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10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance
Promotes the introduction of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet into the networking market

1355 Association
Promoted the IEEE 1355-1996 standard (ISO/IEC 14575) *Merged with ISTO

1394 High Performance Serial Bus Trade Association
Promotes adoption of the IEEE 1394 Serial Bus standard

3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Develops and maintains mobile (GSM) and radio access technology specifications (GPRS and EDGE)

ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI)
Develops informatics standards and technical reports to assist the dental profession

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)
Develops standards for advanced distributed learning

Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) Consortium
Develops and promotes the Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture

Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. (AMWA)
Develops and promotes File Interchange Formats, including the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)

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

Advanced Switching Interconnect SIG (ASI SIG)
Developed and promoted a switched fabric interconnect standard *Dissolved and transferred its specifications and documentation to PICMG in 2007

African Regional Organization for Standardization (ARSO)
Promotes standardization activities in Africa (Africa)

Documented interoperability requirements for IP Telephony and Multimedia applications *Inactive

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
Develops and promotes telecom standards, operating procedures, and guidelines (North America)

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.)

ANT+ Alliance
Develops mobile personal monitoring technology

Application Home Initiative (TAHI)
Developed solutions for issues surrounding connected homes *Now the Smart Homes & Buildings Association

Artifact-Centric Service Interoperation (ACSI)
Developed interoperation between electronic services *Completed 2013

Association Connecting Electronic Industries (IPC)
Promotes the electronic interconnect industry

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

Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS)
Promotes and develops retail standards

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Forum
Promoted the Asynchronous Transfer Mode and other broadband technologies *Now the Broadband Forum

Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMIC)
Developed hardware and software interface standards for automotive information, communications and entertainment systems *Inactive

AVnu Alliance
Promotes the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video bridging (AVB) standards

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BioIT Alliance
Develops standards and technologies to enable information communication in the medical field

Bluetooth SIG
Promotes the implementation of Bluetooth wireless technology

Develops and promotes software application information exchange in the construction industry

Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI)
Developed standards to promote BPM on the network and internet *Merged with the Open Management Group in 2005 to form the Business Modeling and Integration Domain Task Force

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Develops new cable telecommunications technologies to facilitate interoperability

CAD Framework Initiative
Developed and promoted integrated circuits for design and manufacturing *Now Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2)

Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium (CalConnect)
Promotes interoperable calendaring and scheduling methodologies

Calypso Network Association (CNA)
Develops smartcard contactless technology adapted for public transportation uses

Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA)
Promotes solutions to issues concerning the Camera and Imaging Products industry

Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC)
Promotes communication and collaboration in the cancer genetics research community *Formerly the Cancer Cytogenomics Microarray Consortium (CCMC)

Care Connectivity Consortium
Develops a single stream of electronic health records (U.S.)

Develops and promotes a standards-based machine readable model to facilitate vocabulary interoperability in the health science industry

Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX)
Promoted Chem eStandards and advocated for the chemical industry *Merged with the Open Application Group, Inc (OAGi) and the American Council's Chemical Information Technology Center (Chem ITC) in 2008

Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA)
Promotes cloud standards and communications

Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum
Promoted wider industry adoption of cloud computing technology *Dissolved in 2010

Cloud Standards Customer Council
Promotes security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud

CloudAudit (A6)
Promoted a common interface and namespace that allowed cloud computing providers to automate applications *Merged with the Cloud Security Alliance in 2010

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

Collaborative Health Consortium (CHC)
Promotes the development and deployment of health information technology (HIT) platforms

Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA)
Develops collision industry information technology standards

ComCARE Emergency Response Alliance
Promotes lifesaving wireless communication networks and technologies *Now part of the Open Geospatial Consortium

Communications Platform Trade Association (CP-TA)
Promoted accelerating the adoption of open specification-based xTCA communications platforms *Dissolved and transferred assets to PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) in 2011

Component Vendor Consortium (CVC)
Promoted the use of commercial software components and tools by developers *Dissolved in 2008

Computer Graphics Metafile Open Consortium (CGM Open)
Develops and promotes interoperable standards for the exchange of graphical information

Connected Lighting Alliance
Promotes the development of open-standard wireless lighting solutions

Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI)
Maintains and promotes interoperability of research information

Consortium for SEP Interoperability (CSEP)
Develops standards for home energy management via wired and wireless devices

Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA)
Develops and promotes an open standard in construction software applications

Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS)
Develops data and information-systems standards for space data systems

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Promotes the consumer electronics industry (U.S.)

