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The 25th EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference takes place in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT) on 6 and 7 September, 2021.

Due to the uncertain and rapidly changing Covid-restrictions and the travel reluctance, the conference will take place online and not in the beautiful city of Aachen.

Theme of the EURAS-conference: Standardisation and Innovation

Theme of the SIIT-conference: The Past, Present and FUTURE of ICT Standardisation

The conference is organised by the European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS), SIIT and Comsys, RWTH Aachen University.

About the EURAS Conference

Standards are often perceived as obstacles to innovation. Yet, many scientific studies suggest the opposite:

The use of standards and participation in standards development may be crucial for turning an innovation into a market success. At the same time, innovations may lead to new standards. Positive links between standards and innovation have been shown for numerous industry sectors, national economies and society at large. However, if this relationship is not managed well, the opposite effect may well be observed.

These links between standards, standardisation, and innovation have repeatedly been shown, but there are relatively few studies which provide evidence and theoretical explanations about the causal mechanisms behind these links. There is also a lack of knowledge about the factors that may influence this relationship.

Standardisation and innovation have ramifications for a range of stakeholders, including policy makers, firms, individuals and, indeed, society. Thus, if, how and why individual groups of stakeholders try to manage or even influence these processes is, or should be, a matter of broad interest (not least against the background of the emerging ‘smart’ applications).

Take a look here at the full programme and check the registration form.