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3D PDF Consortium
Develops and promotes the adoption of 3D PDF as an open standard of engineering data

Accredited Standards Committee X9
Develops and promotes standards for the financial services industry

Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Developed and promoted a facility for connecting messaging-dependent applications *Merged with OASIS International Open Standards Consortium in 2011

Develops and promotes standardization, certification, industry press, and training (France)

AltExchange Alliance
Develops and promotes a single data standard for sharing information in the private equity industry

American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN)
Promotes environmental packaging issues related to legislation and regulation

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Maintains, supports, and oversees the U.S. voluntary standards infrastructure and is the U.S. representative to the ISO (U.S.)

American Petroleum Institute (API)
Promotes and represents the oil and natural gas industry (U.S.)

ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board)
Provides accredation to ISO/IEC 17021 certification bodies

Promotes consumer-oriented technical expertise and advice (Europe)

ARMA International
Develops and promotes education and training for records and information management professionals

Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD)
Develops standards for the insurance industry

Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI)
Promotes enterprise integration across industries and governments

ASTM International
Develops standards for the materials, products, systems and services industries

Automation Standards Compliance Institute (ASCI)
Supports compliance assessment programs relating to ISA automation-related standards

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BSI Group
Develops and promotes standards for business improvement and global trade

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Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Develops standards and certifies products (Canada)

Develops and promotes European Standards and other consensus documents (Europe)

China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI)
Develops scientific research to support standardization in the field of electronics and the IT industry (China)

Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association (CENSA)
Promoted electronic recordkeeping systems standards *Inactive

Develops and promotes new eCommerce technologies and business practices

Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Promotes competitive and fair open markets, open systems, and open networks

Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International (CAM-I)
Promotes research and development in areas of strategic importance to manufacturing industries

Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standardization of the Nations of the Americas (CANENA)
Promotes international electrotechnical standardization (Americas)

Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA)
Promotes the advancement of customer experience management practices

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Data Centre Alliance (DCA)
Develops and promotes accreditation for the data center industry

Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA)
Develops electronic business interchange standards

Dimensional Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC)
Promotes and develops technology and standards for automated dimensional metrology

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Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Consortium
Promotes the Electronics Design Automation (EDA) Industry

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Promotes protection of civil liberties in regards to digital technology use

Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC)
Develops performance benchmarks for embedded systems

Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA)
Promotes embedded vision technology usage by embedded system designers

Promotes development of standards for the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Network

Euro Asian Council for Standardization (EACS)
Develops policy in the field of standardization, metrology and certification (Europe/Asia)

European Data Centre Association (EUDCA)
Develops and promotes data center industry improvements (Europe)

European Information and Communication Technology Industry Association (EICTA)
Promoted the European information and communication technology industry *Merged with the European Association of Consumer Electronics Manufacturers in 2001 to form DigitalEurope (Europe)

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FileTek, Inc.
Maintains large-scale storage virtualization and data management

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G-3 PLC Alliance
Develops and promotes the implementation of G3-PLC in smart grid applications

German Institute for Standardization (DIN, Deutsches Institut for Normung)
Promotes German standards and represents German interests at international and European levels (Germany)

Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
Promotes technologies for sustainable development through a global partnership of ICT companies

GlobalPlatform, Inc.
Develops and promotes infrastructure standards for multiple application SmartCards

Develops and promotes standards-based, global supply-chain solutions (U.S.)

GTW Associates
Provides consultation on the strategic role of standards in competitiveness of businesses, organizations and countries in the global marketplace

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High Tech Broadband Coalition, The (HTBC)
Promoted the development of broadband technology *Inactive

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ICT Standards Board (ICTSB)
Develops standards and specifications through an ICT collaborative (Europe)

IEEE Computer Society (IEEECS)
Provides technical information and services to computing professionals

IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO)
Promotes and provides support services in connection with the development and adoption of technology standards by other technology industry consortia

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)
Develops and facilitates the development of technology standards in a variety of industries

IGRS Alliance
Develops interoperability standards and product compliance (China)

InCommon Federation
Develops a framework for trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research (U.S.)

Independent Association of Accredited Registers (IAAR)
Promotes accredited management system assessment by acting as a resource for organizations developing management assessment based programs

Industry Advisory Council (IAC)
Promotes information resources management products and services to the government (U.S.)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Promotes clarity of technology standards

Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC)
Represents U.S. providers of information technology products and services (U.S.)

Infrared Data Association (IrDA)
Develops specifications for infrared wireless communication

Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH)
Develops an open reference architecture for the universal adoption of strong authentication practices

Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Develops, maintains, and promotes technology standards in multiple industries

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, The (IEST)
Promotes contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes

International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA)
Promotes carbon reduction and offset provider organizations

International Communications Association (ICA)
Promotes the scholarly study of human communication in academic research worldwide

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Develops and promotes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
Promotes the computing and communications industry relating to information technology

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Promotes the development of standardization and related activities around the world to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services

International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)
Develops and promotes the global harmonization of legal metrology procedures

International Society of Automation (ISA)
Promotes education about automation and control

International Telecommunication Union
Develops technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect

Internet Industry Association (IIA)
Promotes the Internet industry (Australia)

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Japanese Standards Association (JSA)
Promotes Japanese standards through education and certification programs (Japan)

Java Card Forum (JCF)
Promotes Java as the programming language for multiple-application smart cards

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Learning Content Management System (LCMS) Council
Promoted market awareness of learning content management system infrastructures *Inactive

LonMark International
Develops and promotes integration of open, multi-vendor control systems utilizing ANSI/EIA/CEA 709.1 and related standards

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Machinery Information Management Open System Alliance (MIMOSA)
Develops and promotes the adoption of open information standards for Operations and Maintenance in manufacturing, fleet, and facility environments

Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTCL)
Promotes the fostering of entrepreneurship and the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors

Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA)
Promoted mobile enterprise *Dissolved in 2007

Multiband OFDM Alliance (MBOA)
Developed specifications based on ultrawideband-based technology *Merged with WiMedia Alliance in 2005

Develops requirements for Multimedia-Grade networks

MULTOS Consortium
Promotes the MULTOS specification in the smartcard industry

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National Association of Finite Element Methods and Standards (NAFEMS)
Promotes the use of finite element technology

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Develops and promotes standards to manage information in digital environments (U.S.)