Consumer Electronics for Automotive (CE4A)
Promotes an active standardization of mobile device interfaces

Content Alliance
Promoted and fostered interoperability of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) *Inactive

Content Reference Forum (CRF)
Promoted digital content distribution specifications *Inactive

Continua Health Alliance
Develops and promotes advancing the quality of personal healthcare

Coral Consortium
Promoted interoperability between digital rights management (DRM) technologies in the consumer media market *Dissolved in 2012

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

Developed standards for customer information exchange across enterprise applications *Inactive

Customized Learning Experience Online Lab (CLEO)
Developed research collaborations on e-learning interoperability specifications *Inactive

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DASH7 Alliance
Promotes the use of DASH7 wireless data technology

Data Center Markup Language Organization (DCML)
Promotes and maintains the DCML specification

Data Consortium
Developed electronic standards for exchanging information in the real estate industry *Transferred its intellectual property to the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE)

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

DataPortability Project
Promotes the ease of movement between network services

Debit Network Alliance (DNA)
Develops a common debit chip solution for debit payments (U.S.)

Promoted and developed guidelines based on the Intel Itanium processor to ensure interoperability *Inactive

Digital Audio Visual Counsel (DAVIC)
Promoted audio-visual interoperable standards *Dissolved in 1999

Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Develops and supports digital distribution of music and other digital content

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
Promotes digital medical imaging

Digital Interoperability Forum (DIF)
Promotes interactive digital television and multimedia services (Europe)

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Promoted the development of a home wireless interoperable network *Dissolved 2017

Digital Production Partnership (DPP)
Promotes the transition to fully digital production and distribution in television (U.K.)

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

DiSo Project
Promoted web standards related to social network interconnectivty *Inactive

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF)
Develops, maintains, and promotes standards for systems management in enterprise IT environments

Distributed-Power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA)
Develops standards and promotes product compatibility and standardization within the power converter market

DLMS User Association
Develops and maintains an identification system for electricity meter data exchange

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
Develops and promotes interoperable online metadata standards

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EAN.UCC System
Developed supply chain standards and numbering systems *Now GS1

EDI Forum for Companies with Interest in Computing and Electronics (EDIFICE)
Promotes standards and practices in e-business

EHR / HIE Interoperability Workgroup
Develops and promotes the adoption of EHR and HIE services

EIS Alliance
Develops and promotes products and services in the areas of energy management systems and smart grid technologies

Electronic Business XML Initiative (ebXML)
Promotes and develops standards for an open XML-based infrastructure for business purposes

Electronic Health Records Association (EHR)
Promotes improvement of the quality of patient care and the health care system (U.S.)

Electronic Industries Alliances (EIA)
Promoted market and standards development and competitiveness in the U.S. high-tech industry (U.S.) *Dissolved in 2010 and transferred standards maintenance to the Electric Components Association (ECA)

Electronic Messaging Association (EMA)
Developed and promoted standards for secure electronic messaging *Merged with the Open Group in 2001

Emdebian Project
Develops and promotes a minimized version of Debian GNU/Linux, and additional tools, for use in embedded projects

Emergency Interoperability Consortium (EIC)
Promoted exchange protocols and web services for information sharing for emergency response *Inactive

Promotes global interoperability and compatibility of chip-based payment cards and acceptance devices *Changed name to U.S. Payments Forum in 2016

EnOcean Alliance
Develops and promotes wireless standards for self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings

eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance
Developed and promoted high-performance networking equipment using multi-core processors

Enterprise Computer Telephony Forum (ECTF)
Promoted interoperability in the computer telephony industry *Inactive

Enterprise Grid Alliance
Developed enterprise grid solutions *Merged with the Global Grid Forum in 2006 to become the Open Grid Forum

