19-20 May 2022 Krems, Austria

Society in Transition
Challenges and Implications for Innovation and Communications Law

12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL)
May 19-20, 2022 in Krems, Austria

  • About the CICL2022

    The Center of IP, Media and Innovation Law (University for Continuing Education Krems) will host and organize the 12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL) on May 19-21 2022 in Krems (Austria).

    Launched in 2008, CICL is jointly organized by the University of Turku Faculty of Law (Finland), the University of Eastern Finland Law School, the University of Louisville School of Law (USA), Michigan State University College of Law (USA), Texas A&M University School of Law (USA), the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged (Hungary), and IPR University Center (Finland). Each year, CICL brings together top scholars exploring issues in intellectual property law, communications law, and issues related to the intersection of the two. The annual CICL conference has been held at leading institutions around the world, and new attendees this year will join an already well-established community.

    After two years of COVID-19-caused postponement, CICL will return as an in-person conference. We are really looking forward to welcome the community in Austria.

    The Hybrid-Afternoon: For those, who cannot join the conference in person, we will have limited time slots during a hybrid session (Day 2 - afternoon). The hybrid session will be held via Zoom. External talks will be streamed to the conference venue; vice-versa the feedback and discussion from in-person participants will be broadcasted to online participants. If you want to give an online-presentation, please indicate your wish in the paper submission form.

    The organizers of CICL 2022 would like to invite papers related to the conference theme.. Possible subthemes include, but are not limited to:

      1. Legal and economic challenges posed by
        1. the shift in practices of communicating, creating media content and innovations,
        2. the omnipresence of disruptive digital business models,
        3. the dematerialization and digitization of tangible objects, and
        4. territorial legal regimes in borderless environments.
    1. Different approaches in different legal traditions addressing social and legal challenges.
    2. Possibilities for innovation and communication law to balance interests of stakeholders.


    Call for Papers

    Deadline for paper submission: March 15, 2022
    (Decisions until March 20, 2022)

CICL 2008: University of Turku, Finland
CICL 2009: University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
CICL 2011: La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
CICL 2012: University of Turku & Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
CICL 2013: Michigan State University, Traverse City, USA
CICL 2014: University of Leeds, England

CICL 2015: Xiamen University, China
CICL 2016: University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
CICL 2017: University of Szeged, Hungary
CICL 2018: Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
CICL 2019: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
CICL 2020-21: cancelled (COVID-19)

University for Continuing Education Krems
Center for Intellectual Property, Media and Innovation Law

Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Strasse 30, 3500 Krems (Austria)

Prof. Dr. Clemens Appl
Prof. Dr. Philipp Homar

Conference Schedule

A detailed (preliminary) schedule is available here. (Update: 15.5.22)

Accommodation and Transport

The conference will take place in Krems (Google Maps), a university city located not too distant from Vienna. All participants may book their accommodation by themselves only. Please note, that on May 18 and May 21 some social activities are planned.


We recommend the following hotels, which are in walking distance (approx. 2-5 min) from the Campus where the conference will take place:

1) Steigenberger Hotel & Spa Krems
Website: https://www.steigenberger.com/en/hotels/all-hotels/austria/krems/steigenberger-hotel-spa

2) Kolpinghaus on Campus Krems
Website: https://krems.kolping.at/en/

3) Klinglhuber Hotel & Suites
Special Rate available / room contingent - For your reservation please contact melanie.wagner@donau-uni.ac.at
Website: www.klinglhuber.com/en

Various Hotels are available on platforms like booking.com or trivago.at

Transport Information

From Vienna Airport, participants can take the fast Train (Railjet), which directly runs to "St. Pölten" station. From there you can change to regional trains heading to "Krems an der Donau". You might also use rental cars.