Call for Topics 2019 - Submissions

The Call for Topics for the IGF-USA 2019 ran from January 2018 through February 11 and received 75 submissions from 63 individuals. This page serves as the official hub for navigating these submissions.

Stakeholder Groups

Issue Areas


Submission Number Submission Issue Areas
Submission Number Submission Issue Areas
2019 Submission 1 AI, blockchain, AR/VR, and more global access were among the emerging technologies mentioned in the Global IGF 2018-Paris video survey. AI Access Blockchain IoT
2019 Submission 2 Network Security Cybersecurity
2019 Submission 3 Internet of Things - Where is it at policy-wise and what is needed for industries to confidently develop the technology IoT IG
2019 Submission 4 Internet shutdown and the Digits Right in Africa Access Human Rights
2019 Submission 5 1) Impact of Culture & Language on Internet UX, architecture, and business opportunities 2) The need and importance of Authenticationf Cybersecurity Trust Fake News
2019 Submission 6 Current and emerging tech & impact on America's civil society (e.g., IoT, facial recognition, AI, lessons learned from China) IoT AI Data Privacy Surveillance
2019 Submission 7 The 50th anniversary of the first message sent on ARPAnet and using the past to understand the future. IG
2019 Submission 8 The advantages machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, will to technology tools AI
2019 Submission 9 Internet of Things IoT
2019 Submission 10 Digital Inclusion with a focus on fixed wireless deployments in rural America. Access Digital Inclusion
2019 Submission 11 Minority Small Business integration technologies support focus on startups costs support and exchange as it relates to social Enterprise
2019 Submission 12 Technology and election policies Campaigns and Elections
2019 Submission 13 Protecting Consumers Against Phone Phising Data Privacy Cybersecurity TechLash
2019 Submission 14 Content moderation Content Policy Freedom of Expression TechLash
2019 Submission 15 Internet Crawling
2019 Submission 16 Fight with fake and deceptive content especially on social media Fake News Content Policy TechLash
2019 Submission 17 Cyber Threat Intelligence Capture and Response Cybersecurity
2019 Submission 18 I would like to propose a session on algorithmic bias, discrimination and human rights. Human Rights AI
2019 Submission 19 1. Merits and risks of consumer-driven privacy models.

2. Election infrastructure and security.

3. Info/ed session: device security/privacy
Cybersecurity Campaigns and Elections Data Privacy
2019 Submission 20 Standards for enforcement as to the differential between advertised Internet speed, actual speed, and attribution as to any differential. Access
2019 Submission 21 Disinformation/Misinformation and Democracy, National Data Privacy Law Framework, Future of Online News, Broadband and 5G Access/Equality Fake News Data Privacy Access 5G TechLash
2019 Submission 22 The importance of Electricity in community networks Access
2019 Submission 23 Nermundial review IG
2019 Submission 24 Building global Trust in the Multistakeholder process by exemplary balance. IG Trust
2019 Submission 25 Unreasonable to have both public and private (Grid, ..) connected on the internet. There should be parallel structures like Intranet. Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure
2019 Submission 26 To Integrated emerging Blockchain Technology in the training management system for Government Application or e-service delivery Blockchain
2019 Submission 27 Access and safety Access
2019 Submission 28 Platform Responsibilty Content Policy TechLash
2019 Submission 29 Weighing costs/benefits to regulation, privacy, antitrust, section 230 Data Privacy Competition Content Policy Regulation
2019 Submission 30 Information Technology governance IG
2019 Submission 31 Attribution and incontrovertible digital identity Cybersecurity Fake News TechLash
2019 Submission 32 Products liability for digital technology IoT
2019 Submission 33 Regulation & self-regulation of social media platforms Content Policy Regulation TechLash
2019 Submission 34 What government actions (e.g., legislation, funding) needed for local mesh networks for better bandwidth Access
2019 Submission 35 Women in ICT. Gender
2019 Submission 36 e-agriculture in Socials . The roles of Socials and E-commerce in E-Agriculture . Viet nam and Others are Case Studies !
2019 Submission 37 1. AI in Human 2. How to connect Rural with Global via E-Governance AI
2019 Submission 38 Child sexual abuse prevention versus sexual speech. Can we have both freedom of expression and act against child exploitation? Child Protection Freedom of Expression Content Policy
2019 Submission 39 Digital Cooperation - implications for future of IG engagement IG
2019 Submission 40 Disinformation, misinformation, fake information and its affect on trust in the online world - personal and economic life Fake News Trust Content Policy TechLash
2019 Submission 41 Is the Current Governance System of the Internet a Viable and Sustainable Model for Other Institutions? IG
2019 Submission 42 Principles Underpinning Norms for Cyberstability Cybersecurity Public Core
2019 Submission 43 Future of Work Future of Work
2019 Submission 44 Connecting the unconnected, digital inclusion and accessibility, can community networks solve connectivity issues, future of work. Access Future of Work Digital Inclusion
2019 Submission 45 Assume you will cover areas of cybersecurity policy, fake news vs. freedom of expression, GDPR vs. U.S. 'data as product' controversies, net Cybersecurity Fake News Freedom of Expression Data Privacy
2019 Submission 46 Internet of Things Governance IoT IG Data Privacy Cybersecurity
2019 Submission 47 Broadband availability and adoption - what barriers exist & what policy reforms could encourage more widespread broadband access in the US? Access
2019 Submission 48 The Politics and Ethics of Hacking Back Cyber Conflict
2019 Submission 49 DNS Hijacking Cybersecurity DNS
2019 Submission 50 1 IoT security