Develops and promotes card payment protocols

Promoted development of standards for the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Network *Inactive

Ethernet Alliance
Promotes the advancement of technology and products based on existing and emerging IEEE 802 Ethernet standards

Ethernet User Alliance
Promoted the Ethernet Standard *Inactive

Extend The Internet Alliance (ETI)
Developed networking and remote management solutions for intelligent devices *Inactive

eXtensible Name Service (XNS) Public Trust Organization (XNSORG)
Governed the eXtensible Name Service (XNS) protocol *Now

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Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO)
Develops and promotes specifications that supplant reliance on passwords to securely authenticate users of online services

Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
Develops and promotes networking standards and infrastructure

Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC)
Promoted open-standard technologies in the financial services industry *Merged with Financial Services Roundtable in 2009

Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA)
Develops software standards for physical agents and agent-based systems

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

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)
Develops and promotes standards for the gaming industry

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
Promotes the sharing of genomic and clinical data

Global Organization for Multi-Vendor Integration Protocol (GO-MVIP)
Promoted the MVIP standard for the computer telephony field *Now Dialogic

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI)
Supports access to geographic information

Grid-Interop Forum
Develops and promotes the creation of a more efficient, reliable, and resilient electric system (U.S.)

Developed and promoted a bid matching algorithm tailored specifically for the trading of computing power (Europe) *Inactive since 2009

Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC)
Promotes interoperability between electric system components (U.S.)

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Promoted a network architecture for Home Audio Video Interoperability *Inactive since 2001

Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC)
Promotes electronic communications through the development of standards for information exchange among all health care trading partners

Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)
Develops and promotes standards for interoperability in healthcare (U.S.)

Health Level Seven (HL7)
Develops healthcare standards

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Promotes use of healthcare information technology and management systems

Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation
Develops HSA-enabled platform and software solutions for the market

High Definition Power Line Communication (HD-PLC)
Develops and promotes technology which uses existing electric power lines for data transmission

High Performance Network Forum (HNF)
Developed and promoted High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) networking *Inactive

HiperLAN2 Global Forum (H2GF)
Supported the ETSI HiperLan2 wireless standard *Inactive

Home Gateway Initiative (HGI)
Develops and promotes home gateway specifications

Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
Developed phoneline networking interoperability standards *Merged with HomeGrid Forum in 2013

HomeGrid Forum
Promotes adoption of Gigabit Home Networking through technical and marketing efforts

HomePlug Powerline Alliance
Develops and promotes powerline networks and products

HomeRF Working Group (HRFWG)
Maintained a wireless network standard optimized for homes and small businesses *Dissolved in 2003

HR-XML Consortium (HR-XML)
Develops and promotes a standard suite of XML specifications

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IDB Forum
Promoted the global integration of IDB networking *Inactive

IMS Forum
Develops and promotes the advancement of IP Multimedia Subsystem applications and services interoperability

IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (IMS)
Develops and promotes the adoption of open technical specifications for interoperable learning technology

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

Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Promotes and maintains collaborative efforts of industry, academia, and government to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet

InfiniBand Trade Association (ITA)
Promotes the InfiniBand architecture

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

Integrating Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)
Develops and promotes access to comprehensive electronic health records (EHRs)

Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization (CIP4)
Develops standards for, and promotes the adoption of, process automation in the printing industry

Interactive Financial eXchange (IFX) Forum
Develops and promotes the adoption of IFX, an interoperable financial data exchange

Interconnect Modeling Technical Advisory Board (IMTAB)
Promotes the development of the ITF format as an interoperable interconnect parasitic modeling format

International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI)
Defined and promoted information exchange specifications for buildings *Now BuildingSmart

International Automotive Task Force (IATF)
Developed and maintains the ISO/TS16949 specification for quality management systems

International Color Consortium (ICC)
Promotes the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems

InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
Develops and promotes Information and Communications Technologies standardization

International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)
Promotes the development of electronic publishing

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 Forecourt Standards Forum (IFSF)
Promotes interconnectivity and communications standards for the oil industry

International Forum on ANSI41 Standards Technology (IFAST)
Promotes international interoperability between cellular systems and providers

International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO)
Develops and promotes the rights to SNOMED CT and other health terminologies and related standards

International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC)
Promotes telecommunications media

International OpenGen Alliance (OGA)
Develops genealogy standards for data frameworks, exchange and sharing

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

International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC)
Develops and maintains standards in the news industry

International Security Trust & Privacy Alliance (ISTPA)
Promoted protection of personal information *Inactive

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 2
Develops Internet network applications and technologies (U.S.)

Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA)
Developed and promoted specifications to enable streaming media over the Internet *Merged with MPEGIF in 2010

Internet Systems Consortium (ISC)
Develops and promotes Open Source reference implementations of core Internet protocols

Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH)
Promotes mechanisms for assuring the successful implementation of enterprise technology solutions

Interoperable Informatics Infrastructure Consortium (I3C)
Developed and promoted informatics solutions for life science products *Dissolved in 2012

Interoperable PDK Libraries (IPL) Alliance
Develops and promotes an industry initiative to establishes an interoperable eco-system in custom design

IPC-2581 Consortium
Promotes adoption of the IPC-2581, a design data transfer language

IPv6 Forum
Promotes the IPv6 protocol

IVI Foundation (Interchangeable Virtual Instruments)
Develops and promotes software standards for instrument interchangeability

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J Consortium, Inc.
Develops and promotes an open forum for setting Real Time Java standards

Japan Automotive Software Platform Architecture (JasPar)
Develops and promotes a uniform, interchangeable high-speed bus architecture for the Japanese car industry (Japan)

Java Community Process (JCP)
Develops and promotes the use of Java technology in various formats

Develops, maintains, and promotes standardization in the Information Technology industry

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Kantara Initiative
Develops and promotes secure, identity-based, online interactions while preventing misuse of personal information

Khronos Group
Develops open standards APIs

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Developed and promoted a non-proprietary data standard (LandXML) *Dissolved in 2012

Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC)
Promoted information technology standards specific to the law enforcement community *Dissolved in 2007

Learning, Education, and Training Systems Interoperability (LETSI)
Develops and promotes the secure exchange of data among current and future systems, website, and mobile apps

Liberty Alliance Project
Developed and maintained single sign-on identities *Dissolved and transferred operations and materials to the Kantara Initiative in 2009

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

Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)
Promotes ongoing and emerging messaging abuse issues in the messaging industry

Metadata Working Group (MWG)
Develops and promotes the preservation and interoperability of digital image metadata

Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
Promotes optical Ethernet technology

MIDI Manufacturers Association
Develops and promotes digital interface standards for the music industry

Mobey Forum
Promotes the use of mobile technology in financial services

Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium (MCPC)
Promotes the mobile computing market (Japan)

Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance
Promotes open specifications for interfaces to mobile application processors

Mobile Payment Forum (MPF)
Developed standards for mobile commerce using payment card accounts *Inactive

Mopria Alliance
Develops and promotes standards for mobile printing

Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organizations (MISMO)
Develops, promotes and maintains electronic commerce standards for the mortgage industry

MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF)
Promoted the MPEG-4 standard *Merged with the Open IPTV Forum in 2012

MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance
Promoted the deployment of multi-vendor, multi-service label switching networks and associated applications *Now the Broadband Forum

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

Multifamily Information and Transactions Standards (MITS)
Develops multifamily housing industry data standards

MultiFunction Products Association (MFPA)
Promoted the multifunction products industry *Inactive

Multimedia Communications Forum (MMCF)
Developed multimedia communications architectures and solutions *Inactive

Multiservice Forum (MSF)
Developed and promoted open-architecture, multi-service switching systems *Dissolved 2013

Develops and promotes software standard that facilitates interoperability of business and automation applications used in electric utilities

MULTOS Consortium
Promotes the MULTOS specification in the smartcard industry

Music Encoding Initiative (MEI)
Develops and promotes an XML-based schema for musical notation

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National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols (NIIIP) Consortium
Developed standards for multi-vendor government contract fulfillment and other purposes *Inactive (U.S.)

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

National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (NLETS)
Maintains and promotes a standardized, integrated justice and public safety network for the secure exchange of law enforcement information (U.S.)

