CFP: Practical Extended Reality Technologies: Global Voices on Deployment and Regulation
Submission deadline: October 1, 2023
CfA/CfC - Practical Extended Reality Technologies: Global Voices on Deployment and Regulation
Editors: Tyler L. Jaynes, B.Sc. (Independent); Lauren O. Ruffin, B.A., J.D. (Arizona State University); Gregory S. Yanke, J.D., M.Sc., M.L.A., LL.M. (Arizona State University)
Publishing with CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
• Abstract Deadline: 16 June 2023
• Abstract Length: 1,000 – 2,500 words
• Abstract Acceptance By: 1 July 2023
• Chapter Deadline: 1 October 2023
• Chapter Length: Up to 6,000 words (inclusive of references and notes)
• Chapter Acceptance By: 1 November 2023
• Contributions from non-academic writers welcome, as are co-authored works
Submissions are welcome for any of the following categories:
• Regional Legal Considerations for XR and the Metaverse
• Multi-Metaverse Concerns: Language, Travel, and Accessibility
• Virtual Property Ownership and Real-World Physical Title Metaobject Tracking
• Crypto-Token Permanence and Valuation
• Deepfake Avatars, Digital Twins, and Human Rights
• National Autonomy and Potential Conflicts in International Law
Final chapters should have an abstract 150 – 200 words in length, and have a maximum of 6,000 words. A maximum of three chapters will be accepted for each category.
If interested, please submit draft submissions at https://bit.ly/3ZA4rE1. Kindly indicate corresponding author (if applicable) and submission category, include ORCID information, and an author biography of approximately 500 words. Biographies will not be counted towards final word count. Questions can be directed to the lead author, Tyler L. Jaynes, at [email protected].
Deploying the Metaverse will require more than just the re-branding of one social media platform, or the creation of methods that allow us to interact with augmented, extended, mixed, or virtual realities (AR, XR, MR, and VR, respectively). Without considerations for unique cultural, jurisprudential, religious, or social perspectives that will help to secure the Metaverse as a public good, courts internationally will perpetually be buried in legal suits that physically extend beyond their jurisdictional boundaries. Similarly, legislators will be unable to sufficiently craft policy that places the needs of the individual above that of the corporation—as reflected in the “Dot Com” boom of the 1990s, and the patchwork self-regulation of Internet search providers, social media conglomerates, e-commerce providers, and others, of the 2000’s and 2010’s.
This volume aims to provide a wide range of considerations from within and outside of law to provide targeted awareness to policy developers and multinational institutions that otherwise would be buried under the weight of the legal issues posed by AR, XR, MR, and VR technologies that aid the expansion of the Metaverse in both physical and digital spaces. This awareness is necessary not only because national autonomy generates potential conflicts in new regulations for the Metaverse and related technologies, but because cultural and ethnic homogeneity of populations are becoming less of a norm in civil society. Furthermore, understanding the need for jurisprudence in judicial decision-making requires acknowledgement that many laws and legal decisions have not been neutral regarding gender, ethnicity, or nation of origin. As such, jurisprudential reform is needed within many legal systems given the respective changes to local cultures, mores, and values that follow immigrant resettlement—which will allow local and regional legal decisions to maintain the neutrality desired in judicial processes without repeating historical discriminatory practices. This reform is even more necessary respective to the development of a globalized community, as international legal norms have not kept pace with new methods of communication and data processing and therefore leave open treatments of individual data privacy, freedom of expression, and other such rights that may only be respected on the national level.
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