[KI-LC] Draft List of SDOs for Submission

Brett McDowell email at brettmcdowell.com
Wed Sep 9 11:48:15 PDT 2009

That's a great list!  I have a few comments and questions for LC member
- I don't think we need to/want to put specific qualifications on any of
these SSO's.  For example, I think we can just say "OASIS" without listing
the TC's we anticipate being relevant to any of our submissions.

- Some of the groups on the list are not SSO's that would actually receive
and take stewardship over our Technical Specifications.  They are
organizations that play an important role in "picking" standards, but not
"setting" standards per se.  I'm specifically thinking about NHIN, HITSP,
WS-I, and IDABC.

- Then there are other organizations I simply don't know enough about but
suspect they too would not be in the business of receive Technical
Specifications from Kantara Initiative, like: NIST, UN/CEFACT, GSMA or APEC.

I'm not sharing this as if I know for sure because I don't.  I assume the
folks who recommended those bodies are far more knowledgeable and will be
able to clarify this for us, one way or the other.

NOTE: We want to support as many valuable liaison relationships as necessary
to progress our work.  I see ALL of the organizations listed as valuable
liaisons for Kantara Initiative.  I just want to make sure we are all clear
that the SSO list is quite specific vs. a list of candidate liaison
organizations.  The SSO list are the organizations we can/will submit
Kantara Initiative Recommendations when those Recommendations are Technical

Does that make sense?

Brett McDowell | http://info.brettmcdowell.com |

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Joni Brennan <joni at ieee-isto.org> wrote:

