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The 24th Biennial Conference of the ITS, Seoul, Korea
23 to 26 June 2024


New bottles for new wine:

Digital transformation demands new policies and strategies


Conference theme

"New bottles for new wine: digital transformation demands new policies and strategies"

Digital transformation, which has been accelerated by rapidly advancing artificial intelligence technologies, has deeply influenced every aspect of people’s daily lives. For example, digital content platforms like over-the-top (OTT) services have been reshaping the media industry, and frontier AI models like ChatGPT have been transforming the ways of doing work and business across all public and private sectors. Digital transformation does not end in the ICT and AI industries; it is also redesigning the medical and healthcare industries. Indeed, digital transformation is a new driver of economic growth in the global economy.

As a result of digital transformation, content producers, consumers, and the general public have heavily relied on digital platforms. With the help of various platforms, we can create content, monitor traffic and congestion, develop new materials and vaccines faster, provide individualized healthcare services, and boost production efficiency. The rapid progress in digital transformation however also generates economic and technological contests and fragmentations within and among nations. As the digital transformation progresses, the importance of data is becoming more apparent in all industries because firms are trying to take the lead by offering personalized services in customers’ daily lives. It seems impossible to avoid disruptive industrial restructuring entailing job displacement while creating new jobs, more concentrated market structure, widening income inequality, increasing cyberattacks, privacy breaches, and violations of human dignity.

Recognizing the new opportunities and threats that will be brought by digital transformation, policymakers and industry leaders must pay attention to reinventing domestically and harmonizing globally relevant policy and strategy measures and frameworks. Therefore, the Conference organizers and Organizing Committee of the 24th Biennial Conference of the ITS would like to deliver our warm welcome to scholars, researchers, and policymakers worldwide to explore and discuss new policies and strategies together for effectively coping with the impending challenge of digital transformation.

For this coming conference, the Conference organizers are preparing a new style of program to observe and experience the real testbed of digital transformation. We will hold a special session in the afternoon of June 25th at NAVER 1784. NAVER is Korea’s leading digital platform and NAVER 1784 is the ‘Tech Convergence Platform’ which connects and converges world-leading robotics, autonomous driving, AI, 5G and cloud developed by NAVER.


Once again, we cordially welcome all of you to the 24th Biennial Conference of the ITS, where you can experience and enjoy Korea's vibrant digital transformation and cultural innovation. 

Session topics

The conference organizers welcome innovative ideas and research from all around the world. Submissions addressing the following issues are encouraged.
The 24th Biennial Conference proposes 6 main tracks below and 30 sub-tracks.

Track 1

The nature of digital transformation 

Track 2

Impacts of digital transformation

Track 3

Cases and applications of digital transformation

Track 4

Strategies and business models for digital transformation

Track 5

Policies and Regulations for digital transformation

Track 6

Local and global perspectives on digital transformation

Submissions addressing any other subject relating to ICT and media are also welcome.






The 24th Biennial Conference

of the ITS 



June 23 (Sun) ~
June 26 (Wed) 2024

Main venue
Korea University, 
Seoul, Korea


Sub venue
NAVER 1784, Seongnam-si, Korea   






Call for papers:

Abstract submission

Online registration

Full paper submission


ITS 2024 Seoul offers participants the opportunity to reserve hotels near Korea University, the conference venue, with a discounted fee.



Online submission open

December 26th, 2023

Deadline for the abstract submission

February 18th, 2024

Notification of acceptance

March 22nd, 2024

Online registration open

April 4th, 2024

Early-bird registration close

April 30th, 2024

Deadline for the full paper submission

June 9th, 2024

Online registration close

June 9th, 2024

The 24th Biennial Conference of the ITS, Seoul, Korea

JUN 23-26, 2024



Best student paper awards

Only single author student papers
(Link for more details)

Publication opportunities

Special issues of Telecommunication Policy  and Digital Business
(Link for more details)


Contact Us

Conference organizer

Prof. Seongcheol Kim

ITS Board member, Director of SSRC and CIS, Korea University
Tel: +82-2-3290-2267

Prof. Youngsun Kwon

Head, Graduate School of Bio Innovation Management, KAIST
Tel: +82-42-350-6312

Prof. Yoonhyuk Jung

President, Korea Media Management Association
Tel: +82-2-3290-2256

International organizing committee

ITS Chair, Stephen Schmidt
TELUS Communications Inc., Canada

Prof. Erik Bohlin

Ivey Business School at Western University, Canada


Prof. Jason Whalley

Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Prof. Anders Henten

Aalborg University, Denmark

Prof. Hitoshi Mitomo

Waseda University, Japan

Prof. Yu-li Liu

Shanghai University, China

Prof. Xu Yan

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong, China

Prof. Petrus Potgieter 

University of South Africa, South Africa


Senior Lecturer, Bronwyn Howell

Victoria University, New Zealand 

Local program committees

Prof. Junghwan Kim
Pukyong National University

Prof. Seong Choul Hong
Kyonggi University

Prof. Kyu Tae Kwak
Soonchunhyang University

Prof. Young June Sah
Sogang University

Prof. Min Ho Ryu
Dong-A University

Prof. Daeho Lee
Sungkyunkwan University

Prof. Changjun Lee
Sungkyunkwan University

Prof. Hoyong Choi
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)
Prof. Moonkyoung Jang

Gachon University

Ms. Jiyoun Son
Head of Government Affairs, NAVER Corporation

Dr. Yuri Park
Senior Fellow, Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI)

Local main hosts

  • Research Institute for Information & Culture, Korea University

  • Korea Media Management Association

Local sub-hosts

  • Smart Media Service Research Center (SSRC), Korea University

  • Center for ICT and Society (CIS), Korea University

  • Graduate School of Bio Innovation Management, KAIST

Website manager

ITS 2024





The 24th Biennial Conference

of the ITS 



June 23 (Sun) ~
June 26 (Wed) 2024

Main venue
Korea University, 
Seoul, Korea


Sub venue
NAVER 1784, Seongnam-si, Korea   

About ITS

About ITS

What is ITS?

ITS 2024

The International Telecommunications Society (ITS) is an association of professionals in the information, communications, and technology sectors. ITS is an independent, non-aligned and not-for-profit organization with a worldwide network of around 400 members. ITS provides a forum where the academic, private sector and government communities can meet to identify pressing new problems and issues, share research results, and form new relationships and approaches to address outstanding issues.

What do we focus on?

ITS focuses on the evolving applications, services, technology, and infrastructure of communications, computing, the Internet, information content, and related industries. ITS achieves its goals by providing forums where academic, business and government researchers, industry practitioners, policymakers, representatives of international bodies, and consultants present and discuss research results and may interact spontaneously. The most important of such forums is a series of ITS biennial international conferences.

What do we do?

ITS also organizes local and regional symposia, seminars, webinars, workshops, and courses. ITS encourages and supports the participation of young researchers in its conferences. ITS disseminates research results and news to its members and to the general public via traditional and electronic means, including the Telecommunications Policy, the membership journal of ITS, the ITS Newsletter, and the ITS Web site,

If you are interested in ITS membership?


We are thrilled to see you at the conference! 

June 23-26, 2024 

145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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