Kai Jakobs

Kai JakobsKai Jakobs joined RWTH Aachen University’s Computer Science Department in 1985. His current research interests focus on various aspects of ICT standards and the underlying standardisation process. Over time, he (co)- authored/edited a text book on communication networks and, more recently, seventeen books on ICT standardisation. More than 200 of his papers have been published in conference proceedings, books, and journals. He has been on the programme committee and editorial board of numerous international conferences and journals, respectively, and has served as an external expert on evaluation panels of various European R&D programmes, on both technical and socio-economic issues. He is also Vice President of the European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS). Kai holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh and is a Certified Standards Professional.

Publications

ICT, Smart Systems, and Standardization
Kai Jakobs. © 2021. 16 pages.
This chapter first provides a brief introduction to the links between standards and standardization, innovation, and economics. This will be followed a description of the complex...
Shaping the Future Through Standardization
Kai Jakobs. © 2020. 345 pages.
Quality assurance is an essential aspect for ensuring the success of corporations worldwide. Consistent quality requirements across organizations of similar types ensure that...
ICT Standardization
Kai Jakobs. © 2019. 14 pages.
The chapter first looks at the links that exist between standards and standardization on the one hand and innovation and economics on the other. It then offers a brief...
Corporate Standardization Management and Innovation
Kai Jakobs. © 2019. 362 pages.
Standardization is no longer a technical activity. Rather, most large firms as well as policymakers and many other public sector entities have realized the economic and political...
Managing Responsible Standardization of Smart Infrastructures and Applications
Kai Jakobs. © 2019. 10 pages.
Interoperability standards are a sine-qua-non for smart applications and the underlying smart communication infrastructure. This chapter looks at two issues that are associated...
ICT Standardization
Kai Jakobs. © 2018. 13 pages.
The article first looks at the links that exist between standards and standardization on the one hand and innovation and economics on the other. It then offers a brief...
Advances in IT Standards and Standardization Research
Kai Jakobs. 2016.
IT standards and standardization are a necessary part of effectively delivering IT and IT services to organizations and individuals, as well as streamlining IT processes and...
Effective Standardization Management in Corporate Settings
Kai Jakobs. © 2016. 418 pages.
The use of standards to optimize the interoperability of systems has become commonplace in the business world. Though once believed to limit innovation, it has been shown that...
Advances in Standardization Research
Kai Jakobs. 2016.
Today, the technical, economic and regulatory importance of standards is no longer questioned. Standards allow complex technical systems to interoperate, they extend or even...
Modern Trends Surrounding Information Technology Standards and Standardization Within Organizations
Kai Jakobs. © 2015. 339 pages.
In fields as diverse as research and development, governance, and international trade, success depends on effective communication. However, limited research exists on how...
The Role of the Individual in ICT Standardisation: A Literature Review and Some New Findings
Kai Jakobs. © 2015. 18 pages.
This chapter discusses the influence individuals have in the ICT standards development process. The chapter draws upon ideas underlying the theory of the Social Shaping of...
International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Kai Jakobs, Geerten van de Kaa. Est. 2015.
The International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR) publishes the latest research related to standards and standardization in organizations of all types and society at...
Innovations in Organizational IT Specification and Standards Development
Kai Jakobs. © 2013. 372 pages.
The acceleration of the Internet and the growing importance of ICT in the globalized markets have played a vital role in the progressively difficult standardization of ICT...
Foreword
Kai Jakobs. © 2013. 2 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Evolution and Standardization of Mobile Communications Technology.
Standardising the Internet of Things: What the Experts Think
Kai Jakobs, Thomas Wagner, Kai Reimers. © 2011. 5 pages.
The paper reports findings of a project that aimed at making initial recommendations on how the standards setting processes for the Internet of Things can be adapted to provide...
New Applications in IT Standards: Developments and Progress
Kai Jakobs. © 2010. 368 pages.
In recent years, IT standardization has become increasingly complex as a result of globalization, widespread Internet use, and the economic importance of standards. New...
Information Communication Technology Standardization for E-Business Sectors: Integrating Supply and Demand Factors
Kai Jakobs. © 2009. 315 pages.
E-business standards can better adapt to the changing needs of tomorrow's networked organizations by applying information communication technologies today. Information...
The First ITU-T Kaleidoscope Conference
Kai Jakobs. © 2009. 2 pages.
EVENT REPORT: Recently, the ITU-T has started to increase their efforts in the field of co-operation with academia. A consultation meeting of ITU-T and representatives of...
E-Business Standardization in the Automotive Sector: Role and Situation of SMEs
Martina Gerst, Kai Jakobs. © 2009. 20 pages.
Successful cooperation between large manufacturers and their suppliers is a crucial aspect, especially in the automotive industry. Such mutually beneficial cooperation requires...
An Integrated View of E-Business and the Underlying ICT Infrastructure
Martina Gerst, Eric Iversen, Kai Jakobs. © 2009. 7 pages.
The chapter argues that any distinction between “e-business” and “infrastructure” is artificial. It shows that the lower-level techncial standards that make up the ICT...
Perceived Relation between ICT Standards' Sources and their Success in the Market
Kai Jakobs. © 2009. 16 pages.
This chapter briefly outlines a study that looked at potential links between ICT / e-business standards’ origins and their subsequent success in the market (or lack thereof). The...
How to Select the Best Platform for ICT Standards Development
Kai Jakobs, Jan Kritzner. © 2009. 16 pages.
The chapter tries to provide the information that potential standards-setters should consider when selecting a standards setting body (SSB). It proposes classifications of both...
E-Business Standardization in the Automotive Sector: Role and Situation of SMEs
Martina Gerst, Kai Jakobs. © 2009. 17 pages.
Successful cooperation between large manufacturers and their suppliers is a crucial aspect, especially in the automotive industry. Such mutually beneficial cooperation requires...
Standardization Research in Information Technology: New Perspectives
Kai Jakobs. © 2008. 300 pages.
Standardization has the potential to shape, expand, and create markets. Information technology has undergone a rapid transformation in the application of standards in practice...
E-Business Standards Setting
Kai Jakobs. © 2007. 5 pages.
Many industry sectors are facing a number of challenges to the established relations between players (the automotive sector is a particularly prominent case in point; see also...
Standardisation for Electronic Markets
Kai Jakobs. © 2007. 8 pages.
Until not so long ago, electronic business was typically characterised by one-to-one relations—a customer doing business with a vendor. A big vendor would have business relations...
E-Business Standardization in the Automotive Sector: Role and Situation of SMEs
Martina Gerst, Kai Jakobs. © 2007. 34 pages.
Successful cooperation between large manufacturers and their suppliers is a crucial aspect, especially in the automotive industry. Such mutually beneficial cooperation requires...
Advanced Topics in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research, Volume 1
Kai Jakobs. © 2006. 358 pages.
Advanced Topics in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research is a series of books which features the most current research findings in all aspects of IT...
International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR)
Kai Jakobs. Est. 2003.
The International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research (IJITSR) publishes research findings with the goal of advancing knowledge and research in all aspects of IT...
Information Technology Standards and Standardization: A Global Perspective
Kai Jakobs. © 2000. 264 pages.
In light of the emerging global information infrastructure, information technology standards are becoming increasingly important. At the same time, however, the standards setting...