> Hello LC,
> On today's LC call we briefly discussed an LC deliverable to create a list
> of SDO's which KI groups would potential submit their works to. This list
> will ultimately be reviewed and ratified by the BoT as the list of
> 'acceptable' SDOs for standards submissions. I took a first cut at the list
> and the details are below.  In case you're wondering where this list is
> from, I basically scanned all of the current charters for SDO
> recommendations and compiled them here with some details for reference in
> case LC members are not familiar with any of them.
> Note: I've also posted the list here so that LC members may make changes in
> real time.  Please feel free to add updates and/or comments to the page
> below.
> http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/LC/List+of+SDOs+for+Submission
> Cheers - Joni
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [1] 3GPP - http://www.3gpp.org/
> [2] APEC - http://www.apec.org/
> [3] GSMA - http://www.gsmworld.com/
> [4] HITSP - http://www.hitsp.org/
> [5] HITSP - SPI-TC - http://wiki.hitsp.org/docs/TN900/TN900-2.html
> [6] IDABC - http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/
> [7] ISO SC27 - http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_technical_committee?commid=45306
> [8] ITU-T - http://www.itu.int/
> [9] NHIN - http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt
> [10] NIST - http://www.nist.gov
> [11] OASIS (Security Services TC, eGov MS, etc) -
> http://www.oasis-open.org/
> [12] OMA - http://www.openmobilealliance.org/
> [13] UN/CEFACT (eGov TBG19) - http://www.unece.org/cefact/
> [14] W3C (eGov, etc) - http://www.w3.org/
> [15] WS-i - http://www.ws-i.org/
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> [1] 3GPP - http://www.3gpp.org/
> The original scope of 3GPP was to produce Technical Specifications and
> Technical Reports for a 3G Mobile System based on evolved GSM core networks
> and the radio access technologies that they support (i.e., Universal
> Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) both Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and
> Time Division Duplex (TDD) modes).
> The scope was subsequently amended to include the maintenance and
> development of the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) Technical
> Specifications and Technical Reports including evolved radio access
> technologies (e.g. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Enhanced Data
> rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)).
> [2] APEC - http://www.apec.org/
> Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for
> facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the
> Asia-Pacific region . APEC is the only inter governmental grouping in the
> world operating on the basis of non-binding commitments, open dialogue and
> equal respect for the views of all participants. Unlike the WTO or other
> multilateral trade bodies, APEC has no treaty obligations required of its
> participants. Decisions made within APEC are reached by consensus and
> commitments are undertaken on a voluntary basis.
> [3] GSMA - http://www.gsmworld.com/
> The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications
> industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s
> mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile
> ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment
> providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations.
> The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities
> for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the
> mobile communications industry.
> [4] HITSP - http://www.hitsp.org/
> The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) is a
> cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors. The Panel
> was formed for the purpose of harmonizing and integrating standards that
> will meet clinical and business needs for sharing information among
> organizations and systems.
> [5] HITSP - SPI-TC - http://wiki.hitsp.org/docs/TN900/TN900-2.html
> The Security and Privacy Technical Note provides the context for use of the
> HITSP Security and Privacy Constructs, based on the initial AHIC Use Cases.
> It includes a design map of existing standards and specifications that will
> be used to meet the stated requirements of the Use Cases. It references the
> Requirements, Design and Standards Selection document which describes the
> process by which the Use Cases were analyzed, candidate standards were
> identified and the design developed. As additional Use Cases are provided to
> HITSP, the HITSP team will update this document based on any new Security
> and Privacy requirements. This document will also be updated to reflect
> changes to the design and relationships of the constructs.
> [6] IDABC - http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/
> IDABC stands for Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to
> public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens. It uses the opportunities
> offered by information and communication technologies to encourage and
> support the delivery of cross-border public sector services to citizens and
> enterprises in Europe, to improve efficiency and collaboration between
> European public administrations and to contribute to making Europe an
> attractive place to live, work and invest.
> [7] ISO SC27 - http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_technical_committee?commid=45306
> ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest
> developer and publisher of International Standards. ISO is a network of the
> national standards institutes of 162 countries, one member per country, with
> a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.
> ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the
> public and private sectors. On the one hand, many of its member institutes
> are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated
> by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots
> uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships
> of industry associations. Therefore, ISO enables a consensus to be reached
> on solutions that meet both the requirements of business and the broader
> needs of society.
> [8] ITU-T - http://www.itu.int/
> ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication
> technology issues, and the global focal point for governments and the
> private sector in developing networks and services. For nearly 145 years,
> ITU has coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted
> international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve
> telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world, established the
> worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of
> communications systems and addressed the global challenges of our times,
> such as mitigating climate change and strengthening cybersecurity.
> [9] NHIN - http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt
> The Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), a program under the
> Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC),
> was established in 2004 to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare
> by establishing a mechanism for nationwide health information exchange. The
> NHIN is a set of conventions that provide the foundation for the secure
> exchange of health information that supports meaningful use. The foundation
> includes technical, policy, data use and service level agreements and other
> requirements that enable data exchange, whether between two different
> organizations across the street or across the country. Participants in the
> NHIN agree to support a common set of web services and data content (NHIN
> Core Services) that enables private, secure and interoperable communication
> of health information among NHIN participants across the public Internet.
> [10] NIST - http://www.nist.gov
> NIST carries out its mission in four cooperative programs:
> - the NIST Laboratories, conducting research that advances the nation's
> technology infrastructure and is needed by U.S. industry to continually
> improve products and services;
> - the Baldrige National Quality Program, which promotes performance
> excellence among U.S. manufacturers, service companies, educational
> institutions, health care providers, and nonprofit organizations; conducts
> outreach programs and manages the annual Malcolm Baldrige National Quality
> Award which recognizes performance excellence and quality achievement;
> - the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a nationwide network of
> local centers offering technical and business assistance to smaller
> manufacturers; and
> - the Technology Innovation Program, which provides cost-shared awards to
> industry, universities, and consortia for research on potentially
> revolutionary technologies that address critical national and societal
> needs.
> - Between 1990 and 2007, NIST also managed the Advanced Technology Program.
> [11] OASIS (Security Services TC, eGov MS, etc) -
> http://www.oasis-open.org/
> OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information
> Standards) is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development,
> convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information
> society. The consortium produces more Web services standards than any other
> organization along with standards for security, e-business, and
> standardization efforts in the public sector and for application-specific
> markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants
> representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.
> [12] OMA - http://www.openmobilealliance.org/
> OMA was formed in June 2002 by nearly 200 companies including the world's
> leading mobile operators, device and network suppliers, information
> technology companies and content and service providers. The fact that the
> whole value chain is represented in OMA marks a change in the way
> specifications for mobile services are done. Rather than keeping the
> traditional approach of organizing activities around 'technology silos',
> with different standards and specifications bodies representing different
> mobile technologies, working independently, OMA is aiming to consolidate
> into one organization all specification activities in the service enabler
> space.
> [13] UN/CEFACT (eGov TBG19) - http://www.unece.org/cefact/
> The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in
> 1947 by ECOSOC. It is one of five regional commissions of the United
> Nations. The others are the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the
> Pacific (ESCAP), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
> (ECLAC), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Economic and
> Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Its major aim is to promote
> pan-European economic integration. To do so, UNECE brings together 56
> countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe,
> South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North
> America. All these countries dialogue and cooperate under the aegis of the
> UNECE on economic and sectoral issues.
> [14] W3C (eGov, etc) - http://www.w3.org/
> W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and
> guidelines. Since 1994, W3C has published more than 110 such standards,
> called W3C Recommendations. W3C also engages in education and outreach,
> develops software, and serves as an open forum for discussion about the Web.
> In order for the Web to reach its full potential, the most fundamental Web
> technologies must be compatible with one another and allow any hardware and
> software used to access the Web to work together. W3C refers to this goal as
> “Web interoperability.” By publishing open (non-proprietary) standards for
> Web languages and protocols, W3C seeks to avoid market fragmentation and
> thus Web fragmentation.
> [15] WS-i - http://www.ws-i.org/
> The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) is an open industry
> organization chartered to establish Best Practices for Web services
> interoperability, for selected groups of Web services standards, across
> platforms, operating systems and programming languages. WS-I comprises a
> diverse community of Web services leaders from a wide range of companies and
> standards development organizations (SDOs). WS-I committees and working
> groups create Profiles and supporting Testing Tools based on Best Practices
> for selected sets of Web services standards. The Profiles and Testing Tools
> are available for use by the Web Services community to aid in dedeveloping
> and deploying interoperable Web services. Companies interested in helping to
> establish Best Practices for Web Services are encouraged to join WS-I.
> --
> Joni Brennan
> Kantara Initiative
> Director of Technology Programs
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> email: joni @ ieee-isto.org
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