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OpenForum Europe Challenges Governments to Walk the Open Format Walk
Standards Blog - September 15, 2014:
...The announcement coincides with the beginning of another initiative, Global Legislative Openness Week, which will involve global activities annd "events hosted by the Legislative Openness Working Group of the Open Government Partnership and members of the parliamentary openness community." A full calendar of events is here.
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DEATH TO TCP/IP cry Cisco, Intel, US gov and boffins galore
The Register – September 15, 2014: The US National Science Foundation, Cisco, Verisign, Panasonic and boffins from around the world have thrown their weight behind a new "Named Data Networking Consortium" that aims to develop "a practically deployable set of protocols replacing TCP/IP that increases network trustworthiness and security, addresses the growing bandwidth requirements of modern content, and simplifies the creation of sophisticated distributed applications."...Work on the Named Data Networking (NDN) has been going on for some time: the National Science Foundation has been pumping in cash since 2010. The significance of this launch is that industry is now involved, and the consortium is committed to producing open-source software to take researchers' work beyond the hypothetical....The consortium says today's internet lacks security because it " … was designed as a communication network so the only entities that could be named in its packets were communication endpoints.".
Under NDN, the name in a packet "can be anything — an endpoint, a chunk of movie or book, a ...The consortium also says its approach won't break the current internet,... ...Full Story
Consortium to focus on developing a new architecture for the internet
domain-b.com – September 15, 2014: Launching a critical new phase in developing the Internet of the future, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will host a consortium of universities and leading technology companies to promote the development and adoption of Named Data Networking....NDN is an emerging internet architecture that promises to increase network security, accommodate growing bandwidth requirements and simplify the creation of increasingly sophisticated applications....Other founding academic members of the NDN project are UC San Diego, Colorado State University, the University of Arizona, the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, the University of Memphis, the University of Michigan and Washington University in St. Louis....Among the industry partners planning to participate are Verisign, Cisco Systems and Panasonic. They will be joined by representatives from Anyang University (Korea), Tongji University and Tsinghua University (China), the University of Basel (Switzerland) and Waseda University (Japan)....The NDN team's goal is to build a replacement for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol, or TCP / IP, the current underlying approach to all communication over the internet.... ...Full Story
CNITS Creates Big Data Standardization Working Group
USITO.org Weekly – September 15, 2014: The China National Information Technology Standardization Technical Committee (CNITS) has established a Big Data Standardization Working Group responsible for drafting and optimizing big data-related standards, and carrying out research on big data related technology and standards. The international counterpart of the working group is ISO/IEC JTC 1/SG 2 Study Group on Big Data, according to a notice on the CNITS website....
In the same notice, CNITS announced that it is currently recruiting members for the Working Group. The notice states that any independent legal entity in China is qualified to apply for membership, but companies not registered in China or controlled by foreign stakeholders can only apply for observer status.... ...Full Story
MIG and IEEE SA produce new standard for IoT, e-health, connected vehicle, aug. reality
IEEE.org – September 12, 2014: IEEE announced the availability of the IEEE 2700-2014 "Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions," recently approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board. With sensors being one of the primary technologies to help improve the lives of every connected person in the world, IEEE 2700-2014 is intended to provide a common methodology for specifying sensor performance in the ever-expanding sensor technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
IEEE 2700-2014 aims to reinforce innovation in a variety of sensor types for vendors considering ways to integrate two or more sensors—all introduced by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other platform providers with non-scalable integration challenges.
The IEEE 2700-2014 fulfills the need for a common methodology to define sensor performance, and eases non-scalable integration challenges and burdens across manufacturers. Because sensor framework and technology span not only sensor vendors and ISVs, there are numerous types of sensors that require specification terminology, units, conditions and limits, including: accelerometers, magnetometers, gyrometers/gyroscopes, barometers/pressure sensors, hygrometers/humidity sensors, temperature sensors, ambient light sensors and proximity sensors.... ...Full Story
China IoT Standards Approved by ISO/IEC JTC1
USITO.org Weekly – September 11, 2014: On September 2nd, the international standards "Reference Architecture for IoT" proposed by China received approval from the ISO/IEC JTC1 for standards establishment (project number ISO/IEC 30141). The project was initiated by ISO/IEC JTC1 WG7 (Sensor Networks WG), and will have participation from the United States, Korea, Canada and Australia.
This is the latest example of international adoption of China national standards, and is seen as a breakthrough for China's Internet-of-Things (IoT) standardization efforts.... ...Full Story
ANSI Invites Proposals for Activities to be Conducted under the Standards Alliance
ANSI Weekly News – September 11, 2014: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites interested parties to submit proposals for training and other activities to be conducted under the ANSI–U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative the Standards Alliance. Proposals may come from ANSI members or other private-sector organizations interested in supporting cooperation and capacity building in the areas of standards development, technical regulations, good regulatory practice, and conformity assessment....A key feature of the Standards Alliance is the public-private nature of the arrangement, leveraging the foremost expertise and experience from the private sector on standards and conformance. Private-sector organizations will have the opportunity to propose areas of focus for each country's work plan, specific projects or activities, or individual experts to conduct training or other technical exchange. In exchange for expert time contributed in completion of these activities, project funding may be used for venue or other fixed expenses such as travel.... ...Full Story
Everyone loves those Things, just not on each others' terms
The Register – September 10, 2014: The whole industry seems to be going wild about the Internet of Things (IoT), but the hard part about making this bold new vision happen is going to be as much about getting the vendors talking as getting the so-called things talking.... ...Full Story
LXI Consortium Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary
LXI Consortium – September 9, 2014: The LXI (LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation) Consortium, Inc. is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It has grown from 13 member companies in 2004 to a standard-setting organization including 52 of the leading Test and Measurement (T&M) companies in the world. There are now 2,614 LXI-conformant products in 262 different product families from 39 vendors. The LXI Consortium has conformance testing houses on three continents in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
The Consortium issued the first release of the LXI specifications in September 2005, only one year after it was founded. The first LXI products were released in December of the same year. Now exceeding 2600 products, the LXI Standard has shown the fastest growth and market acceptance of any T&M standard.
The LXI Consortium provides the global infrastructure that supports the development, testing, maintenance and promotion of the LXI specifications.... ...Full Story
Sharing work is easier with an Open Document Format
Eric C. McCreath , Robert Edwards
Bit.com – September 8, 2014: ...Who uses ODF?
Many individuals have been using ODF for years, but the open format is also being adopted by organisations, including companies and governments.
The UK government announced recently that it had chosen several open standards document formats – including ODF – to be used by all government bodies and for all communications with external entities.
This brings to a conclusion a process which the UK government has been engaged in for many years, and more recently since the first release of their proposed standards for public comment in September last year.
It also means the UK Government has joined an ever-increasing list of other governments and international organisations in adopting open standards for document exchange.
The three main questions which arise are:
- what are the benefits to the citizens of the UK?
- how are other "vested interests" going to respond?
- when will the Australian Government adopt similar standards, if at all?... ...Full Story
Avoiding lock-in when building open ICT systems: How to make better use of standards in public procurement?
EU Joinup – September 5, 2014: Through this brief webinar Björn Lundell will share with the audience insights on how to use standards in public procurement and how to avoid lock-in when building open ICT systems. The presentation will also elaborate on good practice and bad practice examples about ICT procurement.
If you are a public procurer, a representative of a sector-organisation, a researcher on similar topics, or if you are simply interested in the topic of using open standards in ICT public procurement, join the chat with Professor Lundell, in order to discover how open standards could help avoid lock-in situations.... ...Full Story
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