Call for demos of virtual worlds at ITU Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope 2021: Connecting physical and virtual worlds Kaleidoscope 2021: Connecting physical and virtual worlds

ITU Kaleidoscope 2021: Connecting physical and virtual worlds, 6-10 December online, will share research on the persistent virtual realities and customized computer-generated environments giving life to ‘digital twins’ of people, places and things.

Call for video demos: Showcase your innovations on a global stage. Submit an extended abstract by 1 October 2021 for your demo to be considered.

From early research prototypes to production-ready systems, Kaleidoscope 2021 welcomes demos showcasing emerging concepts in applied research as well as concepts already seeing application in industry.

The Kaleidoscope Steering Committee will select demos for video presentation at the conference based on their relevance to the conference’s theme, clarity, originality, innovation, applicability, and potential impact on people’s lives.

Submit a paper by 25 July

ITU Kaleidoscope events are peer-reviewed academic conferences that identify emerging trends in research and associated implications for international standardization.

ITU Kaleidoscope 2021: Connecting physical and virtual worlds will consider the innovations creating virtual parallels of our societies and economies and stimulate discussion around the technical, business and policy questions pertinent to this fast-approaching future.

The conference welcomes research from both technical and social sciences, this year organizing submissions into four tracks:

  • Network infrastructure and architecture enabling ubiquitous communications
  • New spatial applications and services
  • Enabling technologies
  • Security, privacy and trust, including socioeconomic and ethical aspects

Researchers preparing submissions to Kaleidoscope 2021 are encouraged to consult the conference’s Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 25 July (extended from 27 June).

All papers accepted and presented at the conference will be published in the Kaleidoscope Proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Outstanding papers may also be published in the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine.

Special recognition will be afforded to the authors of the three best papers, who will also share in a prize fund of 6,000 Swiss francs. Authors up to 30 years’ old presenting accepted papers at the conference will receive Young Author Recognition Certificates.

ITU Kaleidoscope 2021 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society. The conference welcomes Virtual Switzerland and Confirm Smart Manufacturing as the latest partners to join Kaleidoscope 2021, following Waseda University, the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan, the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems at RWTH Aachen University, the European Academy for Standardization, the University of the Basque CountryLiverpool John Moores University, the University of Limerick, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

ITU opportunities for research communities

Alongside ITU Kaleidoscope conferences, the ITU Journal and ITU Academia membership form another two key avenues for the academic profession to engage in ITU’s work.

The ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies provides complete coverage of all communications and networking paradigms. Free of charge for both readers and authors, the journal welcomes papers all year, on all topics. 

ITU Academia members contribute to ITU expert groups responsible for radiocommunication, standardization and development, contributions that bring greater strength to the work of ITU and greater impact to research.

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