The Fully Networked Human? Innovations for Future Networks and Services

Proceedings of the 2011 ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference. Cape Town, South Africa, 12 - 14 December 2011

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The Kaleidoscope 2011 conference - The Fully Networked human ? Innovations for future networks and services - was the forth in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by the Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Communications Society. These papers at K-2011 focused on multidisciplinary aspects of future ICTs including future services and applications demand as well as social, economic and policy aspects of human-centric systems. These conference proceedings include the full text of papers accepted for lecture and poster presentations (after a double-blind review by a panel of over 100 subject matter experts), as well as three invited papers and a summary of the keynote speeches. The 34 papers reproduced here should provide readers with valuable information relating to this essential field of studies.




Standardisation is the channel through which most technological innovation must pass if it is to be applied on a global scale; and when we speak of ICT, it is always in a global context. This is precisely why ITU-T seeks to strengthen its relationship with academia, the source of so much crucial research and so many innovative ideas.


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