Briefing paper: Future challenges in standardization

The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) opened a challenge for academic papers addressing Future challenges in standardization with the winners awarded in October 2018 in conjunction with 2018 IEC General Meeting in Busan, Korea.

In this context, the IEC, IEEE and KATS seeked for participation of leading professors, researchers from the fields of technology and engineering, economics, social science, policy and the law to share diverse perspectives and insights on future challenges in standardization.

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Presentation: Development of an IEC International Standard and relevance to conformity assessment

This presentation provides a detailed overview of the development process of an IEC International Standard and how it facilitates testing and certification (conformity assessment).


Briefing paper: Standardization and conformity assessment – en

IEC runs four global Conformity Assessment Systems which operate schemes and programmes based on third-party testing and certification and mutual recognition agreements. Laboratories and certification bodies test and certify products, equipment, services and personnel competency against IEC International Standards, to ensure their reliability, interoperability with other products, services and installations, and that the relevant safety standards have been applied.

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Briefing paper: Electricity – en, fr

Energy is the “golden thread” that weaves together economic growth, human development and environmental sustainability.

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