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14 May

SIIT - Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology

Over the past decade, the ICT industry has undergone a dramatic transformation. One effect of this has been a shift of economic and technical power to some of the largest corporations in the world. This has had massive ramification for investments in this sector, as well as for the ecosystem of ICT application and product development.

Against this background, SIIT 2020 aims to take a step back and do some stock-taking. What have we got? What do we need? How can we close the gap (if any)? Where will we probably go from here and where should we go? Can we learn something from history? How do ongoing technical, economic, political, social or legal developments impact standardisation, and how can/should the current standardisation system adapt to these developments (if at all)?

Since 1999, SIIT conferences are bringing together experts from academia, government and industry with an interest in ICT standardisation. It thus serves as a platform to foster the exchange of insights and views on all issues surrounding standards, standardisation and innovation. Contributing academic disciplines include, but are by no means limited to: Business Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, History, Information Systems, Law, Management Studies and Sociology.

SIIT 2020 invites submissions of original, unpublished papers (which should be formatted according to the submission guideliens; see below) for one of these categories:

  • Academic papers will typically adopt a more theoretical approach and will ideally inform academics as well as practitioners (up to 8,000 words).
  • Industry papers address relevant topics from a more practical perspective and should also help ‘ground’ academic research (up to 8,000 words).
  • Opinion papers shouldfocus on well-motivated personal views (up to 4,000 words).
  • Work-in-progress papers report and discuss ongoing activities (up to 4,000 words).

All papers will undergo a double blind peer-review process. Authors may submit more than one paper.

Timeline for Paper submission:

  1. Submissions due: 1 June 2020
  2. Notification of acceptance/rejection: 5 July 2020
  3. Final paper due: 2 August 2020

This year conference will be postponed to September 2021 and it will be replaced with a smaller online event in early September. You can find here further information.