Call for papers

Interested in speaking at Comms Connect Melbourne?

We are seeking case studies and technology application submissions for Comms Connect Melbourne 2024.

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. Preference will be given to presentations that include an end-user/client on stage if the submission is coming from a vendor.

  • Applications – innovations for business and mission-critical users
  • Cybersecurity – protecting your critical systems and networks
  • Next-generation networks – what does the future look like?
  • Future technologies and their use – from UAVs to wearables
  • 5G standalone networks
  • Biometrics – their use in public safety environments for the benefit of all
  • Disruptive technologies – what do you need to know?
  • Software-defined networking
  • Geospatial and situational awareness
  • Connected vehicles – utilising for maximum advantage – where and when?
  • Social media – its use and application in emergency management
  • Control rooms – data, its use and how to handle the influx


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.


General sessions
30 minutes, including time for Q&A, 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. End-user speakers will be highly regarded.


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 – Case study/Technical paper
  • Proposed title of presentation
  • 100 word presentation description/abstract


CLICK HERE to submit your proposed presentation or email to Geoff Hird at

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