Call for Papers

Social Networks and Multimedia habitats

The Jean Monnet Chair in European Protection Law of Individuals in Relation to New Technologies – PROTECH (ERASMUS+ JEAN MONNET ACTIONS 611876-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPJMO-CHAIR) granted at the Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa di Napoli will hold Workshop Series from 14th September 2020 to 30th October 2020 in Naples (Italy) at Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa on the following topics:


Objectives of the Workshops

The objective of the Workshop Series a.y.2019-2020 on “Social Networks and Multimedia habitats” is to straighten the protective approach in European Law regarding the relationship between individuals and technologies, with particular regard to Social Networks and Multimedia habitats, since the relationship with technologies could place them in a position of vulnerability even if they do not have disabilities. By “vulnerable individuals” we intend all persons who act in a technological environment, where they are more exposed to the risk of damages as they are in a “vulnerable” position for different reasons (eg. minors, elderlies, consumers, data subjects,).
The European Union is founded on the values of human dignity, equality, respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. In the internal market, the European Union promotes scientific and technological advances and deals with the interactions between science and technological development, as well as broad societal, ethical and fundamental rights issues, also in relation to vulnerable individuals. Furthermore, over the last thirty years, the European Union has passed several legislative acts and recommendations to enforce the protection of individuals who are in a position of vulnerability compared to others, who could, in turn, abuse their greater power over them in digital environments.

The “2019-2020 Workshop Series” will put a particular emphasis on:


Papers Submission

Young Scholars, PhD candidates and Researchers, as well as Stakeholders, coming from anywhere in the world, are invited to apply. They can come from a variety of Public and Private Institutions and can have different scientific backgrounds including not only law but also economy, engineering, computer science and design.

The applicant can submit their application by attaching the following documents by 30th June 2020: abstract, paper not already published, CV and identity card copy (all in .pdf format).

The authors will be informed by 17th July 2020 whether they have been selected for the Workshop Series a.y. 2019-2020 on “Social Networks and Multimedia habitats”. The workshop series is free of charge, both for the speakers and for the public.

Each paper will go through a double-blind review process carried out by expert referees, members of the academic staff of the Jean Monnet Chair PROTECH (peer review), coordinated by the Chair Holder Prof. Lucilla Gatt. Referees are sector specialists who verify papers suitability for the workshop.

The selected papers will be presented during the workshop series on the established date in agreement with the author. Jean Monnet Chair PROTECH will refund travel and accommodation expenses for the speakers.

After the workshop series, the selected papers will be published in the European Journal of Privacy Law and Technologies – EJPLT ( Authors of selected papers shall submit the final version of their papers by 30th October 2020. The papers may not have already been published in other Journals.

The referees retain the right to exclude a paper that does not meet the quality requirements set for the Workshop Series a.y.2019-2020 on “Social Networks and Multimedia habitats”.

Please send your submissions to Jean Monnet Chair Holder Prof. Lucilla Gatt ( and EJPLT (


Papers criteria

The length of the paper should be maximum 30.000 characters, footnotes excluded.
Language: English.
Please use the paper template, which can be downloaded here.




Eligible candidate: Young Scholars, PhD candidates and Researchers, as well as Stakeholders, coming from anywhere in the world.
Eligible paper: paper not already published which covers one of the mentioned topics in the field of Social Networks and Multimedia habitats.
Documents to be sent: abstract, paper, CV and identity card copy (all in .pdf format)
Submission deadline: 30th June 2020
Notification of acceptance: by 17th July 2020
Deadline for the submission of the final version of the paper for the publication on EJPLT: 30th October 2020

Submission via mail:

Send Mail to Lucilla Gatt