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Can your research make the metaverse a reality? Submit a paper to Kaleidoscope

By ITU News

The concept of extended reality has captured imaginations worldwide. It has inspired blockbuster films envisioning a metaverse of enthralling virtual worlds.

To technologists, the promise of truly immersive experiences equates to key problems to solve in interoperability and user-perceived quality. These come down to the ability of different worlds, physical or virtual, to interact seamlessly and offer experiences that can convince and captivate us. 

Innovation to match our metaverse ambitions will be in focus at Kaleidoscope 2022: Extended reality – How to boost quality of experience and interoperability, the 14th edition of a key academic event from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), taking place in Accra, Ghana, from 7 to 9 December at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT.

Researchers are encouraged to consult the Call for Papers. The deadline for submissions is 20 June.

Influence standardization

ITU Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed academic conference.

Each annual edition highlights emerging research trends and their implications for international standardization.

The conference welcomes submissions from both technical and social sciences, this year categorizing submissions in five tracks:

  • Network infrastructure and architecture enabling ubiquitous communications
  • New applications and services
  • Enabling technologies
  • Security, privacy and trust
  • Socio-economic and ethical aspects
Publication and recognition

All papers accepted and presented at the conference will be published in the Kaleidoscope Proceedings.

Outstanding papers may also be published in international journals, including the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies.

Authors of the three best papers will receive special recognition and will share in a prize fund of 6,000 Swiss francs (CHF). Authors up to 30 years of age who present accepted papers at the conference will receive a Young Author Recognition Certificate.

Opportunities for research communities

The ITU Journal and ITU Academia membership form two more key avenues for academics to engage in ITU’s work.

The ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies provides comprehensive coverage of communications and networking paradigms. Free of charge for both readers and authors, the journal welcomes papers all year, on all topics. ​​​​​​​​​A webinar series presented as part of the ITU Journal features internationally recognised researchers.

ITU Academia members can contribute to ITU expert groups responsible for radiocommunication, standardization and development, strengthening the work of ITU and boosting the impact of research.

Learn more about ITU Academia membership.

ITU Kaleidoscope 2022 is organized in partnership with 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, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and Confirm Smart Manufacturing.

Image credit: Duncan Rawlinson via Flickr

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