Call for Papers, Platform Governance Research Network, First Annual Conference

The Law and Technology CentreThe University of Hong Kong, is delighted to invite you to the First Annual Conference of a Platform Governance Research Network, to take place on 24-26 March 2021.

Abstracts for the Research Track (250-500 words) will be accepted until 22 February (Monday).

Links to the full Call for Participation can be consulted below.

Please contact for any questions. 

Call For Participation: First Annual Conference of a Platform Governance Research Network

Research Track: March 24 and March 25, 2021

This call is an open invite to researchers and institutions (especially those outside of North America and Europe) to join our efforts in building a new research network that aims to coalesce a global conversation about platform governance, while highlighting underrepresented groups and disciplines. For the first two days of the conference, we welcome abstracts of 250-500 words for papers that use different theoretical or empirical methods to answer research questions related to the regulation and governance of all sorts of different platforms.

Network Building Track: March 26, 2021

On the final day of the conference, we will discuss how best to structure and grow a platform governance research network that promotes global inclusion and diversity. Digital and human rights organizations have long conducted research and advocacy; yet those conversations too often occur in spaces siloed from scholarly discussions. How could a new research network explicitly seek to remedy these issues? What are the possibilities of a stronger connection between scholarship and civil society (re: research and advocacy) on platform governance?