International Conference on ADR and Technology

About ADR HOC

Alternate Dispute Resolution mechanisms have gained momentum in the past few decades and are
also the need of the hour specially in the times of this pandemic. Hence there is a need to promote
ADR mechanisms and also to impart training to various stakeholders as well as law students. With
that in mind, ADR HOC was established in August, 2020 as a unit of Knowledge Steez EduHub
LLP.
The mission of ADR HOC is to promote Alternative Dispute Resolution modes, to undertake
research in the field of ADR, to train the stakeholders in the field of ADR as well as training of
law students for pursuing career in ADR and organizing and promoting various competitions and
activities in field of ADR. We are a one stop platform for legal professionals, academicians, law
students and anyone who is interested to learn about ADR. We have organized numerous
conferences, webinars and panel discussions on crucial topics and many more events are planned
for the upcoming months.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Being the first international conference organized by the team of ADR HOC, this event is one of
its kind. The conference will provide an opportunity to the participants to explore along and learn
from the distinguished members that we have on our panel. This conference will be fruitful
considering the challenges brought in by the pandemic that led to the increased use of technology.
Not only the demand for technology in ADR is increased but also it has seen a sky rocketing surge
in other spheres. With such continuous introduction of new cutting-edge technologies and its
requirement in innumerable fields, India as a nation needs to be well prepared. Henceforth, this
conference will play an important role in developing the understanding of the participants with the
deviation in traditional method of ADR. It also aims to help various stakeholder in acquainting
with the relevant and necessary facets of both ADR and Technology. This International
Conference will be an enriching experience for participants as it will eventually facilitate them in
increasing their existing framework of knowledge and expand their horizon beyond general
approach.

MAIN THEME OF THE CONFERENCE

The requirement of technology is no longer considered a choice in Dispute Resolution but is rather
seen as a growing necessity. With the global outbreak of the pandemic, people across the globe
have shifted to working from home. This has forced people to rely on technology even more.
Technology has been successful in shaping the future and given the circumstances, Online Dispute

Resolution has received major limelight. Authorities have many a times, shifted to using video-
conferencing for settlement of disputes and given the pandemic, even the judiciary has adopted

such mechanisms of undertaking proceedings. Online Dispute Resolution has been highly
embraced post the closing down of tribunals and courts. With such rise in demand of technology,
its impact, performance and consequences need to be explored and critically evaluated keeping all
the factors in mind. Other than this, the resolution mechanism needs to be digitized with the most
upgraded systems, networks and technical know-hows for effective delivery of justice without
undue delay. Therefore, this will enable the learners to explore and delve deeper into a theme
which has an extremely high possibility of becoming the new ‘normal’.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE

• To explore, analyze and understand the underlying concepts and factors that are relevant
or otherwise, influence the theme.
• To evaluate the significant impact technology has on alternative dispute resolution and
assess the consequences thereof.
• To formulate recommendations that might facilitate in bolstering the process of ADR with
regards to technology.
• To introduce or otherwise, familiarize the learners with the basic facets of the theme and
the idea emanating from it.
• To devise and deliberate upon possible solutions for the incongruities and loopholes that
exist with respect to the theme.

SUB-THEMES OF THE CONFERENCE

(Note: The Sub-themes are suggestive and do not restrict or confine the scope)

  1. PREVALENCE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ADR
    Technology has already made in-roads into lot many facets of human life. Under this sub-theme,
    the authors are expected to discuss the already present use of technology in the dispute resolution
    process.
  2. FUTURE SCOPE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ADR
    In contrast to the above sub-theme, the authors are expected to envision the future potential use of
    technology in the dispute resolution process.
  3. ADR AND ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE
    With the march of time technology has developed at an un-imaginable pace. Artificial intelligence
    represents the epitome of technological advancement in the 21st century. Under this theme, the
    authors are expected to discuss the potential use of AI and related technological developments in
    the dispute resolution process.
  4. ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ADR POST COVID-19 ERA
    The COVID Pandemic has changed the world in which we live in. No walk of life has been spared
    untouched from its effects. The authors are expected to investigate the impetus received by
    technological interventions due to the COVID Pandemic, and its future consequences.
  5. ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION
    Under this sub-theme, the authors are expected to mention the various benefits contributed by
    technology in settlement of International or Cross-Border disputes in context of ADR.
  6. EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION
    Social Media has been both – a boon and a bane. With the increasing influence of Social Media,
    information (or misinformation) dispensation has become easier than ever. In light of these
    developments, the authors are expected to investigate the role of social media in influencing the
    bargaining powers of the parties in Alternative Dispute mechanisms like negotiation, conciliation
    and mediation.

