PTC'23 Call For Participation

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION NOW OPEN

It’s been a tumultuous couple of years and the world has learned to adapt in ways no one had ever imagined. Through it all, the telecommunications industry led the way at lightning speed, pivoting and innovating to meet customers’ and consumers’ changing needs and wants.

Now, as we regain some sense of normalcy, it’s time to build upon our enduring foundations, enhance our partnerships and relationships, and propel the further development of the digital ecosystem for the future.

PTC invites you to participate in its Annual Conference in Honolulu, and encourages you to share your expertise, insights, and vision in thought-provoking presentations or discussions on the topics indicated below or other topics you would like to propose.

LOOK WHAT’S NEW AND RETURNING

For the first time in Annual Conference history, PTC is delighted to introduce Digital Infra Speed Dating. A chance for up-and-coming owners of fiber, data center, edge computing, or cell tower real estate assets (with USD 75 million or more in revenue) to introduce themselves to institutional investors and private equity firms.

Making a comeback are the ever-popular PTC HUB Lightning Talks. Quick 10-minute presentations, discussions, debates, etc. on industry hot topics, held in the PTC HUB, the gathering place at the PTC Annual Conference, also open to the public.

Sign up to participate in the Digital Infra Speed Dating, indicate your interest in a PTC HUB Lightning Talk, or panel presentation through the CFP online portal.

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
Digital Infra Speed Dating – A chance for owners and operators of data centers to meet with institutional investors and private equity firms
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
Other – Creative suggestions are welcome and will be considered

IMPORTANT DATES

All Proposals Including Research Paper Abstracts Due:

5 July 2022

Full Research Paper Due:

17 October 2022

All Final Papers Due:

5 December 2022

PTC’23

15-18 January 2023

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

  • Computing and Communications Industry Professionals
  • Policy Makers and Regulators
  • Academics, Researchers, Students
  • Investors
  • Industry Analysts

Student Paper – From students with a graduation date of 2023 or later

Full Student Paper Due:

12 September 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

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.

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

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.

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 INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

BUSINESS AND CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVES

  • Digital Transformation
  • Trends and Futures
  • Convergence
  • New Business Models
  • Shifting Customer Needs
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network Reliability
  • Service Affordability
  • Restructuring and Spinoffs
  • Data Monetization
  • Capital Markets
  • Evolving Features and Applications
  • Financing, Investment, Taxation
  • Public Financing and Digitalization
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Project and Operations Management

NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES, EQUIPMENT, AND SERVICES

  • Wireless, 5G, 6G, Wi-Fi 6, CBRS
  • Consumer Broadband: Fixed Networks, Fiber to the Home, Fixed Wireless, Voice
  • Satellite Networks and Services
  • Submarine Cable/Long Haul Networks
  • Data Centers
  • Network Slicing, SD-WAN, Network Intelligence, Network Resiliency
  • Hybrid Networks
  • Performance Optimization
  • Telecoms, ICT, Supply Chains

NETWORK APPLICATIONS

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

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Metaverse
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Cloud (SaaS/PaaS/IaaS)
  • TM Forum + Telco
  • Edge/Fog Computing
  • Cloud Exchanges
  • Software Development Methods, Tools, and Frameworks
  • IoT and the Industrial Internet
  • Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
  • Blockchain, Crypto, Privacy
  • 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 Strategies
  • Innovations and Applications for Remote and Indigenous Regions
  • Global and Regional Issues and Politics
  • Connectivity for the Pacific Islands: Lessons from Tonga

REGULATION, POLICY, AND ETHICS

  • ITU Conference Outcomes and Implications
  • Spectrum Policies
  • Standards
  • Digital Infrastructure Policies
  • Data Collection, Privacy, and Security Policies
  • Internet Freedom
  • Regulation for Convergence
  • Funding Broadband
  • Universal Service and Access
  • Social Media Content and Policies
  • Comparative Policy/Regulation
  • ESG Strategies
  • Environmental Sustainability

PTC RESEARCH AWARD

Meheroo Jussawalla Research Award Winner - Rob McMahon

Meheroo 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.

PTC EMERGING SCHOLAR PROGRAM

The PTC Emerging Scholar Program, formerly known as the PTC Young Scholar Program, aims to recognize, encourage, and support up-and-coming scholars in the field of information and communications technologies. Selected applications are invited to present their research at PTC’s Annual Conference.