WSC Academic Day 2019 will be held on 11 October at the University of Belgrade in Serbia, back-to-back with the annual workshop of ICES (the International Cooperation for Education about Standardization) on 10 October. The central theme of WSC Academic Day 2019 concerns the economic, social and environmental benefits of International Standards.
It is of great importance for IEC, ISO, ITU and their respective members to be able to demonstrate the concrete benefits of International Standards in order to help stakeholders understand the value of both using standards and participating actively in the standards development process. We know that using International Standards creates value at the level of individual organizations by improving productivity and performance, and at the level of communities and countries by promoting sustainable development, fostering environmentally friendly practices and opening up markets to boost international trade. But quantifying and demonstrating these benefits is not a simple or easy task. That’s why the 2019 edition of WSC Academic day aims to bring together academics and standards bodies working to collect and analyze empirical data on the concrete benefits of International Standards, to share their methods, results and challenges. This is an opportunity for academics to share their research with the broader standardization community, get feedback, share experiences and create new networks.
Participation is free but on a first-come-first-served basis. For further details and registration see the workshop website.
The call for speakers is open until 31 July 2019 – please send us your proposal using the form available here.
Note: if you also wish to participate in the ICES workshop, please contact Ivana Mijatovic (firstname.lastname@example.org).