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Information Technology (IT) Standardization Process


Web service standards are developed by consortium-based standard development organizations (SDO), such as W3C, and OASIS. These SDOs develop standards through an open process with significant participation and design contribution from consortium members. Even though, these standardization processes are prevalent mode to develop Internet standards, they continue to be severely under-researched. The essence of this research is to investigate web services standardization process at W3C to gather clear understanding on how organizations participate in the process, specifically different roles they play during the process. The objective of this research is to develop a theoretical framework that can explain indepth details of the standardization process. Anticipated benefits of such a theoretical framework can be used to develop model, refine and test standardization process.

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  1. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao, John W. Bagby. Investigating IT Standardization Process through the lens of Theory of Communicative Action. In E-Life: Web-Enabled Convergence of Commerce, Work, and Social Life, Berlin, Germany, 2016.
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  2. Investigating IT Standardization Process through the lens of Theory of Communicative Action. Presented at the Workshop on e-Business (WeB), Fort Worth, TX, USA, December 2015.
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  3. Sandeep Purao, Karthikeyan Umapathy, John W. Bagby. Activity Patterns in Design Processes of IT Standards. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2015.
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  4. Karthikeyan Umapathy. How are Web Standards Designed and what Avatars got to do with it?. In Invited talk at the UNF CCEC Research Colloquium Series, Jacksonville, FL, USA, March 2013.
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  5. Karthikeyan, Umapathy, Sandeep Purao, John W. Bagby. Empirical analysis of anticipatory standardization processes: a case study. In Information Systems e-Business Management, 10 (3): 325-350, July 2012.
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  6. Karthikeyan, Umapathy, Sandeep Purao, John W. Bagby. Analyzing Processes behind Web Service Standards Development. In Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 52, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, ISBN: 9783642174483, 2011.
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  7. Analyzing Processes behind Web Service Standards Development. Presented at the Workshop on eBusiness (WEB), Phoenix, USA, December 2009.
     
  8. Karthikeyan Umapathy. An Investigation of W3C Standardization Processes Using Rational Discourse. In Proceedings of the AIS Special Interest Group on Pragmatist IS Research (SIGPrag) meeting, Phoenix, USA, December 2009.
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  9. Sandeep Purao, John W. Bagby, Karthikeyan Umapathy. Standardizing Web Services: Overcoming "Design by Committee". In Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Services (SERVICES 2008), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 2008.
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  10. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sharoda A. Paul, Sandeep Purao, John W. Bagby, Prasenjit Mitra. Avatars of Participants in Anticipatory Standardization Processes. In Standards Edge: Unifier or Divider, The Bolin Group, November 2007. (If you are interested in this article, then instead read article "Empirical analysis of anticipatory standardization processes: a case study" published in the Information Systems e-Business Management Journal, 2011, vol 9)
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  11. Prasenjit, Mitra, Sandeep Purao, John W. Bagby, Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sharoda A. Paul. An Empirical Analysis of Development Processes for Anticipatory Standards. NET Institute Working Paper No. 05-18 , September 2005.
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