Thursday, January 27, 2011

TPRC Call for Papers


TPRC Presents
The 39th Research Conference on Communication, Information, and Internet Policy
Hosted by George Mason University Law School, Arlington, Virginia
Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, 2011

TPRC is an annual conference on communication, information and
internet policy that convenes international and interdisciplinary
researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government, and
nonprofit organizations. Its purpose is to present original research
relevant to policy making, share the knowledge requirements of
practitioners, and engage in discussion on current policy issues. The
conference program consists of presentations selected from submitted
paper abstracts, student papers and panel submissions.

TPRC is now soliciting abstracts of papers, panel proposals, and
student papers for presentation at the 2011 conference, to be held
September 23-25, 2011 at the George Mason University Law School, in
Arlington, Virginia. These presentations should report current
theoretical or empirical research relevant to communication and
information policy, and may be from any disciplinary perspective – the
sole criterion is research quality. Themes of particular interest
include, but are not limited to:

1. Network Competition
2. Broadband Deployment and Adoption
3. Wireless Communications
4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
5. Media, New and Old
6. Intellectual Property
7. Privacy, Security, Identity and Trust
8. Internet Ecosystem Governance
9. Affordability and Access
10. International and Comparative Studies
11. Societal Challenges, Endangered Rights and Social Justice
12. Emerging Topics

Full category descriptions can be found via our web site.

Submissions are due by March 31, 2011. Abstracts and panel proposals
must be submitted electronically at by following
the submit button at the end of each topic description. Standards for
abstracts are provided below. The review process is single blind, and
a short biographical sketch for each author is required.

Acceptances/rejections will be provided by May 15, 2011. Complete
papers for accepted abstracts will be due to TPRC on August15, 2011.
Papers not submitted in final form by the due date will be removed
from the program. At least one author of the paper is expected to
attend the conference to present the accepted submission.

Students are encouraged to submit papers for the student paper
competition. Visit our web site, for the Student Papers
CFP. Full student papers must be submitted by April 30, 2011.

We also welcome proposals for panel discussions of broad interest.
These should include a description of the panel topic, a proposed
panel moderator and a list of possible panelists. Panel proposals
should be submitted by March 31, 2011 at

The journals Telecommunications Policy and Journal on Information
Policy will both invite papers for special issues from this year's
conference. Guest editors drawn from the TPRC Program Committee will
invite selected authors to submit their papers for review.

Please address inquiries to

Thank you to our 2011 Sponsors:

Corporate Sponsors:
Comcast, Google, Time Warner Cable, National Cable &
Telecommunications Association (NCTA), Telstra Corporation Ltd.,
T-Mobile, Telefonica Internacional USA, Sprint, Georgetown University
- Communication, Culture & Technology Program, George Mason University
School of Law,

Academic Sponsors:

The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law at Michigan
State University, The Public Policy Research Center at the University
of Florida, The Public Utility Research Center at the University of
Florida, The University of Pennsylvania School of Law - Center for
Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Colorado -
Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado – Interdisciplinary
Telecommunications Program, Syracuse University – School of
Information Studies, University of Southern California - Annenberg
School for Communication and Journalism, University of Michigan School
of Information, Cardozo Law School Intellectual Property and
Information Law Program

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For sponsorship
information, please contact Syd Verinder,

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