Natural Security Alliance
Manages, maintains and enhances the Natural Security strong authentication specifications

Near Field Communication Forum (NFC Forum)
Develops and promotes near field wireless communication technology

Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC)
Promotes the adoption of existing and emerging cross-domain interoperability standards

Network Processing Forum (NPF)
Developed network processing standards for next-generation networking and telecommunications products *Merged with the Optical Internetworking Forum

Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF)
Develops and promotes interoperability standards in the test community

Nexus 5001 Forum
Develops and promotes the semiconductor, developmental tools and automotive electronics industries

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Object Management Group (OMG)
Develops enterprise integration standards (including modeling standards such as UML and MDA) for a range of technologies and industries

OLAP Council Ltd.
Develops the APB-1, an on-line analytical processing benchmark

OPC Foundation
Promotes interoperability in automation

Open Ag Data Alliance (OADA)
Develops open API's and promotes interoperability, security, and privacy for agricultural data

OPEN Alliance Special Interest Group (SIG)
Develops and promotes standards for Ethernet-based, single pair unshielded networks in automotive applications

Open Applications Group (OAG)
Promotes best practices and standards for application integration

Open Archives Initiative (OAI)
Develops and promotes digital content interoperability standards

Open AXIS Group
Promotes XML as the optimal electronic messaging structure for airline system connectivity worldwide

Open Card Consortium (OCC)
Created the OpenCard Framework *Inactive

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 Connectivity Foundation
Promotes the development of a standard specification and interoperable, open source projects to ensure secure and reliable device discovery and connectivity

Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance
Develops the standardization of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system control standard for professional applications

Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP)
Promotes and supports the Open Core Protocol (OCP)

Open Data (OData) Protocol
Maintains data access protocol developed to provide access to online data sources

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

Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA)
Develops and supports network technologies built on the Common Industrial Protocol

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Develops geo information systems standards

Open Grid Forum (OGF)
Promotes global standardization of grid computing

Open Group
Develops and promotes standards to increase business efficiency through information technology and interoperability, and operates certification programs standards and software, including the UNIX system

Open Mashup Alliance (OMA)
Promotes the adoption of mashup services and applications through evolution of enterprise mashup standards

Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
Develops and maintains specifications designed to enhance mobile communications industry interoperability and collects related market requirements

Open Security Exchange (OSE)
Promotes enterprise security management

Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA)
Promotes awareness and understanding of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)

OpenADR Alliance
Promotes OpenADR standards throughout the energy industry

OpenAjax Alliance
Promoted the use and adoption of open, interoperable Ajax-based Web technologies *Dissolved in 2013

OpenDoc Society
Promotes the openness of documents and shared knowledge

Promotes sharing and computable information using ICT in healthcare, medical research and related industries

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

OpenIB Alliance
Developed, tested, licensed and distributed cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing *Now OpenFabrics Alliance

Develops open source software for securing identity-based Web services based on Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services standards

OpenMI Association
Promotes the development, use, management and maintenance of the Open Modelling Interface (OpenMI)

Promotes the compatibility and interoperability of Natural Interaction (NI) devices, applications and middleware

OpenRTB Consortium
Develops and promotes open industry standards for the RTB marketplace

OpenRTB Mobile Committee
Promotes communication between mobile ad inventory buyers and sellers

OpenSG User's Group (OSGug)
Develops and promotes advanced metering infrastructures and demand response solutions

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

Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC)
Develops and supports the machine automation and operational needs of manufacturing

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)
Promotes and develops standards based on XML, SGML, HTML and related structured information processing technologies

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Forum (OFDM)
Developed and promoted a unified standard for OFDM technology *Inactive

OSGi Alliance
Develops specifications for modular assembly of software built with Java technology

Maintains an open standard for distributed status updates

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Develops and promotes supply chain communication standards for the paper and forest product industry

PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group, Inc. (PICMG)
Develops system-architecture neutral PCI microcomputer standards

PDF Association
Promotes the exchange of information and experience in the area of long-term data archiving

Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interests Group (PCI-SIG)
Maintains and promotes PCI bus specifications

Personal Connected Health Alliance
Promotes plug-and-play personal health technologies

Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium, Inc. (POSC)
Developed specifications for information modeling, information management, and data and application integration for the E&P industries *Now Energistics

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

Picture Services Network (PSN)
Developed the PSN Directory of digital imaging service providers *Inactive

Portable Computer and Communications Association (PCCA)
Promotes the mobile computing industry

Power Management Bus Implementers Forum (PMBus-IF)
Promotes PM bus technology, an open-standard digital power management protocol that facilitates communication with a power converter or other device by defining the required transport, physical interface, and command language
Develops and promotes Power Architecture technology

PowerOpen Association
Developed interoperability standards and certification programs for IBM/Apple/Motorola PowerPC RISC Chip-based systems and software *Dissolved in 1995

PRIME Alliance
Develops and promotes a narrowband power line standard for Smart Grid products and services

Printer Working Group (PWG)
Promotes interoperability of printers with supporting systems and applications

Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG)
Promotes P25 standards and related technologies

Project JXTA
Develops, maintains and promotes the use of JTXA technology for peer-to-peer network communications and collaboration

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

Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC)
Develops and promotes health information technology standards to empower healthcare and public health communities and improve individual and community health (U.S.)

Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) Forum
Promoted public key infrastructure (PKI) and PKI-based products and services *Inactive

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

RapidIO Trade Association
Develops and promotes the RapidIO Interconnect Architecture for high-performance packet-switched, interconnect technology

Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)
Develops and promotes data standards and processes for real estate transactions, including the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS)

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

RVU Alliance
Develops specifications for RVU technology including a full-featured pixel accurate Remote User Interface (RUI)

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Salmon Protocol
Promotes a message exchange protocol to decentralize commentary focused on public content

Salutation Consortium
Promoted interoperability standards among devices, applications and services across paper management, telephony and computing domains *Dissolved in 2005

Scope Alliance (SCOPE)
Promoted the deployment of carrier grade base platforms for service provider applications *Dissolved in 2012

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

Seamless Converged Communication Across Networks (SCCAN) Forum
Promoted the utilization of seamless mobility communications solutions *Inactive

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
XML-based framework developed and maintained by the Security Services Technical Committee of the open standards

Semiconductor Test Consortium
Promoted interoperability test methods for complex logic devices *Inactive

Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI)
Develops server infrastructure standards

Service Availability Forum (SAForum)
Develops and promotes availability and management software interface specifications

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Forum
Promotes the adoption of products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol

SIF Association / Access 4 Learning
Develops and promotes specifications for sharing of school and learning information (the SIF Implementation Specification)

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

Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG)
Develops, promotes, and maintains embedded computer standards for form factors and computer buses

Small Terminal Interoperability Platform (STIP) Consortium
Developed interoperable platform specifications for transaction devices, including smartcard devices *Merged with GlobalPlatform

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

Special Interest Group 3D (SIG 3D)
Promotes the use of 3D geoinformation in all possible application areas

Speech Applications Language Tags Forum (SALT Forum)
Developed standards to enable multimodal and telephonic access to diverse data and services *Dissolved in 2003

SPIRIT Consortium
Developed and promoted standards in the semiconductor industry *Merged with Accellera in 2009

Promotes the interchange of sports data through the use of XML

SSD Form Factor Working Group
Promotes enterprise storage usage of PCIe SSDs

Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture Forum (SMIA)
Promoted the SMIA standard *Inactive

Standard Panels Working Group (SPWG)
Develops TFT LCD mechanical and electrical standards

Standards and Interoperability for eInfrastructure Implementation Initiative Consortium (SIENA)
Promotes cloud standards, guidance and technology

SunSpec Alliance
Promotes technology innovation and growth in the solar photovoltaic and renewable energy industry through defining and promoting the adoption of open data standards

System Management Interface Forum (SMIF)
Promotes and supports the development of specifications relating to power management and systems technology implementations

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T-Engine Forum
Develops, researches and promotes the T-Engine architecture

TALQ Consortium
Develops and promotes a management software interface for Outdoor Lighting Networks

TesLA Alliance
Develops and promotes standards for unified, vendor agnostic automation in the Test & Measurement Industry

