‘Building Sustainable Communities − is the fifth in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU that aim to identify emerging developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) at an early stage to generate successful products and services through the development of international and open standards. ICTs can be used as a catalyst for transforming life to meet the challenges of the new millennium, including global economic and financial crises, high unemployment rates, accessibility issues, global diseases, food availability and distribution, climate change, environmental disasters, energy consumption, transport systems, safety, security, and welfare. Sustainable communities will combine human-oriented technologies and human values. To address these issues, and for a co-evolution of technology and sustainable communities, standards are indispensable. Developing these standards will require concerted global efforts by inter-sectoral stakeholders. Kaleidoscope 2013 will help to further such collaborations and highlight multidisciplinary aspects of future ICTs.’ (kaleidoscope conference website 2013)
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Geerten van de Kaa is a member of the program committee of this conference and will chair a special workshop. The main goal of the workshop is to introduce the topics of value sensitive design and responsible innovation to the standardization community and to discuss with the audience whether and how insights and tools from these two phenomena can be applied to standardization. Keynote speakers involved include prof. dr. Jeroen van den hoven and prof. dr. Ibo van de Poel.