Standards Digitisation and Digital Standardisation

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

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1. Zhejiang Institution of Standardization, Hangzhou 310006, China
2. Department of Computer Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
Interests: digitalisation; standardisation; artificial intelligence
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Dear Colleagues,

With the rapid development of science and technology, digitalisation has penetrated into every aspect of our lives, from manufacturing to service industries, from education and healthcare to social entertainment, digital technology is profoundly changing our society. In this digital era, standard digitisation and digital standardisation have become an important force to promote innovation and provide a solid foundation for the development of various industries.

Standards digitisation refers to the transformation of traditional business and processes into digital form through the development of a set of norms and standards, thereby improving efficiency, reducing costs and enhancing sustainability. Through standards digitisation, businesses are better able to respond to market changes, increase productivity, speed up decision-making processes and deliver better products and services. The digitisation of standards is not only about technology, but also about organisational structure, process optimisation and cultural change, and needs to be considered in a comprehensive and systematic way.

Digital standardisation, on the other hand, refers to the development and promotion of common standards based on digitalisation to ensure interoperability between different systems and platforms. Such standardisation enables various digital applications to work better together, avoiding the problem of information silos and providing the possibility of cross-industry and cross-field cooperation. The implementation of digital standardisation helps to break down technical barriers, promote innovation and cooperation, and facilitate the globalisation of the digital economy.

Driven by the digitisation of standards and digital standardisation, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain are being rapidly integrated into various industries, injecting a powerful impetus for innovation. From smart manufacturing to smart cities, from healthcare to financial services, the application of standards digitisation and digital standardisation is expanding, bringing more possibilities to society.

However, standards digitisation and digital standardisation also face challenges. While technology continues to advance, the development and updating of standards requires constant sensitivity. At the same time, differences in regulations, cultures and technological levels in different countries and regions add to the complexity of standards development. Therefore, global parties should work together to strengthen international cooperation, promote the development of standards digitisation and digital standardisation, and jointly meet the challenges of the digital era.

Overall, standards digitisation and digital standardisation is a key engine for social progress and economic development. By establishing a unified standards system, they can not only accelerate the pace of digital transformation, but also promote global innovation and sustainable development. In this digital era full of opportunities and challenges, standards digitisation and digital standardisation will lead us to a smarter, more efficient and collaborative future.

Dr. Guyue Zhang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • digitalisation
  • standardisation
  • artificial intelligence

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