The Event

Dates: 5 to 9 July 2010

Venue: International Conference Centre (CICG) – Geneva, Switzerland

Target audience:

Expected outcome:


Participation in the initiative is at no charge but subject to advance registration.
Due to the limited number of seats, admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants will be fully responsible for their travel and subsistence costs.

All the sessions will take place in English and no translation will be provided – with the exception of the morning session of 7 July 2010, for which English and French simultaneous translation will be provided.

Agenda of the week:

5-6 July
ICES workshop, focused on the dialogue between “users” (industry, governments, standards developing organizations) and “providers” (academic institutions) of education services covering standardization

ICES: The International Cooperation on Education about Standardization is an informal group of academic institutions that share significant interests and activities in the standards field

7 July
Recognizing academic excellence, presentation of the most important initiatives promoted by ISO, IEC and ITU to stimulate cooperation with Academia and to recognize academic excellence

8 July
Cooperation between international standards organization and academic institutions, presentation and discussion of initiatives aiming at promoting cooperation in education and research between International Standardization organizations and academic institutions – with a specific focus on the academic institutions of the Lake Geneva region  

9 July
Economic and social benefits of standards, presentation and discussion of existing research studies and methodologies as well as of initiatives and projects to be undertaken, fostering cooperation between academic institutions and standards developing organizations