CEPOL Research & Science Conference 2021: Deadline for submission of paper proposals extended

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19 October 2021

Submission deadline for call for papers has been extended for the next edition of the CEPOL Research & Science Conference 2021, taking place on 1-3 December in Vilnius (Lithuania). The conference is foreseen to be realised in a hybrid format: onsite at the premises of the MRU in Vilnius for those who are able to travel and would like to enjoy the networking opportunities of "real-life" encounters, as well as online for those who can participate only remotely.

The emergence of new forms of criminal behaviours and the new tools and methods at the hand of law enforcement to control and curb those is the common thread that will run through this conference organised in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) of Lithuania.

Preparing Law Enforcement for the Digital Age

CEPOL invites contributions to this event based on empirical studies on a variety of aspects and topics of policing and enforcing the law in the Digital Age. More specifically, the conference organisers are inviting for the following topics and tracks:

  • Training and education of law enforcement officials IN and FOR the Digital Age
  • Challenges of Artificial Intelligence for law enforcement in the Digital Age
  • Challenges for Cross-Agency and Cross-Border Cooperation and Coordination in the Digital Age
  • Challenges of Fundamental Rights and Civic Expectations towards law enforcement and law enforcement officials in the Digital Age
  • Open Corner: The Digital Age for Law Enforcement

Call for papers: submission dealine extended until 22 October 2021

Abstracts of papers for presenting in one of the tracks must be submitted by 22 October 2021 via the conference website at https://conference-digital.cepol.europa.eu

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CEPOL Research and Science Conference is open to all practitioners from European law enforcement forces and institutions, as well as affiliated postgraduate researchers and academic scholars.

If you are an official or officer working for a law enforcement body or institution with specific expertise or topical interest in one of the EU Member States, you can liaise with your CEPOL National Unit (contact list here) about the chance of a sponsored participation in this conference. Registration via CEPOL National Units has been extended until 28 October 5:00 PM (CEST).

All other eligible participants need to register and apply for participation via this registration form. There is no conference fee, but participation is subject to prior registration and approval. Registration via this form is open until 15 November 5:00 PM CET.

The conference schedule will be available together with information about the speakers.

About CEPOL Research & Science Conferences

Since 2003, the CEPOL Research & Science Conferences provide a stimulating intellectual environment that brings together ideas and perspectives of practitioners, trainers and educators in policing and other areas of law enforcement, with researchers and academic scholars from Europe and the international sphere. The conference is aiming at the participation of practitioners from European law enforcement forces and institutions, as well as affiliated postgraduate researchers and academic scholars. The conference language is English. There is no conference fee, but prior registration and acceptance by the organisers is obligatory. Papers discussed during CEPOL Research and Science Conferences are published in a special Conference edition, so that ideas and knowledge can be shared within the law enforcement community, fostering and facilitating broader discussions and becoming a source of inspiration for the future.



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