SIIT 2001 - the 2nd IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology

T.D. Schoechle, C.B. Wagner, Eds. Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT 2001), Boulder Colorado, USA, 2001-10-03/06.

The proceedings contain a total of 38 papers covering a wide range of topics relevant to the subject of the conference. Authors are from Europe and North America. Papers are organised in 8 sections:

- Computers and communication: 7 papers that address the relations between innovation and standardisation in the ICT sector with focus on review of the relevant literature (Iversen); illustrate the issues in succession in standard developments on the example of XML based on SGML, (Egyedi and Loeffen); address the problem of terminology (Kosanke and. de Meer); provide examples of the role of standards in the area of communication (Cellular telephony services, Kivimäki and Fomin – West, Wireless networks, Hjelm and Long), and in the area of Home systems (Wacks).

- Standards as a discipline: 3 papers that address the question of standardisation an academic discipline(de Vries), and provide certain concepts for testing the quality of standards (Mathematical understanding of Technical Standards, Krechmer and Baskin – Assess standards maturity, Tovar and Cardenosa). The latter paper is concerned with a Universal Networking Language (UNL) aimed at supporting multilingual services.

- Standardization as a process: 4 papers that describe the role of the IEC Sector Board 4 on insuring the role of the market in standardisation (de Veccis); take an even wider view on forces in standardisation (Jakobs); suggest how to obtain more Open Standards through more transparency of the standardisation process (Baskin); propose a Policy in Motion to insure both innovation and standardisation take place in a fruitful cooperation (Allen).

- Law and Government: 4 papers that discuss the relations between intellectual property and standardisation in two papers (Antitrust, IPR and Standard Setting Organisations (SSOs), Lemley – Standardizing protection of IPRs in ICT: A law of economics, Montanye); propose the monitoring of the quality of services (Donahue and Ferrigno-Stack); present the evolution of global standards and government activities to increase benefits of economic developments (Marks and Hebner).

- Economics: 5 papers that review the issues in economics of standards and examine selected literature (Techapalokul, et al); compare the cost of standard setting processes with those occurring with switching network technologies to upcoming standardisation (Wegberg); present the economic value of a real options approach for network based service standards that provide the necessary flexibility to adapt market uncertainties in the standard implementations (Gaynor, et al); examine strategies of standard software vendors in cases of network effects on the software markets (Buxmann); investigate strategic subsidization and its implications for the Microsoft case (Park).

- Social Science : 4 papers that discuss the links between mass communication and the three spheres of knowledge – temporal, material and symbolic - and explore the role of communication in the standardisation in the media (Palmer); present standardization in inter-organisational business processes comparing standardisation efforts like BizTalk, cXML, ebXML, EDIFACT and others (Söderström); discuss the role of knowledge management in collaboration and competition in emerging standards using the Bluetooth wireless standard as an example (Rice); investigate the current key characteristics of the Internet and its socio-institutional factors using the framework of social construction of technology (Kim and Watanabe).

- Education: 4 papers that propose an e-learning reference architecture based on CORBA as a contribution to the e-learning standardisation (Anido and Llamas); present the concept of standardization as a knowledge game based on in-depth interviews with 12 practitioners (Ramaprasad and Mak); present results from work on a tele-learning platform for use in standardisation (Hesse and Hartung); show how to adapt ERP systems for use in Universities (Pollock and Cornford).

- Scholar to Scholar Presentations: 7 papers that discuss Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE)-OPEN Standards implementation and maintenance (Pons, et al); investigate the use of Sense-seeking Systems in consideration of innovation and standardisation (Coetzee); present research and other efforts (e.g. ITU) on third generation standards supporting the vision of information at any time, at any place, in any form (Hjelm); show how hybrid standards provide solutions for today’s convergent telecommunication markets (Shapiro, et al); identify tools to monitor and affect standardisation in SSOs and high tech consortia (Zuckermann); discuss gaming standards and innovation (Grauer); review the standards making process in the telecommunication industry (Vinaja and Raisinghani).

Printed by the University of Colorado, International Centre for Standards Research, ISBN 0-7803-9817-3


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