Kaleidoscope 2015: Trust in the Information Society is the seventh series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organised by ITU that bring together a wide range of views from universities, industry and research institutions of different fields. This year's conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on 9-11 December 2015.
The aim of Kaleidoscope conferences is to identify emerging developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and, in particular, areas in need of international standards to support the development of successful products and services.
Kaleidoscope 2015 will analyse means of building information infrastructures deserving our trust. The event will highlight ideas and research that will help ensure the Information Society’s growth in inclusivity and sustainability thanks to its trusted foundations.
The Conference will provide an opportunity to share views on the future of the ICT sector and, in particular, to analyze the notion of “trust” in the ICT context as well as innovations embedding trust into ICT ecosystems and infrastructures to bring greater certainty, confidence and predictability to our interactions within the Information Society.
The 2015 edition of Kaleidoscope will contribute to the celebration of ITU's 150th anniversary, which will be held in tribute to the extraordinary innovation of the global ICT community. The story of ITU is one of international cooperation among governments, industry players, civil society and academic and research institutes. ITU has a proud history as a key platform for the international community to bring cohesion to innovation in the ICT sector, and Kaleidoscope 2015 will celebrate academia's immense contribution in service of ITU's mission to 'Connect the World'.
Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Updated versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Technology Marketing, the International Journal of IT Standards & Standardization Research, or the Journal of ICT Standardization.
A prize fund totaling $10,000 will be awarded to the three best papers. Young Author Recognition certificates will also be issued.
More details are available on the conference's webpage.