Bringing technical standardization and scientific research closer together.

The Institut Luxembourgeois de la Normalisation, de l'Accréditation, de la Sécurité et qualité des produits et services (ILNAS) and the University of Luxembourg, via the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), have set up since 2017 a partnership aimed at bringing the worlds of technical standardization and scientific research closer together.

The research programme is aimed at creating an innovative environment for digital trust on smart ICT, explains Dr. Matthias Brust, research associate at the University of Luxembourg. The programme considers important technologies which have a huge impact on the economy but also on the quality of life of citizens, such as AI, Big Data, Cloud Computing, IoT.

Working with ILNAS enables the team from the University of Luxembourg to have a direct communication line with current development in standardization technical committees and to direct research efforts immediately into the direction needed to have an impact on the economy.

The three PhD candidates in the program – Mr. Nader Samir Labib, Ms. Saharnaz Dilmaghani, and Mr. Chao Liu – respectively involved in the domains of the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, and Cloud Computing, explain the work they have conducted in the context of their thesis topics, and the benefits of their participation in technical standardization.

“Standards enable early adopters to shape technical standardization landscape.”

Nader Samir Labib 

PhD candidate, University of Luxembourg

“Standardization is a valid resource for scientific work and in turn experience from research side can contribute to standardization”

Saharnaz Dilmaghani 

PhD candidate, University of Luxembourg

“Standardization is a valid resource for scientific work and in turn experience from research side can contribute to standardization”

Saharnaz Dilmaghani 

PhD candidate, University of Luxembourg

“The foundation of standards is the result of scientific research and technological progress”

Chao Liu 

PhD candidate, University of Luxembourg

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