were followed by lively discussions, and each day was kicked off with an excellent keynote (Orly Lobel on the Equality Machine and Giovanni Sartor on AI applications in law).

We thank you all for your presentations, input to the discussions and in general your presence. It was a pleasure and joy to host you all.

Prizes were awarded to:

  • Edoardo Celeste #10 (Paul Maharg Education Prize),
  • Bárbara Da Rosa Lazarotto #14 (ELJT Prize),
  • Sahil Mathur #54 (T&F Prize), and
  • Ethan Shattock #76 (Philip Leith Prize).

The next BILETA conference, 17-19 April 2024 we meet in “And maybe it’s because I’m an Irishman that I like Dublin best”

As is common to BILETA there will be special journal issues to which participants can submit their papers. For the prizes already some papers were submitted, you can submit that version or if wished an updated version. The normal schedule is for the papers to appear around the next conference (so say the ides of March), and the deadline for submitting paper is some time in September. We will update you shortly on this. I will be in the background regarding the special issues who are primarily ran by:

European Journal of Law and Technology: Silvia De Conca & Zachery Cooper

International Review of Law and Technology: Ioana Bratu & Mark Leiser.


 Arno R. Lodder

BILETA Directions – Online instructions are sent by e-mail

We prefer discussion over presentation, so we have chosen the following format:

The program is grouped each day in three sets of three parallel sessions, with a plenary morning session with our keynotes Orly Lobel (Thursday) and Giovanni Sartor (Friday). We apply strict time management in the sessions, each paper is allowed to present 10-12 minutes. All five (some sessions 6 papers) are presented one after the other. After the presentations all presenters are called in front (most physically, some virtually) and then we have a discussion. We start with a round of each speaker gets one question, and in the time left all speakers can be questioned as well answer.

(Call for abstracts, obsolete)  (BILETA prizes, obsolete)

We two keynotes:

Thursday: prof. Orly Lobel who Fall 2022 published The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter More Inclusive Future.

Friday: prof. Giovanni Sartor, who won an ERC advanced grant CompLaw in 2019


Accomodation is quite pricy. Some Hotels the univerisity has contracts with but they ask over 200 euro per night. Very conveniently located near to the venue and well connected to the center are Crown Plaza and INNside. Via obvious platforms like or Airbnb you should be able to find accomodation for more reasonable prices. Book quickly, since some are already running out of rooms. Nice areas to stay are Amsterdam Zuid (near Beethovenstraat, Van Baerlestraat), De Pijp (near Sarphatipark) and Amsterdam Oost (near Oosterpark). One option that is not too expensive and only a few stops from the university is Ibis budget Amsterdam City South: Cheap Hotel Near Amstelveen – ALL (

Registration fees

Registration here

Non-academic € 425 € 235
Academic Non-Member € 265 € 115
BILETA Member € 205 €   85
Masters or Ph.d student €   85 €   45







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