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.
The WS BII Phase 3 will kick-off on 21 March 2013. The WS BII Business Plan (pdf format) is currently under public review. Deadline for comment: 20 March. Comments have to be sent to the editor.
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
The consensus documents produced by the Workshops are called CWA (CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement).
CEN WS ICT Skills submitted its project 'European e-Competence Framework for ICT Users' final report to public review for 60 days.
Please send your comments to the CEN WS ICT Skills secretary, Philippe Magnabosco, by using the form(Word file). Deadline: 25 March 2013
CEN WS Learning Technologies has recently finalised three CWAs that are currently under public review:
- Draft CWA 1: InLoc- Information Model for Learning Outcomes and Competences.
Please use this commenting form draft CWA 1 (Word file) when sending your comments to Fernando Garcia Rubino. Deadline: 1 April 2013
- Draft CWA 2: InLoc- Guidelines including the Integration of Learning Outcomes and Competences into existing specifications.
Please use this commenting form draft CWA 2 (Word file) when sending your comments to Fernando Garcia Rubino. Deadline: 1 April 2013
- Draft CWA 3: Application Profile of Europass Curriculum Vitae and LAnguage Passport for Integrating Learning Outcomes and Competences
Please use this form (word file) when sending your comments to Fernando Garcia Rubino.
Deadline: 19 April
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