This series of lectures, attended by over 100 graduate students and faculty, presented technical standards development as a self organizing evolutionary process. Viewing technical standards in four strata identifies the direct relationship of technical standards to the larger evolutionary trends of the human race. This model then supports forecasting future trends in technical standards development such as: the expanding interrelationship of standards committees, new ways to resolve intellectual property rights issues, new directions in technical standards development, new mechanisms to enhance the economic value of technical standards and new practices for opening technical standard's committee work.
The speaker explained the importance of on-going interdisciplinary work on technical standards and fruitful areas of future research including patent and anti-trust law, cultural anthropology, communications and media studies, policy sciences, computer science, mathematics of self-organizing systems, economics and marketing.
The three public lectures were:
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