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About Centurion University

Centurion University is one of the state-private Universities in Odisha, having six campuses across Odisha and a constituent campus in Vijayanagaram, Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its skill development courses and academic excellence in the field of education. The University is different from other universities as it builds entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, and enterprise. In terms of research, the university has 24 research centers on niche areas and has 43 domain courses from its 15 schools and 110 skill courses which provide hands-on training to the students and make them market-ready.

The School of Law, CUTM was established in the year 2023 and has successfully started with its first batch B.A. LL. B(Hons.), BB.A. LL.B. (Hons.), LLM in Maritime Law, and LLM in Commercial Law along with a Ph.D. degree. As a part of its aim to provide a holistic academic and research environment, the School of Law is organizing its first national conference on 20 April 2024 on the theme Future of Arbitration in the Neo-Technological Era. The structure of the conference will have an inaugural ceremony and separate technical rounds wherein papers will be presented by participants from academia, industry, and students followed by a valedictory ceremony.

About the Conference

In today’s interconnected world, arbitration has become a crucial mechanism for resolving national and international disputes. Centurion University of Technology and Management, School of Law recognized for its commitment to legal education and excellence, has taken a bold step to bring the global legal community together for the Centurion University National Arbitration Conference. This conference will explore the ever-evolving landscape of arbitration and technology, addressing the challenges and opportunities faced by legal professionals in a post-pandemic era.

Arbitration has changed alongside imbibing technology and needs to be looked at in-depth to make the necessary regulations for a better and error-free judgment. What makes this conference even more unique is its hybrid mode, which combines in-person and virtual participation, ensuring that knowledge and insights can flow seamlessly across borders.

Conference Goals

  • Bridging Legal Minds: The primary goal of this conference is to bring together legal scholars, practitioners, academics and students from India. Through the hybrid mode, participants can attend either in person at Centurion University or remotely from their own locations, making it accessible to the national audience.
  • Knowledge Dissemination: The conference will serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge related to arbitration. Distinguished speakers and panelists will share their insights, expertise, and best practices in the field.
  • Networking and Collaboration: An integral part of any conference is the opportunity to network and establish professional relationships. The hybrid format allows participants to connect with others in their field regardless of their physical location.


Research papers are invited from academicians, researchers, practitioners, social workers, and students on the broad themes given below.

About Call for Papers

The conference is an attempt to explore the methods, mechanisms, legal, and socioeconomic concerns in the light of various disciplines overlapping with the central theme of the conference under discussion and would inter alia explore topics identified as sub-themes below which include both domestic and international arbitration:


  • Arbitration Procedures and Best Practices:
    • Exploring the latest trends and best practices in international arbitration procedures.
    • The role of arbitration institutions in shaping arbitration practices.
    • Effective case management and expedited procedures in arbitration.
  • Emerging Technologies in Arbitration:
    • The impact of technology on arbitration proceedings, including e-discovery and virtual hearings.
    • The use of artificial intelligence and blockchain in dispute resolution.
  • Investor-State Arbitration:
    • Addressing challenges and reforms in investor-state arbitration.
    • Recent developments in investment treaty arbitration.
  • Arbitration in Specific Industries:
    • Arbitration in the energy sector.
    • Arbitration in construction and infrastructure disputes.
    • Arbitration in international trade and commercial transactions.
  • Cultural and Diversity Considerations in Arbitration:
    • Promoting diversity and gender equality in arbitration panels.
    • The influence of cultural differences in arbitration proceedings.
  • Enforcement of Arbitral Awards:
    • Discussing the practical aspects of enforcing arbitral awards across different jurisdictions.
    • The New York Convention and its significance in award enforcement.
  • Environmental and Sustainable Development in Arbitration:
    • The role of arbitration in addressing environmental and sustainability-related disputes.
    • The emergence of green arbitration practices.
  • Arbitration and Human Rights:
    • Examining the relationship between international arbitration and human rights issues.
    • The role of international arbitration in addressing corporate human rights violations.
  • Legal Ethics and Professionalism in Arbitration:
    • Ethical considerations for arbitrators and counsel.
    • Ensuring transparency and fairness in arbitration proceedings.
  • Investigations in Arbitration:
    • The use of investigations in the arbitration process.
    • Issues related to evidence gathering and fact-finding.
  • Arbitration and Public Policy:
    • The interface between arbitration awards and national public policy.
    • Balancing state interests and international arbitration.
  • Recent Case Law and Precedents:
    • Analysis of noteworthy international arbitration cases and their impact on the field.
    • Key takeaways from recent arbitration decisions.
  • Arbitration in a Post-Pandemic World:
    • The impact of COVID-19 on arbitration practices and procedures.
    • Preparing for potential future disruptions in the arbitration process.
  • Cross-Border Dispute Resolution:
    • Navigating jurisdictional challenges in cross-border disputes.
    • Strategies for conflict of laws and choice of law issues in international arbitration.
  • Maritime Arbitration
    • Autonomous shipping and dispute resolution.
    • Streamline maritime disputes with technology.
    • These subthemes can provide a comprehensive and diverse range of topics to cover during arbitration conferences, catering to the interests and needs of a broad audience of legal professionals and scholars. Furthermore, the themes above may be considered only indicative and not exhaustive. Paper submissions are not limited to the broad themes mentioned above.

Formatting guidelines

Abstracts shall not exceed 500 words. Abstracts should be submitted with particulars on the above link. The abstract should be in Times New Roman, font size 12, with 1.5 lines spacing, and footnotes (if any) in Times New Roman, font size 10, with single line spacing. The texts and footnotes must conform to OSCOLA 4th Edition, 2012. Only one co-authorship is allowed. The abstract should be followed by an outline of the article with a brief discussion. The submission of the abstract must be in (.doc) or (.docx). The submission should contain a disclaimer to the effect that the piece is original and has not been published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions are subject to a plagiarism check. Co-authorship is allowed.

Full paper word limit- 5000 to 8000 words.

Programme Mode: Hybrid

Important Dates

  • Date of Submission of Abstract: 31st December, 2023
  • Submission of full paper: 15th February 2024
  • Review and Selection of papers by: 15th March 2024

Registration Fee

Early Bird Fees- Register before 31st December 2023- Rs. 1000/-

The registration fee for the Conference:

  • Rs. 1500/- for a single author
  • Rs.1750/- for co-authors.
  • Early Bird Discounts- Register before 10th December 2023- Rs. 1000/-


  • Participation without presentation is also allowed. However prior registration is mandatory. Certification of participation will be given to all.
  • For Physical Participants, nearby hotels with subsidized rates can be arranged for, if requested. The University will not bear the accommodation and food charges.
  • Selected papers will be published in reputed indexed journals or will come out as conference proceedings published by reputed publication houses. The University reserves the right to choose the publication mechanism. 

Submission Procedure

Submissions and details of the conference along with themes and sub-themes can be found on the website- http://fante24.cutm.ac.in

For any query please feel free to contact at conferencesol@cutm.ac.in

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