Computer-Mediated Communication Technology - Organizations - Computer-Mediated Communication Information Sources

Organizations cooperate to make sure technology works together
  • Networking: Organizations involved in coordinating and developing online communication technologies
    • IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; works on coordinating functions for the Internet
    • ICANN: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; the corporation that is responsible for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions of the Internet
    • IETF: The Internet Engineering Task Force; 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
    • IRTF: Internet Research Task Force; promotes research for the evolution of the future Internet by creating focused, long-term and small research groups working on topics related to Internet protocols, applications, architecture and technology
    • ISC: Internet Software Consortium; develops and maintains production quality Open Source reference implementations of core Internet protocols
    • ISOC: Internet Society; a professional membership society; provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet, and is the organization home for the groups responsible for Internet infrastructure standards, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
    • W3C: World Wide Web Consortium; develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) for the World Wide Web
    • CAIDA: Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis; provides tools and analyses promoting the engineering and maintenance of a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure
  • Standards: Organizations and resources related to technology standards
    • ACM: Association for Computing Machinery Technical Standards Commitee; coordinates all official ACM participation in standards-related activities; ACM is an educational and scientific computing society
    • ANSI: American National Standards Institute; a private organization that administers and coordinates the United States voluntary standardization and conformity assessment systems
    • BSI: British Standards; the National Standards Body of the UK, responsible for facilitating, drafting, publishing and marketing British Standards and other guidelines
    • CSR: Communications Standards Review; reports on formal telecommunications standards work-in-progress (US and International) covering multimedia and wireline access technology standards
    • DISA: Data Interchange Standards Association; home for the development of cross-industry electronic business interchange standards; serves as the Secretariat for ASC X12 and their X12 EDI and XML standards development process
    • Doc Ctr: Document Center; search for standards
    • EIA: Electronic Industries Alliance; a national trade organization that includes US manufacturers representing the electronics industry; a partnership of electronic and high-tech associations and companies whose mission is to promote market development and competitiveness of the US high-tech industry through domestic and international policy efforts
    • ETSI: European Telecommunications Standards Institute; an organization whose mission is to produce the telecommunications standards for Europe and beyond
    • IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission; a global organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies which serve as a basis for national standardization
    • IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; an international membership organization serving industry with standards programs
    • IAB: Internet Architecture Board; a committee of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF); responsible for oversight of IETF activities, Internet Standards Process oversight and appeal, and is responsible for the management of publication of the RFC Series and the management of the IETF protocol parameter registry, operated by the IANA
    • IMTC: International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium; a corporation comprising approximately 100 organizations around the globe to promote and facilitate the development and implementation of interoperable multimedia conferencing solutions based on open international standards; a source of conferencing-related information for its members, other vendors, media and the public
    • ISO: International Organization for Standardization; a network of the national standards institutes of some 140 countries, with a central office in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system and publishes the finished standards
    • ITU: International Telecommunication Union; an international organization within which governments and the private sector could work together to coordinate the operation of telecommunication networks and services and advance the development of communications technology
    • NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology; develops and promotes measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life; a non-regulatory federal agency within the US Department of Commerce
    • T1: Committee T1; sponsored by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and accredited by the American National Standards Institute to create network interconnections and interoperability standards for the United States
    • TIA: Telecommunications Industry Association; trade association representing providers of communications and information technology products and services
    • WSSN: World Standards Services Network; a network of Web sites of standards organizations around the world; provides information on international, regional and national standardization and related activities and services; links from the WSSN site are provided to the Web sites of international standardizing bodies, regional standardizing bodies, national members of ISO and IEC, and other international/regional organizations with related activities
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