13th Phd Seminar

Announcement and Call for Papers

13th PhD Seminar of the International Telecommunications Society
Trento, Italy
4 – 5  August  2018

Meet the Experts!
The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) is an association of academics and other professionals in the information, communications, and technology sectors. Its network of researchers comprises outstanding scholars in the field of telecommunications research that are well known from the literature (see www.itsworld.org).

In order to share the valuable expertise represented by specialised academics and industry experts with younger researchers, the ITS has decided to organise a PhD seminar.

Not more than 12 students will be selected from the responses to this call. In accordance with the topics presented by the winning candidates, experts from the ITS network will be chosen to discuss new ideas brought forward by PhD students. The focus will be on the discussion of ideas presented by the participants, and less on the mere presentation of papers. Papers presented at the seminar will be advised for refereed submission in Telecommunications Policy.

Please note that in order to be most effective, the discussion will be based on full (draft) papers. Only in exceptional cases extended abstracts (min. 8 pages) will be accepted for submission.

The seminar will be organised by ITS and Chalmers University of Technology.

Successful participants will receive a certificate from the International Telecommunications Society. The Ph.D. seminar is eligible for 5 ECTS credits, after approval of a revised paper, and successful participation in the seminar.

Participation is free of charge. PhD students whose paper has been selected for presentation will receive a subsidy of 500€ to cover accommodation and travel expenses.

The seminar will be linked with the European Regional Conference of the ITS to be held at Trento, Italy, on August 1st – 3rd. Access to this conference will be free of charge for the participants of the PhD seminar (see www.itseurope.org ).

Participants of the PhD seminar can also submit their papers to the main conference and participate in the competition for the best student paper award.

Call for Papers

Papers can be submitted for presentation and discussion related to the following topics:

Regulation of telecommunication markets, e.g.,

  • Regulatory response to market dynamics
  • Regulating mobile services

Convergence of telecommunication systems and content markets, e.g.,

  • Supply chain configurations:
  • Internet Governance

Development of telecommunication markets, e.g.,

  • Market and innovation drivers
  • Mobile markets

Telecommunications and Society, e.g.,

  • Who owns user generated data?
  • Digital divide (socially as well as geographically)
  • Internet governance, security and extremism

Social Media and Internet, e.g.,

  • Social media trends
  • Cloud Computing: opportunities and risks

ICT and sustainability, e.g.,

  • Green ICT
  • Infrastructure sharing

This list is not exclusive. Other topics in the field of telecommunications are also welcome.

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please send a (non-binding) expression of interest to Erik Bohlin and Brigitte Preissl as soon as possible.

Please send your full paper (or extended abstract) together with a CV to

Erik Bohlin at erik.bohlin@chalmers.se and to
Brigitte Preissl at b.preissl@zbw.eu

within the deadline given below.

Important dates

Deadline for the submission of papers: 14 May 2018

Response by: 28 May 2018

Final paper to be submitted by: 1 July 2018


Professor Erik Bohlin
Telecommunications Policy

Chalmers University of Technology
Department of Technology Management and Economics
S-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

Phone: +46-(0)31-772-1000
Fax: +46-(0)31-772-3784
E-Mail: erik.bohlin@chalmers.se

Dr Brigitte Preissl

German National Library of Economics (ZBW)
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 4 28 34306/-307
Fax: +49 (0)40 428 34-262
E-Mail: b.preissl@zbw.eu