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Call for Papers

The ITU Kaleidoscope series of mostly yearly academic conferences was started in 2008 with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Communications Society. These events constitute a forum for universities, industry and research institutions of different fields, to share knowledge about emerging ICT developments. Participants include researchers, academics, students, engineers, policymakers, regulators, innovators and even futurists.

Each conference has a particular theme and is organized in three tracks. Track 1 groups papers regarding technology, network infrastructure, protocol architectures. The focus of Track 2 is on applications and services. Finally, the papers of Track 3 are about the social, economic, environmental, standardization and policy aspects.

Prospective authors are invited to submit full, original papers with a maximum length of eight pages. All contributions go through a double-blind peer-review process. Those papers that are presented in the conference are published in the conference proceedings and in IEEE Xplore. A prize fund totaling CHF 6,000 is shared among the authors of the three best papers, as judged by the Steering and Technical Program Committees. Selected papers are evaluated as part of this series for potential publication in IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. The remaining papers may be considered for publication in the International Journal of Technology Marketing, the International Journal of Standardization Research, or the Journal of ICT Standardization.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the standard format as indicated in the Information for Authors section of the Paper Submission Guidelines.

All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through Manuscript Central. Select the “Kaleidoscope” topic from the drop-down menu of Topic/Series titles.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 June
Decision Notification: 15 November
Final Manuscript Due: 15 December
Publication Date: March

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 January
Decision Notification: 15 May
Final Manuscript Due: 15 June
Publication Date: September

Series Editors

Kai Jakobs
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Yoshitoshi Murata
Iwate Prefectural University (Japan

Mostafa Hashem Sherif