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Marc cumps, Agoria

  1. 1. EXPERIENCES OF AGORIA – AS NATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION – IN FACILITATING ACCESS TO STANDARDIZATION
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Agoria </li></ul><ul><li>Standardization landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Sectoral standardization operator ICT (ictstandards.be) </li></ul><ul><li>Normen-antennes / Antennes-normes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agoria <ul><li>Agoria, federation of the technology industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive network : 1600 members , 80 % SME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13 sectors : from the ‘A’ in automotive to the ‘S’ in security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge and innovation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Energy & environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International business development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sectoral regulation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal areas (economics, legal affairs, …) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Agoria <ul><li>Agoria : 13 sectors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aerospace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automotive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contracting & maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial automation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechatronical engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metal processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metals & materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mounting & cranes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plastics & composites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security & defence </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Agoria
  6. 6. Agoria <ul><li>Why, as NTA, interested in standardization policy ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>standardization is an important instrument in the economic environment in which companies operate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some benefits : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economies of scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance with legal requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… . </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Standardization landscape <ul><li>Landscape with numerous actors, esp. in ICT field </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Belgian law on standardization (April 2003) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization of standardization in Belgium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decentralization of standardization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appointment of sectoral operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sectoral operator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>is responsible for one or more domains </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>manages the Belgian standardization committees (i.e. mirror committees of European or international committees) </li></ul></ul></ul>Standardization landscape
  9. 9. Standardization landscape <ul><li>Decentralized model in practice </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sectoral standardization operator ICT (ictstandards.be) <ul><li>Scope of sectoral standardization operator ICT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC 1 Information technology (subcommittees : see next slide) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO TC204 / CEN TC278 Intelligent transport systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO TC211 / CEN TC287 Geographic information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO TC215 / CEN TC251 Health informatics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEN TC224 Personal identification, electronic signature and cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEN TC225 AIDC technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEN TC294 Communication systems for meters and remote reading of meters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEN TC353 ICT for learning education and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CEN TC365 Internet filtering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ITU-T International Telecommunications Union </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Sectoral standardization operator ICT (ictstandards.be) <ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC2 Coded character sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC6 Telecommunications and information exchange between sysems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC7 Software and systems engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC17 Cards and personal identification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC22 Programming languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC23 Digitally recorded media for information interchange and storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC24 Computer graphics, image processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC25 Interconnection of information technology equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC27 IT security techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC28 Office equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC31 Automatic identification and data capture technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC32 Data management and interchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC34 Document description and processing languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC35 User interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC36 Information technology for learning, education and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC37 Biometrics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JTC1/SC 38 Distributed application platforms and services </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>High interest areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IT security (JTC1/SC27) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart meters (CEN TC294) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-health (ISO TC215 / CEN TC251) </li></ul></ul>Sectoral standardization operator ICT (ictstandards.be)
  13. 13. Sectoral standardization operator ICT (ictstandards.be) <ul><li>Evolution </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Standards contact points within collective research centres </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardization awareness creation within sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information to companies on standardization evolutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Representation of SME’s in technical committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responses to individual questions </li></ul></ul>Normen-antennes / Antennes-normes
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  16. 17. <ul><li>Individual questions deal with broad range of topics : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardization process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of relevant standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of contents of standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verification of implementation </li></ul></ul>Normen-antennes / Antennes-normes
  17. 18. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention </li></ul><ul><li>Contact : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marc Cumps Agoria Bd. A. Reyersln. 80 B – 1030 Brussels Belgium [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sectoral Standardization Operator ICT (http://www.ictstandards.be) [email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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