Call for Papers: Cybersecurity Law and Policy Scholars Conference 2023

By Alan Z. Rozenshtein
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 1:04 PM

The third annual Cybersecurity Law and Policy Scholars Conference (CLPSC) will take place at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University on September 29-30, 2023. The conference will be in-person, with limited travel support offered to those who are selected. More information is available at

The paper workshops will be modeled after the Privacy Law Scholars Conference. Each paper will be assigned a discussant, who will introduce the paper and provide comments. This will be followed by comments from the audience. The conference only provides an opportunity to workshop the papers; the conference will not publish papers or other proceedings.

Submission and Registration Instructions

To present a work in progress for discussion, please submit an abstract (maximum 1000 words) by May 15, 2023, via this form. Abstracts should describe a working thesis, must situate the paper within cybersecurity scholarship, and may also include a description of research methodology. The program committee will notify all applicants of its decisions by June 15. Drafts of papers for circulation to conference participants are due by September 1, 2023, and we ask that such drafts be complete or substantially complete at submission. Drafts must not be published at the time of presentation but may be accepted with a journal, so long as an opportunity for substantial edits is still possible.

Travel Expenses

Thanks to generous support from the Hewlett Foundation, we anticipate that some travel support will be available. For travel support we will prioritize junior scholars and those without available home-institution funds. For authors needing financial assistance, please include an estimate of airfare costs in your conference submission.

Conference Background

Recent years have seen an increase in scholarship focused on cybersecurity law and policy. This conference recognizes the need for a dedicated forum for interdisciplinary scholars in the growing field to workshop papers, discuss research ideas, and share pedagogical approaches. We hope that the conference will include participants from a range of academic disciplines, including law, public policy, computer science, political science, economics, and international relations.

Issue areas that would be suitable for workshop papers include (but are not limited to):

  • Cybersecurity regulation
  • Incident response procedures and policies
  • Computer crime law
  • Data breach and other cybersecurity litigation
  • Electronic government surveillance
  • Law of armed conflict as applied to cyber
  • Information sharing and public-private partnerships
  • Cyber espionage
  • Cybersecurity standards
  • Cybersecurity governance models
  • International standardization or comparative analyses of cybersecurity law

If you have any questions about the submission process or potential topics, or if you are not submitting a paper but would like to attend the conference as a paper discussant or participant, please email



CLPSC Organizing Committee


Bryan Choi

Gus Hurwitz

Jeff Kosseff

Alan Rozenshtein

Charlotte Tschider

Josephine Wolf