Passau, Germany, 30th July – 2nd August 2017
The information age, where information and data have become a crucial good and production factor, has brought about several business disruptions in the telecommunications and media industries. This includes the phenomenon of digital convergence, which has caused the boundaries between traditionally distinct regulatory realms, such as communications and media services but also between communications and information services, to become blurred. This has not only fundamentally changed how we communicate, and how we consume (digital) goods, but possibly also implies fundamental changes on how these markets should be regulated. In this vein, new business models and regulation associated with digital convergence also bring about several opportunities and challenges, e.g., for designing a smarter world (e.g., in the context of smart cities and smart grids), for closing the digital divide (e.g., zero-rated information services), or for empowering and protecting consumers (e.g., consumer privacy).
The next European regional ITS conference aims to address these and related issues, from a regulatory as well as a consumer and firm perspective, as well as their implications for Europe’s dynamic information and telecommunications market. It brings together academics, policy makers, users and operators to discuss opportunities and challenges for the evolution of the European information infrastructure and its role in the wider world.
These and other topics will be addressed at the 28th European regional conference in Passau, Germany. Papers and panel sessions in the following areas are called for:
Submissions on other topics are also welcomed.
Authors are encouraged to submit their papers for publication in Telecommunications Policy as well as other international peer-reviewed academic journals. A thematic special issue of Telecommunications Policy will be announced in due course.
Submission of abstracts:
Abstracts should be about 2 pages (800 to 1000 words) in length and contain the following information:
All abstracts will be subject to blind peer review.
ITS 2017 is using the Easychair online submission system. To submit an abstract through Easychair, please use the following link:
If you do not have an account with Easychair, you must set one up. If you have used Easychair as an author or reviewer for a previous conference, you can reuse your existing password and account.
Please ensure that your abstract is anonymised. You will be invited to provide your personal information in a different section.
If you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on how to submit abstracts and important dates and deadlines can be found on the website at: http://www.itseurope.org/
The conference is being co-organised by ITS and the Chair of Internet and Telecommunications Business, University of Passau, Germany.
Prof. Dr. Jan KRÄMER,
Chair of Internet and
University of Passau, Germany