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Winterhalter elected Vice-President Policy of CEN

(2018-01-26)  With effect from 1 January 2018, DIN Executive Board Chairman Christoph Winterhalter has been elected Vice-President Policy of CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, by the CEN members. In this function he will aid the CEN President in developing and implementing CEN’s political and strategic goals. He will also chair the Consultation Committee of the Administrative Board, which deals with matters involving CEN policy and international relations. As well as furthering the implementation of the CEN/CENELEC strategy, paying particular regard to policy aspects, he will ensure effective communication with the CEN Members and stakeholders on issues relating to policy and international relations. Christoph Winterhalter is taking over from DIN Executive Board Member Rüdiger Marquardt. Mr Winterhalter’s term of office is due to run until 31 December 2019. More 

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New benefit for DIN membersVouchers for participation in standards committees

(2018-01-01)  A membership really pays off: You can play an active role in shaping German standardization policy and also take advantage of concrete financial benefits. DIN members now have yet another reason to take an active role in standardization work. Beginning in January 2018, DIN membership includes vouchers for participation in standards committees. Each voucher is valued at 1,090 Euro (net). DIN members receive between one and five vouchers a year, based upon the size of the company. With this offer, DIN is aiming to lower the financial barriers to participation in standards work, in particular those faced by small and medium-sized enterprises. Membership fees will not be increased in 2018. Only the prices for rights of reproduction have been adjusted. You can find a detailed overview and find out more about membership benefits here. More 

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DIN and DKE are guests at international symposiumStandardization and regulation of electric vehicles

(2017-12-08)  At the annual “International Symposium on Electric Vehicle Standards & Regulations” of the China Automotive Technology and Research Centers (CATARC), everything revolves around the standardization and regulation of electric vehicles. The symposium promotes the international exchange of ideas among representatives from industry, the associations and business. DIN participated in this year’s symposium, the ninth of its sort, held in Dalian, China on 14 and 15 November, where it presented the German Standardization Roadmap Electric Mobility 2020 to the 200 participants from China, Japan, South Korea and the USA.  DKE also took part, presenting information on “High power charging” and “Wireless power transfer”. The German Standardization Roadmap Electric Mobility 2020 The fourth edition of the Standardization Roadmap provides a comprehensive overview of standards activities on electromobility, with details of work that has been completed along with activities that are ongoing or in ... More 

CEN-CENELEC Pin Award Presentation 2017

(2017-12-07)  Honouring Ortwin Pfaff and Jamie Thompson for their outstanding commitment. Ortwin Pfaff and Jamie Thompson were presented with the Pin Award 2017 during the CEN-CENELEC Technical Body Officers Seminar in Brussels on 6 December 2017. Every two years, CEN and CENELEC present this prestigious award to a maximum of ten individuals who lead Technical Committees (TC) and who have contributed to the success of their TC through their extraordinary personal efforts.   Ortwin Pfaff has been the head of CEN/TC 294 “Communication systems for meters” since 2012. During his term, Pfaff has skillfully led CEN/TC 294 through various organizational changes. Thanks to his consistently neutral position, his personal commitment and targeted networking, he was able to secure the Technical Committee's future and further solidify his position within the international standards community.   Jamie Thompson has been responsible for the work of CEN/TC 393 (previously CEN/TC 221/SC 2) “Equipment for ... More 

Frau Majd Shatnawi mit Herrn Rüdiger Marquardt, Mitglied des Vorstands Ms Majd Shatnawi with Mr Rüdiger Marquardt, Executive Board member
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Winner of the DIN/ISO Essay Contest 2016 visits DIN

(2017-07-19)  DIN hosted Ms Majd Shatnawi of the Jordanian Standards Institute (JSMSO) from 3-7 July. Ms Shatnawi is the winner of the DIN/ISO Essay Contest 2016. Her essay, titled “International Standards and Developing Jordan’s Urban Environment” prevailed over the submissions of other applicants from the field of international standardization. The biennial DIN/ISO Essay Contest, conducted by ISO and financed by DIN, encourages young standardizers to present the role of standardization in their country through pre-specified topics and issues. The winner is awarded 1000 Swiss francs as well as an invitation to the ISO Central Secretariat in Geneva and a week-long residence at DIN. During her stay in Berlin, the young Jordanian gained an insight into the diverse tasks of standardization and wide range of topics at DIN. It was a great pleasure to have Ms Shatnawi with us. The winning essay and accompanying film can be found here. More 

“How does standardization contribute to IT security in the Digital Single Market?”

(2017-07-13)  “How does standardization contribute to IT security in the Digital Single Market?” was the topic of the DIN discussion event hosted by the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union in Brussels on 11 July 2017 More 

9th DIN Expert Panel “Effect of light on human beings” on 22 June 2017

(2017-06-29)  On 22 June 2017, the 9th DIN Expert Panel on the topic of “Effect of light on human beings” took place at DIN in Berlin. A total of 120 international experts from the fields of science, politics, standardization, occupational health and safety, architecture and industry discussed the effects of natural and artificial light on the health, mood and productivity of humans. The effect light has on the internal clock has long been recognised in the mainstream. Artificial light and its interference in of the human circadian rhythm has been an important issue for several years. The experts’ convincing contributions made plain the implications of these effects for our organism and indicated that putting knowledge into practice with the aid of standards represents a step in the right direction. The presentations focused on the measurement and assessment of light, shift work and the presentation of empirical data from the latest studies. The programme constituted three pillars: natural ... More 

Update to the German Standardization Roadmap on IT SecurityThird edition

(2017-06-28)  DIN and DKE have updated the German Roadmap on IT Security through the KITS Advisory Council (DIN’s IT Security Coordination Office). More 

EURAS 2017 conference

(2017-05-10)  EURAS will hold its 22nd conference in Berlin, Germany, from 28 until 30 June 2017. The theme is 'Digitalization – Challenges and opportunities for standardization'. The conference will be organised by the Chair of Innovation Economics at TU and is sponsored by DIN. The program and registration form can be found on the EURAS website More 

2016 DIN Prize winners

(2016-11-04)  On 3 November 2016 several winners received awards in DIN's 16th annual DIN Prize competition. Seven prizes in four categories were awarded to entries demonstrating the central role standards play in science, research and practical applications. The "Weltfaktor Normung" (Standardization : A global factor) awards ceremony was held in Berlin's Museum for Communication, attended by nearly 300 guests. Benefits of Standardization DIN's "Benefits of Standardization" prize is awarded to those who provide the best examples of the concrete benefits of standardization in practice. The first prize winner receives € 10,000, while the second and third prize winners receive € 7,500 and € 5,000, respectively. 1st prize went to Karl-Ludwig Blumenthal, Siemens AG Title: Examination of the practical benefits of standardization taking as an example the revision of DIN 2626 "Line blanks" DIN 2626 lays down types, dimensions, materials, manufacturing methods and technical delivery conditions for line ... More 

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