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The ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conferences

​The ITU Kaleidoscope events aim to increase the dialogue between experts working on the standardization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and academia. By viewing technologies through a Kaleidoscope, these forward looking events will also seek to identify new topics for standardization. The objective is to hold these events once a year in different parts of the world.

Given that the concepts of innovative technologies are normally developed in the academic world, ITU is increasingly looking to attract academics from the world’s universities and R&D institutions, fostering their involvement in the ITU Standardization process. There are numerous examples of this policy bearing fruit as many ITU-T Recommendations (international standards) have been heavily influenced by academic involvement.

The Kaleidoscope events also provide a venue to facilitate networking and discuss ways forward to enrich the ITU standardization process, both in terms of technical proposals for current work items and in steps to increase participation of academia and research organizations in the ITU standardization work.

The Kaleidoscope academic conferences, organized by ITU-T and technically co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc, are international events that bring together researchers, professors and students from all over the world. The paper selection follows a rigorous double-blind, peer-revision process that involves more than 150 subject matter expert reviewers.

The Steering and Technical Programme Committees will award the authors of the three best papers. In addition, young authors of up to 30 years of age presenting accepted papers will receive Young Author Recognition certificates.

Previous Kaleidoscope Editions

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Kaleidoscope 2016 - "ICTs for a Sustainable World", Bangkok, Thailand,
14-16 November 2016

 


Kaleidoscope 2015 - "​Trust in the Information Society", Barcelona, Spain, 9-11 December 2015

 


Kaleidoscope 2014 "Living in a converged world - Impossible without standards? ", Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 3-5 June 2014

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Kaleidoscope 2013 – "Building sustainable communities", Kyoto, Japan,
22-24 April 2013

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Kaleidoscope 2011 – "The fully networked human? – Innovations for future networks and services", Cape Town, South Africa, 12-14 December 2011
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Kaleidoscope 2010 – "Beyond the Internet? - Innovations for future networks and services", Pune, India, 13-15 December 2010
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Kaleidoscope 2009 – "Innovations for Digital Inclusion", Mar del Plata, Argentina, 31 August - 1 September 2009
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Kaleidoscope 2008"Innovations in NGN", Geneva, 12-13 May 2008