Fri, 08 Oct 2004 19:52:00 GMT

Ubiquitous Network Societies.

An international experts workshop on Ubiquitous Network Societies will be held in the March/April 2005 timeframe at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The workshop plans to address a number of questions, including:

  • What are the important technical developments that will enable the shift to a ubiquitous communication environment: sensor networks, flexible software platforms, smart devices, RFID, embedded technologies, context-aware technologies?

  • What are some of the key sectors for the early application of ubiquitous technologies: e.g. transport, bio-medical?

  • What are some of the important public policy mechanisms for encouraging deployment, e.g. spectrum management?

  • What is the impact of ubiquitous technologies on the overall telecommunication industry?

  • What corporate strategies are optimal for both traditional & non-traditional enterprises in the shift to ubiquity?

  • What consumer protection safeguards are required, for instance privacy safeguards?

  • How can we ensure social inclusion and diversity in an increasingly ubiquitous technological environment?

  • What will be the impact of ubiquitous technologies on the evolution of society and social behaviour?

A background resources website provides a number of related background resources, in particular, on the following subjects: 

[ITU Strategy and Policy Unit Newslog]


i'm going to try to go to this….