  1. ROLE OF TECH-GIANTS IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION
    Under this sub-theme, the authors are expected to research on the role to be played by tech-giant
    companies in developing technology that can be used in Dispute resolution process.
  2. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF USING TECHNOLOGY IN ADR
    Advancements of any sort do not only bring with them the benefits, but also certain pitfalls. Under
    this Sub-theme, the authors are expected to identify and discuss the potential downsides to the use
    of technology in the dispute resolution process.
  3. ROLE OF ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
    The authors are expected to trace the origin and evolution of ODR in India with special reference
    to recent happenings and the future potential.
  4. INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON ON USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION
    PROCESS
    Under this sub-theme, the authors are expected to compare the International advancements in terms
    of use of technology in different countries and make suggestions as to the best practices in use of
    technology in the dispute resolution process.
  5. CYBER-SECURITY CONCERNS IN USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN ADR
    The use of internet technology entails with it a concern of cyber-security in context of breach of
    confidentiality and privacy. Authors are expected to explore, investigate, analyze and comprehend
    the possible cyber-security issues and their remedies in the use of ADR mechanisms.
  6. SHIFT TO SMART ARBITRATION
    Blockchain is an important and emerging technology. The authors are expected to write about the
    basics of blockchain technology and smart contracts, explain why arbitration is beneficial in smart
    contract disputes, highlighting a need for shift to Smart Arbitration and explore the challenges that
    may arise in an arbitration procedure.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

ABSTRACT:

  1. The abstract shall not exceed 300 words. It should include the Title of the Paper, Keywords,
    the Presenter’s Name, Designation, Institutional Affiliation, Mailing Address, Contact Number
    and E- mail ID.
  2. The abstract should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing.
  3. The abstract shall be submitted through registration link only. All submissions should be
    uploaded in .doc/.docx format only.
  4. Co-authorship is limited to a maximum of two authors.
    Intimation for acceptance/improvisation will be provided within 2-3 working days from the
    last date of the submission of abstract.

FULL PAPER:

  1. The length of full paper including tables, diagrams, illustrations, references, etc. should be
    3000-8000 words. The paper should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.5 line
    spacing. Headings to be in bold with font size 14.
  2. The footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing. The
    margin of 1 inch on all sides must be maintained throughout the paper.
  3. Bluebook 20th Edition/APA shall be strictly followed for Footnoting and referencing.
  4. The Full Paper should be submitted upon selection of Abstract and shall be submitted through
    Google Form (The link will be shared via E-mail to selected Abstracts) along with the
    certificate of originality duly filled by the presenter(s). All submissions should be sent in
    .doc/.docx format only.
  5. The title of the manuscript shall be followed by Name of the author(s), the Name of the
    University/Institution, and the E-mail address.

BEST PAPER & PRESENTATION

• One best Paper from the conference will be awarded a price money of $100, sponsored by Mr.
Sameer Shah.
• Best Presentation will be acknowledged from each session. Certificates and Free Registration
shall be given to winners in Knowledge Steez or in any wing courses worth rupees 3000.
• All the participants shall be provided with E-certificates.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES
• Last Date of Registration for attendees: May 8, 2021
• Abstract Submission Deadline: May 3, 2021
• Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 13, 2021
• Date of Conference: May 16, 2021
Notification of Acceptance/Improvisation: Within five working days of the submission of
abstract/paper.

ELIGIBILITY

Faculty members, Research scholars, professionals and students are eligible to participate.

PAPER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

Presenters are solely responsible for the creation of their presentation. The presentation should be
based on the approved/accepted paper but may include updates and related additional content.
Only the listed presenters may present their paper.

For a successful and productive conference, all presenters should adhere to the following
guidelines:
• PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) is encouraged for presentation at the conference. If giving
power Point Presentation (PPT), presenter(s) should save their presentation in .pdf or .ppt format and present it through the screen sharing mode.
• All presentations are to be in English. The presenter(s) should be able to understand and
respond to audience questions in English.
• Presentations should be of 8-10 minutes which shall be inclusive of 3 minutes for questions.
Participants need to join the session 15 minutes before it begins and be well prepared with
the presentation. Any unnecessary delay on part of the participant might lead to
disqualification.
• It is suggested for presenter(s)/ attendee(s) to dress professionally.
GENERAL INFORMATION:
1) In case of any query, kindly reach us by writing an email on adrhocevents@gmail.com
2) All the Participants shall be required to present their research papers on 16th May 2021 through
Zoom/Google Meet.
3) All the participants shall be provided with E-certificates only on their registered e-mail id.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Link for registration of Attendees and Author/Co-Author (+Abstract Submission):
https://forms.gle/V5Ybg6Map8ubpNz66
Registration Fee: NO REGISTRATION FEE

Important Details:
• Last Date of Registration for attendees: May 8, 2021
• Abstract Submission Deadline: May 3, 2021
• Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 13, 2021
• Date of Conference: May 16, 2021

Organizing Committee Members:

Faculty Convenor:
Mr. Ashiv Choudhary
Assistant Lecturer, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat.
Advocate at J&K High Court
LLM | Queen Mary University of London (2019)

Student Convenor:
Mr. Nikhil Jaiswal
+91-966-967-4398

Student Co- Convenors:
Mr. Abhishek Ms.Vallabhi Rastogi
+91-987-040-9415 +91-896-000-8281

Student Co-ordinators:
Mr. Revanth Reddy Chintam Mr. Sanidhya Kulshreshtha Ms.Ridhi Ranjan
+91-817-935-9199 +91- 956-873-2332 +91-707-096-0888

Contact Us:
Email Id: adrhocevents@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adr-hoc-ab92401ab/
Website: http://adrhoc.com/

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