11th Phd Seminar
Announcement and Call for Papers
7th PhD Seminar of the International Telecommunications Society
Cambridge, United Kingdom
10th – 11th September 2016
Meet the Experts!
The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) is an association of academics and other professionals in the information, communications, and technology sectors. Its network of researchers comprises outstanding scholars in the field of telecommunications research that are well known from the literature (see www.itsworld.org).
In order to share the valuable expertise represented by specialised academics and industry experts with younger researchers, the ITS has decided to organise a PhD seminar.
Not more than 12 students will be selected from the responses to this call. In accordance with the topics presented by the winning candidates, experts from the ITS network will be chosen to discuss new ideas brought forward by PhD students. The focus will be on the discussion of ideas presented by the participants, and less on the mere presentation of papers. Papers presented at the seminar will be advised for refereed submission in Telecommunications Policy.
Please note that in order to be most effective, the discussion will be based on full (draft) papers. Only in exceptional cases extended abstracts (min. 8 pages) will be accepted for submission.
The seminar will be linked with the European Regional Conference of the ITS to be held at the same location before the PhD seminar. Access to this conference will be free of charge for the participants of the PhD seminar (see www.itseurope.org ).
The seminar will be organised by ITS and Chalmers University of Technology. It will be held in Cambridge, UK.
Successful participants will receive a certificate from the International Telecommunications Society. The Ph.D. seminar is eligible for 5 ECTS credits, after approval of a revised paper, and successful participation in the seminar.
Participation is free of charge. PhD students whose paper has been selected for presentation will receive a subsidy of 500€ to cover accommodation and travel expenses.
Call for Papers
Papers can be submitted for presentation and discussion related to the following topics:
Regulation of telecommunication markets:
- Regulatory regimes and institutions
- Regulatory response to market dynamics
- Updating theoretical insights for better regulation
- Regulating mobile services: justification, necessity, solutions
Challenges of convergence of telecommunication systems and content supply
- Supply chain configurations: the roles of telcos, content providers and intermediaries
- Regulatory problems of converging markets
- Internet Governance
Development of telecommunication markets:
- Internationalisation of markets through mergers and FDI
- Technology driven vs. regulation or user driven markets
- Emerging markets
- Mobile markets
- Telecommunications, growth and development
Telecommunications and Society
- Privacy issues
- Digital divide (socially as well as geographically)
- North-South divides
- Access to content
Social Media and Internet
- Social media trends: business models or community building
- Empirical Evidence
- Cloud Computing: opportunities and risks
This list is not exclusive. Other topics in the field of telecommunications are also welcome.If you are interested in attending the seminar, could you please send a (non-binding) expression of interest to Erik Bohlin and Brigitte Preissl as soon as possible.
Deadline for the submission of papers: 10 June 2016
Response by: 24 June 2016
Final paper to be submitted by: 15 August 2015
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