Call for Conference Papers and Posters

Paper sessions generally include three presentations of selected papers, grouped by common topic, with a moderator. Presentations are 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

In the poster session, participants display materials that highlight their research and discuss such research with conference attendees. Posters should display the question, hypothesis, data, and results.


TPRC will not accept papers previously accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding, in a law review, or as a chapter in a published book.

An author may present only one paper or poster at the conference, although may be a coauthor on others. An author may submit multiple abstracts for consideration, but at most one will be accepted.

Papers not submitted in final form by August 15th will be removed from the program.

TPRC is a research conference; therefore, it does not include advocacy-driven contributions in the program.

Topic Areas:

We will consider proposals on the following topics, though we will also consider submissions on other relevant topics. The program committee encourages submissions on these topics from diverse organizations, disciplines, approaches, and geographies.

●      Broadband deployment, adoption, and regulation

●      Radio spectrum policy

●      Media, content, and online platforms

●      Internet governance

●      Privacy, information security, and surveillance

●      Innovation policy and intellectual property

●      Emerging technologies and their social, economic, and policy implications

●      Data science, data-driven and evidence-based policy making, economics, and policy/program analysis

●      Competition and antitrust analysis and policy

●      User and consumer behavior

The full TPRC46 Call for Proposals can be found downloaded in pdf here

Proposal Criteria:

Proposals are an abstract of the research. Abstracts should:

  • Convey the paper’s contributions. This includes explanations of:

(a)    The objective(s) of the paper, relevant field(s) of research, and topic;

(b)   The methods and data, if relevant (empirical methods are not required);

(c)    Why the research is novel and relevant to contemporary communications policy; and

(d)   Results or conclusions if available.

  • Be 500 words.
  • Not include author’s name or identifying information.

Review Process:

All abstracts will be evaluated through double-blind peer review and assessed on the merits of the proposed contribution. Each submission will be reviewed by three or four members of the TPRC program committee. The chair of the program committee is ultimately responsible for final decisions, which are made in consultation with the committee. The program committee aspires to provide written feedback to submitters along with notifications.

Important Dates:

●      Abstracts: Submitted between January 16 through March 16

●      Notice of decisions: May 31.

●      Final accepted papers in full form: August 15.

●      Posters: Start of the conference.