Article: CPRsouth 2017: Call for paper proposals/abstracts

 CPRsouth 2017: Connecting the next billion
                                                                         Yangon, Myanmar
30th August- 1st September
 Extended deadline for submissions: 08 March 2017
Paper proposal on policy relevant research on ICTs from the Asia Pacific and Africa may be submitted for review.
Paper proposals should be submitted electronically at: on or before: 08 March 2017

Submit abstract/paper proposal here

Communication Policy Research south (CPRsouth) builds policy intellectuals capable of informed and effective intervention in ICT policy and regulatory processes in specific country contexts.

The conference will accommodate approximately 30 paper presenters from Africa and the Asia-Pacific over the two-and-a-half-day conference in Yangon (Rangoon, the capital of Myanmar) from 30th August to 1st September 2017. The conference includes sessions on cutting-edge developments on ICT policy and regulation in the South and discussion of the research-policy interface. Each of the paper sessions will be chaired by a senior scholar and include a discussant, who will provide substantive comments on the papers before and after presentation.
Submission Guidelines

Paper proposals should be submitted electronically at: on or before: 08 March 2017
Submissions consist of a 500-word paper proposal with references, and one-page curriculum vitae should be submitted together with the proposal.
The document should be in MS office Word and named according to the following format: CPRsouth2017_abstract&Bio_YourLastName.doc.
The template for paper proposals can be downloaded from here .
Paper proposals should be classifiable with at least three keywords from the list below:
Accessibility | Applications | Authorization and licensing | Big data | Broadband | Business models | Citizen | Civil society | Cloud computing Competition | Conflict | Connectivity | Consumer | Content | Convergence | Cooperation | Demand | Digital | Disaster | Disability | Domestic | Economy | Ecosystem | Education | Efficiency | Emerging markets | Environment | Governance | Growth | Financial Inclusion | Indicators | Information | Infrastructure | Innovation | International | Institutions | Internet | Judiciary | Knowledge | Legislation | Markets | Media | Micro, small and medium enterprises | Mobile money | Monopoly | Networks | Performance | Policy | Political economy | Poverty | Productivity | Property| Public goods | Privacy | Oligopoly | Reforms | Regional | Regulation | Rights | Services | Spectrum | Strategy | Surveillance | Telecom reforms | Transparency | Universal access | Universal service.

Authors of shortlisted paper proposals will be notified on or before the 23rd March 2017 and will be invited to submit full papers for final review by the 25th of May 2017.

Final papers selected for presentation at CPRsouth will be uploaded onto the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) database. Please note that the submission of the final paper implies consent to upload them onto the SSRN database. The slides of the presentations and the policy brief will also be uploaded onto
Letters of invitation will be provided for purposes of visa applications after participant selections have been made. Participants are responsible for securing their own visas to enter Myanmar, and are strongly advised to initiate visa approval procedures immediately on receipt of confirmation of their participation.
Funding (Contingent on grant being received from IDRC of Canada)

Selected paper presenters who are passport holders of, and travelling from, low and lower-middle income countries within the Asia Pacific and Africa (as classified by the World Bank ) will be provided with:
▪ Lowest-cost economy airfare to conference destination (less USD 200 registration fee);
▪ Ground transfers between the conference venue and airport; and
▪ Twin sharing accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, 3 lunches and 1 dinner for the duration of the conference and tutorials (30, 31 August and 1st September 2017).
Meals not mentioned above are not covered. Participants will be required to cover:
▪ Transport to and from airports in their home countries;
▪ Visa fees (if any);
▪ Meals not provided; and
▪ Any other incidental costs
As the registration fee is low it should be met personally even if there is no institutional support for attending the course and conference. Please note that the organizers may consider a waiver of the conference registration fee only under special circumstances. Such waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis and only where an author would otherwise be prevented from attending the conference.
Funding decisions will be notified in April 2017 as soon as grant is received.
Mail: CPRsouth, C/o LIRNEasia, 12 Balcombe Place, Colombo 00080, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 11 267 1160
Fax: +94 11 267 5212