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K 2011 : ITU Kaleidoscope 2011: The fully networked human? − Innovations for future networks and services

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Link: http://itu-kaleidoscope.org/2011
 
When Dec 12, 2011 - Dec 14, 2011
Where Cape Town, South Africa
Submission Deadline May 29, 2011
Notification Due Jul 30, 2011
Final Version Due Sep 10, 2011
Categories    ICT   standards   telecommunications   pervasive computing
 

Call For Papers

==Submission Deadline extended to May 29, 2011==

Kaleidoscope 2011 The fully networked human? − Innovations for future networks and services − is the fourth in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU that brings together a wide range of ideas and views from universities, industry and research institutions of different fields. The previous editions were held in Switzerland, Argentina and India. The aim of Kaleidoscope is to identify emerging developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) at an early stage, to generate successful products and services through the development of international and open standards.

ICTs have already changed the way we live, work, learn, think and communicate. Ever smaller and smarter sensors proliferate, wireless networks are omnipresent, and smartphones are abundant. In the future, the impact of ICTs will be further amplified through the increasing deployment of ubiquitous/pervasive/human-centric computing and ambient intelligence. In this environment, the user is placed at the center, and virtualized networks, other IT resources, services and applications are adaptively and automatically configured to support the users in carrying out their everyday life activities.

Besides many technical issues to be addressed, this also raises serious questions about access to ICTs, privacy, interoperability and sustainability. Future technologies should be designed to benefit humans, not the other way round. To address these issues, standards are indispensable. Developing these standards will require concerted efforts by many stakeholders, including relevant UN agencies. This conference shall help to further such collaborations.

The fully networked human? − Innovations for future networks and services is calling for original academic papers offering innovative and bold approaches in research and development to integrate the real and the digital worlds.

==Audience==

Kaleidoscope 2011 is targeted at all specialists with a role in the field, including researchers, academics, students, engineers, policy-makers and regulators, innovators and futurists from all over the world.

==Date and venue==

12-14 December 2011, Cape Town, South Africa

==Submission of papers==

Prospective authors, from countries that are members of ITU, are invited to submit complete, original papers with a maximum length of 4,500 words within eight pages including summary and references, using the template available on the event website. All papers will be reviewed through a double-blind, peer-review process and handled electronically; see http://itu-kaleidoscope.org/2011 for the online submission (EDAS).

==Deadlines==

Submission of full paper proposals: 29 May 2011 - EXTENDED
Notification of paper acceptance: 30 July 2011
Submission of camera-ready accepted papers: 10 September 2011

==Publication and presentation==

Accepted papers will be presented during the event, published in the proceedings and in IEEE Xplore. The best papers will be evaluated for potential publication in IEEE Communications Magazine.

==Awards==

Awards of USD 5k, 3k and 2k will be granted to selected best papers, as judged by the organizing and programme committees. In addition, young authors presenting accepted papers will receive a Young Author Recognition certificate.

==General Chair==

Mostafa Hashem Sherif (AT&T, US)

==Organizing Committee==

Chairman: Mostafa Hashem Sherif (AT&T, US)

- Tohru Asami (University of Tokyo, JP)
- Ashok Chandra (Ministry of Communications & IT, IN)
- Christoph Dosch (IRT, DE)
- Linda Garcia (Georgetown University, US)
- Yoshikazu Ikeda (Otani University, JP)
- Chae-Sub Lee (ETRI, KR)
- Kai Jakobs (RWTH Aachen University, DE)
- Mitsuji Matsumoto (Waseda University, JP)
- Yushi Naito (Mitsubishi Electric, JP)
- Ramjee Prasad (Aalborg University, DK)
- Felipe Rudge Barbosa (University of Campinas, BR)
- Helmut Schink (Nokia Siemens Networks, DE)
- Alfredo Terzoli (Rhodes University, ZA)
- Daniele Trinchero (Politecnico di Torino, IT)

==Programme Committee==

Chairman: Kai Jakobs (RWTH Aachen University, DE)

The Programme Committee is composed of over 100 subject matter experts worldwide. Details are available on the conference website. http://itu-kaleidoscope.org/2011

==Keywords==

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), human-centric design, technological innovation, standardization, ambient intelligence, ubiquitous networks, internet of things, e-applications, information society.

==For additional information==

Additional information is available on the conference website: http://itu-kaleidoscope.org/2011. Inquiries should be addressed to kaleidoscope@itu.int.

==Suggested (non-exclusive) list of topics==

Track 1: Technology and architecture evolution
- Human-centric, cognitive and context-aware systems
- System integration
- Body-area networks
- Near-field communications
- Environmental and biometric actuators and sensors
- Robotics and humanoids
- Embedded systems and real time systems
- Privacy-enhancing technologies
- Ambient intelligence
- Smartphones, handsets, appliances and terminals
- Interface technologies
- Pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructure
- Mobility and nomadicity

Track 2: Applications and services
- e-government and e-democracy
- e-learning and e-science
- e-agriculture
- e-health and telemedicine
- Ageing and ambient assistive living
- Smart cities: utilities, transport, buildings and homes
- Innovative applications and content delivery (IPTV, games, etc.)
- Virtual communities, lifelogs and social networking services
- Mobile payment and money transfer
- Augmented reality and technology intelligence
- Location-based services
- Digital rights and identity management
- User-centric data mining
- Open Service Interfaces
- XaaS (Anything as a Service)

Track 3: Social, economic and policy aspects of human-centric systems
- Societal impact
- Legislative and regulatory frameworks
- Security, confidentiality and privacy
- Innovative key management and identification schemes
- Accessibility and usability
- Business models (including accounting, billing and charging)
- Prospective roles for ITU and other intergovernmental organizations
- Standardization models
- The role of conformance and interoperability
- New approaches to innovation
- Network neutrality
- Inclusiveness, affordability and equal access
- Internationalization and localization
- Environmental sustainability

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