Liability for Self-driving Vehicles

A Stream on “Liability for Self-driving Vehicles”
as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Law
15-18 July 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Law

The Law Unit of ATINER will hold a Stream on “Liability for Self-driving Vehicles”, 15-18 July 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 16th Annual International Conference on Law sponsored by the Athens Journal of Law.

It is considered that self-driving vehicles resistant to human errors will be the first great transport revolution of the 21st century. The greatest obstacle to self-driving vehicles is the legal frame. For instance, if the vehicle is not driven by a human being, then, in case of an accident, responsibility could burden the manufacturer of the self-driving operating system of the car. The issue of privacy protection of the owner is also important, because sensitive personal data contained in the system could be misused. Another important issue is the sociological dimension of the use of such vehicles. You may participate as presenter of one paper, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Myceanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 3 June 2019 to: Dr. Natasa Tomic-Petrovic, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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