Deadline extension for Kaleidoscope 2017 academic papers: 10 July

Kaleidoscope 2017

The deadline to submit a paper to Kaleidoscope 2017: Challenges for a data-driven society has been extended to 10 July 2017.

Kaleidoscope 2017 will explore innovative approaches to data management and analysis, encouraging the development of data-driven applications and services of benefit to society.

The conference will be held in Nanjing, China, 27-29 November 2017, hosted by the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

A call for original academic papers invites submissions investigating the technical, business and policy challenges underlying effective data management and analysis. 

The call for papers asks researchers to consider:

  • Which technical challenges need to be overcome to encourage data portability, share and aggregate data and enable the interoperability of different data ecosystems?
  • What are the legal frameworks required to build a universal, shared and integrated data ecosystem?
  • What are the technological advances required to make sense of the immense volume of data available?
  • What type of standards are needed for the analysis of data and the interpretation of results?
  • Are (telecommunication/ICT) standards bodies in a position to address the challenges associated with data production, dissemination and storage?
  • What are the synergies, if any, between industry’s view of data as a source of competitive advantage and the public sector’s view of data as a public good?
  • How can end-users receive equitable value in return for generating data?
  • How can standards and regulation protect individual users’ data across multiple organizational and geographic boundaries? How can trust be established in the provided level of protection?

All papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in the Kaleidoscope proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. 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.

Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. A 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.

Kaleidoscope 2017 is organized by ITU with the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society and IEEE’s 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology. Partners in the organization of Kaleidoscope 2017 are the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems at RWTH Aachen University; Chongqing University; Chongqing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsEuropean Academy for Standardization; Hubei UniversityInstitute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of JapanInstitute of Image Electronics Engineers of JapanRoyal Holloway University of LondonUNESCO Chair in ICT for DevelopmentUniversity of the Basque CountryWaseda University; and Zhejiang University.

For more information on Kaleidoscope 2017 and related 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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