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International Journal of Technology Marketing
International Journal of Technology Marketing


Special Issue on: "Social, Economic and Policy Aspects of Human-Centric Systems in Telecommunications"

Guest Editors:
Mostafa Hashem Sherif, AT&T, USA
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Linda Garcia, Georgetown University, USA

This special issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference (Cape Town, South Africa, 12-14 December 2011; see Authors that could not participate in the conference are encouraged to submit their work for consideration according to the schedule in §4.

Subject Coverage
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

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

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