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Decision-making in standard developing organisations for the internet

The project team held its first project workshop in Brussels on the 25 of April, 2017. The workshop was convened by the research team and external steering group members.

The workshop was held at the University of Warwick's Brussels office.


Please find the workshop agenda below.


 Decision-making in standard developing organisations for the internet

9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017
University of Warwick, Brussels Office
Avenue d'Auderghem 22, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

 9.00  Registration and refreshments
 9.30  Welcome: Alison Harcourt (University of Exeter), Seamus Simpson (University of Salford), George Christou (University of Warwick),
 9.50  Plenary Session
   Jari Arkko “Decision-making in the IETF: functions and process”
  Rigo Wenning “Decision-making in the W3C: functions and process”
  Sue Hares “The work of the IESG”
10.45  Tea and coffee break
11.15  Breakout session 1
The role of the state in SDO decision-making

Chair: Alison Harcourt

The role of the civil society in SDO decision-making

Chair: Seamus Simpson

Hadley Beeman, W3C Heiki Lõhmus, Free Software Foundation Europe, standard-setting: a view from civil society
Thomas Reibe, European Commission, Directorate-General Connect Lukasz Olejnik, independent privacy and security consultant and researcher, privacy impact assessments of web standards
Simon Hicks, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), UK Joseph Lorenzo Hall, CDT, David and Goliath: civil society's outmatched and over-leveraged role in technical standards setting
Ajit Jillavenkatesa, Senior Standards Policy Adviser with the Standards Coordination Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Daniel Dardailler, W3C, multi-stakeholder engagement of the W3C: the Web Accessibility Initiative.
12.30  Lunch
13.30  Breakout Session 2
Solutions for the mobile web

Chair: Pieter de Wit

Open standards and patented software

Chair: Rigo Wenning

Security and privacy

Chair: Jim Killock

Guido Hiertz, Ericsson, Wi-Fi standard 802.11ax Tobie Langel, independent consultant, SDOs as de facto do-ocracies — how standards are really made. Stephen Farrell, IETF, key issues in the area of security and data protection
Tim Chown, Soton, IPV6 standardisation developments Martin Chapman, OASIS Board Vice-Chair, Ireland, explaining the interplay between standards, patents and open software Alexey Melnikov, London, IETF, instant messaging.
Paul Murdock, IEEE & Landis+Gyr, mobile solutions for the web Andrew Hutton, Unify,

Standardisation within the IETF

Walter van Holst, Vrijschrift
Alexander Pelov, IETF

IoT standardisation developments

 Alison Harcourt, the IEEE’s new patent policy Mike O’Neill, W3C Tracking Protection Working Group, Do Not Track
14.45  Plenary session: findings
  Rigo Wenning
  Jim Killock
  Pieter de Wit
  George Christou
  Alison Harcourt
  Seamus Simpson
16:00  Event ends