"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.
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.
The nature of digital transformation
Impacts of digital transformation
Cases and applications of digital transformation
Strategies and business models for digital transformation
Policies and Regulations for digital transformation
Local and global perspectives on digital transformation
Submissions addressing any other subject relating to ICT and media are also welcome.
Call for session proposal
The conference organizers encourage the submission of complete panels consisting of three or more individual papers and a chair. Panel submissions should bring together complementary papers that tackle innovative research questions or subjects related to the conference theme.
Important Dates (KST: GMT/UTC +9)
December 26th, 2023
February 18th, 2024
March 22th, 2024
April 1st, 2024
April 30th, 2024
June 9th, 2024
June 9th, 2024
June 23rd-26th, 2024
Online submission open
Deadline for the abstract submission
Notification of acceptance
Online registration open
Early-bird registration close
Deadline for the full paper submission
Online registration close
The 24th Biennial Conference of the ITS, Seoul
Submission of abstracts
Abstracts should be about 2 pages (800 to 1000 words) in length and contain the following information:
A clear statement of the research question
Outline of (expected) results
Bibliographical notes (up to 6 key references used in the paper)
*Please submit your abstract in PDF format via EasyChair.
*All abstracts will be subject to double-blind peer review.
Best student paper awards
The 24th Biennial Conference of the ITS will award outstanding student papers.
Best Student Paper Awards will be sponsored by TELUS Communications (Canada) and others.
Only papers written by students (single authorship) will be considered.
*The Award Committee will select the award-winning papers from the full papers submitted to the conference.
The conference organizers intend to publish special issues of Telecommunications Policy and
Digital Business based on the papers presented at the 24th Biennial Conference of the ITS.
Submission of full paper
Please replace (update) the abstract you submitted with the full paper via Easychair.
The organizers recommend using the template provided.
The full paper using this template should be at least four pages long.
The necessary information is instructed in detail inside the template.
How to submit your abstract?
The 24th Biennial Conference of the ITS is using the Easychair online submission system.
Please use the following link to submit an abstract through Easychair.
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, 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.