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SIIT2005 - The 4th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technologies
Geneva, 21 - 23 September 2005
Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

Introduction

SIIT2005 differed from other ITU workshops as it focused on standardization research – a discipline that addresses the concepts underlying standards and the standardization process as a whole, rather than a specific technology and its standardization requirements. It aimed to further the knowledge and practice of standardization, which is to be used as a tool to pave the way for successful and interoperable information and communication technologies.

As a typical IEEE conference, all presentations had been selected after a thorough peer-review. The accepted papers, the panels and the keynote speakers addressed theoretical and empirical analyses of standardization processes, and analyse standardization case studies from a range of different viewpoints.

The subject of standards was addressed from different viewpoints and disciplines that affect standardization: in addition to technology, economics, social sciences, law, and policy. In short, those interested in exchanging insights on the concepts behind standards and standardization with a theoretical or a practical view were warmly welcomed. There were two panels: one on the economic value of standards, and another on RFIDs and ubiquitous network societies.

In principle, the SIIT conference series is self-funded by the attendees. This year, however, thanks to the support of the ITU, British Telecom, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems, access to the conference was free.

For more information, please see: http://www.siit2005.org

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