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ICES 2017 (Chicago)

International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES) Annual Meeting


375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois USA

August 10, 2017

Aspen Hall (Room RB 150; meals and breaks in atrium)

Standards in Context:  Skill Requirements, Pedagogy and Research

August 10 8:15am -5:45 pm (doors open, registration 7:30, reception follows program)


Hosted by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies



  • Deere & Company
  • ISO and
  • Dr. Stephen Kwan, Associate Dean, Lucas Professor of Service Science, Lucas Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University

Addressing underlying technical standards is increasingly critical in planning, teaching, and research.


The International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES) is an informal international collaboration of individuals representing government, industry, academia, national and international standards bodies, and consortia that is dedicated to promoting education about standardization (including training for current and future standards professionals), improving its quality and attractiveness for all stakeholders, and stimulating dialogue and research. The collaboration benefits from the varying experience, processes, models and attention in education found in different global regions and considers the importance of dynamic and strategic, geographic, sector and teaching contexts in how standards are developed -indeed this is the focus of this year's program.


This program will consider standards education/ skill requirements expressed by industry, review a wide range of examples of standards content covered in engineering law, management and other courses and government training initiatives in multiple countries, and related research, and will then review pedagogical approaches including simulations and customized cases/modules.


AGENDA (7:30 registration, continental breakfast)

8: 30 Welcome

8:45 Defining standards skill requirements: government and industry perspective (15 min each)

Donggeun Choi (Korean Standards Association (KSA) - on new APEC career path initiative)

Alec McMillan (Rockwell Automation)

Ko Ozaki (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan), Toshiaki Kurokawa  (ICES founder)

Tim West (John Deere)



10:05 BREAK


10:20 Training and University Course/Program current and emerging examples and models (A) (15 min each)

Steve Elliot (Purdue University -reviewing standards in engineering courses)

Manabu Eto (Hitotsubashi University), Kunimitsu Iwadare (Japan Standards Association)

Anne Layne-Farrar (NU Law - reviewing masters in science in law standards component)

Tom Smith (Michigan State University -standards and workforce development projects)

Anne Wilcock (University of Guelph standards in business courses; National Academic Challenge)


11:50       LUNCH

12:35 Training and University Course/Program current and emerging examples and models (B) (15 min each)

Kenneth Balkey, ASME (Standards Infusion efforts - modules used in 20 engineering schools)

Lisa Greenwood, Rochester Institute of Technology- sustainability modules)

Sunghyun Park, KSA - reviewing KSA courses geared to elementary to grad school and industry training

Don Purcell (School of Engineering, Catholic University - review of Engineering, Public Policy and Ethics programs, issues and opportunities)



1:50 Literature and Research (15 min each)

Justus Baron (Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, NU Pritzker School of Law; reporting on a range of research projects and on Searle Center data base);

Knut Blind (Technische Universität Berlin) - video presentation

Henk DeVries (Erasmus University) "Standardisation - What should managers know?"

Ivana Mijatovic, University of Beograd, Serbia (standardization text book and course)



3:05 BREAK


3:20 A fun challenge - evolving a text- free standard

Tim West, Jeff Strauss (Northwestern Buffett Institute)


4:00 Pedagogy: cases, stories and simulations (20 min each quick walk through examples)

Signe Annette Bøgh (Danish Standards - various simulations)

Daniele Gerundino (ISO, ISO simulation)

Stephen Kwan (San Jose State University (competition, cases and IEEE MOOC)

Jennifer McCain, IEEE (IEEE simulation)


5:25 News and updates (open)


OPEN Board meeting and RECEPTION (HEAVY H'OERDERVES) FOLLOWS in Lowden Hall (Levy Mayer room 117)





World Standards Cooperation Academic Day 2017


The value of standardsandeducation about standardization

The World Standards Cooperation (WSC) was established in 2001 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommu¡©nication Union (ITU), in order to strengthen and advance the voluntary consensus-based international standards systems of, ISO, IEC and ITU. Since 2010, the WSC Academic Day has been conceived by ISO, IEC and ITU as an annual appointment to promote dialogue between universities and the international standards community, to raise awareness and to foster cooperation and joint initiatives. The WSC Academic Day 2017 is held on 11 August 2017, following the annual workshop of ICES (the International Cooperation for Education about Standardization) on 10 August 2017 at Chicago, USA. The central theme covered by the WSC Academic Day 2017 concerns the value of standards and education about standardization, considering how education about standardization can contribute and take advantage from analysis and experiences highlighting the benefits deriving from using standards and from participating in standards development. The WSC Academic Day 2017 will also give the opportunity to share information on recent progress in the relationships between NSBs and universities . notably in Asia, USA and Latin America.


09:00 World Standards Cooperation . Academic Day 2017

09:00-09:10 Welcome

. Ross Wraight, Chief Executive, Standards Group Limited (SGL), Past President and Board member of IFAN

FIRST SESSION . Introduction to the theme, with views from IEC, ISO and ITU 
How education about standardization can benefit from analysis, research and case studies highlighting the use of standards and their contribution to public welfare and organizations¡¯ performances.

09:10-09:30 ISO View 
. Daniele Gerundino, Academy Director, ISO, and Academic Fellow, University of Geneva

09:30-09:50 IEC View 
. Jan-Henrik Tiedemann, Community Manager, IEC

09:50-10:10 ITU View 
. Alessia Magliarditi, Programme Coordinator, ITU

10:10-10:45 Coffee/Tea break

SECOND SESSION . National Standards Bodies and other SDOs¡¯ perspective 
Updates from NSBs and other SDOs re : activities aiming at demonstrating and communicating 
the benefits of standards and their connection with universities, at research or education level

10:45-12:00 Panel 
. Erniningsih Haryadi, Deputy Chairman of Information and Promotion, BSN (Indonesia) 
. Li Xuanqin, Deputy Director General of General Office, SAC (China) 
. Daniel Masso Aguado, Head of Knowledge and Education, UNE (Spain) 
. Lisa Rajchel, Senior Director, ANSI (USA) 
. Mojdeh Rowshan Tabari, ISO and Education expert, ISIRI (Islamic Republic of Iran) 
. Donggeun Choi, Chief Manager, KSA (Korea) and Chair, International Cooperation for Education 
about Standardization 
12:00-13:45 Lunch

THIRD SESSION . University and stakeholder perspectives 
Updates from universities, about research and education activities related to standardization and 
its benefits; and from standards users, about their views on the value of standards and on specific needs 
that can be addressed in collaboration with NSBs, SDOs and universities.

13:45-15:15 Panel

Justus Baron, Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law (USA)

Gu Xingquan, Associate Professor, Jiliang University (China)

Pang Zhenghu, Researcher, National Institute of Standardization (China)

Ross Wraight , Chief Executive, Standards Group Limited (Australia)

Daniel Beltrami, Gerente de Relaciones Institucionales, Responsable Programa Universidades, IRAM (Argentina), video presentation

Cesar Diaz Guevara, Executive Director, INEN (Ecuador), and Marcia Almeida, Andina Simon Bolivar University (Ecuador), video presentation

Carlos Pulido, Gerente de Capacitacion, ICONTEC (Colombia), video presentation

15:15-15:45 Coffee/Tea break

15:45-16:30 Discussion in plenary, Review of the main outcomes from the panel discussions

16:30 Conclusions

International Organization for Standardization 
ISO Central Secretariat Chemin de Blandonnet 8 Case Postale 401 CH . 1214 Vernier, Geneva Switzerland


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