Would the pervasiveness of information technologies have been possible without standards? This is a question posed by the organizers of The 4th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT), and a key theme for the event, hosted in Geneva by ITU-T, 21- 23 September.
SIIT2005 aims at bringing together standardization researchers from different disciplines, IT-practitioners, policy makers (including WTO), standards developers (ITU-T, ISO) and users (administrations, companies, etc.). In short anyone interested in exchanging insights on standardization is welcome.
Specifying and quantifying the importance of standards is a notoriously difficult task. SIIT2005 organisers are soliciting papers to help us understand, better, the importance of standards.
Unpublished papers of not more than 6000 words and that shed light on aspects, issues, and dynamics of standards and standardization are welcome, and can be submitted until 15 April. Authors of accepted contributions will be notified on 1st of June 2005.
Further details and submission guidelines can be found here. Access to the conference is free.