PTC’22: REUNITE. RETHINK. RENEW.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION NOW OPEN

The past year has been unlike any other period in human history. As we look to the future, now is the time to undertake three major steps.

First, we need to reunite – as individuals; as PTC; as an industry; and as a world of individual communities united in a single purpose and vision – to leverage ICT technologies to help the people of the Pacific Rim and beyond. After months of limited contact, this is a great chance to engage in dialogue, reunite with old colleagues and business partners, and discuss the issues and opportunities that face us.

Second, we need to rethink many things – work from home, learn from home, hybrid work, shifting network traffic, new organization structures and partnerships, disruptive technologies, new regulatory directions, new consumer and business customer needs, and new practices and protocols.

Third, we need to move thought into action and renew – ourselves and our organizations. January is the time to implement new strategies, new sales approaches, new people in new roles, and recommit to existing initiatives. Whether through incremental steps or dramatic digital transformation, the steps we put in place now will define our success in the future.

PTC welcomes your participation in a variety of formats at its Annual Conference – a hybrid event, offered both in-person and online – to be held in Honolulu from 16 to 19 January 2022. PTC encourages submissions for sessions and presentations that address the below themes, highlighting the immense value and impact of information and communication technologies in areas ranging from humanitarian efforts to the global digital economy.

Participate in PTC’22: Reunite. Rethink. Renew.

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
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 2022 or later
Other – Creative suggestions are welcome and will be considered

IMPORTANT DATES

All Proposals Including Research Paper
Abstracts Due:

9 July 2021

Full Student Paper Due:

12 September 2021

Full Research Paper Due:

28 September 2021

PTC’22: Reunite. Rethink. Renew.

16-19 January 2022

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

CROSS-DISCIPLINARY AND MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TOPICS

  • Smart Cities: Supply Chains, Transportation, Connected Vehicles, Edge, IoT, etc.
  • Smart Factories: IoT, Edge, AI, Robotics, Private 5G, etc.
  • Sustainability: Role of ICT, Regulatory Shifts, Open Architectures, Data Centers and PUE, UN Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable Business Models, etc.
  • Digital Divide: Global Policy, Universal Service, New Internet Service Delivery Systems and Technologies, etc.
  • Post-Pandemic: Role of ICT, Network Architecture Transformation, New Modes of Collaboration and Social Interaction, Policies and Practices, etc.
  • Privacy and Security: Shifting Legal Frameworks, Consumer Demands, and New Business Models
  • Digitalization in Business and Society: Impacts on the Pacific Region, the Global Economy, Digital Transformation, Regulatory Impacts, etc.

NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, EQUIPMENT, AND SERVICES

  • Wireless, 5G, 6G, Wi-Fi 6, CBRS
  • Terrestrial
  • Satellite
  • Submarine Cable
  • Emerging Access Technologies (e.g., Solar Planes, UAVs, and Platforms)
  • Network Slicing, SD-WAN, Network Intelligence
  • Hybrid Networks
  • Performance Optimization

NETWORK APPLICATIONS

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Pandemics
  • Humanitarian Relief
  • Collaboration
  • e-Health
  • Online Education
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Government
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Digital Home
  • Smart Cities
  • Industry 4.0
  • Media and Streaming
  • Business Continuity

BUSINESS AND CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVES

  • Financing, Investment, Taxation
  • Restructuring and Tower Spinoffs
  • New Business Models
  • Exhaust Data Monetization
  • Convergence
  • Shifting Customer Needs
  • Digital Transformation
  • Affordability and Reliability
  • Evolving Features and Applications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Trends and Futures
  • Public Financing and Digitalization
  • Public-Private Partnerships

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
  • Blockchain, Crypto, Privacy
  • Standards
  • Project and Operations Management
  • Open Source

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
  • Global and Regional Issues and Politics

REGULATION, POLICY, AND ETHICS

  • Spectrum Policies
  • Digital Infrastructure Policies
  • Data Collection, Privacy, and Security Policies
  • Regulation for Convergence
  • Universal Service and Access
  • Social Media Content and Policies
  • Comparative Policy/Regulation
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance
  • Climate, Energy, and Carbon

PTC RESEARCH AWARDS

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

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

The 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.