7-8 May 2020 Vienna and Krems, Austria

Society in Transition
Challenges and Implications for Innovation and Communications Law

12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL)
May 7-8, 2020 in Vienna and Krems, Austria

  • About the CICL2020

    The Center of IP, Media and Innovation Law (Danube University Krems) and the ITïIP Law Group (Vienna University of Economics and Business) will jointly host and co-organize the 12th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL) on May 7-8 2020 in Vienna and 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:

    The organizers of CICL 2020 would like to invite papers on this topic. 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: February 15, 2020

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

Danube-University Krems
Center for Intellectual Property, Media and Innovation Law

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

Prof. Dr. Clemens Appl
Dr. Philipp Homar
Vienna University of Economis and Business
Information and Communication Technology & Intellectual Property Law Group

Welthandelsplatz 1/D3, 1020 Vienna (Austria)

Prof. Dr. Martin Winner

Conference Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available soon.

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8:30 am
Bus Transfer to Krems

Bus transfer will start at the Hotel "Courtyard Vienna Prater/Messe", which is close to the Metro U2 Station "Kriau"; the transfer is complementary for all participants.

Program coming soon

Venue: Lecture Room H2.4, Danube-University Krems
Program coming soon

Venue: Vienna University of Business and Economics

Accommodation and Transport

The conference will take place in Vienna (May 7) and Krems (May 8). Transport to and from Krems (which is a 1h drive from Vienna) will be provided. Thus, participants may book their accommodation in Vienna only. Please note, that on May 6 and May 9 some social activities are planned.


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

1) Courtyard Vienna Prater/Messe

We arranged a contingent of rooms, which are blocked until March 30, 2020. Therefore, participants who want to stay at the Courtyard should contact Mrs. Pauline Poropat via E-Mail: pauline.poropat@wu.ac.at.
Special Room Rates available (Single Room 151€/night or Double Room 173€/night); Breakfast included.
Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/viefg-courtyard-vienna-prater-messe/

2) Motel One Vienna-Prater
Website: https://www.motel-one.com/en/hotels/vienna/hotel-vienna-prater/

Transport Information

From Vienna Airport, participants can take the fast City Airport Train (CAT), which directly runs to "Wien Mitte" station. From there you can change to underground lines U3 and U4.
Alternatively, participants can take the slower regional train (S7) towards Vienna. The train stops at several stations ("Wien Mitte", "Praterstern"), where you can change into underground lines.

The Vienna University of Economics and Business can be reached with the underground line U2 at the station "Messe/Prater".