8 July 2010

Cooperation between International Standardization organizations and academic institutions

Morning: Initiatives of the institutions of the Lake Geneva region

Session developed in partnership with academic institutions of the Lake Geneva region to present existing (or new) academic activities covering standardization for which the presence of the three International Standardization organizations in the area could be a factor of synergy.

8:30 – 9:30 Registration

Chair: Toby Johnson, Communications Coordinator for ITU

9:30 University of Geneva

The contribution from academia to standardization
Jean-Dominique Vassalli,
Rector of the University of Geneva

The new Master on Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development
Prof. Bernard Morard and Prof. Lucio Baccaro

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Standards, Innovation and Productivity
Prof. Dominique Foray

Quality Management at EPFL
Dr. Michel Jaccard

11:30 University of Lausanne

The engagement of the University of Lausanne in standards-related activities
Prof. Jean-Christophe Graz

12:00 Concluding discussions

Panel discussion involving ISO, IEC and ITU and the representatives of the academic institutions of the Lake Geneva region.

12:30 – 14:30 Lunch

Afternoon: Interactions with academic networks

14:30 Session dedicated to academic networks – with a view to get their view on how standards issues fit in their objectives and programmes and to discuss possible cooperative developments

Chair: Leo Lehmann, Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13 (Future Networks)

Kai Jakobs, Vice-President of European Academy for Standardization (EURAS), Aachen University, Germany

Invited representatives from USA

Invited representatives from Asia

16:30 Conclusions