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           IPSJ/ITSCJ
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INFORMATION  TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS  COMMISSION  OF 
                        JAPAN
    INFORMATION PROCESSING SOCIETY OF JAPAN

CONTENTS - History - Membership and Budget - Organization - Technical Activities - Japanese Positions in JTC 1 - Domestic Liaison Organizations - Explanation document
HISTORY JAPAN INTERNATIONAL ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1960 IPSJ founded IFIPS (later IFIP) founded ISO/TC 97 established 1961 IPSJ/Standards Committee set up IEC/TC 53 established (merged into ISO/TC 97 in 1964) 1982 IEC/TC 83 established 1986 IPSJ/ITSCJ formed ISO/IEC JTC 1 established (dissolving Standards Committee) (merging ISO/TC 97, IEC/TC 83 and IEC/SC 47B) 1987 The First Plenary Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 held in Tokyo, November 1987.
MEMBERSHIP AND BUDGET Companies: 85 Revenues: approximately 200 MYen Membership Fees: 175 M Yen Grants from MITI/AIST: 22 M yen Expenditures: approximately 200 M Yen Operations: 130 M Yen Administration: 70 M Yen
ORGANIZATION OF IPSJ/ITSCJ | General Assembly | | | Executive Committee |---| Advisory Committee | | | Technical committee | | | Category 1 | | Category 2 | | Category 3 | | | | | | | | JTC 1 matters | | Prospective study | | JISs Drafting | | SGFS | | | | | | 15 SCs | | 3 Committees | | 4 Committees | | 75 Wgs |
TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES (DOMESTIC) Committees: about 100 Committee experts: about 1500 Committee observers: about 150 Committee Meetings (per year): about 820
TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES (INTERNATIONAL) Number of Attending Meetings (per year): 250 - 300 Number of Japanese Delegates (per year): 800 - 900 Number of Meetings hosted by ITSCJ: 10 - 20
JAPANESE POSITIONS IN ISO/IEC JTC 1 Chairmen: 3 SC 15 (Labelling and File Structure) SC 23 (Optical Disk Cartridges for Information Interchange) SC 29 (Coded Representation of Picture, Audio, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information) Conveners: 4 SC 7/WG 6 (Software Engineering - Evaluation and Metrics) SC 17/WG 9 (Identification Cards and Related Devices - Optical Memory Cards and Devices) - JBMA SC 18/WG 4 (Document Processing and Related Communication - Distributed Systems Communication) SC 21/WG 4 (Information Retrieval, Transfer and Management for OSI - OSI Management) Secretariats: SC Level: 4 SC 15, SC 23 and SC 29 SC 26 (Microprocessor Systems) - JEIDA WG Level: 3 SC 21/WG 4 SC 17/WG9 - JBMA Project Editors: 29 (IPSJ/ITSCJ) 2 (EIAJ)
DOMESTIC LIAISON ORGANIZATIONS Government: MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry) MITI/AIST(MITI/Agency of Industrial Science and Technology) MPT (Ministry of Post and Telecommunications) Private: JSA (Japanese Standards Association) JBMA (Japanese Business Machine Makers Association) JEIDA (Japanese Electronics Industry Development Association) INTAP (Interoperability Technology Association for Information Processing) TTC (Telecommunications Technology Committee)

AN INTRODUCTION TO IPSJ/ITSCJ

Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan
Information Processing Society of Japan
1992