2 Importance of collaboration for rural & remote access 3 Unintended consequences of regulation

4 Impacts of consolidation
IoT Access IG Competition
2019 Submission 51 Formalisation of the contributions of machine learning and advanced statistical analysis(AI) in development of internet services. AI
2019 Submission 52 IDN Homographic Attacks Cybersecurity DNS
2019 Submission 53 The Next Generation Internet: Investigating Community Networks as a Socio-Legal, Technical System and as a Public Trust Access
2019 Submission 54 How can the public (individuals, organizations) force international bodies (UN, ITU, etc.) to allow participation in Internet governance. IG
2019 Submission 55 The need to permit or enable political speech by private U.S. citizens, including paid ads, excluding businesses, non-citizens Freedom of Expression Campaigns and Elections
2019 Submission 56 The desirability of creating new user-driven ecosystems, founded on trust and accountability, to overlay the current platform-centric Web. Trust Alternative Tech
2019 Submission 57 Data protection (data privacy), Speech + censorship on/by platforms, risks of border surveillance, U.S. ICCPR review (happening this year) Data Privacy Freedom of Expression Surveillance TechLash
2019 Submission 58 Aligning with the UN and other bodies to agree upon a standard definition for digital literacy. See additional context below. Digital Inclusion
2019 Submission 59 Cross-border taxes on digital content and online advertising revenue Taxation
2019 Submission 60 Using antitrust laws to punish online platforms for political expression Competition Freedom of Expression
2019 Submission 61 Free Speech Or Hate Speech: Should Online Due Diligence Change? Freedom of Expression Content Policy TechLash
2019 Submission 62 The UNHLP on Digital Cooperation is due to issue its report in May 2019. Should this impact US internet governance long-term strategies? IG
2019 Submission 63 Artificial Intelligence & The Role of Government Regulation AI
2019 Submission 64 Application of antitrust law to online platforms Competition Regulation
2019 Submission 65 Trends in Regulatory Approaches to ‘Over-the-Top’ Services – Should Telecom Laws be Applied to Network Edge Services? OTT Regulation
2019 Submission 66 Status of efforts to create a US federal privacy framework Data Privacy
2019 Submission 67 Weighing Security & Privacy Issues In Debate on DNS over HTTPS Cybersecurity Data Privacy DNS
2019 Submission 68 What has the Internet community learned from a year+ without open WHOIS? What other avenues should be explored? DNS Trust
2019 Submission 69 Internet Accessibility Digital Inclusion
2019 Submission 70 Usage of Internet as an International Development Tool Access
2019 Submission 71 Two areas worth exploring would be international coordination on artificial intelligence and competition policy. AI Competition
2019 Submission 72 Limits on national approaches to Internet policy and necessity of multi-level policy coordination and policy processes. IG
2019 Submission 73 Platform liability for user content Content Policy Platform Liability
2019 Submission 74 Moderation of user content on social media platforms Content Policy TechLash
2019 Submission 75 Blockchain for Social Good: Discussion of Best Practice of how technology can impact communities from the ground up Blockchain