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:
- General Resources
- Radio-frequency identification (RFID)
- Consumers, privacy and ubiquitous technologies
- Convergence for ubiquitous networks
- Human-machine communications
i'm going to try to go to this….