Call For Papers


17thAnnual Conference

Theme: “Smart and Green Regulation: Technology Driven and Environmentally Friendly”



Conference Date: November 11 - 13, 2019  Venue: Anguilla Host: Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Anguilla

All interested persons are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 100 words with titles, for preliminary consideration, as presentations for the OOCUR 17th Annual Conference. 

Presenters Guidelines 

1. All completed Abstract Submissions Forms must be submitted by September 13, 2019.  

2. Selected presenters will be informed by September 25, 2019.  

3. Subsequent to notification, a full presentation must be submitted by November 1, 2019 including: 

A written paper with optional Power Point slides, for an approximate 20 - 35 minutes presentation (inclusive of 5 - 10 minutes Q & A)  

Send all Submissions to: OOCUR Secretariat, at and (Early Submissions are highly encouraged). Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged within 48 hours.  

General: Presentations at OOCUR Conferences are selected and accepted based on the technical coverage (the topics to be covered), the subtopics, the number and quality of presentations. The best contributions for the agenda are identified and selected.  


Criteria for Selection: Your abstract should demonstrate clearly that your presentation: 

1. Will be of interest to the target audience of the conference; 

2. Will present information that is theoretically sound and accurate; 

3. Will not be commercial in nature and will not promote specific companies, products or services. 

Presentation Topics 

Topics of interest to the OOCUR Annual Conference audience should incorporate the theme of the conference and focus on sub-topics listed below: 

Conference Theme – Smart and Green Regulation: Technology driven and environmentally friendly 

Ø Telecommunications and ICT Sector

Ø Electricity and Energy Sector

Ø Water and Wastewater Sector

Ø Transportation Sector

Ø Climate change and its impact on utility infrastructures  

Ø Smart and Disruptive technologies - challenges and value propositions for utilities and  regulators 

Ø Legal and Regulatory Frameworks 

Ø Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening

Ø Resilience in the infrastructure sectors

Ø The role of utilities in Sustainable Development for the Caribbean

Ø Business continuity planning and management 

Ø Availability, Accessibility and Affordability in Smart and Green Environments 

Ø Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to empower the people in the Caribbean region 

Ø Spectrum management 

Ø Convergence within and between sectors 

Ø Collaboration among stakeholders to advance infrastructure needs 

Ø Caribbean Integration or sovereignty – Impact on utilities

Ø Leadership and Mentoring – developing professionals for the future

NB: Presenters will be responsible for all travel arrangements, hotel accommodations and expenses incurred.