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ITU 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 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) at an early stage to generate successful products and services through the development of international and open standards.

Kaleidoscope 2011 highlighted multidisciplinary aspects of future ICTs including future services and applications demand as well as social, economic and policy aspects of human-centric systems. 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.

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

Accepted papers were presented during the event, published in the proceedings and in IEEE Xplore.

The authors of the award winning papers shared the prize fund of 10,000 USD.

First best paper: “Transmission Analysis of Digital TV Signals over a Radio-on-FSO Channel” by Chedlia Ben Naila, Kazuhiko Wakamori and Mitsuji Matsumoto (Waseda University, Japan); Katsutoshi Tsukamoto (Osaka University, Japan).

Second best paper: “SOA Driven Architectures for Service Creation through Enablers in an IMS Testbed” by Mosiuoa Tsietsi, Alfredo Terzoli, and George Wells (Rhodes University, South Africa).

Third best papers (ex aequo):

“A Hybrid MAC with Intelligent Sleep Scheduling for Wireless Sensor Networks” by Mohammad Arifuzzaman, Mohammad Shah Alam, and Mitsuji Matsumoto (Waseda University, Japan).

“Accessibility support for persons with disabilities by Total Conversation Service Mobility Management in Next Generation Networks” by Leo Lehmann (OFCOM, Switzerland).

 General Information

Dates: 12 - 14 December 2011

Venue: Kramer Law Building, Middle/Lower Campus, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Convening letter (TSB Circular 172)

Remote Participation

Organizing Committee

Programme Committee

Call for papers


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   Programme and side event
Kaleidoscope programme (pdf version)

Record of the Webcast:
Special sessions:

Jules Verne’s corner (13 Dec)

Tutorial: Future Internet Impacts on the Evolution of NGN Infrastructures and Services (14 Dec)

ITU and academia

Side Event:

Local University Exhibit (12-14 Dec)

Organized by: Hosted by:
Supported by: Technically co-sponsored by:
Nokia Siemens Networks
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Author's corner  

Presentation templates and guidelines for presenters and session chairs

Camera-ready paper template

Camera-ready submission instructions

Using PDF eXpress for Kaleidoscope 2011

Camera-ready upload (EDAS)

Copyright transfer form (for accepted papers)

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