The Fully Networked Car Workshop
6 - 7 March 2013
This year's workshop will once again be moderated by Richard Parry-Jones, a former industry executive with the Ford Motor Company. So please consider joining us for what should be a very interactive and insightful event!
Please register by 22 February 2013.
The ICES Conference and WSC Academic Day
Bali (Indonesia), 10 and 11 May 2012
The ICES Conference 2012 aims at promoting the quality and attractiveness of education about standardization by sharing (best) practices.
The WSC Academic Day 2012 is conceived by ISO, IEC and ITU to promote dialogue between universities and the international standards community, to raise awareness and to foster cooperation and joint initiatives.
The Fully Networked Car Workshop
7 - 8 March 2012
The Fully Networked Car workshop at the Geneva International Motor Show is a unique opportunity to engage with the motor industry and the three international standards organizations, IEC, ISO and ITU. It will bring together key players involved in the development of technologies and standards, as well as other major industry representatives.
WSC workshop on "Accessibility and the contribution of International Standards"
Difficulty trying to access products, services, environments and facilities is an issue for any of us – let alone the millions of people around the world living with disabilities. To this end, an international workshop will be held on 3 and 4 November 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland, to review and examine the standards needed for facilitating the development of accessible solutions around the world. The workshop will be followed by a meeting especially organized for standards developers (but also open to other stakeholders) on 5 November 2010.
The workshop is the latest initiative organized by the three partner organizations of the World Standards Cooperation (WSC): IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), ITU (International Telecommunication Union), and ISO, which are also raising awareness of accessibility in this year's World Standards Day, celebrated each year on 14 October.
WSC Academic Week 2010
The WSC Academic Week 2010 took place on 5-9 July 2010 in Geneva.
The initiative was conceived as a way to promote the dialogue between academic institutions and the international standards community, to raise awareness and to foster cooperation and possible joint initiatives.
It was attended by more than 100 participants from over 30 countries, primarily representatives of national standards bodies (NSBs), standards developing organizations (SDOs), university professors and other academics. Invited speakers from industry and international organizations completed the picture.
In addition, about 75 persons were able to access the conference remotely (the conference was web cast using the webinar function of the Citrix software used by ISO/CS).
The Fully Networked Car Workshop 2010
The Fully Networked Car workshop organized by the World Standards Cooperation (WSC), a partnership between ISO, IEC and ITU, was held on 3-4 March at the Geneva International Motor Show 2010 and focused on the latest developments in technology and network requirements for electric cars.
For the fifth year running, WSC brought together the key players involved in the development of standards to present their perspectives and strategies on the current and future role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in motor vehicles
The Fully Networked Car Workshop 2009
For the fourth year running, a major event focusing on information and communication technologies (ICT) in motor vehicles is being organized by ISO, IEC and ITU, working together as the World Standards Cooperation (WSC).The Fully Networked Car Workshop will take place on 4 and 5 March 2009 at one of the world's leading automotive events, the Geneva International Motor Show, in Switzerland.
ICT in vehicles represents a significant added value for consumers in terms of safety, comfort and mobility. Predictions of the size of the market run into billions of dollars and stakeholders agree that standardization and coordination between the vehicle and ICT industries is a key factor in the development of new technologies.
The Fully Networked Car Workshop 2008
This year’s Fully Networked Car event at the Geneva International Motor Show took on a motor sport theme and tackled the pressing issue of global climate change.
For the third year running, ISO teamed up with ITU and IEC under the World Standards Cooperation (WSC) banner to host the Fully Networked Car workshop and exhibition at the Geneva International Motor Show, 5−7 March 2008.
An exclusive feature of the exhibition was Honda Racing F1 Team’s new 2008 Formula-1 "Earthdreams car" – emphasizing environmental concerns and pointing towards green automotive technologies of the future.
The Fully Networked Car Workshop 2007
The Fully Networked Car Workshop, 7-9 March 2007, was held at the Geneva Motor Show, one of the world’s leading automotive events.
The workshop addresses the market for information and communication technologies (ICT) in motor vehicles, which represents an ever-increasing share of innovation and added value in the automotive sector. The "fully networked car", taking full advantage of ICT for vehicles and road transport systems, is expected to offer a range of benefits including improved safety, reduced traffic congestion and pollution, and a smoother driving experience.
Digital Technologies in the Home Workshop
Household connectivity is growing rapidly with more and more electronic devices and networks within the home distributing and using digital information and media. In addition, remote control of lighting, heating, appliance-use and security systems attached to the home are making the “digital home” a reality. Given the various technologies involved, International Standards that enable interoperability and security are seen as key to bringing value and versatility to consumers, making possible the use of diverse products, services and sources, and therefore accelerating market development.
This was the key conclusion of a successful World Standards Cooperation* (WSC) workshop bringing together some 100 experts from industry, the academic community and standards developing organizations, in Geneva, Switzerland, on 2 and 3 February 2006.
The event provided an overview of the technologies as well as an examination of standards that address access, services, performance, quality of service (QoS), electromagnetic interference, digital rights management (DRM), security issues and overall networking.
WSC high-level workshop on International Standards for Medical Technologies
Held in Geneva, 26-27 February 2004 the workshop is organized by the World Standards Cooperation (WSC), the entity created by ISO, IEC and ITU-T in order to strengthen and advance the voluntary consensus-based international standards system, and held under the patronage of the World Health Organization (WHO), and in partnership with four organizations having relevant interests in the medical technologies field:
• GHTF, the Global Harmonization Task Force
• AAMI (USA), Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
• Eucomed, the European Medical Technology Industry Association
• JFMDA, the Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations
The WHO and the other four partner organizations are cooperating with the WSC on the definition of the structure and content of the programme, through the participation of experts and speakers and on the follow-up to the workshop.
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
The role of International Standards in contributing to the development of a global Information Society was acknowledged at the recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 10-12 December 2003.
The Summit Declaration of Principles, entitled "Building the Information Society: a global challenge in the new Millennium" recognizes that international standardization is one of the key enablers for the development of a global Information Society (item 44. of the Declaration, under section 6., Enabling environment):
"Standardization is one of the essential building blocks of the Information Society. There should be particular emphasis on the development and adoption of International Standards. The development and use of open, interoperable, non-discriminatory and demand-driven standards that take into account needs of users and consumers is a basic element for the development and greater diffusion of ICTs and more affordable access to them, particularly in developing countries. International Standards aim to create an environment where consumers can access services worldwide regardless of underlying technology."
To achieve this result, a joint project team was set up by IEC, ISO and ITU, partnering also with the United Nation's Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE). This team followed the whole Summit preparatory process.