Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Beyond the Internet? − Innovations for future networks and services

ITU-T Kaleidoscope event, Pune, India, 13-15 Dec 2010
Beyond the Internet? - Innovations for future networks and services - is the third in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences that aims at increasing the dialogue between experts working on the standardization of information and communications technologies (ICTs) and academia. By viewing technologies through a “Kaleidoscope”, these forward looking events also seek to identify new topics for standardization.
Thus far, the Internet has proven to be robust and flexible and its continuous evolution has seen growth from a small experiment into a giant collaborative network capable of meeting the demands of more than one billion users. The rise of mobile access and its integration with optical transport networks present new challenges. Some experts question whether the current underlying architecture is sufficiently robust to address future demands or if a “clean slate” approach is needed to develop a really innovative Internet of the future.
Kaleidoscope 2010 will highlight multidisciplinary aspects of future Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) including future services and applications demand as well as social and economic impacts. The focus will be on innovative technologies and contributors might have to challenge the fundamental networking design principles of the Internet.
This academic conference is calling for original papers, from the world’s universities, industry and academic institutions. Accepted papers will be made available through the IEEE Xplore. A prize fund totaling $10,000 will be awarded by the three best papers. Young Author Recognition certificates will be also issued.
New this year
In addition to a local universities exhibition, outstanding keynote speakers and invited papers, ITU Kaleidoscope 2010 will host Standards corner, a series of standardization tutorials and Jules Verne’s corner, a special space for science fiction writers and dreamers.
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