1st prize at Kaleidoscope 2014: Standards convergence to enable ‘5G’

Anna Zakrzewska, Sarah Ruepp and Michael S. Berger (Technical University of Denmark) claimed the 1st prize of USD 5,000 at the recent ITU Kaleidoscope conference 2014: Living in a converged world – Impossible without standards?

The winning paper is titled “Towards Converged 5G Mobile Networks – Challenges and Current Trends”. It analyzes the expectation that the emergence of ‘5G’ mobile wireless systems will result from standards convergence, critiquing technical considerations spanning machine-to-machine communications (M2M), energy efficiency, complete ubiquity and autonomous management.

Kaleidoscope 2014, 3-5 June, was held at the invitation of the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Communications and Mass Media and hosted by the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT).

Kaleidoscope is ITU’s flagship academic event, lending essential support to ITU’s Academia membership category by increasing dialogue between academics and experts working on the standardization of ICTs. Now in its sixth edition, 2014’s conference attracted 115 attendees from 28 countries to discuss their research on the role of ICT standardization in a global economy characterized by the accelerating convergence of technologies and industry sectors.

98 papers from 39 countries were submitted for review, of which 34 were presented at the conference by virtue of their being accepted for publication in the Kaleidoscope Proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The other authors of award-winning papers, sharing a prize fund of USD 10,000 donated by SES (Luxembourg), were:

  • 2nd prize (USD 3,000): “Dynamic Mobile Sensor Network Platform for ID-based Communication” Ved P. Kafle, Yusuke Fukushima and Hiroaki Harai (NICT)
  • 3rd prize (USD 2,000): “Combining ICT-Standards Essential-Patents and Medical-managerial Guidelines towards sustainable Assisted-living and home-care” Vasileios P. Spyropoulos  (Technological Education Institute of Athens)

ITU Kaleidoscope conferences are peer-reviewed academic events with a Steering Committee, and a 140-member Technical Programme Committee responsible for evaluating the submitted papers through a double-blind peer-review process.

Kaleidoscope 2014 was organized by ITU and technically co-sponsored by the Popov Society of the Russian Federation; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and IEEE ComSoc; and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan (IEICE).

Additional support was received from the Telecommunication Technology Committee (Japan); Waseda University (Japan); the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan (I.I.E.E.J.); the European Academy for Standardization (EURAS); the University of the Basque Country (Spain); and Tampere University of Technology (Finland).

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