9 May 2011

Call for Papers: Social, Economic and Policy Aspects of Human-Centric Systems in Telecommunications

A special issue of International Journal of Technology Marketing

This special issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at The fully networked human? − Innovations for future networks and services: ITU Kaleidoscope conference (Cape Town, South Africa, 12-14 December 2011.) Authors who could not participate in the conference are encouraged to submit their work for consideration according to the schedule below.

The issue will consider the business and technical management aspects of human-centric communication systems. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Societal impact of telecommunications standards
  • Legislative and regulatory frameworks of standards
  • Standards for security, confidentiality and privacy
  • Standards for accessibility and usability
  • Business models of human-centric telecommunication (including accounting, billing and charging)
  • Prospective roles for standards development organisation and other intergovernmental/interfirm organisations
  • Standardisation models
  • The role of standards for conformance and interoperability
  • New approaches to innovation in telecommunications and IT
  • Network neutrality regulatory and technological issues
  • Standards and regulation for inclusiveness, affordability and equal access
  • Internationalisation and localisation
  • Role of ICT standards for environmental sustainability
  • Standards and innovation for key management and identification schemes
Important Dates
Submission of full paper proposals: 31 January, 2012
Notification of preliminary paper acceptance: 15 March, 2012
Notification of final acceptance: 31 May, 2012
Submission of final paper: 30 June, 2012

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