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ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU–T) is calling for
original papers on “Beyond the Internet? Innovations for future networks and
services” from the world’s academic institutions and industry. Accepted
papers will be presented during Kaleidoscope 2010, which takes place in Lonavala,
Maharashtra, India, on 13–15 December 2010. Prizes worth a total of USD 10 000
will be awarded to the best three papers. The winning papers will be published
in IEEE Communications Magazine, and all papers will be featured in the IEEE
Xplore online catalogue. “Young Author Recognition” certificates will also
be issued. The deadline for submitting papers is 30 April 2010.
Now in its third year, Kaleidoscope is an academic conference which aims at
increasing dialogue between academia and experts working on the standardization
of information and communication technologies (ICT). By viewing technologies
through a “Kaleidoscope”, these forward-looking events also seek to identify
new topics for standardization. “Beyond the Internet? Innovations for future
networks and services” is the topic of this year’s event. It will examine
whether a clean-slate approach is necessary for the Internet of the future.
The Internet has proved to be robust and flexible, and its continuous
evolution has seen growth from a small experiment to a huge collaborative
network capable of meeting the demands of an estimated 1.9 billion users today.
The rise of mobile Internet access and its integration with optical transport
networks present new challenges. Some experts question whether the current
underlying architecture is robust enough to address future demands, or if a “clean-slate”
approach is needed to develop an innovative Internet of the future.
Kaleidoscope 2010 will highlight multidisciplinary aspects: technologies
enabling ICT for future services and applications, their standardization, as
well as their social and economic impact. The focus will be on innovative
technologies, and contributors are invited to challenge the fundamental
networking design principles of the Internet.
This year, in addition to an exhibition for local universities and the
presence of outstanding keynote speakers and invited papers, Kaleidoscope 2010
will host a “Standards Corner”, a series of standardization tutorials and a
“Jules Verne’s Corner” — a space for science fiction writers and
The conference is being organized by ITU–T in collaboration with the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and supported by Cisco
and Nokia Siemens Networks.