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Dear all


An update for your information.


Best regards,




From: Magliarditi, Alessia 
Sent: Monday, 21 February 2011 20:43
To: TSB Secretariats
Subject: The fully networked human? − ITU Kaleidoscope 2011 Call for Papers - Deadline 15 MAY 2011

Dear colleagues, 


I am pleased to send you the second issue of the Call for Papers for ITU Kaleidoscope 2011. The conference will take place from 12-14 December 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Please disseminate it to relevant academic contacts/email lists. Any feedback is appreciated.


Thank you and best regards,

Alessia Magliarditi
ITU Kaleidoscope Coordinator
Workshops and Promotion Division / TSB
E-mail : alessia.magliarditi at itu.int
Phone : +41 22 730 5882 
Fax : +41 22 730 5853



Call for Papers

Deadline 15 May 2011

The fully networked human?
− Innovations for future networks and services −

ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference 

Cape Town, South Africa
12-14 December 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.


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 <http://itu-kaleidoscope.org/2011>  for the online submission (EDAS). 


Submission of full paper proposals: 15 May 2011

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 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 & I.T., IN)

Christoph Dosch (IRT GmbH, 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. 


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 at itu.int <mailto:kaleidoscope at 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-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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