Activities in Standards and
Specification Development Organizations (SSDOs)
The following is a partial
list of standards and specification development organizations that we've
participated in, past and present:
General and GII (Global
Information Infrastructure) Standards Activities
Executive Board -- Farance Inc. is a member of INCITS
(InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards), a 40+ year
old, accredited standards development organization that covers broad areas
of information technology standardization.
ISO-IEC JTC1/SC25/WG1 -- Home Electronic Systems. This committee is
working on Residential Gateways. Farance Inc. has contributing to the
HomeGate Residential Gateway Architecture and service protocols standards.
IISP -- Information Infrastructure Standards Panel. A collection of
US standards bodies, organizations, companies, and government agencies. The
panel is identifying standards needs for the national and global information
infrastructure. Farance Inc. is involved in: networks, nomadicity,
distributed systems, security, applications, devices (appliances),
electronic publications, education, entertainment, electronic commerce. We
have collaborated on developing:
JTC1/SWGGII/JTGII - JTC1 Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Global
Information Infrastructure (GII). Recommends the US position to the
Special Working Group on GII. In other words, we're providing advice on how
GII issues can be incorporated into standards work and how to coordinate
efforts with ITU (International Telecommunications Union, formerly CCITT).
We are the project editor for this document. For the latest copy of the GII
roadmap, see: http://ssdo.org/jtc1/gii-roadmap.
JTC1/CAW - JTC1 Cultural Adaptability Workshop. Develops a
cross-industry, cross-committee strategy for incorporating cultural
elements, including: generic cultural adaptability including
multi-lingualism, coded character sets and their characteristics, interfaces
and interaction between users and systems. For more information and working
papers, see: http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/caw
JTC/BT-EC - JTC1 Business Team on Electronic Commerce. Developing
work items for electronic commerce standardization. For more information,
click on and scroll down to: "Business
Team on Electronic Commerce".
JTC1 Standards Operations Roundtable (SORT). Developing
collaboration techniques and the posting of GII-related activities for
standards development organizations (accredited standards bodies) and
consortia (non-accredited organizations).
- White House Technology
Policy Working Group Our paper on US competitiveness and standards
activity was selected for publication on their web site (cached in HTML,
MS-Word, and PDF).
- Choosing an
architecture for the GII Discusses the issues related to picking an
appropriate GII architecture -- actually, the paper demonstrates why there
is no single GII architecture. The paper discusses the limitations of
analysis and, in particular, the limitations of applying object-oriented
technology in cross-industry solutions. Additionally, the paper explores the
notions of "middleware" and "bitways" and reveals flaws
in these terms. http://farance.com/standards/gii-arch-issues.html
Data, Metadata, Programming Environments,
and Distributed Systems Standards Activities
JTC1/SC32/WG2 -- Metadata. This committee has developed the metadata
registries (ISO/IEC 11179) series of standards. Farance Inc.
has supplied the project editor for the ISO/IEC
20944 metadata interoperability binding series of standards and the
ISO/IEC 19773 metadata
ISO-IEC JTC1 SC42 --
Artificial Intelligence (AI). This committee is
working standards for Artificial Intelligences and its infrastructure.
JTC1/SC22/WG11 -- Language Independent Bindings. This committee has
developed the Language Independent Arithmetic (LIA), Language Independent
Datatypes (LID), and Language Independent Procedure Calls (LIPC). We have
been involved in (1) bindings of LIA to the C programming language, and (2)
extensions of LID to support semi-structured data, unstructured data, and
XML bindings. The
ISO/IEC 11404 General Purpose Datatypes standard is now freely
Information Technology for
Learning, Education, and Training (Learning Technology) Standards Activities
JTC1/SC36 -- Information Technology for Learning, Education, and
Training. This ISO/IEC JTC1 Subcommittee is focused on information
technology standards (not education standards).
Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC). The LTSC web
site is: http://ieeeltsc.org
1484.1, Architecture and Reference Models WG is now an IEEE approved
standard. Farance Inc. has developed an architecture for learning technology
systems, the Learning Technology Systems Architecture (LTSA).
Last Update: 2020-09