Plenary Session

There will be a Plenary Session on the first day of the Conference where the Invited Speakers consisting of respected international law scholars will give speech and share opinion to the participants regarding “States Boundary Affairs” as a major theme of the conference itself.

Call for Papers

There will be up to four papers per panel to give presenters and discussants adequate time for fruitful engagement. We encourage participants to focus their papers and address the conference theme and sub-themes. In addition to the general call for individual papers, we would also like to encourage individuals to organize their own panels by coordinating with colleagues. This will allow for the panels to be more cohesive and will also foster greater collaboration between international law stakeholders.

Selection criteria for papers

The papers accepted for presentation at the CILS conference will be based on a competitive selection process. The selection criteria will be as follows:

  • Relevance to the broad theme and sub-theme
  • Quality of the abstract
  • Geographical diversity of presenters
  • Balance between senior and junior presenters

Submissions of individual papers

Participants should first indicate the relevant parallel session, based on the sub-theme that they wish to be included in and second, indicate the general category of their paper.


  • Name of presenter: Mr. A
  • Title of paper: “the Role of Customs in the Border Inspection”
  • Subtheme: Border Security
  • Abstract: Description of paper in not more than 300 words.


The deadline for abstract submission is 15 June 2017.

Submission for panels

The panel organizer should coordinate with the other speakers and take responsibility for that panel, and ensure that all details are provided with the consent of the other speakers. For example:

  • Name of panel coordinator: Ms B
  • Title of panel: Rights and Obligations of Neighbouring States
  • Subtheme: Land Border
  • Title of paper I: “Indonesian Land Border and Customary Law”
  • Title of paper II: “Modified Negotiation as a Tool to Achieve Agreement on Land-Boundary”
  • Title of paper III: “States Support in Enhancing Border Joint-Patrol”
  • Abstract: Description of panel in not more than 500 words and description of individual papers in not more than 300 words each.

The proposed panel should consist of minimum 4 presenters, including the panel convener.

The deadline for submission 15 June 2017.

Important Deadlines

  1. Submission of Abstract
    15 June 2017
    Authors will be notified 7 working days after this dateline
  2. Deadline for Early Bird Registration and Payment
    15 August 2017
  3. Submission of Completed Paper
    3 September 2017
  4. Closing date for Registration and Payment
    3 September 2017
  5. Conference
    2 – 3 October 2017