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International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2006)

Standards as interdependent artifacts: application to prediction of promotion for internet standards

Mo-Han Hsieh
Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Tec

Christopher Magee
Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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We report on a study of a set of standards as a system and examine by network analysis techniques the interdependency among these standards. We provide empirical evidence that a standardís interdependency with other standards is correlated with the standardís level of acceptance. By using the standards developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), we construct a citation network of the standards and a coauthor network of the standardsí developers. We demonstrate that standards in a higher maturity level have higher prestige and higher implicit social influence. By studying the IETF standards over time, we also demonstrate that the interdependency among a related set of standards has predictive power for whether a standard increases its level of acceptance at a later date.

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