A Systematic Approach for Closing the Research to Standardization Gap

  • Bernard Sales
  • Emmanuel Darmois
  • Dimitri Papadimitriou
  • Didier Bourse
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7281)


Standardization activities are recognized as one of the tools to incubate research results and accelerate their transfer to innovative marketable products and services. However, the European Commission (EC) research community and its associated stakeholders acknowledge the lack of research transfer via the standardization channel, generally referred to as the research-to-standardization gap. This chapter analyzes the root causes for this gap and proposes way forward. In particular research-focused standardization is considered as the instrument to address this issue. This chapter shows that pre-standardization should be supplemented by a methodology and its associated process aiming to systematically analyze the standardization aspects of research projects and by helping them out to draw their standardization strategy.


Standardization Organization Standardization Strategy Standardization Objective Standardization Body Standardization Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Sales
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Darmois
    • 1
  • Dimitri Papadimitriou
    • 1
  • Didier Bourse
    • 1
  1. 1.Alcatel-Lucent Bell LabsBelgium

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