PTC’21: NEW REALITIES

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION CLOSED

The world is constantly faced with many challenges, global threats from natural disasters to cyberattacks, and outbreaks like the recent COVID-19 pandemic. All sectors are shifting and adapting to a new way of life, an uncharted territory. Thanks to the widespread deployment of information and communication technologies (ICT), in some ways, the world is more prepared to tackle these obstacles and face new realities. Will standard practices and the global economy return to pre-COVID-19 norms, or has the world changed irrevocably, and what will it mean for the ICT industry?

Participate in PTC’21: New Realities. Share experiences, understand this new world, and help determine what’s next.

Conference Formats

Center Stage Presentation or Panel – Significant topics of general interest
Topical Session – Single topic in-depth panel of focused interest
Workshop/Roundtable – Training workshop or moderated open dialogue
Research Paper – From an academic, analyst, or research organization or institute
Student Paper – From students with a graduation date of 2021 or later
Other – Creative suggestions are welcome and will be considered

IMPORTANT DATES

PTC’21: New Realities:

17-20 January 2021

PTC HUB Lightning Talk – 10-minute informal talk on the show floor, open to the public

To submit a late proposal for speaking consideration, please email speaker21@ptc.org to request the late proposal submission form. Do note that there is no guarantee that the proposal will be reviewed.

*ACADEMICS/RESEARCHERS PLEASE NOTE
“Research” is no longer offered as a proposal type. Instead, academics and researchers are highly encouraged to:

  • Submit proposals relevant to the six topics of the CFP
  • Submit proposals specifically on Spectrum Management and ICT4D

PTC’21: NEW REALITIES

The world is constantly faced with many challenges, global threats from natural disasters to cyberattacks, and outbreaks like the recent COVID-19 pandemic. All sectors are shifting and adapting to a new way of life, an uncharted territory. Thanks to the widespread deployment of information and communication technologies (ICT), in some ways, the world is more prepared to tackle these obstacles and face new realities. Will standard practices and the global economy return to pre-COVID-19 norms, or has the world changed irrevocably, and what will it mean for the ICT industry?

Participate in PTC’21. Share experiences, understand this new world, and help determine what’s next

PROPOSAL OPTIONS

Center Stage Presentation or Panel – Significant topics of general interest

Topical Session – Single topic in-depth panel of focused interest

Workshop/Roundtable – Training workshop or moderated open dialogue

PTC HUB Lightning Talk – 10-minute informal talk on the show floor, open to the public

Research Paper – From an academic, analyst, or research organization or institute

Student Paper – From students with a graduation date of 2021 or later

Other – Creative suggestions are welcome and will be considered

IMPORTANT DATES

All proposals Including Research Abstracts Due:

10 July 2020

Full Student Paper Due:

13 September 2020

Full Research Paper Due:

1 October 2020

PTC’21: New Realities:

17-20 January 2021

*ACADEMICS/RESEARCHERS PLEASE NOTE
“Research” is no longer offered as a proposal type. Instead, academics and researchers are highly encouraged to:

  • Submit proposals relevant to the six topics of the CFP
  • Submit proposals specifically on Spectrum Management and ICT4D

SUGGESTED TOPICS

NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, EQUIPMENT, AND SERVICES

  • Wireless
  • Terrestrial
  • Satellite
  • Submarine Cable
  • Emerging Technologies (e.g., Solar Planes, UAVs and Platforms)
  • Network Slicing, SD-WAN, Network Intelligence

NETWORK APPLICATIONS

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Pandemics
  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Collaboration
  • e-Health
  • Online Education
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Government
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Smart Cities
  • Media and Streaming
  • Business Continuity

BUSINESS AND CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVES

  • Financing and Investment
  • New Business Models
  • Shifting Customer Needs
  • Digital Transformation
  • Affordability and Reliability
  • Evolving Features and Applications
  • Cybersecurity

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Cloud (SaaS/PaaS/IaaS)
  • Data Centers
  • Edge/Fog Computing
  • Cloud Exchanges
  • Software Development Methods, Tools, and Frameworks
  • IoT and the Industrial Internet
  • Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality

PACIFIC REGION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD)
  • ICT for Developing Economies and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Pacific Region Challenges and Approaches
  • Innovations and Applications for Remote and Indigenous Regions

REGULATION, POLICY, AND ETHICS

  • Spectrum Policies
  • Data Collection, Privacy, and Security Policies
  • Universal Service and Access
  • Social Media Content and Policies
  • Comparative Policy/Regulation
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance

PTC Research Awards

Yale M. Braunstein Award Winner - Hoan NguyenYale M. Braunstein Student Award

CANCELED for PTC’21 – The Yale M. Braunstein Student Award–named in honor of longtime participant and contributor to PTC’s Research Committee Yale M. Braunstein–is awarded to the best student research paper at PTC’s Annual Conference.

Meheroo Jussawala Research Award Winner - Rob McMahonMeheroo Jussawalla Research Award

CANCELED for PTC’21The Meheroo Jussawalla Research Award–named in honor of the late international telecommunications scholar Meheroo Jussawalla–is awarded to the best participant research paper at PTC’s Annual Conference.