Proceedings of ITU Kaleidoscope 2011: The Fully Networked Human? - Innovations for Future Networks and Services (K-2011)

12-14 Dec. 2011

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  • Index of authors

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  • Chair's message

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  • [Organizing and Programme Committees]

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  • Foreword

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  • Keynotes summaries

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    These keynote speeches discuss the following: 2020: the ubiquitous heterogeneous network beyond 4G; recovery from the communication disturbance by the Tohoku earthquake and actions toward the future; and the fully networked humanity? - innovations for the un-networked human. View full abstract»

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  • The fully networked human?

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  • Table of contents

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  • A trust computing mechanism for cloud computing

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    Cloud computing has been considered as the 5th utility as computing resources including computing power, storage, development platform and applications will be available as services and consumers will pay only for what consumed. This is in contrast to the current practice of outright purchase or leasing of computing resources. When the cloud computing becomes popular, there will be multiple vendor... View full abstract»

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  • The energy label a need to networks and devices

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    The energy consumption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is today relevant also compared with the other industries. The evolution of ICT will determine enormous improvements in our daily lives, but will also increase energy need. So energy consumption becomes one of the key aspects in the evolution. Today every vendor manifests a trend to improve energy saving, but the lack of a... View full abstract»

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  • A distributed mobility management scheme for future networks

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    Unlike Mobile IP protocols, which specify centralized mobility management schemes, the future network is envisioned to embrace distributed approaches to mobility so that it can avoid a single point of failure and triangular routing problems as well as optimize the handover process. This report presents a distributed mobility management scheme of HIMALIS (Heterogeneity Inclusion and Mobility Adapta... View full abstract»

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  • Toward global cybersecurity collaboration: Cybersecurity operation activity model

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    The importance of communication and collaboration beyond organizational borders is increasingly recognized with regard to maintaining cybersecurity. Yet organizations still face difficulties communicating and collaborating with external parties. Among these difficulties is the absence of a common vocabulary, as organizations do not always share the same terminology in describing operations, and th... View full abstract»

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  • Context representation formalism and its integration into context as a service in clouds

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    Context Management technology itself is not novel and ICT companies are already trying to find a technically feasible solution and appealing marketing usage of the context-awareness. However, after many years of technology scouting and academic scrutiny within this still innovating area, the usage of the personalized and context-aware services is still limited due to totally new business models th... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting technically the Continuity of Medical Care: Status report and perspectives

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    The purpose of this paper is to present the status of the R&D efforts of our Laboratory concerning the development and the improvement of hardware and software means, appropriately designed to ensure Continuity of Medical Care among Primary Health-care Agencies, Hospitals and Home Care, according to existing or emerging National, European and International regulations and standards. Our R&... View full abstract»

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  • Coexistence of a TETRA system with a terrestrial DTV system in white spaces

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    In this paper, we have investigated the possibility of coexistence of terrestrial truncated radio (TETRA) as a narrow band system with digital television (DTV) in TV white spaces. Based on the system operation mode of a TETRA system, trunked mode operation (TMO) and direct mode operation (DMO), the interoperable power range of fixed and mobile terminals is obtained according to their frequency off... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile Cloud Computing based on service oriented architecture: Embracing network as a service for 3RD party application service providers

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    The recent emergence of Cloud Computing in the IT world has opened doors for new revenue streams and business models. The movement towards a service-oriented architecture and an all-IP based communication system has led to the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) being accepted as the Next Generation Networks (NGN) service control-provisioning platform. The Telco 2.0 domain can benefit from service enhan... View full abstract»

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  • The role of ICTS in quantifying the severity and duration of climatic variations — Kenya's case

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    For the last 2 decades, Kenya has consistently contributed the highest number of people affected by natural disasters in Africa. This is especially so for disasters triggered by climatic variations. The Kenya Meteorological Department has provided regular weather forecasts since the 60s. One of the shortcomings of this Department's approach is the fact that their forecasts provide conceptual indic... View full abstract»

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  • ICT use in South African microenterprises: An assessment of livelihood outcomes

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    This paper reports on a study on the impact of using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on the livelihoods of microenterprises. The study used a qualitative approach and focused on the case of South Africa. Microenterprises play an important role in socio-economic development and in bridging the gap in the segments of the economy of South Africa. The study findings confirm that ICT u... View full abstract»

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  • SM2: Solar monitoring system in Malawi

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    This paper describes recent work on the development of a wireless based remote monitoring system for renewable energy plants in Malawi. The main goal was to develop a cost effective data acquisition system that continuously presents remote energy yields and performance measures. A test bed comprising of a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant has been set up at Malavi Primary School and a central ma... View full abstract»

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  • Proposal of a wired rural area network with optical submarine cables

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    The lack of access to fast Internet services is a serious digital divide for future networks. Most areas outside fast Internet service coverage are rural areas. Many kinds of wireless systems have been proposed for rural areas because of their low establishment cost per residence. Where there are several residences in a small area, a wireless system is effective for establishing a network at a low... View full abstract»

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  • Development of an ICT road map for eservices in rural areas

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    ICTs, driven by the convergence of computers, telecommunications and traditional media, are crucial for the knowledge-based economy of the future. The rapid technological changes have resulted in different ideas being suggested for the expected ICT applications. As a result, different e-Service applications have being developed as a way to foster ICT developments. However, ICT applications deploye... View full abstract»

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  • Investigating implementation of communication networks for advanced metering infrastructure in South Africa

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    Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is a relatively new field in South Africa. The first standard to govern the envisaged AMI implementation was released in 2008 in NRS 049 document. This paper reports on the investigation of supporting communication networks for AMI. There are several approaches that the South African utilities (Eskom and Municipalities) can follow to implement AMI communicati... View full abstract»

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  • Cooperative Wi-Fi-sharing: Encouraging fair play

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    Cooperation enables single devices or applications to establish systems that exceed the capabilities of single entities. A prime example for cooperation are Wi-Fi-sharing networks, in which multiple parties cooperatively share their resources, such as wireless access points and Internet uplinks, to form a large-scale Wi-Fi network that offers access to mobile users. Mobile users benefit from this ... View full abstract»

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  • Making things socialize in the Internet — Does it help our lives?

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    Current communication and computation technologies make it possible to embed intelligence and communication capabilities in most of the things surrounding us; this leading to the Internet of Things (IoT) concept. To really exploit the potential of the IoT, objects and provided services should be easily discoverable and usable by humans and by other objects. Besides, trustworthiness of the billions... View full abstract»

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  • Net-centric world: Lifestyle of the 21st century

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    In this paper, we research the potential of information communication technologies (ICTs) for changing our society from a commute-centric to a network-centric environment. We propose to formalize the key attributes of ICT-based telecommuting experiences from both economic and human interactivity perspective. We introduce the notion of network-eligible transactions and disclose the link between deg... View full abstract»

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