Call for Papers

The 14th ITS Asia-Pacific Conference (ITS Kyoto 2017)
June 24 - 27, 2017, Kyoto, Japan

Mapping ICT into Transformation for the Next Information Society

The fundamental ecosystem of ICT consists of the three layers, infrastructure, platform, and applications. The current global trend in these three layers can be summarized as follows: (1) Broadband infrastructures, wired or wireless, have been deployed in the competitive or public policy scheme and are bases for upcoming platforms and applications. This is due to technological development, policies for promoting competition, as well as the provision of public subsidies. As a result, some economies have reached the level where the number of subscribers is becoming satiated; (2) Regarding platforms, a remarkable development is cloud computing, for example, which is now the basis of smartphones and B2B or B2C e-commerce; and (3) No explanation is necessary for this term. Everything is being connected to the Internet (IoT), and this is transforming traditional systems into entirely new ones. ICT enables not only the sharing of information among people, but also the sharing of services such as automobiles (Uber), rooms (Airbnb), and so on. The volume of information is growing explosively, this being termed ‘big data.’ AI (artificial intelligence) has become capable of handling and analyzing this real-time data making it possible to instantly foresee the result of actions. One example is that robots now beat professional chess or Go players. Fintech, autonomous driving, Industry 4.0, etc., are other examples.

Among these trends, the future of ICT is not necessarily glamorous; there are new as well as already old issues for the harmonious use of ICT, including universal ICT services, infrastructure upgrading, information security, and privacy. The ITS Kyoto 2017 thus aims, by discussions among global experts, to discover how not only the region but the entire world can transform and construct a new paradigm for the knowledge-based society through ICT. Authors are invited to submit papers in the following, or related, topic areas.

  • Wireless Broadband
    • Adoption and Diffusion of Mobile Broadband
    • Creating Demand for and Awareness about Mobile Broadband
    • R&D in Convergence, Communication and Mobile Broadband
    • Case Studies of the Socio-Economic Impacts of Mobile Broadband
    • Implications for Universal Service
  • New Paradigm of Policy and Regulation
    • Multi-Platform Competition: Policies and Implications for Prices and Services
    • Emergence of Convergent Regulatory Bodies
    • Information Society Policies
    • Copyright and Patent Issues
    • Broadcast/Media Policies and Regulation
  • ICT and Innovation
    • Social Media and its Impacts
    • New Services Created by Big Data
    • Businesses Models for Connected Consumers
    • Innovation and Social Challenges in Smart Cities
    • ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development)
  • Spectrum Management
    • Models for Auctions and Trading
    • Issues in Spectrum Reform
    • OTT Spectrum Policy
    • Strategic Management of the Spectrum
    • Spectrum Commons
  • Convergence in Telecommunications
    • Trends in Bundling Services
    • Impact of New Video Services on Video Programming Market
    • Implication of Convergence and Broadband on Universal Service
    • Economic Convergence (M&A, Alliances, etc.) and Market Competition
    • Technological Convergence
  • New Applications: e-Health, m-Health, e-Government
    • Healthcare Applications
    • Applications Using Open Data
    • Mobile Applications
    • e-Government
    • ICT Robot as an Application
  • ICT and Economic Growth
    • Productivity and ICT
    • ICT as an Economic Growth Factor
    • ICT Industry Growth
    • Investment in ICT
    • New Market Creation by ICT
  • Content Markets
    • Smartphone Content Trends
    • Contents Policy
    • Scale of Contents Market
    • Net Moving Image Content and Broadcasting
  • Information Security and Privacy
    • Information Security Policy
    • Personal Information Protection Policy
    • Right to be Forgotten
    • Information Security Management
    • ICT Services and Privacy
  • Internet and "Bottom of Pyramid"
    • Internet-induced Labor Market Changes
    • The Internet as a Universal Service
    • Internet Services for BOP
    • Welfare Policy and the Internet
    • The Digital Divide

Important dates:

  • - January 9, 2017: Abstract Submission opens
  • - February 20, 2017: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • - March 20, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
  • - May 22, 2017: Full Paper Submission Deadline

Submission of abstracts:

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

  • - Title of the contribution
  • - A clear statement of the research question
  • - Remarks on methodology adopted in the paper
  • - Outline of (expected) results
  • - Bibliographical notes (up to six main references used in the paper)

All abstracts will be subject to blind peer review.

Please ensure that your abstract is anonymized. You will be invited to provide your personal information in a different section.

The submission webpage can be accessed via the conference website at:
http://itskyoto2017.org/call_for_papers.html

ITS Kyoto 2017 is using the Easychair online submission system. If you do not have an account with Easychair, you will need to set one up. If you have used Easychair as an author or reviewer for a previous conference, your existing password and account remain valid.
For inquiries, please contact secretariatitskyoto2017.org

More information on how to submit abstracts and important dates and deadlines can be found on the website at:
http://itskyoto2017.org/

On-line submission:

ITS Kyoto 2017 is using the Easychair online submission system. Please use the following link to submit an abstract through Easychair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=itskyoto2017

Alternatively, the submission webpage can be accessed via the conference website at:
http://itskyoto2017.org/call_for_papers.html

If you do not have an account with Easychair, you will need to set one up. If you have used Easychair as an author or reviewer for a previous conference, your existing password and account remain valid.
Please ensure that your abstract is anonymized. You will be invited to provide your personal information in a different section.

For inquiries, please contact secretariatitskyoto2017.org
More information on how to submit abstracts and important dates and deadlines can be found on the website at:
http://itskyoto2017.org/

Submission of full papers:

There is neither character limit nor specific format for the paper of ITS Kyoto 2017.
If you need a guideline, please refer below for your information.

  • - Paper size : A4 portrait orientation
  • - Font: Times New Roman
  • - Point : 12pt
  • - Margins : top 35mm, bottom, right, and left 30mm
  • - Line spacing : 1 - 1.5 lines (not necessarily in double line spacing)
  • - Length of the paper : no limitation

Please submit your paper in both WORD and PDF format.

Local team:

  • - Chair, Dr. Masatsugu Tsuji, Kobe International University, Kobe, Japan
  • - Program Committee Chair, Dr. Shiro Uesugi, Matsuyama University, Ehime, Japan
  • - Secretary General, Dr. Teruyuki Bunno, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan