WG 14 Document: N 1590
G3 New Work
PROPOSAL FOR A NEW WORK ITEM
A proposal for a new work item shall be submitted to the secretariat of the ISO/IEC joint technical committee concerned with a copy to the ISO Central Secretariat.
Presentation of the proposal - to be completed by the proposer.
This International Standard will not specify:
An important part of secure coding in any programming language is a set of well-documented and enforceable coding rules. The rules specified in this Technical Specification will apply only to the C Programming Language. These rules are intended to apply to analyzers, including static and/or dynamic tools, and C language compilers that diagnose insecure code beyond the requirements of the current ISO C language standard. All rules are meant to be enforceable by some type of a static analysis tool.
A preliminary working draft is circulated with this New Work Item Proposal
Comments and recommendations of the JTC 1 or SC XXSecretariat - attach a separate page as an annex, if necessary
Voting on the proposal - Each P-member of the ISO/IEC joint technical committee has an obligation to vote within the time limits laid down (normally three months after the date of circulation).
Notes to Proforma
A. Business Relevance. That which identifies market place relevance in terms of what problem is being solved and or need being addressed.
A.1 Market Requirement. When submitting a NP, the proposer shall identify the nature of the Market Requirement, assessing the extent to which it is essential, desirable or merely supportive of some other project.
A.2 Technical Regulation. If a Regulatory requirement is deemed to exist - e.g. for an area of public concern e.g. Information Security, Data protection, potentially leading to regulatory/public interest action based on the use of this voluntary international standard - the proposer shall identify this here.
B. Related Work. Aspects of the relationship of this NP to other areas of standardisation work shall be identified in this section.
B.1 Competition/Maintenance. If this NP is concerned with completing or maintaining existing standards, those concerned shall be identified here.
B.2 External Commitment. Groups, bodies, or for a external to JTC 1 to which a commitment has been made by JTC for Co-operation and or collaboration on this NP shall be identified here.
B.3 External Std/Specification. If other activities creating standards or specifications in this topic area are known to exist or be planned, and which might be available to JTC 1 as PAS, they shall be identified here.
C. Technical Status. The proposer shall indicate here an assessment of the extent to which the proposed standard is supported by current technology.
C.1 Mature Technology. Indicate here the extent to which the technology is reasonably stable and ripe for standardisation.
C.2 Prospective Technology. If the NP is anticipatory in nature based on expected or forecasted need, this shall be indicated here.
C.3 Models/Tools. If the NP relates to the creation of supportive reference models or tools, this shall be indicated here.
D. Conformity Assessment and Interoperability Any other aspects of background information justifying this NP shall be indicated here.
D.1 Indicate here if Conformity Assessment is relevant to your project. If so, indicate how it is addressed in your project plan.
D.2 Indicate here if Interoperability is relevant to your project. If so, indicate how it is addressed in your project plan
E. Adaptability to Culture, Language, Human Functioning and Context of Use
NOTE: The following criteria do not mandate any feature for adaptability to culture, language, human functioning or context of use. The following criteria require that if any features are provided for adapting to culture, language, human functioning or context of use by the new Work Item proposal, then the proposer is required to identify these features.
E.1 Cultural and Linguistic Adaptability. Indicate here if cultural and natural language adaptability is applicable to your project. If so, indicate how it is addressed in your project plan.
ISO/IEC TR 19764 (Guidelines, methodology, and reference criteria for cultural and linguistic adaptability in information technology products) now defines it in a simplified way:
- "ability for a product, while keeping
its portability and interoperability properties, to:
- be internationalized, that is, be adapted to the special characteristics of natural languages and the commonly accepted rules for their se, or of cultures in a given geographical region;
- take into account the usual needs of any category of users, with the exception of specific needs related to physical constraints
Examples of characteristics of natural languages are: national characters and associated elements (such as hyphens, dashes, and punctuation marks), writing systems, correct transformation of characters, dates and measures, sorting and searching rules, coding of national entities (such as country and currency codes), presentation of telephone numbers and keyboard layouts. Related terms are localization, jurisdiction and multilingualism.
E.2 Adaptability to Human Functioning and Context of Use. Indicate here whether the proposed standard takes into account diverse human functioning and diverse contexts of use. If so, indicate how it is addressed in your project plan.
1. Human functioning is defined by the World Health Organization at http://www3.who.int/icf/beginners/bg.pdf as: << In ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health), the term functioning refers to all body functions, activities and participation. >>
2. Content of use is defined in ISO 9241-11:1998 (Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals (VDTs) Part 11: Guidance on usability) as: << Users, tasks, equipment (hardware, software and materials), and the physical and societal environments in which a product is used.>>
3. Guidance for Standard Developers to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities).
F. Other Justification Any other aspects of background information justifying this NP shall be indicated here.