Software Technologies and Standards: Enabling interoperability and Innovation

Software Technologies and Standards: Enabling interoperability and Innovation

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On 2 February 2022, the European Commission presented a new Standardisation Strategy, with the aim to "strengthen the EU's global competitiveness, to enable a resilient, green and digital economy and to enshrine democratic values in technology applications. They help manufacturers ensure the interoperability of products and services, reduce costs, improve safety and foster innovation.” Software technology, digital infrastructure, and cybersecurity are all deeply affected by standards, but awareness of both the utility and the necessity of standards is often lacking in the software community.

A first objective of this webinar is to present practical examples of standards at work in applications ranging from virtual and augmented reality to autonomous mission-critical components. Different types of standards ranging from international norms to telecom technical specifications to open data exchange will be presented and discussed.

A second objective is to raise awareness of programmes and assistance made available to the software community by the European Commission for effective use of standards and participation in the standardisation process.

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    Target Audience:

    • Software technology and digital infrastructure communities
    • Standardisation experts in ICT technologies
    • EC-funded H2020 and Horizon Europe projects with interest in standardisation
    • Policy makers and decision makers
    • Representatives from ESOs, NSBs and SDOs.

    Draft Agenda:

    15:00-15:05: Welcome overview

    • Juncal Alonso – SWForum Project Coordinator, R&D Project Manager, TECNALIA

    15:05-15:15: Session Keynote: Open Source Software & Standardisation Strategy

    • Open Source, Standardisation and Open Computing Architectures
      • Luis Carlos Busquets Perez EU Programme Officer in DG Connect E2

    15:15-15:45: Leveraging standards in software development initiatives

    • CHARITY  Supporting advanced media applications with standards
      • Ferran Diego, Telefonica
    • MEDINA – Standards support for a continuous certification framework
      • Jesus Luna Garcia, Bosch
    • EUCloudEdgeIoT – The role of standards in an open European ecosystem across the computing continuum industry
      • Maria Giuffrida, Trust-IT Services

    15:45-15:55: Standardisation resources available to researchers

    • HSBooster.eu Project – Standardisation guidance and assistance for projects
      • Ray Walshe,   Dublin City University

    15:45-16:25: Panel discussion

    • Moderator: John Favaro – Trust-IT and SWForum.eu
    • Panellists:
      • Ferran Diego - CHARITY
      • Jesus Luna Garcia - MEDINA
      • Maria Giuffrida - EUCloudEdgeIoT
      • Ray Walshe - HSbooster.eu

    16:25-16:30: Wrap-up and closing remarks

    • Juncal Alonso – SWForum.eu Project Coordinator

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    About SWForum.eu

    SWForum.eu, the European forum of the software research community, aims to raise awareness and strengthen the competitiveness of the European Software Industry by facilitating a sustainable European forum that encourages both researchers and practitioners, as well as projects in software, digital infrastructure, and cybersecurity to create intersections of expertise and a multidisciplinary approach to research and innovation.

    Join us and discover the SWForum.eu initiatives for the EU software ecosystem for better integrating software communities into standard-setting processes of SDOs.