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[Commlist] TPRC49 September 2021 Call for Papers
Mon Feb 22 19:08:08 GMT 2021
Please consider submitting your research to *TPRC49*, the leading
academic policy conference for communications, information, and internet
on *Sept 24-25* in Wash, DC. We accept abstracts for papers, panels, and
posters on critical policy issues. Selected papers presented at TPRC are
published in top information policy journals and are presented to policy
makers on the Hill. Let your students know that we offer a Student Paper
Contest for a $1000 cash award and travel stipend. Our event is a great
place to advance papers for publication in top journals, gain visibility
to policymakers, and network with policy scholars.
Check out the Call for Papers http://www.tprcweb.com/tprc49-cfp
Abstracts are due *March 31*; student papers for contest, April 30.
Policy Research Conference on Communications, Information and the Internet
2021 Call for Papers, Posters and Panels
Abstracts Due: March 31
Contest for Student Papers Due: April 30
Accepted Papers Due: July 26
Conference Date: September 24-25
Washington, DC. American University College of Law
TPRC48 takes place February 19-20, 2021 online, and papers have already
Submissions for TPRC49 will be accepted beginning February 22. Thank you
for your patience.
Broadband: availability, wireline and wireless technologies,
deployment funding policy, adoption, measurement, and regulation.
Spectrum policy: 5G/6G, spectrum management, auctions, ITU
IMT-2020/Network 2030 plans, spectrum sharing, governance, satellite.
Digital Economy: competition, antitrust, platform regulation,
content moderation, Section 230, net neutrality.
COVID: impacts to the ICT sector and technological changes to the
Privacy & Security: data protection, surveillance, encryption,
lawful access, regulation, enforcement, user behavior, advertising.
International dimensions of ICT policy: trade, geopolitics,
localization, security, regulation, Europe, China, internet governance.
Emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, machine
learning, blockchain, and cryptocurrency, their regulation, standards,
ICT and Gender, race, ethnicity, diversity, justice, and inclusion.
Elections and Technology: media, censorship, Constitutional
Intellectual Property analyses (copyright, trademarks, patents
etc.) of the items above.
01. Papers, Posters & Panels
Submit abstracts of research in progress or recently completed. If
accepted, present the completed paper in a 20 min presentation with 10
min for questions. Final posters should display the question,
hypothesis, data, and results. Panels feature a 90 min discussion with
3-4 participants exploring perspectives on an important policy issue
(save 30 min for questions). Papers are better for completed research,
whereas posters are ideal for feedback on work-in-progress. Posters are
prominently displayed at the event and provide an opportunity for
feedback and discussion with conference attendees. All proposals follow
the same review process defined below.
Proposals due: February 15-March 31
Notice of decision: May 31
Full papers due: July 26
Completed posters Due: September 20
02. Student Paper Contest
TPRC offers cash prizes of $1000, $500, and $300 for outstanding student
papers. Students must submit a complete paper, not an abstract. The
prize is open to all graduate and law students enrolled in the 2021-2022
school year. Co-authors may be other students meeting the same criteria.
Papers co-authored with faculty or other non-students are not eligible.
Papers should not exceed 15,000 words, including references. Students
are encouraged to have their submissions endorsed by a faculty member at
the student’s institution. To receive an award, students must present a
full paper at the conference. Award winners receive complimentary
conference registration and travel reimbursement up to $500. Fourth
through sixth place submissions are given opportunity to present during
the Poster Session.
Full paper due: April 30
Notice of decisions: June 15
Students may also submit in the regular paper, poster, or panel process.
Proposals should include these contents and follow these instructions:
01. Clearly defined topic, objective, and research question
02. The types of modeling, formal reasoning, and/or evidence to be
presented, and a description of data if used
03. The methods and disciplinary field(s)
04. Why the research is novel and relevant to policy
05. Results or conclusions if available
06. Be 500 words or less
07. Exclude author’s name, affiliation, and other identifying information.
Proposals to www.tprcweb.com
01. All abstracts will be evaluated through double-blind peer review
and assessed on the merits of the proposed contribution. Each submission
will be reviewed by three or four members of the TPRC Program Committee.
The chair of the Program Committee is ultimately responsible for final
decisions, which are made in consultation with the committee. The
Program Committee aspires to provide written feedback to submitters
along with notifications.
02. TPRC will not accept papers already unconditionally accepted for
publication in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding, in a
law review, or as a chapter in a published book.
03. Authors may present only one paper or poster at the conference,
although they may also participate in a panel or be a coauthor of papers
or posters presented by others. An author may submit multiple abstracts
for consideration, but at most one will be accepted.
04. All submissions for review must remove any and all information
identifying the author. Submissions including author information may be
05. Papers not submitted in final form by July 26 will be removed from
06. To support the career track for participants, especially students
and junior faculty, TPRC is developing the capability to publish
conference proceedings of selected papers in recognized academic
journal(s). Details to follow.
07. Contact (laura.verinder /at/ gmail.com) with any question.
TPRC is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization which has held a leading
academic policy conference on communications, information, and internet
policy for some 50 years. The annual conference is a cross-disciplinary
gathering of researchers and policymakers from law, economics,
engineering, computer science, public policy, data science, social
sciences, and related fields working in academia, industry, government,
and nonprofit organizations around the world. The conference is
characterized by academic quality, intellectual rigor, mutual respect,
and collegiality. Conference organizers strive for a broad definition of
diversity, including but not limited to participant, viewpoint,
discipline, background, geography and so forth. Proposals can be
submitted to https://www.tprcweb.com/.
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