CALL FOR PAPERS
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 http://www.tprc.org 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, www.tprc.org 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 http://www.tprc.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our 2011 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,
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, email@example.com