ITU Kaleidoscope Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 22-24 April 2013

Building Sustainable Communities is the fifth in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU that aim to identify emerging developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) at an early stage to generate successful products and services through the development of international and open standards.

ICTs can be used as a catalyst for transforming life to meet the challenges of the new millennium, including global economic and financial crises, high unemployment rates, accessibility issues, global diseases, food availability and distribution, climate change, environmental disasters, energy consumption, transport systems, safety, security, and welfare. Sustainable communities will combine human-oriented technologies and human values.

To address these issues, and for a co-evolution of technology and sustainable communities, standards are indispensable. Developing these standards will require concerted global efforts by inter-sectoral stakeholders. Kaleidoscope 2013 will help to further such collaborations and highlight multidisciplinary aspects of future ICTs.

This academic conference is calling for original academic papers offering innovative and bold approaches in research and development to build smart, ethical, and sustainable communities.

Accepted papers will be made available through the IEEE Xplore. A prize fund totaling $10,000 will be awarded to the three best papers.

Young Author Recognition certificates will be also issued.


Submission of full paper proposals: 10 September 2012

Notification of paper acceptance: 12 November 2012

Submission of camera-ready accepted papers: 3 December 2012


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