By ITU News
‘Industry-driven digital transformation’ is accelerating, stimulated by the global response to COVID-19. The first online ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference, 7-11 December 2020, is set to share expert insight into the innovations transforming production processes, service delivery and how businesses interact with their customers.
ITU Kaleidoscope events are peer-reviewed academic conferences that share research into topics of growing strategic importance to ITU’s membership.
ITU Kaleidoscope 2020: Industry-driven digital transformation will look at how the Fourth Industrial Revolution – with data analytics at its core – relies on progress in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, cyber-physical systems, virtual simulation, digital twins, augmented reality, and 5G and future networks.
Participation is free of charge and open to all.
Papers to be presented at the conference will address topics ranging from 5G deployment plans and 5G healthcare applications to augmented reality applications in hospitality and tourism, immersive technology in agriculture, Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and digital twins, and the new possibilities introduced by AI and machine learning in networking and cyber-physical systems.
A special panel addressing COVID-19 will take a deep dive into ICTs’ potential to support global responses to future pandemics. The panel will discuss how digital transformation could strengthen people-centred care beyond COVID-19, the envisioned capabilities of 6G systems and their relevance to pandemics, and the route to achieve interoperability among contact-tracing applications.
A series of keynote presentations will highlight the effects of COVID-19 in accelerating digital transformation, the transformative power of Industrial IoT, experiences of innovation towards service-based architectures in production systems, and how the 6G future beyond 5G will support the continuity of business, research and education.
Interactive online ‘coffee breaks’ will support Kaleidoscope participants in connecting for discussions around fields of common interest, supporting participants in identifying like-minded experts, synergies in research efforts, and new opportunities for collaboration.
All papers accepted and presented at the conference will be published in the Kaleidoscope Proceedings and the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Outstanding papers may also be published in the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine.
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. Authors up to 30 years’ old presenting accepted papers at the conference will receive Young Author Recognition Certificates.
ITU Kaleidoscope 2020 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society; supported by IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society; and organized in partnership with Waseda University, the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan, the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems at RWTH Aachen University, the European Academy for Standardization, the University of the Basque Country and Liverpool John Moores University.
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