The world economy is moving from a predominantly industrial society to a new Information Society, and is becoming ever more information-based. It is, therefore, crucial for competitiveness and success in business to improve the systems used to access and distribute information and the technologies that drive them.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) applications, such as electronic Invoicing, car navigation or flight booking systems are also radically changing the way companies and governements work or individuals enjoy their leisure time. The promise of the new technologies is real. However, ICT applications will not reach their full potential unless they and their supporting infrastructures are fully interoperable. This is the role of standards.
CEN, The European Committee for Standardization, and CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, are collaborating on the production of ICT standards that support the development of open and competitive markets for the benefit of both consumers and industry.
The CEN/CENELEC Workshop is a flexible working platform open to the participation of any company or organisation, for rapid elaboration of consensus documents.
CEN workshop Certification, InteRnationalisation and standaRdization in cloUd Security (CIRRUS) will be launched on 11 February 2014.
The draft Business Plan is now under public review. Send your comments to the proposed secrretary, Karl Stumwoehrer. Deadline for comments: 30 January 2014.
Calls for experts
We regularly publish calls for paid experts in given fields to draft standards material. The detailed requirements are in the Project Team 'Terms of Reference' linked from this page. Interested candidates should submit their CVs and a cover note expressing their motivation to the relevant contact, prior to the closing dates indicated.
Currently, there are none.
Draft CWA for public review
None for the time being.
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