Call for Papers /

We are now seeking case studies and technology submissions for Comms Connect New Zealand 2020.

Case studies may target a specific end user group, e.g. mining or public safety, or may be a more general paper with broader audience appeal.

Target audiences for presentations include:

  • Transportation – road, rail operators, ports and airports, taxis and buses
  • Public Safety/Emergency Management – including all agencies and volunteer organisations
  • Utilities – water, gas and power generation
  • Resources – mining, oil and gas
  • Government – including customs and excise, defence and military, environment
  • Enterprise
  • Commercial – retail, construction, venues, health facilities, hospitality etc

Technology papers

These papers must not be vendor specific or sales orientated. Those that are will not be selected. Papers that take an agnostic approach – focusing on technology, its application and convergence with other applications and technologies – with case studies included, will be selected for inclusion where possible.

Training Workshops

Workshops may have multiple presenters from different organisations and you may be asked to work with industry colleagues to deliver a training workshop. Handouts, classroom-style interaction and demonstrations are expected for the workshops and materials should be available for distribution by the organisers in the week prior to the workshop to help participants prepare.

Topics for consideration for workshops include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing Apps for business and mission-critical users
  • Cyber Security – protecting your critical systems and networks
  • Next Generation Mobile Networks
  • LMR/RF for the IT professional
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Wireless backhaul – from microwave to IP
  • The basics of system planning and procurement
  • The pros and cons of BYOD
  • Spectrum and signal optimisation
  • IoT – The Internet of Things – What you need to know
  • Software defined networking
  • Distributed Antennas System fundamentals
  • Spatial and situational awareness
    Social media – its use and application in emergency management

Presentation duration

General sessions
30 minutes, including time for Q&A, unless otherwise instructed.

Training workshops
3 hours unless otherwise instructed.


Papers will be evaluated on the inclusion of case studies, their relevance, practicality and timeliness, along with the speaker’s knowledge and past experience.


Please include with your submission:

  • Contact details
  • Speaker biography (100 words)
  • Speaker headshot/photograph (high res jpeg – please attach separately and not as part of a word document)
  • General topic proposed
  • Session proposed – Workshop/Case study/Technical paper
  • Proposed title of presentation
  • 100-150 word presentation description/abstract
Submit Your Presentation

New Zealand Application Timeline

Abstract submissions closing deadline

6 December 2019

Notification of success

24 February 2020

Final presentations will be due

6 April 2020

For more information contact Lisa Crossley.