Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TPRC Call for Papers

The Telecommunications Policy Research Conference is one of the truly great communications policy conferences, held annually in Arlington VA.


TPRC Presents

The 38th Research Conference on

Communication,Information, and Internet Policy

Hosted by the Center for Technology and the Law

George Mason University Law School

Arlington, Virginia

Friday, October 1, 2010,through Sunday,October 3, 2010

TPRC is an annual conference on communication, information and internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary practitioners and researchers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations together with policymakers. The purpose of the conference is to acquaint policymakers with the best of recent research and to familiarize researchers with the knowledge requirements of policymakers and industry. The conference agenda will consist of papers selected from reviewed, submitted abstracts, student papers and selected panel submissions.

TPRC is now soliciting abstracts of papers, panel proposals, and student papers for presentation at the 2010 conference. Proposals should be based on current theoretical or empirical research relevant to communication and information policy, and may be from any disciplinary perspective. TPRC seeks submissions of disciplinary, comparative, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary excellence. Subject areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to the following: (Click on topic below for topic descriptions. To submit an abstract, please use the submit button at the end of each topic description.)

  1. Network Competition, Policy and Management
  2. Broadband Deployment, Adoption and Measurement
  3. Spectrum Policy
  4. Societal Issues: Universalty and Affordable Access
  5. The Transformation and Future of Media
  6. The Transformation and Future of Intellectual Property and Digital Rights
  7. Privacy, Security, Identity and Trust
  8. Internet Governance and Institutional Strategies for Information Policy
  9. Advanced Mobile Services: Broadband, Video and New Applications
  10. The Internet Ecosystem
  11. Other Emerging Topics are highly encouraged

Submissions are due by March 31, 2010. Abstracts and panel proposals must be submitted electronically at by following the submit button at the end of each topic description. Abstracts are not to exceed 500 words. For paper abstracts, please identify the methods, central ideas, and outcomes (obtained or expected) of the research. Responses will be made by May 15, 2010. Selected papers will be due to TPRC on August,15th 2010 and one author of the paper is expected to present the accepted submission.

Students are encouraged to submit papers for the student paper competition Click Here for Student Papers CFP. Full Student papers must be submitted by April 30, 2010.

We also welcome theme and industry-specific but not vendor-specific panel proposals. These should include the Panel topic, a brief abstract, the name of the Panel Moderator and an initial list of proposed panelists. The Panel proposals should be submitted by March 31, 2010

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