Advanced Topics in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research, Volume 1

Advanced Topics in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research, Volume 1

Kai Jakobs (Aachen University, Germany)
Release Date: December, 2005|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 358
ISBN13: 9781591409380|ISBN10: 1591409381|EISBN13: 9781591409403|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-938-0

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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 standardization research, from a diversity of angles, traversing the traditional boundaries between individual disciplines. Advanced Topics in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research, Volume 1 is a part of this series.

Advanced Topics in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research, Volume 1 presents a collection of chapters addressing a variety of aspects related to IT standards and the setting of standards. This book covers a variety of topics, such as economic aspects of standards, alliances in standardization and the relation between 'formal' standards bodies and industry consortia. It also offers a glimpse inside a standards working group, as well as a look at applications of standards in different sectors.

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...a diverse yet complementary collection of papers, many of them by some of the key contributors to this new growing body of knowledge.

– Standards Engineering (2006)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kai Jakobs joined Aachen University's (RWTH) Computer Science Department as a member of the technical staff in 1985. Over the years, his research interests moved away from the technical nuts and bolts of communication systems to socio-economic aspects with a focus on IT standardization. He is the co-author of a text book on data communications and more recently, five books on standards and standardization in IT. He has been on the program committees of numerous international conferences, and has also served as an external expert on evaluation panels of various European R&D programs, on both technical and socio-econimic issues. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Edinburgh.