Kaleidoscope 2016: ICTs for a Sustainable World was the eighth in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU to bring together a wide range of views from universities, industry and research institutions. The aim of the Kaleidoscope conferences was to identify emerging developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and, in particular, areas in need of international standards to aid the healthy development of the Information Society.
ICTs are omnipresent. They are applied as enabling technologies in the business processes of virtually all sectors of industry and society, and it is clear that they will play an essential role as enabling technologies in achieving social, environmental and economic sustainability.
The eighth Kaleidoscope conference called for academic papers presenting research into ICT technical developments, innovative ICT applications or policy and regulatory considerations relevant to supporting the achievement of the
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular how international ICT standards would provide the platform for this innovation to achieve its aims on a global scale.
Accepted and presented papers are published in the Conference Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. The best papers will also be evaluated for potential publication in IEEE Communications Magazine. In addition, extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the
International Journal of Technology Marketing, the
International Journal of Standardization Research, or the
Journal of ICT Standardization.
A prize fund totaling CHF 6,000 was shared among the authors of the three best papers, as judged by the Steering and Technical Programme Committees. In addition, young authors of up to 30 years of age presenting accepted papers received Young Author Recognition certificates.