Washington, DC

September 21-22, 2018

The 46th Research Conference on Communications, Information,
and Internet Policy

Overview:  TPRC is an annual conference on information policy that convenes researchers and policymakers from academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. TPRC strives to inspire top quality information, communications, and technology policy research, and to connect researchers, policymakers, lawyers, and practitioners. TPRC is the longest-running conference of its kind, and has a legacy of showcasing cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines and international perspectives.

Dates and Location:  The 2018 conference will be held from the morning of Friday, September 21 through Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the American University Washington College of Law. The Graduate Student Consortium will take place a day before the conference on Thursday, September 20. 

TPRC is a great place to meet new people, and to reconnect with experts in the field of Internet policy, communications, and information. We are a diverse and energetic community of scholars, and we welcome your participation!

Call for Conference Proposals

TPRC is seeking submissions for its 46th conference, including papers, posters, panels, a Student Paper Competition, the Graduate Student Consortium, and the Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award.

Papers & Posters: Submit an abstract of research in progress or recently completed and present the completed paper in a conference session. The program committee may select some paper submissions for display as a poster to accommodate the limited number of paper presentation slots. You may also elect to have your abstract directly considered as a poster. Posters will be prominently displayed and provide an opportunity to discuss your research in detail with conference attendees. Additional information about Papers & Posters can be found here.
** Note submission deadline is March 16.

Panels: Propose a panel discussion of a relevant topic. If your proposal is selected, you will be asked to organize the panel. Additional information about Panels can be found here.
** Note submission deadline is March 16.

Student Paper Competition and Graduate Student Consortium: In addition to the regular conference proposals, students may also submit papers to the student paper contest and/or participate in the Graduate Student Consortium (GSC). The student paper contest winners receive cash prizes, and GSC participants receive unique mentorship and networking opportunities. Mentors are also sought for the GSC. Additional information about the Graduate Student Consortium can be found hereStudent Paper Contest information is here.

Important Dates:

●      Paper, poster, and panel submissions can be submitted from January 16 March 16

●      Graduate Student Consortium and student paper contest submissions are due by April 30

●      Notice of decisions to the submitting author will be made by May 31

●      Final, complete papers for presentation are due on August 15.

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