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This paper describes a project in which information systems techniques are augmenting efforts to innovate software management systems aboard ships via a new global standard. As an introduction to the topic for academics unaware of how and why to participate in standards-making activities, the paper introduces the case with the history of standards governance and its importance within the shipping and maritime industry. The research case and on-going action research project exposes new opportunities for IS research and maritime innovation.

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Aug 10th, 12:00 AM

The Necessity and History of Standards in Maritime Informatics: Current Example of Shipboard Software Governance

This paper describes a project in which information systems techniques are augmenting efforts to innovate software management systems aboard ships via a new global standard. As an introduction to the topic for academics unaware of how and why to participate in standards-making activities, the paper introduces the case with the history of standards governance and its importance within the shipping and maritime industry. The research case and on-going action research project exposes new opportunities for IS research and maritime innovation.

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