ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG9 N407
6 June 2002
Request for Establishment of Category C Liaison
The JTC1 Directives (Part 1) provide that:
"22.214.171.124 Establishment of liaison should be initiated by a written liaison statement from the requester and confirmed by the receiver. A liaison statement should include:
"126.96.36.199 ... Category C [liaisons are] organizations which make an effective technical contribution and participate actively at the WG or project level of JTC 1 or its SCs. ... Category C liaisons are proposed by JTC 1 to the ITTF after receiving a recommendation from the appropriate JTC 1 subsidiary body, i.e., an SC (or WG reporting directly to JTC 1) ... Each request for liaison status forwarded to JTC 1 from an appropriate JTC 1 subsidiary body must contain a statement of expected benefits and responsibilities accepted by both the JTC 1 organization and the organization requesting liaison status. ..."
This document is the "written liaison statement" required by sub-clause 188.8.131.52 and the "statement of expected benefits and responsibilities" required by sub-clause 184.108.40.206.
Identification of the Requester
Currie Colket, Chairman of ACM SIGAda
Reason for Liaison
SIGAda is a Special Interest Group of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Its 80,000 members make ACM one of the world's premier technical professional organizations related to computing.
In the past, SIGAda members have played an important, but individual, role in the standardization work of SC22/WG9. For example, ISO/IEC 15291 is largely based upon technical material originally developed by individuals acting under the auspices of SIGAda. SIGAda has also played an important role for Ada language improvements in the areas of performance, real-time, numerics, and distribution.
A category C liaison relationship will permit the exchange of technical materials on a systematic basis permitting WG9 to improve the technical review of its documents and increase their relevancy to the Ada user community and the marketplace.
Type of Liaison
"220.127.116.11 ... Formal liaison is a formal exchange of documents between two organizations for the purpose of keeping each other informed of their work."
Category of Liaison
Category C with JTC 1/SC 22/WG 9
Not applicable because formal liaison is requested in accordance with JTC1 Directives (Part 1), sub-clause 18.104.22.168.
Statement of Expected Benefits and Responsibilities
The liaison organization will have the following responsibilities:
SC22/WG9 will have the following responsibilities:
SC22/WG9 will benefit from this arrangement by having more direct access to technical expertise useful in improving the standards that it develops.
The liaison organization will benefit from this arrangement by the ability to provide systematic technical review prior to the enquiry stage of processing.