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  • From: Robert Cannon
  • Date: Mon Jan 24 09:36:54 2000

The Telecommunications Policy Research Conference is increasingly turning
its attention to Internet policy issues, reflective in the change in the
name of the conference this year.  Traditionally the participants are
academians and government policy makers.  It is hoped by many (such as
myself) that there will be increased participation by NANOG and IETF types. 
More information about the conference is available at the website.

-Bob Cannon


TPRC Presents:  The 28th Research Conference on Communication, Information
and Internet Policy

September 23-25, 2000
Alexandria, Virginia

TPRC is an annual forum for dialogue among scholars and decision-makers from
the public and private sectors engaged in communication and information
policy. The purpose of the conference is to acquaint policymakers with the
best of recent research and to familiarize researchers with the knowledge
needs of policymakers and industry. The TPRC program is assembled from
submitted and invited abstracts.

TPRC is now soliciting proposals for papers for presentation at its 2000
conference. Proposals should be based on current theoretical and/or
empirical research relevant to the making of communication and information
policy, and may be from any disciplinary perspective. TPRC welcomes
national, international, or comparative studies. Subject areas of particular
interest include, but are not limited to the following. An elaboration for
each topic is available at the above URL.

Universal Service (Social and Economic perspectives)
International Governance (e.g. WIPO, WTO, ITU, ICANN, IETF, W3C)
Pricing Structure
User Studies
Infrastructure (e.g. Broadband Development)
Mass Media and the Internet (e.g. Streaming Media)
Intellectual Property (e.g. Deep Linking and Copyright)
Wireless Policy Challenges (e.g. 3G, Bluetooth, Spread Spectrum,
Sustainable Open Source Models
Network Reliability (e.g. Y2K, 2036, NRIC)
Real Options and Investments
Access, Pinch Points and Antitrust
Accessibility Issues
Community Networking
Internet and Human Rights (e.g. Culture, Gender and Censorship)
IP Telephony (e.g. Settlement and QOS)
Internet Service Quality Economics & Policy
Value Sensitive Design of Cyberspace
Regulation of Online Activity (e.g. Taxation, Gambling, Protection
of the Vulnerable, Grey Markets)
Civil Society, Political Participation and the Internet
E-Commerce (e.g. Trust, Security, Liability and Dispute Resolution)
Bandwidth and Spectrum Markets
Regulatory Design for Economic Growth and Development
Globalization of the Knowledge Economy
Statistical Studies
Critical Infrastructure, Cyberwar and Law Enforcement
Internet Appliances
Evolution of Industry Structure

Abstracts should be certain to contain a clear statement of the central
ideas and outcomes of the research, in addition to a description of the
topic being addressed. All submissions must be submitted via the TPRC web
site at The site contains a form that you can use to
submit your contact information, a 500 word abstract, and a brief CV. In
addition, if you have already written a full paper, you may post that online
and submit the URL.

Submissions are due by March 24, 2000. No submission will be accepted after
this date.

Selected papers will be required to be no more than 30 pages and will be due
to TPRC by August 18, 2000. Papers not received by that date will be removed
from the program. TPRC intends to provide access to all accepted papers
either through publication on our web site or through a link to its

Inquiries may be made to Dawn Higgins: (202) 452-9033 or [email protected]

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