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First CfP: European Academy for Standardisation - EURAS 2020

                ***With apologies for cross-posting***


Enclosed below you will find the First CfP for next year's EURAS
conference. It will be held on 10 – 12 June 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland.
The submission deadline is 15 February, so you've got ample time to
write that groundbreaking paper ......

Hope to see you in Glasgow then ......



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 across the globe 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 thus also
enables digital currencies (e.g. bitcoins) as a distributed ledger for
transactions. The financial sector has already shown considerable
interest in the development and application of this technology. Many
public and private entities are also deliberating how to realise the
potential of this technology within their respective sector. However,
Blockchain must still be considered a nascent technology and,
accordingly, numerous open problems remain. One of the main challenges
is the development of common standards for interoperability among
different Blockchain systems. Today, a number of  organisations have
launched standardisation projects (e.g. ISO and IEEE) or are working on
Open Source implementations (e.g. R3 and Hyperledger). The issues to be
associated with the development of common standards and specifications
go 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:    15 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
Francesco Bolici, U. Cassino, IT (tbc)
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, Kaunas U., LT
Andrea Fried, Linköping U., SE
Jean-Christophe Graz, UNIL, CH
Eric Iversen, NIFU, NO
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen U., DE
Geerten van de Kaa, TU Delft, NL
Thomas Kalling, Lund U., SE (tbc)
Niclas Meyer, B,S,S; CH (tbc)
Ivana Mijatovic, Belgrade U., SRB
Anne Mione, U. Montpellier, FR (tbc)
Piergiuseppe Morone, Unitelma-Sapienza, IT
Eitan Naveh, Technion, IL (tbc)
Marta Orviska, UMB, SK
Anke Piepenbrink, Rennes Business School, FR
Megan Quinlan, Imperial College London, UK (tbc)
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
Marc van Wegberg, Independent Consultant, NL
Robert van Wessel, ApexIS, NL
Gill Whitney, Middlesex U., UK
Paul Wiegmann, TU Eindhoven, NL
JoAnne Yates, MIT, US (tbc)



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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