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To support the work in the Telematics for Research sector it is sometimes necessary to facilitate the introduction of new standards into the relevant bodies. This page provides information on standardisation issues for the projects within Telematics for Research.

Funding of Standards Contribution

The SCIMITAR Project administers a fund on behalf of the European Commission to provide partial funding of travel expenses to international standardisation meetings. The document Procedures for the Financing of the Contributors to the Standards Process provides an explanation.

Standardisation Meeting Reports

Reports of standardisation meetings relevant to Telematics for Research participants are listed below (most recent first):

Information on Standards Bodies

More detailed information on the standards bodies supported by Telematics for Research is available below:
The IETF is the Internet Engineering Task Force, the protocol engineering and development arm of the Internet. It is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual.
Links to IETF information:

The W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium. It was founded in 1994 to develop common protocols that enhance the interoperability and promote the evolution of the World Wide Web. It is an industrial consortium, jointly hosted by the Massachusetts Inst itute of Technology Laboratory for Computer Science (MIT/LCS) in the United States; the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) in Europe; and the Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus in Asia.
Links to W3C information:

ISSS is the Information Society Standardisation System. It was created by CEN to replace EWOS (European Workshop for Open Systems) and aims to bring all the relevant European Information Society standardisation activities under a single umbrella.
Links to ISSS Information:

ITU-T (SG8 and SG15)
The ITU is the International Telecommunications Union, within which governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services. ITU activities include the coordination, development, regulation and standardization of telecomm unications and organization of regional and world telecom events.
Links to ITU information:

MPEG is the Motion Pictures Expert Group which develops international standards for compression, decompression, processing, and coded representation of moving video and audio.
Links to ITU information:

Updated: 30 July 2000 -