WELCOME to TPRC44!
September 30 – October 1, 2016
The 44th Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy
Overview: TPRC is an annual conference on information policy that convenes researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government and nonprofit organizations. TPRC strives to inspire top quality information, communications, and technology policy research, and to connect researchers, policymakers, lawyers, and practitioners. TPRC is the longest-running conference of its kind, and has a legacy of showcasing cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines and international perspectives.
Participate! TPRC has many ways to be involved. The main way is to submit an abstract of new research you’re working on or have recently completed. The scope is broad: a topic can be empirical, analytical, legal, historical, institutional, or theoretical. We use a double-blind review process, and if your paper is accepted you will be asked to submit your completed paper just prior to the conference, and to present your work at the conference. You can do this as part of a typical paper session, or in the poster session.
In addition to the paper sessions, TPRC has a vibrant and engaging poster session. At TPRC44, every abstract that is not accepted for a paper session will be considered for presentation as a poster (unless the author indicates a preference to opt out of such consideration). If you would prefer only to present at the poster session, you can submit an abstract for consideration for that session.
There are a variety of other participation options. TPRC44 is interested in your expertise as a moderator for a session, as a participant in our Birds of a Feather tables, as a mentor for our graduate student consortium, and as a discussion panel member. If you are a student, we have a special student call for papers and a Graduate Student Consortium to which you can apply. You will find specific details of each of these options in the full Call for Papers (see applicable links). Our goal is to provide multiple opportunities for active and engaging conference participants to interact, take part, and share their knowledge. We welcome academics, policy-makers, lawyers, students, and industry experts alike.
Dates and Location: The 2016 conference will be held from the morning of Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. A Capitol Hill event and the Graduate Student Consortium will take place a day before the conference on Thursday, September 29. Details for these events are found by following the applicable links. Our long-standing attendees should take note of the change in format from prior years: TPRC will be held all day Friday, September 30 and all day Saturday, October 1. There will be no Sunday sessions.
Quick Facts: The submission period opens on March 1, 2016 at http://www.tprc.org . Deadlines for completed submissions are as follows:
• Abstracts for paper sessions and posters, and proposals for panels: March 31, 2016
• Applications to the Graduate Student Consortium: March 31, 2016
• Student paper submissions: April 30, 2016
TPRC is a great place to meet new people, and to reconnect with experts in the field of Internet policy, communications, and information. We are a diverse and energetic community of scholars, and we welcome your participation!
For the full CFP, visit our web site, www.tprc.org,