CALL FOR PAPERS – CPRsouth5: Convergence: Infrastructure, Services, Policies

CPRsouth5 will be organized by LIRNEasia and the Research Centre for Information Industry Development, Xi’an University of Posts and Telecommunications (XUPT). Read more

Best Paper and Runner Up of CPRsouth4

Christoph Stork of Research ICT Africa won the best paper competiton while Nirmali Sivapragasam of LIRNEasia was placed runner up at the CPRsouth4 conference held in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Christoph’s paper reviews the latest developments and trends for interconnection rates and shows how interconnection benchmarking can be used to set termination rates using the case of Namibia.

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Call for Papers: ICA 2010 Pre-conference, “Innovations in Mobile Use”, June 21 – 22, 2010, Singapore

The Singapore Internet Research Centre (SiRC) is organising the ICA 2010 pre-conference workshop, “Innovations in Mobile Use”.

The Mobiles pre-conference seeks to examine innovations in a variety of societal contexts highlighting different phenomena of cell phone uses. The workshop will aim to foster discussions around how developments in emerging markets reflect the trends in mature markets, and assess potential for the cross-pollination of information and communications technologies for development and/or empowerment.

You are invited to submit a 500-word extensive abstract focusing on the social scientific understanding of mobile communication, including the following themes:

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Call for papers: International Telecommunications Society (ITS) 18th Biennial Conference, June 27 – 30 June 2010, Tokyo, Japan

The call for papers for the International Telecommunications Society (ITS) 18th Biennial Conference is announced. The conference will be held from June 27 to 30, 2010, in Tokyo, Japan. The Conference theme is “Culture, Communication and the Cutting Edge of Technology”.

This is a commemorative conference to celebrate the silver anniversary of ITS conferences worldwide. A quarter of century has passed since the first conference under the name of ITS was held in 1986 in Tokyo.

Submissions are invited from all areas of telecommunications policy, business and academia. Online abstract submissions will be accepted from mid-October at the Conference website: www.its2010tokyo.com. Online registration, hotel reservations and details of the social program will also be made available shortly. Please visit the conference website regularly to view these updates.

Abstract submissions are due no later than December 31st, 2009.

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Call for Proposals: The First Doctoral Consortium of the Communication and Technology Division of the ICA, 21 June 2010, Singapore

The Communication and Technology (CAT) Division proudly announces the first-ever Doctoral Consortium to be held in conjunction with the 2010 Conference of the International Communication Association. The consortium will be held at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore on June 21, 2010.

Goal of the Doctoral Consortium
The consortium intends to bring together PhD candidates working on Communication and Technology to give them the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. The goals of the event are to provide feedback and advice to participating PhD candidates on their in-progress research thesis. Moreover, the doctoral consortium will provide the opportunity to meet experts as well as fellow PhD candidates from different backgrounds working on related topics.

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