Brussels, 17 January 2007

The Cooperation Platform for Research and Standardization (COPRAS), together with its consortium partners CEN, CENELEC, ETSI, W3C and The Open Group, will organize a major conference on ICT research and standardization, in the perspective of FP7 on Wednesday 17 January 2007.

The conference will bring together all stakeholders involved in the research/standards interfacing process, and will feature well known speakers from both the research and the ICT standards communities, as well as representatives from the European Commission. Areas to be addressed include:

  • how passing research output through standards processes supports innovation, and helps projects bringing their results to the market
  • what are the major challenges IST projects face when cooperating with standards organizations, and how these challenges should be addressed
  • how should interfacing between research and standardization be organized in FP7, and what are the role and challenges for the European Technology Platforms in this respect
  • what are the main areas in ICT standardization where future closer cooperation with research projects in FP7 will be required
  • how can contributing to standards-making be made more attractive to research projects, and how this will contribute to Europe achieving itsoverall goal of furthering the Information Society and its position in ICT development
  • what are the recommendations from FP6 for the research/standards interfacing process in FP7, and how can COPRAS' results support improving cooperation between projects and standards organizations in the new Framework Programme.

The conference will take place at the Bedford Hotel in Brussels, and participation will be free of charge on a first-come/first-served basis. Pre-registration for the conference is possible at:

COPRAS Project:
COPRAS contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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