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Trust in the Information Society

ITU Kaleidoscope conference, Barcelona, Spain, 9-11​ December 2015

Kaleidoscope 2015: Trust in the Information Society was the seventh series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU that bring together a wide range of views from universities, industry and research institutions of different fields. The aim of Kaleidoscope conferences is to identify emerging developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and, in particular, areas in need of international standards to support the development of successful products and services.

Kaleidoscope 2015 analyzed means of building information infrastructures deserving our trust. The event highlighted ideas and research that will help ensure the Information Society’s growth in inclusivity and sustainability thanks to its trusted foundations. 

The Conference provided an opportunity to share views on the future of the ICT sector and, in particular, to analyze the notion of “trust” in the ICT context as well as innovations embedding trust into ICT ecosystems and infrastructures to bring greater certainty, confidence and predictability to our interactions within the Information Society.

The 2015 edition of Kaleidoscope contributed to the celebration of ITU's 150th anniversary, which were held in tribute to the extraordinary innovation of the global ICT community. The story of ITU is one of international cooperation among governments, industry players, civil society and academic and research institutes. ITU has a proud history as a key platform for the international community to bring cohesion to innovation in the ICT sector, and Kaleidoscope 2015 will celebrate academia's immense contribution in service of ITU's mission to 'Connect the World'.

Accepted and presented papers were published in the Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. The best papers will also be evaluated for potential publication in IEEE Communications Magazine. Updated versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Technology Marketing, the International Journal of IT Standards & Standardization Research, or the Journal of ICT Standardization. 

First best paper: "5G Transport and Broadband Access Networks: The Need for New Technologies and Standards" by Tien Dat Pham​, Atsushi Kanno, Naokatsu Yamamoto (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan) and Tetsuya Kawanishi (Waseda University, Japan)

Second best paper: "Regulation and Standardization of Data Protection in Cloud Computing" by Martin Löhe (Technical University Berlin & Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany) and Knut Blind (Berlin University of Technology, Germany)

Third best paper: "Raising trust in security products and systems through standardisation and certification: the CRISP approach" by Irene Kamara (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium); Thordis Sveinsdottir (Trilateral Research & Consulting, LLP, United Kingdom) and Simone Wurster (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)

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