National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology of Brazil (INMETRO)
Develops and maintains standards for Brazilian enterprises (Brazil)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Develops and promotes measurements, standards and technology as a non-regulatory federal agency (U.S.)

NIL Consortium (NILCom)
Promotes standard process parameters, test stamps, and qualified hardware solutions for high volume manufacturing and application development

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Developed open source middleware *Merged with Orientware in 2005 to form OW2 Consortium

Office of the United States Trade Representative
Develops and coordinates U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and oversees negotiations with other countries (U.S.)

Develops and promotes specifications to ensure the global functionality of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems

Open Charge Alliance (OCA)
Promotes and provides a forum for the development of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), a standard for uniform communications between Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points and the central management system

Open Cloud Consortium (OCC)
Maintains cloud computing infrastructure to support scientific research

Open Deal Format (ODF) Working Group
An open standard to streamline the exchange of group buying offer information *Inactive

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Develops geo information systems standards

OpenDoc Society
Promotes the openness of documents and shared knowledge

OpenFabrics Alliance
Develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing

Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)
Promotes the development and deployment of interoperable products and services for data switching and routing using optical networking technologies

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Promotes intergovernmental communication regarding economics

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Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC)
Promotes standardization and standards preparation and conformance for Pacific Rim countries (Pacific Rim)

Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT)
Promotes the development of technical standardization in its member countries (Americas)

PC104 Consortium
Develops, maintains, promotes, and distributes specifications supporting the PC/104 form factor

Performance Marketing Association, Inc. (PMA)
Promotes the profile of performance marketing

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA)
Develops and promotes the adoption of specifications for interoperability of IP-enabled security devices

Develops, promotes and maintains programming standards for industrial controller and automation applications
Develops and promotes Power Architecture technology

ProSTEP iViP Association
Develops solutions and standards relating to product data management and virtual product creation

PXI Systems Alliance
Develops, promotes, and maintains the PXI Specification for the measurement and automation of PC technology

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Promoted a common foundation for secure m-commerce *Merged with the Liberty Alliance in 2003

RFID International Business Association (RFIDba)
Promotes the global RFID industry

Develops and promotes open e-business process standards and services for supply chain partners

Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS)
Promotes and coordinates the efforts of industry constituents in proposing technical and legal frameworks for developing ICT infrastructure and providing confidence & security in the use of ICT (Russia)

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SAE International
Develops and promotes standards for engineering professionals in various industries

Safety Equipment Institute (SEI)
Provides a non-governmental, third-party certification program that tests for public safety, and certifies a broad range of safety and protective products used occupationally and recreationally

SCSI Trade Association (STA)
Promotes the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) to the storage industry

Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising
Promotes understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on online behavior

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Consortium
Promoted the adoption of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) *Inactive

Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
Promotes interoperability and component reuse in government and private sector applications

Smart Active Labels Consortium (SAL-C)
Developed and promoted smart active label technologies for multiple industries *Inactive

Smart Card Alliance
Promotes the widespread acceptance of multiple application smart card technology

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
Promotes the development of motion picture standards

Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) Working Group
Develops, maintains, and promotes the SPDX specification

SOI Industry Consortium
Promotes silicon-on insulator (SOI) technology innovation into broad markets
Provides free services to Open Source developers

Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
Promotes and oversees standardization in Canada (Canada)

Standards Engineering Society (SES)
Promotes the use of standards and standardization

Strategic Sourcing Advisory Council (SSAC)
Promoted information regarding strategic sourcing standards, certification and knowledge-sharing *Dissolved in 2003

Sustainability Consortium
Develops transparent methodologies, tools and strategies.

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Telework Advisory Group of WorldatWork
Promotes the growth and success of work independent of location

The Green Grid
Develops standards to measure data center efficiency

TV Anytime Forum
Developed audio-visual specifications for high-volume digital storage *Dissolved in 2005

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U.S. Government Accountability Office
Provides accountability on how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars (U.S.)

UCA International Users Group
Promotes the integration and interoperability of electric/gas/water utility systems

Uniform Code Council, Inc. (UCC)
Developed and promoted multi-industry standards, B2B supply chain solutions, and administered the Universal Product Code (U.S.) *Merged with GS1 US

UniForum - The International Association of Open Systems Professionals
Promotes and exchanges best practices information of open technologies and standards

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)
Promotes and facilitates international transactions through the simplification and harmonization of procedures and information flows

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Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)
Develops and promotes the wireless power standard for interoperability across rechargeable electronic devices

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Promotes sustainable development practices and information sharing

World Standards Services Network (WSSN)
Maintains links to servers of standards organizations worldwide

World Trade Organization
Provides a legal and institutional framework for the implementation and monitoring of international trade agreements

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Z-Wave Alliance
Promotes home control products based on the Zensys Z-Wave open standard

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