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1 Paolo Rosa Workshops and Promotion Division Head, Workshops and Promotion Division Telecommunication Standardization Bureau ITU-T, Universities Kaleidoscope & WTSA-08 Results

2 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Cooperation between ITU-T and Universities Given the knowledge that many new technologies find life in the minds of the academic and research communities, ITU is increasingly looking to attract more involvement from the world s universities and other academic institutions Following the Consultation meeting held in January 2007 an informal discussion group has been formed to discuss ways to increase this cooperation with participation of ITU-T and academia, which is open to all interested parties. To participate in the discussion please join the mailing list by sending a request to (see

3 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Academia & ICT world circle ITU-TRelevance Industry Academic Academia Other SDOs Regulators New Topics for SGs Increased Participation New Ideas NewsNews WorkshopsWorkshops Tech-watchTech-watch PromotionPromotion New Membership R&D

4 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Direct participation mechanisms in ITU-T work Invited experts –Cannot submit written proposals –Contribution source not acknowledged Sponsored by members (countries and private sector) –No membership fee –Contribution source not acknowledged –Level of participation limited according to national processes or company rules Associate members –Contribution source properly acknowledged –Participation limited to one SG; can have only a limited number of roles –Membership fee (CHF per year) Sector members –Participation in any SG of the sector x higher fee (CHF per year) Membership in special groups: Focus Groups; Joint groups with ISO/IEC; Coordination activity on RFID

5 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Some opportunities already offered by ITU-T Open and free participation in meetings of some Focus Groups Free participation by invitation to SG and Rapporteur groups meetings as experts Free participation in Workshops and Seminars Available web-based collaboration tool (Technology Watch) Free Recommendations on line Possibility to provide secretariat support Availability to co-organize events Broker for research project sponsors Internships (e.g. visiting professors, students, researchers)

6 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Kaleidoscope Conferences In order to solicit standardization work on emerging technologies, ITU-T organizes multi-topic events (Kaleidoscopic Conferences) with the aim to enhance participation of Academia and research organizations in ITU-T activities The first Innovation in NGN took place on May 2008 (see: One place to share knowledge, procedures, experiences and results by experts, scientists, visionaries and academics from all over the world Unique networking environment in which to discover new standardization areas and new technologies those can be input into ITU-T Study Groups and Technology Watch- Correspondence Group

7 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Innovations in NGN – Future Network and Services An ITU-T Kaleidoscope Event Technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society More than 136 expert paper reviewers from academia and industry worldwide More than 140 scientific papers received Accepted 32 Lecture papers plus 22 Poster papers for presentation at the Conference Acceptances rate around 30% 75% of papers from academic institutions

8 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Innovations in NGN – Future Network and Services An ITU-T Kaleidoscope Event Technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society Geneva May 2008 Track 1: NGN architecture evolution Track 2: Application and services over the NGN Track 3: Social, economic and policy issues in the ubiquitous societies Awards Awards will be granted to selected best papers, as judged by the organizing and programme committee. Details will be announced later. m o r e t h a n p a r t i c i p a n t s, f r o m 4 8 c o u n t r i e s

9 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Participants Participants per type of organization Types of organization

10 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Participants survey * * 41 respondents / 223 participants

11 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Main results The initiative has been very well received by both academia and ITU members –Participation statistics show that the target public (academia and R&D) was well represented KE#2 should attract more participants, leveraging on the success of the first event A hot research topic related to ITU standardization work should be considered Theme will be Innovations for Digital Inclusion

12 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Kaleidoscope-09 31/8 – 1/9 / 2009 Mar del Plata Argentina

13 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct K-2009: Innovations for Digital Inclusion Background: WSIS (Geneva 2003 – Tunis 2005) advocated turning the digital divide into a digital opportunity Kaleidoscope 2009: Second in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences Aims at increasing the dialogue between experts on ICT standardization and academia. Will analyze technologies, services and applications five years and beyond… Multidisciplinary aspects, including NGN infrastructure, standardization needed, regulatory and societal challenges to promote Digital Inclusion. With an aye on developing countries, it seeks to promote research that supports innovation in ICTs toward universal, sustainable, ubiquitous and affordable access by all.

14 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct K-2009: Call for Papers (1/3) Innovations for Digital Inclusion Technical co-sponsor: IEEE Com Soc General Chair: Yoichi Maeda (ITU-T; NTT, Japan) Organizing Committee: 13 Members Programme Committee: 95 Professors worldwide Tracks Tk1: Architecture evolution to foster digital Tk2: Applications and services in the inclusive Tk3: Social, economic and policy issues to achieve digital inclusion

15 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct K-2009: Call for Papers (2/3) Awards USD 5k, 3k and 2k will be granted to the best papers (Cisco) young author recognition certificate to students who do not hold a PHD. Publication and presentation of accepted papers published in the proceedings and IEEE Xplore. The best papers will be evaluated for potential publication in the IEEE Communications Magazine.

16 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct K-2009: Call for Papers (3/3) Deadlines Paper proposals submission: 1 February 2009 Notification of paper acceptance: 1 May 2009 Camera-ready accepted papers: 15 May 2009 Conference 31 Aug – 1 Sept 09, Mar del Plata, Argentina Web site

17 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Admission of Academia, and Universities and their Associated Research Establishments to participate in the Work of ITU-T (WTSA-08 Res. 71)

18 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct considering academia and associated research establishments have significant roles in research and development of emerging technologies essential for ITU-T to remain at the cutting edge of technology standardization,; research establishments which do not receive substantial funding from major corporations, recognizing the ITU-T consultation meeting to improve cooperation between ITU-T and universities (January 2007) the Kaleidoscope Event organized in Geneva from 12 to 13 May, 2008 and the decision to continue such events on a yearly basis, Resolution 71 (1/2)

19 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Resolution 71 (2/2) resolves to instruct the Director of the TSB 1.to explore and recommend mechanisms to encourage cooperation between ITU-T and academia and associated research establishments and to facilitate their greater participation in the work of the Sector, including the Study Groups; and 2.to request Council to consider the admission of academic institutions, universities and associated research establishments in the work of the ITU-T, including an appropriate level of financial contribution particularly academic institutions of developing and least developed countries.

20 WTSA-08 Meeting with Universities Johannesburg 24 Oct Conclusions Big effort in offering the membership a more and more transparent, dynamic, innovating, evolving, global and unique public/private standardization environment, ready to listen to the needs of the regions: ITU-T: The place for ICT global standards


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