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Extended Submission Deadline: EURAS 2020 - Standards for Digital Transformation

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Extended Deadline: 22 February 2020

Call for Papers

25th EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference
- Standards for Digital Transformation: Blockchain and Innovation -

10 - 12 June 2020

Glasgow, Scotland

Organised by
The European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS)
Adam Smith Business School, The University of Glasgow, UK

Hosted by
Adam Smith Business School, The University of Glasgow, UK

Blockchain has received mounting attention as an innovative method of
reaching decentralised consensus using digital systems. This technology
is believed to be able to transform a variety of industries by reshaping
the way to conduct trusted, yet anonymous transactions and to ensure the
irreversibility of records. It is little surprise that the financial
sector has already shown considerable interest in the application of
this technology. Likewise, applications in many other sectors like
health care, energy and logistics have been envisaged. Closer to home,
Blockchain applications have been discussed for legal metrology as well
as for standards setting. On the other hand, certain content may render
the mere possession of a Blockchain illegal.

Blockchain is an emerging technology and its standardisation is still at
an early stage. However, numerous standards bodies have become active in
the field. Likewise, Open Source implementations are under development.
Considering the disruptive nature of Blockchain technology, issues to be
associated with the development of common standards and specifications
go way beyond the mere technical challenges. They also require the
alignment of diverse stakeholders' interests and the collaborative
design of core principles and practices.

Against this background, EURAS 2020 solicits papers on the above theme.
However, papers on other standardisation topics will also be considered.
Sample topics include, but are not limited to:

Standards and platforms.
Standards and patents.
Standards as innovation policy tools.
Standardisation roadmaps.
Standardisation of converging technologies.
Standards and digitalisation.
Standardisation for knowledge management
Standardisation and Europe's research and innovation agenda.
Standardisation and open source.
Standards and technical barriers to trade.
Standards and the transformation of organizations.
Adoption/implementation of standards.
Standards for sustainability.
Standardisation and entrepreneurship.
The impacts of standards and standardisation.
Standardisation strategy and strategic alliances.
Standardisation via industry consortia.
History of standardisation.
Standardisation processes.
Standards and knowledge transfer.
Relation between standardisation and legislation.
Legal aspects of standardisation.
Competition and compatibility among standards.
Quality of standards.
* Role of industry and their associations in standardisation.

Full papers (up to 30 double-spaced pages; rtf. .doc or .docx format)
should be submitted to:
Kai Jakobs at

All papers will be double blind reviewed by members of the Technical
Programme Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings, as part of the 'EURAS Contributions to
Standardisation Research' book series. Particularly good and relevant
papers will be fast-tracked to a Special Issue of the International
Journal on Standardization Research on 'Standards for Digital

Paper submission:    22 February 2020
Notification:               22 March 2020
Final paper due:        05 April 2020

Local Organisation and Enquiries
Please send any enquiries regarding the local organisation to
Dong-Hyu Kim .

Please direct all other enquiries to Kai Jakobs at

For more information about EURAS please visit

Conference Venue
Main Building Lecture Theatre 206, Level 2
Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow - University Avenue,
Glasgow, UK (

Technical Programme Committee
Martin Adolph, ITU, CH
Marie Barani, UK
Knut Blind, TU Berlin, DE
Nils Brunsson, Uppsala U., SE
Sara Candy, BSI, UK
Pavel Castka, U. Canterbury, NZ
Matthew Chiles, BSI, UK
Axel Czaya, Helmut-Schmidt U., DE
Panagiotis Delimatsis, Tilburg U., NL
Tineke Egyedi, DIRoS, NL
Vladislav Fomin, Vilnius U., LT
Andrea Fried, LinkÜping U., SE
Jean-Christophe Graz, UNIL, CH
Eric Iversen, NIFU, NO
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen U., DE
Geerten van de Kaa, TU Delft, NL
Ivana Mijatovic, Belgrade U., SRB
Anne Mione, U. Montpellier, FR
Piergiuseppe Morone, Unitelma-Sapienza, IT
Marta Orviska, UMB, SK
Anke Piepenbrink, Rennes Business School, FR
Cesare Riillo, STATEC, LU
Ivan Salcedo, BSI, UK
Jan Smits, TU Eindhoven, NL
Kees Stuurman, Tilburg U., NL
Valerio Torti, LUISS, IT
Klaus Turowski, U. Magdeburg, DE
Francesco Virili, U. Sassari, IT
Henk de Vries, Erasmus U. Rotterdam, NL
Ray Walshe, DCU, IE
Marc van Wegberg, Independent Consultant, NL
Robert van Wessel, ApexIS, NL
Gill Whitney, Middlesex U., UK
Paul Wiegmann, TU Eindhoven, NL


Kai Jakobs

RWTH Aachen University
Computer Science Department
Informatik 4 (Communication and Distributed Systems)
Ahornstr. 55, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: +49-241-80-21405
Fax: +49-241-80-22222

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