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July 12, 2019

Kaleidoscope 2019: Last chance to submit papers on digital health

By ITU News

Monday 15 July is the final day to submit a paper to Kaleidoscope 2019: ICT for Health. Submissions are encouraged to highlight ICTs’ contribution to innovation in healthcare delivery and medicine, as well as the demands that such innovation will place on ICT networks and supporting technical standards.

ITU Kaleidoscope events are peer-reviewed academic conferences that increase dialogue between academics and ICT standardization experts. The aim of the conference is to identify emerging trends in ICT research and associated implications for international standardization.

Kaleidoscope 2019: ICT for Health is organized by ITU in collaboration with the World Health Organization. The conference will be held in Atlanta, U.S., 4-6 December 2019, hosted by ITU Academia member Georgia Tech. The technical co-sponsors of the conference are the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communications Society and The Lancet Digital Health.

The conference welcomes submissions from both technical and social sciences, organizing submissions into three tracks:

  1. Technology, network infrastructure and architecture evolution
  2. ICT applications and services for health
  3. Social, economic, legal, ethical and policy aspects of ICT for health

Researchers preparing submissions to Kaleidoscope 2019 are encouraged to consult the conference’s Call for Papers.

Image linking to the homepage of Kaleidoscope 2019

Papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in the Kaleidoscope Proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library or The Lancet Digital Health.

Special recognition will be afforded to the authors of the three best papers, who will also share in a prize fund of 6,000 Swiss francs.

A selection of extended Kaleidoscope papers may also be published in the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, the International Journal of Technology Marketing, the International Journal of Standardization Research and the Journal of ICT Standardization.

Authors of outstanding papers may also be invited to contribute to ITU’s standardization work for e-health, work that supports the interoperability of e-health systems, safeguards security and privacy, and reduces the cost of devices through economies of scale.

ITU standards provide for medical-grade e-health devices, ensuring that the trend towards wearable technologies and ‘personal connected health’ builds on reliable, interoperable standards-based ICTs.

New ITU standards address telemedicine systems using ultra-high definition imagery, the data schema and supporting services necessary to e-health data exchange, and healthcare indices derived from analyses of brain imagery.

A new ITU standard for the safe listening of music players and associated ITU-WHO Safe Listening Toolkit are assisting government and industry in combatting ‘sound-induced hearing loss’, the world’s leading cause of preventable hearing loss.

An ITU Focus Group on ‘AI for Health’, driven in close collaboration by ITU and WHO, is working towards the establishment of a framework and associated processes for the performance benchmarking of ‘AI for Health’ algorithms.

For more information on ITU standardization work for e-health, visit ITU-T Study Group 16 (Multimedia).

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Kaleidoscope 2019: Last chance to submit papers on digital health

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