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1 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

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 Committed to connecting the world Kaleidoscope 2010 Beyond the Internet? Innovations for future networks and services Pune, India, December 2010 Kind invitation: Indian government Hosted by: Supported by: Partnership with: Technically co-sponsored by: 9

10 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: 10

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