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April 13, 2018

How will data act as a force for good? Second issue of the ITU Journal invites submissions

By ITU News

The first issue of the ITU Journal forecasts the impact of Artificial Intelligence on ICT networking. The second will share a strong bond with the first, investigating the data dimensions of modern economies and where innovation can ensure that data proves a force for good.

2017 produced more data than the entire history of humanity. “In our knowledge-driven modern economies, data is quickly becoming our most valuable resource,” says Chaesub Lee, Director of ITU’s standardization bureau.

The second issue of the ITU Journal is dedicated to the theme ‘Data for Good’. It calls for original academic papers investigating the technical, business and policy challenges underlying effective data management and analysis.

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Data is expected fuel innovation in all industry sectors and public-sector bodies. The second issue of the ITU Journal will support the work of ITU’s standardization sector to provide the technical foundations of this innovation.

A Call for Papers invites submissions until 29 June 2018.

The issue will share insight into the increasing sophistication of the techniques used to exchange and understand data, while also exploring how data could safely fuel more autonomous, human-centric ICT.

Researchers are encouraged to highlight where data will support citizen-centric public services, bring more automation and intelligence to industry, and spur advances in global efforts to address challenges to human health and that of our environment.

“In our knowledge-driven modern economies, data is quickly becoming our most valuable resource.” – Chaesub Lee, Director of TSB, ITU

Advances in data science are breaking new ground in research and sustainable development. But excitement about the new opportunities on the horizon is tempered with concern.

There are critical issues to be addressed in debates around data governance and its implications for society. A variety of questions remain unanswered with respect to the privacy and security of data; how data is generated, labelled and collected; and whether or not the data at our disposal can be trusted.

The second issue of the ITU Journal will seek out answers to these questions in view of their technical considerations as well as their relationship with policy, regulation, law and ethics.

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