Regional International Telecommunications Society India Conference 2012 (Regional ITS India C)

Venue: Delhi

Location: Delhi, India

Event Date/Time: Feb 22, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 24, 2012
Early Registration Date: Sep 21, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 22, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Dec 22, 2011
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Regional International Telecommunications Society India Conference, New Delhi

February 22-24, 2012

Call for Papers

The explosive growth in the telecom sector, especially in the Emerging Economies, coupled with rapid innovations is throwing up not merely technological but a whole lot of management, regulatory and socio economic challenges. The solution to these problems can emerge from dialogue between researchers, industry practitioners, government and regulatory bodies.

IIMA Idea Telecom Centre of Excellence, at Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad, in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Society is pleased to announce the first regional conference in India on

Telecom Policy, Regulations and Management as Drivers for Transforming Emerging Economies

The objective of the conference is to:

• Provide a special forum to present and discuss research and development in telecom policy, regulation and management, specially related to Emerging Economies
• Facilitate sharing research based knowledge amongst academician and practitioners on several areas in telecommunications
• Promote promising scholars in the field of telecommunications

The conference has the following tracks:

• National Broadband Policy and Outcomes
• Regulation
• Comparative Analysis • Spectrum and Technology
• Service Adoption, Social Networking
• Universal Service
• Other Issues

For further details please refer to conference website

Call for Panel Proposals

The program chairs seek submissions for Panels to be presented at the conference. Specifically, panel proposals should directly address the conference theme otherwise they will not be considered for selection. Additionally, panel organizers should strive to bring in diversity of perspective. Each panel is to be composed of a discussant and a minimum of three and maximum of four panelists.

For further details please refer to conference website

Panel proposals are due September 22, 2011. Panel proposals are to be submitted directly to the program chairs: Bohlin, Erik ( or Jain, Rekha (

Registration Fees
Registration Type Early Bird
Valid until 21st December, 2011
(Rs 000s) ($)
Delegates (Non Members) 16 350
Delegates ( Members) 14 300
Foreign Students - 150
Indian Academic Delegates (Non Members) 10 -
Indian Academic Delegates (Members) 08 -
Indian Students 03 -
*Additional Late Fees From 22nd December, 2011 will be (Rs) 2000 / ($) 50 in each category

June 22, 2011 First call for paper and the website open
July 22, 2011 Second call for paper
September 22, 2011 Submission of abstracts or Panel Proposals
November 22, 2011 Announcement of accepted papers
December 22, 2011 Draft conference program on website
December 22, 2011 Deadline for submission of full paper. Deadline for early bird discount
January 22, 2012 Final conference program on website
February 22, 2012 Conference opens

About IITCOE (

IIMA IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE) is one of the seven national level Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE that has been set up in public-private partnership mode.

IITCOE’s partnership involves the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA, a leading global business school) (, IDEA Cellular Ltd. (a major telecom company in India) (, and the Department of Telecommunications, India (

Objective and Scope of IITCOE

Think Tank Activities: Identifying and capturing best practices across countries, knowledge creation and sharing, and addressing the needs of regulation, policy, governance and customer care.

Skill Building: Enhancing human capital through training and teaching programs for policy makers, regulators and the industry.

Research and Development: Through publications, working papers, monographs.

Highlighting Policy and Regulatory Agenda: Bringing fresh insights from related sectors from countries ahead of India in telecom and related sectors, and in finding solutions to India’s specific situation especially in the development of rural telecom and related activities.

About India (

“India”, derived from the river Indus, brings reminiscences of Harappan culture, Sindhu Valley and Yoga. The land of origin of Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus, India is now the largest democracy in the world, the seventh largest country, the fourth largest economy on a Purchasing Power Parity basis in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.

The amazing beauty of the Valley of the Flowers at the foothills of the Himalayas, awe inspiring architecture of the Lake Palace Hotel in Jaipur, and the exquisite beauty of Taj Mahal provides once in a lifetime experience. India’s most intoxicatingly rich history has spawned a number of beautiful palaces, temples and monuments. The most frequently visited part of India is the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

About Delhi (

Delhi, the national capital, is the third largest city in India and reflects the rich heritage of the past coupled with the influence of modern lifestyle and industrialization. This can be widely seen across places like Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Chandni Chowk, Jantar Mantar etc. Overall, Delhi is multi-lingual and multi-cultural. English is a widely understood and spoken language. Delhi is pleasant in February as the nights are cool and the days are filled with bright sunshine. The average temperature ranges between 10° C to 22° C.
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