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Fourth Annual Conference on
Competition and Regulation in Network Industries

Europe and beyond

Brussels, Belgium - November 25, 2011

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The liberalization process that has transformed network industries during the past decades is by no means limited to Europe or the United States. Emerging markets are undergoing a similar transition to more market-based forms of regulatory governance. In spite of notable differences across sectors, actors (governments, operators, regulators and other stakeholders) often find themselves faced with similar issues to tackle, such as regulation of monopolies, safeguarding of social service obligations, or definition of public values and national interests. Signification variations in institutional frameworks also impact the scope and speed of the reforms.

The conference takes a multi-disciplinary approach and explores the legal, economic, institutional and public policy aspects of this fundamental reform of network industries. In doing so, it highlights dominant current trends and issues affecting network-based and network-related industries in parallel sessions, including but not restricted to:

  • Challenges in network industry regulation
  • Inter/supra-nationalization of infrastructures
  • Investments and innovation in network industries
  • Liberalization models in network industries
  • Sector-specific issues (electricity, gas, railways, telecom, post, water, aviation, transport, Internet, ...)
  • Measuring network performance
  • Network industries in emerging markets
  • Urban network infrastructures
  • Keynote speaker
    William H. Melody, Guest Professor at the Center for Media and Information Technology (CMI), Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

    For questions, please contact Aris Christodoulou

    Paper proposals should be between 600 and 1000 words long. The proposal should include:

  • Title of the paper
  • Name of the author(s) and full address of the corre-sponding author (postal, phone, fax and email)
  • The aim and methodology of the study
  • Results obtained or expected
  • A few keywords
  • We also encourage the submission of panel proposals.

    Important dates
    Deadline for panel submission: 1 May 2011
    Deadline for paper proposals: 1 June 2011
    Notification of acceptance: 1 July 2011
    Final paper submission (guidelines): 1 October 2011
    Deadline for registration and payment: 20 November 2011
    Deadline powerpoint presentation: 21 November 2011

    Member of academic/non-profit institution; EUR150.-
    Member of business community: EUR 250.-
    A number of fee waiver are available for students - please contact Aris Christodoulou

    Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels (how to get there)

    The CRNI best paper award was given to the paper:
    'Competition enhancing regulation and diffusion of innovation: the case of broadband networks' by
    Harald Gruber (European Investment Bank) and Pantelis Koutroumpis (Athens University of Economics & Business)

    Organizing Committee
    Matthias Finger (EPFL), Editor-in-Chief
    Rolf Künneke (Delft University of Technology), Editor-in-Chief
    Aris Christodoulou(EPFL), Conference Coordinator
    Daniel Scholten (Delft University of Technology), Assistant Editor

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