ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

ANSI Meeting addresses information and communication technologies.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
November 29, 2011 - On November 7-12, ANSI hosted 26th plenary meeting of ISO and IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology Standards, in San Diego, CA. Meeting drew 140 representatives from 22 ISO/IEC national member bodies and liaison organizations. ANSI's Frances Schrotter commented how "the committee has made tremendous progress toward a large number of key objectives" under leadership of Karen Higginbottom, who was appointed for second 3-year term as JTC 1 chair at meeting.

JTC 1 Plenary in San Diego Moves ICT Standardization Forward

(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
25 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY, 10036

Press release date: November 21, 2011

On November 7-12, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hosted the 26th plenary meeting of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology Standards, in San Diego.

From computers and credit cards to information security to RFID, JTC 1 has advanced the standardization needs of information and communications technologies (ICT) around the world. The 26th plenary meeting drew 140 representatives from 22 ISO/IEC national member bodies and liaison organizations to further standardization activities in the field.

The United States plays a leading role in the work of ISO/IEC JTC 1, with ANSI serving as secretariat, and ANSI member and accredited standards developer the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) administering the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to JTC 1. In addition to this leadership role, INCITS provided the funding for the meeting and was praised by the participants for the outstanding facilities and meeting organization.

At the meeting, Karen Higginbottom, director of standards at Hewlett Packard, was appointed for a second three-year term as JTC 1 chair.

"Under Karen's leadership, the committee has made tremendous progress toward a large number of key objectives," said ANSI senior vice president and chief operating officer Frances Schrotter in her opening remarks. "There is no doubt that she has truly taken JTC 1 to a new level."

Prompted by previous work related to energy efficiency and greening, JTC 1 created Subcommittee (SC) 39, Sustainability of and by IT, with the United States offering to provide the chairman and serve as the secretariat. JTC 1 also congratulated SC 38, Distributed Application Platforms and Services, for finalizing its study group report on cloud computing.

JTC 1 extended the scope of one of its subcommittees to allow it to respond to technology developments, in particular in the area of augmented reality. It also encouraged its subcommittees to take up new work and its special working group on planning to explore new areas. Other achievements included the continuation of its ad hoc group on Incubator and approval of Incubator Operational Principles for a one-year pilot project, which may result in two Incubator Groups being created (Digital Preservation and Wireless Power Transfer/Application for ICT). JTC 1 also moved to extend the term of its ad-hoc groups on Structure and on Enabling Tools, and directed the work of its special working group on Smart Grid for the coming year.

JTC 1 received reports from representatives of its liaison organizations including ITU-T, IEC TC100, ISO TC215 and Ecma International, , as well as PAS Submitters (DMTF, OASIS, OMG, SNIA, TCG, The Open Group, W3C, and the UPnP Forum). It noted with significant interest the excellent collaborative process which has led to more than 20 Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) approved last year as ISO/IEC standards from these submitters.
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
 More New Product News from this company:
ANSI Website offers complete SAE International standards.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
USNC Names Participants for 2014 IEC Young Professionals Workshop
ANSI-NSP Nanotechnology Standards Database Webinar Rescheduled for December 5
U.S. and German Standardizers Meet to Advance Transatlantic Trade Objectives
Reminder: Standards Simulation Workshop to Be Held November 19 in New York City
People on the Move
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Trade Associations

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address