[Humanist] 28.41 events: standardization

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 41.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 14:18:02 +0200
        From: Kai Jakobs <kai.jakobs at COMSYS.RWTH-AACHEN.DE>
        Subject: CfP: Reminder - European Academy for Standardization


19th EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference

Cooperation among standardisation organisations and
the scientific and academic community

8 - 10 September 2014
Belgrade, Serbia

Organised by
The European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS)

The Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade

To accelerate and sustain economic growth, industry needs standards. They provide the basis upon which to invest, to innovate and to gain global market share in an increasingly competitive world. Thus, standardisation is crucial to boost private investment in innovative goods and services. How can cooperation among standardisation organisations and the scientific and academic community contribute here? How can we define and measure quality of standards in different areas? What methods can be used in predicting of success of a standard in the market?

While the developed countries have long been leaders in international standardisation, transitional and developing countries remain largely passive and reap far less benefits than they could. The role of standards in the development of the global knowledge economy is significant. For example, standards are a basis for the transfer of new technologies. This is of particular relevance for transitional countries. Unfortunately, the activities of the scientific and academic community in this area are still inadequate. How can cooperation among standardisation organisation, scientific and academic community contribute to achieving technology catch up in transitional countries?

Standardisation in relation to science, research, knowledge development and knowledge transfer demand academic reflection from different angles. The EURAS 2014 conference seeks to receive academic papers on the above theme. Sample paper topics include:

* Standardisation and Europe's research and innovation agenda
* Standards as a driver for innovation
* Standardisation and IPR
* The role of standardisation in removing barriers to trade
* Standards and knowledge transfer
* Impact of standards and standardisation
* Quality of standards
* National or international policy and standardisation
* Relationship between standardisation and legislation
* Role of industry and their associations in standardisation
* Standardisation via industry consortia
* History of standardisation
* Standardisation processes Standards and conformity assessment

EURAS conferences provide a platform for those interested in standardisation research. Therefore, other standardisation papers not specifically related to the conference theme are also welcome. Full papers (up to 30 double spaced pages; rtf. .doc or .docx format) should be submitted to Kai Jakobs at Kai.Jakobs at cs.rwth-aachen.de.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to serve as discussants upon request. All papers will be reviewed (double blind) by members of the Programme Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, as part of the ?EURAS Contributions to Standardisation Research? book series. Particularly good and relevant papers will be fast-tracked to the International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (JITSR). For more detailed information please consult the EURAS website (www.EURAS.org).


Paper submission: 	26 May 2014
Notification:     	20 June 2014
Final paper due:  	 1 August 2014

Local Organisation and Enquiries
Enquires on the event can be sent to Ivana Mijatovic (ivanamt at fon.bg.ac.rs).

Conference Venue
The EURAS Conference will take place at the Faculty of Organizational  Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia,

For more information about Belgrade:  http://www.tob.rs/en/
For more information about EURAS http://www.euras.org.

A .pdf version of this call may be found at


Kai Jakobs

RWTH Aachen University
Computer Science Department
Informatik 4 (Communication and Distributed Systems)
Ahornstr. 55, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: +49-241-80-21405
Fax:  +49-241-80-22222
Kai.Jakobs at comsys.rwth-aachen.de

EURAS - The European Academy for Standardization.

The International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research.

The 'Advances in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research' book series.

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