TM Forum
Promotes business effectiveness for service providers and their suppliers

Trusted Cloud Initiative (TCI)
Promoted education, research and certification of Secure and Interoperable Identity in the Cloud *Now the Enterprise Architecture Working Group

Trusted Computing Group (TCG)
Promotes, develops and defines open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies

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

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U-SNAP Alliance
Promotes a low cost, connector standard for linking Home Area Network devices to Smart Meters

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

Ultra Low Energy (ULE) Alliance
Develops and promotes ultra low energy technology

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Forum
Promoted acceptance of the Common Signaling Mode (CSM) and Direct Sequence Ultra-Wideband (DS-UWB) in the marketplace *Dissolved in 2006

Unicode Consortium
Develops, extends, and promotes use of the Unicode Standard

Unified Communications Interoperability Forum
Develops and promotes interoperability of open standards-based unified communications hardware and software *Merged with IMTC in 2014

Unified Display Interface (UDI)
Promoted the UDI digital video interface specification (based on Digital Visual Interface) *Inactive since 2007

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

Universal Home API Forum (UHAPI)
Promoted the Universal Home API specification *Inactive

Universal Plug and Play Forum (UpnP)
Promotes easily implemented home and business networks *Merged with Open Interconnect Consortium

Universal Transportable Memory Association (UTMA)
Promoted the growth and adoption of flash memory cards *Inactive

USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF)
Promotes the Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology

UXP Initiative (UXPi)
Develops and promotes interoperable specifications for the semiconductor industry

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VFEA International Trade Association (VITA)
Develops and promotes real-time, modular embedded computing systems

Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA)
Promotes and develops display and display interface standards

Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC)
Promoted and supported the VPN vendor community by acting as its trade association and promoting vendor products *Inactive as of 2015

VoLGA Forum
Developed and promoted specifications for LTE voice networks *Inactive since 2010

Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards Association (VICS)
Promoted the flow of product throughout the retail supply chain *Merged with GS1 US in 2012 to form the GS1 US Apparel and General Merchandise Initiative

VXIbus Consortium
Develops and promotes an open standard platform for commercial ATE systems

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Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG)
Develops HTML application specifications

Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I)
Promoted Web services interoperability across platforms, operating systems and programming languages *Merged with OASIS

Web Services Test Forum (WSTF)
Maintains a forum for the web service community to develop interoperability scenarios

Web3D Consortium
Promotes and fosters three-dimensional technologies on the Internet

WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA)
Promotes the development, deployment and use of standards-based products and services as a means of providing broadband capabilities via WhiteSpace spectrum

Wholesale Applications Community (WAC)
Promoted mobile software open platforms for application interoperability *Dissolved and integrated programs and initiatives into the GSM Association (GSMA) in 2012

Wi-Fi Alliance
Promotes and certifies wireless products

WiMedia Alliance
Promotes the regulation, standardization and interoperability of ultra-wideband (UWB) worldwide

Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) Forum
Developed standards for wireless information and telephone services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals *Now the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA)
Develops and promotes seamless wireless broadband services

Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig)
Developed to address faster wireless connectivity needs *Merged with the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2013

Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI)
Promotes wireless uncompressed HD video delivery throughout the home

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

Wireless Speaker & Audio (WiSA)
Promotes the adoption of WiSA-enabled compliant products by fostering interoperability compliance testing between CE devices and high-performance wireless speakers

WirelessHD Consortium
Develops, maintains, and promotes the WirelessHD Standard for wireless high-definition transmissions

WiSun Alliance
Develops and promotes the adoption of wireless Smart Grid Networks

Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC)
Develops and promotes workflow management standards

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Develops common protocols to enable the evolution and interoperability of the Web

Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) Forum
Promotes interoperability standards for broadband wireless access

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XBRL- (EXtensible Business Reporting Language) International
Develops an XML-based framework for the reporting of business information (XDI)
Develops the XRI Data Interchange (XDI)

XML Industry Portal (
Promotes information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings

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

Zhaga Consortium
Develops and promotes LED light engine products and interchangeability

ZigBee Alliance
Develops and promotes the ZigBee certification

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