1. History In 1960, the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) was founded with the objects of activating Japanese research on information processing and participating in the International Federation of Information Processing Societies (IFIPS), later renamed as IFIP deleting the word "Societies". In the same year, ISO/TC 97 (Information Processing) was established to develop international standards in this field. In 1961, IEC/TC 53 was established with the same title and objectives as of ISO/TC 97. However, this IEC/TC 53 was merged into ISO/TC 97 in 1964. In 1961, to participate in the activities of ISO/TC 97 and IEC/TC 53, IPSJ formed its Standards Committee, which was authorized by JISC as the Japanese working body for ISO/TC 97 and IEC/TC 53 in 1962. In 1982, IEC formed TC 83 (Information Technology Equipment), whose work in Japan was also delegated from JISC to the IPSJ/Standards Committee. In 1986, to cope with the rapid expansion of international standards activities on Information Technology, IPSJ/Standards Committee evolved into Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan (ITSCJ), which was financially independent of IPSJ. In 1986, ISO and IEC formed their first Joint Technical Committee (JTC 1, Information Technology), merging ISO/TC 97, IEC/TC 83 and IEC/SC 47B (Microprocessor Systems). ITSCJ has been accredited for the work of JTC 1 by JISC and hosted the first Plenary Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 in Tokyo, November 1987. 2. Membership and Finance of ITSCJ The revenues of ITSCJ consist of the membership fees and the grants from MITI/AIST. The total revenues of the fiscal year 1992 (beginning from April 1992) are approximately 200,000,000 Yen including the grants of 22,000,000 Yen. At present, members are about 85 companies. The members are companies which devel- op, manufacture and market Information Technology products in Japan. 3. Organization of ITSCJ /------------------\ | General Assembly | \------------------/ | /-------------------\ /------------------\ |Executive Committee|---|Advisory Committee| \-------------------/ \------------------/ | /--------------------\ |Technical Committee | \--------------------/ | /----------------------------\ |Technical Working Committees| \----------------------------/ 4. Technical working committees The technical working committees are under the aegis of the Technical Committee and are categorized in three types: Category 1: Committees corresponding to those of JTC 1. Category 1 includes about 90 committees, whose activities account for major part of ITSCJ activities. Excluded and responsible organizations are: - SC 17, SC 18/WG 8 and WG 9, SC 28 JBMA - SC 25/WG 1 EIAJ - SC 26 JEIDA Category 2: Committees to study and develop potential New Work Areas or Items for submission to JTC 1. Currently, 3 committees are active. One is "Internationalization Committee". It is not only corresponding to JTC 1/SC 22/WG20 (Internationalization) but also investigating other area of internationalization standardization work. The second is "Kanji Committee" which is studying the standardization related to Kanji Character Set and is corresponding to the China/Japan/Korea Joint Research Group (CJK-JRG). The third is "Large Capacity Flexible Disk Cartridges Committee" which is intending Fast-Track DIS proposal on 10 MB FDC. Category 3: Committees to draft Japanese Industrial Standards (JISs) in selected areas such as Vocabu- lary and Programming Languages. Present working committees are on Vocabulary "Analog Computing" and "LAN", Fortran and POSIX. At present, ITSCJ has about 100 committees including ones of WG level. Total number of committee members are about 1,500 persons and observers are about 150. Total meeting times in a year are about 820. 5. Positions assumed by Japanese in ISO/IEC JTC 1 (1) Chairmen: 3 SC 15 (Labelling and File Structure), SC 23 (Optical Disk Cartridges for Information Interchange), SC 29 (Coded Representation of Picture, Audio, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information). (2) Convener: 3 SC 7/WG 6 (Software Engineering - Evaluation and Metrics), SC 18/WG 4(Document Processing and Related Communication - Distributed Systems Communication), SC 21/WG 4 (Information Retrieval, Transfer and Management for OSI - OSI Management) Also, JBMA has a Convener of JTC 1/SC 17/WG 9 (Identification Cards and Related Devices - Optical Memory Cards and Devices). (3) Secretariat: 5 SC Level: SC 15, SC 23 and SC 29 WG Level: SC 18/WG 4 and SC 21/WG 4 Also, JEIDA has a position of the Secretariat of JTC 1/SC 26 (Microprocessor Systems), and JBMA has a position of the Secretariat of JTC 1/SC 17/WG 9. (4) Project Editors: 29 persons Also, EIAJ has 2 Project Editors for SC 25/WG 1 (Home Electronics Systems). 6. Participating in and Hosting of the JTC 1 Meetings Every year, JTC 1 and its subsidiary bodies are holding 250 - 300 meetings, and about 800 - 900 Japanese delegates are participating in these meetings. Among these meetings, ITSCJ and some organizations corresponding to JTC 1 activities are hosting many meetings. ITSCJ alone is hosting 10 to 20 meetings every year. 7. Domestic Liaison Organizations ITSCJ is holding domestic liaison relationship with the following organizations: Government:MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry), MITI/AIST (MITI/Agency of Industrial Science and Technology), and MPT (Ministry of Post and Telecommunications). Private: JSA (Japanese Standards Association), JBMA (Japanese Business Machine Makers Association), JEIDA (Japanese Electronics Industry Development Association), EIAJ (Electronics Industry Association of Japan), INTAP (Interoperability Technology Association for Information Processing), and TTC (Telecommunications Technology Committee).

Relationship of Japanese Organizations corresponding to ISO/IEC JTC 1 Activities

ISO IEC | | ------------------ | JTC1 | JISC *1 | --------------------------------------------- | | Developing National International Activities Standards (JISs) | | TC (Technical Committee) *1 MITI/AIST
Developing National Standards (JISs) | ------------------------------------------------------------- | | | | | | |INSTAC *2| | INTAP | | JEIDA | | JBMA | | OITDA | | JISs Drafting | | JISs | | Japan's | | JISs | | JISs | | JISs | | Committees *3| | Drafting| | Profiles| |Drafting| |Drafting| |Drafting| | Comms | | Drafting| | Comms | | Comms | | Comms | | Comms | --------------------------------- |Promotion and popularization *2| | of JIS | --------------------------------- *2 JSA *3 IPSJ/ITSCJ
TC (Technical Committee) *3 | ---------------------------------------------------------------- | | | | | | | JISs Drafting | |SGFS,JTC 1/SWG-RA,SWG-CA | | SC17&28 | | | SC26 | | | Committies *3| |SC 1,SC 2,SC 6,SC 7,SC 11,| | *4 | | | *5 | | |SC 14,SC 15,SC 18,SC 21, | | | |SC 22,SC 23,SC 24,SC 25, | | | |SC 27, SC 29, SC 30 *3 | | | | | | |about 80 WGs belonging to above Scs | |SC18/WG8&9| |SC25/WG1| | *3 | | *4 | | *6 | *3 IPSJ/ITSCJ *4 JBMA *5 JEIDA *6 EIAJ
S Liaisons to JTC 1 POSI AOW Secretary: JEIDA Secretary: INTAP