This discussion forum is the second ‘spin-out’ event following the Conference ‘Deep Transformations and the Future of Organisations’ (6-7 December, in Tunis). It would be a great opportunity to share the research outcomes of BU and ITU (International Telecommunication Union, one of the specialised organisations under the UN), inviting Dr Bruce Gracie, a chairman of the Telecommunication Standardisation Advisory Group (TSAG) of ITU.
As a kick-off speech, Bruce will talk about the current requirements of the telecommunication standardisations in the global context, focusing on five key themes; AI, IoT, 5G, Big Data, and OTTs.
From BU, Dr Marios Angelopoulos (Sci-Tech) will discuss the recent his achievement in the Study Group 20 of ITU-T, focusing on the impact of ICT (ITU Recommendation) in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT). Specifically, focusing on the reference model of IoT-related crowdsourced systems for an emerging networking paradigm.
Marios’s talk will be followed by Dr Hiroko Oe (FoM) , who used to be a deputy head of the delegation of Japan to the ITU, will explain the pathway how the ITU has been contributing to the development of seamless world based on the ICT, specifically focusing on the preparation tasks towards the World Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF-21).
BU is an academic member of the ITU, with only five UK universities; Anglia Ruskin University, Birkbeck College University of London, CISD-SOAS, University of London, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of Bristol. Marios and Hiroko have been working as a team with dedicated support from Dr Angelos Stefanidis, Head of Department Computing & Informatics. The research team is aiming to contribute to the policy coordination and also cooperating with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to develop actionable impacts for the ICT sector globally.
This Discussion Forum will be carried out by a Skype conference method. Dr Hiroko Oe will act as a facilitator for this Forum and Dr Yan Liang (FoM) will perform as a discussant for this event who liaises with her research interest in digital marketing and digital retailing.
This Discussion Forum will provide unique and interesting views from the ICT standardisation perspectives, including key topics of the UN SDGs (e.g., Goal 9 ‘Industry, innovation and infrastructure’, Goal 11 ‘Sustainable cities and communities’, and Goal 17 ‘Partnerships for the goals’). The theme of this Forum is also in line with the SIAs of ‘Animation, Simulation & Visualisation’ and ‘ Assistive Technology’.
BU ECRs and the PG students will be invited to the Forum, too.
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