U.S.-South Korea Standardization Dialogue and Open Forum

Dear QED-C Members,

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is working with the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) to co-host a U.S.-South Korea Standardization Dialogue and Open Forum on December 1 and 2. It is an annual conference with experts from both countries to share expertise on standards development, technology trends, market needs, etc. The targeted attendees would be high-level management from KATS and ANSI, and relevant stakeholders from government, academia, and industries from both countries.

QED-C members are invited to participate — you may register for the meeting at  https://register.ansi.org/koreausforum/ .   Further, we would like to have a small number of industry representatives present on topics of mutual interest to Korea and the US.  These US industry perspectives should be delivered with an eye toward standardization concepts.  Is anyone willing to speak for about 15 minutes on a topic of mutual interest?  It could be a general industry perspective or more specific.

Barbara Goldstein and Steve Bush have already volunteered to participate, but others would be most welcome.

We have the opportunity to significantly influence the Quantum agenda on Day 2.  I have looked at last year’s agenda for this meeting, and suggest that this year’s agenda will be no more than 3 hours and look something like the following (agenda suggestions welcome):

  • Korean intro
  • US Intro
  • Quantum Standardization Landscape
  • Standardization Readiness Levels Concept
  • Korea Industry Perspectives
  • US Industry Perspectives
    • QED-C Benchmarking study
    • Steve Bush, GE
    • Others
  • Panel
  • Discussion / Q&A


Logistical details are provided below.


  • S-Dialogue and Open Forum: December 2, 9 am – 12 pm Korea time / December 1, 7 – 10 pm Washington D.C. time
  • Four parallel Technical Sessions: December 2, 9 pm – 12 am Korea time / December 2, 7 – 10 am Washington D.C. time

Setting: online for U.S. participants + onsite for Korean participants

 Two public sessions:

  1. Open Forum: strategic keynotes and technical presentations by government officials, subject matter scholars and industry experts (open to public, live stream on Youtube).
  2. Technical Sessions: small-scale (15-20 persons) seminars/workshops for industry experts to discuss practical issues and technical details focusing on the four areas below (closed-door, off-the-record).

Four areas of focus:

  1. Quantum technology
  2. Artificial intelligence
  3. Semiconductor
  4. Future of mobility

If you have any questions, please ask.  I hope that a number of you will be able to participate.



Clare M. Allocca, (Fed) <clare.allocca@nist.gov>