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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.

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Chair's Message

The ITU initiated its Kaleidoscope series of conferences in 2008 to provide a forum for practitioners and researchers on the standardisation of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Mr. Yoichi Maeda from NTT, Japan, chaired the first three conferences; in Geneva, Switzerland (2008), in Mar del Plata, Argentina (2009) and in Pune, India (2010). Under his stewardship, Kaleidoscope events have grown to become an important venue for Academia and for the ITU. This year, however, Mr. Maeda had to step aside because of his obligations as president of the Telecommunication Technology Committee (TCC) of Japan. It is a great honour for me to follow in his steps and chair the 2011 Kaleidoscope academic conference with the theme of "The fully networked human?—Innovations for future networks and services.”

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