Telecommunication Standards:
from Research to Standards

The First Telecommunication Standards Workshop Received the "Best IEEE Workshop" Award at ICC 2012.

Workshop Room: Panorama I (Intercontinental).

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The best papers will be recommended for publication at IEEE Magazines.

The emergence of nearly-ubiquitous mobile data connectivity is revolutionizing the way people live, work, interact, and socialize. Telecommunications is at the heart of this social revolution and has been attracting ever-increasing attention from researchers in both academia and industry. Although both communities have made great achievements and outstanding contributions to communications, the two domains are frequently unaware of the capacities, expertise, and challenges faced by the other.

As enablers of global systems inter-operability, standards are at the heart of success of the communications industry. Since standardization is inherently a social enterprise, it is the perfect environment for promoting technologies that evolve an increasingly social world. Building on the success of the 1st edition of the Workshop (which won the Best Workshop Award at ICC 2012), the goal of this workshop is to bridge the gap between researchers, scientists, and standards experts in both academia and industry and to promote standardization as an important vehicle for information sharing and cooperation between academia and industry. An additional goal is to bring together experts from different standardization bodies, providing opportunities for closer understanding and collaboration; catalyzing development of more interoperable standards and more efficient and effective communication systems.

The workshop will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, collocated with IEEE ICC 2013. The workshop technical program will deliver high quality technical as well as visionary papers that will be reviewed and selected by an international program committee representing both academia and industry with a strong standardization background. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, enhancements to existing systems and communication protocols developed by standards bodies such as the ITU-T, IEEE, IETF, 3GPP, TISPAN, ETSI, OMA, Broadband Forum, or others.