Reminder to research community: 20 June deadline to submit a paper to Kaleidoscope academic conference 2016

ITU_kaleidoscopeJust ten days remain to submit a paper to Kaleidoscope 2016: ICTs for a Sustainable World. Researchers are invited to submit papers looking into ICT developments capable of supporting the broad spectrum of innovation required to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), emphasizing the role of international ICT standards in providing the platform for this innovation to achieve its aims on a global scale.

Call for Papers is inviting submissions until 20 June 2016, calling for research into ICT technical developments, innovative ICT applications, or policy and regulatory considerations relevant to the pursuit of the SDGs.

All papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in the Kaleidoscope proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, with the authors of the three best papers sharing in a prize fund of 6,000 Swiss francs. Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in IEEE Communications Magazine, and selection of extended Kaleidoscope papers may be published in the International Journal of Technology Marketing; the International Journal of Standardization Research; and the Journal of ICT Standardization.

The technical co-sponsors of Kaleidoscope 2016 are the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the IEEE Communications Society.

Partners in the organization of the conference are Waseda University; the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan; the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan; the European Academy for Standardization; the University of the Basque Country; the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems at RWTH Aachen University; the University of Geneva; and Chulalongkorn University.

Kaleidoscope 2016 will be held from 14 to 16 November 2016, in conjunction with ITU Telecom World in Bangkok, Thailand. For sponsorship opportunities, contact the ITU Kaleidoscope secretariat at

Kaleidoscope events are peer-reviewed academic conferences that increase dialogue between academics and ICT standardization experts. The aim of the conference is to identify emerging trends in ICT research and their associated implications for international standardization.

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