Call for papers

Main Tracks


1) Infrastructure layer (the “net”)


  • Public and private investment in broadband infrastructure.
  • Government policies to stimulate broadband take up.
  • Sharing passive infrastructure: from ducts to clearinghouses.
  • Demand-side policies for broadband.
  • Spectrum policy and wireless broadband (including hybrid technologies).
  • Retail and wholesale prices in telecom networks: emerging trends and theories.
  • The Internet of Things.
  • Critical information infrastructure protection: enhancing resilience.

2) Logical and application layers (the “Internet”)


  • Net neutrality and traffic management.
  • Application neutrality and interoperability.
  • Search neutrality between regulation and competition policy.
  • Platform competition in cyberspace.
  • The evolving architecture of the Internet: platforms and clouds.
  • Emerging business models in the cloud computing age.
  • Antitrust and consumer protection in cyberspace.

3) Content layer


  • Copyright protection in cyberspace.
  • Media pluralism and freedom of expression in the Internet age.
  • The future of user-generated content.
  • Present and future of television.
  • Social networks and the future of content delivery.
  • Big data: where is the limit?

4) Internet policy and governance


  • Internet policy around the world.
  • The future of Internet governance.
  • Public and private (self- and co-) regulation on the Internet.
  • Security and data protection after Datagate.

5) Beyond telecoms: the transformational power of IT)


  • M2M and the future of devices.
  • Broadband communications and the future of society.
  • Smart cities, smart transport, smart grids.
  • Transforming government through ICT: the future of e-democracy.

Additional relevant topics are also welcomed. Authors of selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit to special issues of Telecommunications Policy as well as other international peer-reviewed academic journals.

Important dates:


June 25, 2014
Deadline for abstract submission

June 30, 2014
Notification of acceptance

October 31, 2014
Deadline for full paper submission

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts should be about 2 pages (800 to 1000 words) in length and contain the following information:

  • Title of the contribution.
  • A research question.
  • Remarks on methodology.
  • Outline of (expected) results.
  • Bibliographical notes (up to 6 main references used in the paper).

All abstracts will be subject to blind peer review by at least two reviewers.


Please refer to our main tracks when submitting your abstract.

On-line Submission:


ITS 2014 Rio is using the Easychair online submission system. To submit an abstract, please go to the ITS 2014 Rio “Online submission page”:

If you do not have an account with Easychair you must set one up. If you have used Easychair as an author or reviewer for a previous conference, you can reuse your existing password and account. Please ensure that your abstract is anonymised. You will be invited to enter your personal information into a separate section.


Submitted papers will be stored at Econstor
If you have general questions about the EasyChair system, please contact: its2014rio@easychair.org
If you experience problems with the EasyChair submission system, please send your paper to: institutotim@timbrasil.com.br

Local Organising Committee:


  • ITS Secretariat

Bohdan (Don) Romaniuk

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Calgary, Alberta T2J 1Z7, CANADA

Email: secretariat@itsworld.org


  • INSTITUTO TIM

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Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil

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