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How will data act as a force for good?

Second issue of the ITU Journal invites submissions

Geneva, 08 May 2018

The second issue of the ITU Journal will investigate how data can act as a force for good. It will share insight into the increasing sophistication of techniques used to exchange and understand data, while also exploring how data could safely enable more autonomous, people-centric information and communication technologies (ICT).

Call for Papers invites submissions until 29 June 2018.

The first issue of the ITU Journal forecasts the impact of artificial intelligence on communication networks and services. The second will share a strong bond with the first, analyzing technical, business, governance, legal and ethical aspects of effective data management and analysis at a time when data is being produced at record rates. In fact, in 2017 more data was produced than in the entire history of humanity.

"In knowledge-driven economies, data is quickly becoming our most valuable resource," said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. "The effective management of this ever-increasing resource is paramount to develop systems and tools that harness the power of data for improving the quality and sustainability of life on our planet."

Data is expected to fuel innovation in all industry sectors and public-sector bodies. The second issue of the ITU Journal will support ITU's standardization work on data processing and management. It also aims to address debates around data governance and its implications for society. These include privacy and security of data; how data is generated, labelled and collected; and whether or not the data at our disposal can be trusted.

Researchers are encouraged to highlight where data will support people-centric public services, bring more automation and intelligence to industry, and help address global challenges to human health and our environment.

Contribute to ITU-Academia collaboration

The peer-reviewed ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries publishes original research on technical innovation in ICT and associated transformations in business, governance and society.

ITU Academia membership grants access to all areas of ITU work for a single membership fee. Researchers participate alongside policymakers and industry-leading engineers in ITU expert groups responsible for radiocommunicationstandardization and development.

The ITU Kaleidoscope series of academic conferences encourages dialogue between research communities and ICT standards developers. Kaleidoscope 2018: Machine learning for a 5G future will be held in Santa Fe, Argentina, 26-28 November 2018, hosted by the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.

A Call for Papers invites submissions until 4 June 2018.