The Committee includes various Slovenian experts who will monitor and participate in the development of international standardization documents in blockchain and distributed technologies that encourage European countries’ participation and identify potential specific European needs to be addressed by international standardization for successful implementation in Europe.
Meet the members:
Representatives of the companies and organizations mentioned above presented their activities and their role in blockchain at the first meeting, which took place on March 17, 2021. Later, Ms Vesna Klofutar, the head of standardization for the field of IET, introduced the SIST environment and informed the members about the expected course of work, which will include reviewing and adopting all final standardization documents and voting for standardization documents in preparation at various stages of development. They also got acquainted with the basic information and rules of SIST and the Code of Ethics of Slovenian experts in standardization. The chairman of the Committee was also elected; this honour went to Dr Muhamed Turkanović from the University of Maribor.
The Slovenian Institute for Standardization (SIST) is the Slovenian national body responsible for preparing and adopting optional standardization documents. It is also a full member of international (ISO and IEC) and European organizations (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI), representing Slovenia’s interests.
The institute’s core activity includes preparing, issuance, and applying standards to improve the suitability of processes and services for their intended purposes, prevent trade barriers, and support technical cooperation.
All interested parties can participate in the standardization process through appropriate technical bodies composed of a balanced representation of manufacturers, legislators, laboratories, science, education and consumers.
Standards are written agreements based on recognized results of science, technology and experience. They are designed to achieve optimal benefits for the community. Their use can eliminate many unnecessary barriers to trade, streamline production and services, and enable greater compatibility of products and services.
Standards can contain technical specifications and other precise criteria used as rules, instructions, test procedures, or definitions of individual characteristics. They are developed primarily to make the materials, products, processes and services that comply with them suitable for use.