TPRC52, Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy

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Fri, Sep 20, 01:00pm GMT

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About the Conference

TPRC is seeking submissions for its 52nd conference, including papers, posters, panels, tutorials and the Student Paper Competition. 

Paper and poster proposals can be submitted through March 15, 2024.

Student Papers can be submitted through April 30, 2024.

Papers: Submit an abstract of research in progress or recently completed and present the completed paper in a conference session.  The presentation of a paper is best for work that has been completed or is near completion. Papers are presented in paper sessions.

Posters: Ideal for feedback on work-in-progress and completed work where detailed feedback and engagement is desired.  Posters will be prominently displayed and provide an opportunity to discuss your research in detail with conference attendees.

Panels: Propose a panel discussion of a relevant topic. If your proposal is selected, you will be asked to organize the panel in coordination with the Program Committee.

Pre-Conference Tutorial: Propose a tutorial session on a novel topic that is relevant to the TPRC audience. The goal of tutorials is for the audience to learn what the topic is and what it means in the telecommunications policy context. Tutorials including hands-on activities are highly encouraged. If your proposal is selected, you will be asked to organize the tutorial session in coordination with the Program Commitee.

Student Paper Competition: In addition to the regular conference proposals, students may also submit papers to the student paper contest. The Student Paper Contest winners receive cash prizes, travel stipend, and complimentary registration toin TPRC52. 

Important Dates: 

  • Submission of papers, posters, and panel ideas: from February 15 through March 15, 2024
  • Submission of Student Paper Contest entries: April 30, 2024
  • Notice of decisions to the submitting author: May 31, 2024
  • Final, complete papers for presentation: August 1, 2024

TPRC is a nonpartisan organization that is strongly committed to diversity, equity and the free expression of ideas. We seek to hold a conference in which responsibility, integrity, intellectual freedom, equality of respect and opportunity, and collegiality are paramount.

Submissions accepted February 15 - March 15, 2024.

Registration for TPRC52 will be available in July, 2024:

Topic Areas

The Program Committee encourages submissions from diverse organizations, disciplines, approaches, scholars, and geographies on the following and related topics:

  • Broadband Deployment, Access and the Digital Divide, Criticality of Infrastructure
  • Antitrust and Competition Policy in Communications, Information, and Internet Markets
  • Privacy, Data Protection, and Digital Trust
  • Cybersecurity Policy
  • Social Media Platform Policy and Regulation (Content Moderation, Online Harms, Elections,
  • Child Safety, Disinformation/Misinformation, etc.)
  • ICT and Sustainability
  • Pandemic and Disaster Response
  • Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Communications Law and Policy
  • ICT and Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Diversity, Justice, and Inclusion
  • Policy and Governance Implications of Emerging Technologies (Quantum Computing, Blockchain, Web3, Metaverse, etc.)
  • Analysis and Management of Complexity in Sociotechnical Systems
  • Spectrum Management and Wireless Policy (Open Source Solutions, Future G, etc.)
  • Social Dimensions to Communications and Internet Policy
  • Policies Governing the Digital Economy
  • Satellites and Space Economy
  • Geopolitics, Digital Sovereignty, and Tech Regulation