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International Telecommunication Union Committed to connecting the world 1 ITU-T Academia and the future Malcolm Johnson Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU RANS Moscow Conference, March 2010
Committed to connecting the world Academic participation so far Study Groups Individuals from academia have held key roles in ITU-T (Chairman, Editors, Rapporteurs, Chairs of technical committees) Participation in Focus Groups and Technology Watch Participation in ITU-T workshops Some important regional activities (e.g. ITU Centres of Excellence) ITU membership for universities under discussion Reduced fee ~2,000 USD 2
Committed to connecting the world Why Involve Academia? Increase academic participation in ITU Students of today shape the ICTs of tomorrow Capture new work Universities and R&D institutions are an important pool of innovation Foster in academia a greater understanding of the importance of standards 3
Committed to connecting the world New Topics for SGs ITU-TRelevance Increased Participation Industry Other SDOs Regulators NewsNews WorkshopsWorkshops Tech-watchTech-watch PromotionPromotion New Membership R&D Acade Academia New Ideas Academia and ICT standardization 4
Committed to connecting the world Whats in it for academia? Networking opportunities: With the worlds major ICT companies Global exposure: Become part of an international team creating leading standards shaping tomorrows ICTs Access: ITU resources and events Prestige: Possibility to have work adopted as international ITU standards Education: Profit from understanding of the open and transparent, consensus-driven environment of the UNs specialised agency for ICTs 5
Committed to connecting the world Kaleidoscope Events Linking academia, research and ITU-T for discussion on technological innovation and its socio-economic implications Series of academic conferences International Organizing Committee (10-20 experts) Call for Papers International Programme Committee (more than 100 experts) Paper review process double-blind IEEE Com Soc (technical co-sponsor) Proceedings distributed by IEEE Xplore Three best papers awarded ($10,000) Event sponsors 6
Committed to connecting the world Kaleidoscope 2008 Innovations in NGN Paper proposals: 141 Accepted papers: 32 lecture, 22 poster sessions 223 attendees, 48 countries Practical outcomes Focus Group Future Networks (FG-FN) inspired by a paper from the conference (Aoyama)FG-FN Sponsors: Cisco Systems, Intel; ICF (Japan); Sun Microsystems Best paper awards $10000 Printed proceedings and online via IEEE Xplore Programme, presentations:itu-kaleidoscope.org/itu-kaleidoscope.org/ 7
Committed to connecting the world Kaleidoscope 2009 Innovations for Digital Inclusion Mar del Plata, Argentina, 31 Aug Paper proposals: 83 Accepted papers: 20 lecture, 12 poster sessions 120 attendees, 24 countries New Local University Exhibition (6 Latin American Universities exhibited their activities/projects) Sponsors: Cisco Systems, Nokia Best paper awards $10,000 Proceedings available online in IEEE Xplore Programme, presentations, etc: itu-kaleidoscope.orgitu-kaleidoscope.org 8
Committed to connecting the world Kaleidoscope 2010 Beyond the Internet? Innovations for future networks and services Pune, India, 13-15 December 2010 Kind invitation: Indian government Hosted by: Supported by: Partnership with: Technically co-sponsored by: 9
Committed to connecting the world Kaleidoscope 2010 Call for papers Deadline: 30 April 2010 Exhibition by local universities Best paper awards $10,000 Proceedings IEEE Xplore online library New this year: Standards Corner (tutorial) Jules Vernes Corner (SciFi writers and dreamers) Additional info: http://itu-kaleidoscope.org/2010 http://itu-kaleidoscope.org/2010 10
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