Standards and Associations

black_dot http://www.aaim.org
AAIM – (Association for Applied Interactive Multimedia) was created to support professionals who use and develop interactive multimedia for education and training. We are now expanding our role to include professionals in commerce and information. The mission of AAIM is to bring together through communication, workshops, conferences, and this web site practicing multimedia professionals, educators, trainers, and those considering using multimedia and related applications.
black_dot http://www.acm.org
ACM: Association for Computing Machinery – ACM is the world’s first educational and scientific computing society. Today, our members > over 80,000 computing professionals and students world-wide > and the public turn to ACM for authoritative publications, pioneering conferences, and visionary leadership for the new millennium.
black_dot http://www.acm.org/sigmod
ACM SIGMOD Online – The ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data investigates the development and application of database technology on a full range of computer organizations. The scope of interests and members is wide with an almost equal mix of people from industry and from academia. SIGMOD sponsors an annual conference that is regarded as one of the most important in the field, particularly for practitioners. Similarly, the quarterly newsletter SIGMOD Record is a valuable resource for state-of-the-art information and includes the annual conference proceedings.
black_dot http://www.amcomm.org
AMComm – Association for Multimedia Communications, Chicagoland’s best source for website design and interactivity development.
black_dot http://www.asp-shareware.org
ASP-Shareware – Since 1987, the ASP has been dedicated to the advancement of shareware, also known as try-before-you-buy software, as an alternative to conventional retail software. Today the ASP is a vibrant organization with hundreds of members around the world working together to improve their businesses and making it easier for computer users to find quality software at reasonable prices.
black_dot http://www.bima.co.uk
British Interactive Media Association – Established in 1985, the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) is the trade association representing the diverse interests of the UK interactive industry.
black_dot http://www.cdt.org
The Center for Democracy and Technology – The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.
black_dot http://www.chac.org
Computer History Association of California (CHAC) – The history of computing in California, the magazine we publish about it, and the museum we’re creating to display it. Links to computer history resources worldwide.
black_dot http://www.eg.org
EG – The European Association for Computer Graphics.
black_dot http://www.epic.org

EPIC – The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties, privacy, First Amendment issues and works to promote the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet.

See also EPIC Archive - Cryptography Policy.

black_dot http://www.ietf.org
IETF – The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is 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. It is open to any interested individual.
black_dot http://www.icca.org
Independent Computer Consultants Association – Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA) is a national not-for-profit association, founded in 1976 with headquarters in St. Louis. ICCA provides professional development opportunities and business support programs for independent computer consultants.
black_dot http://www.issa.org
ISSA – The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides education forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.
black_dot http://www.incits.org/
INCITS – The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards - Where IT All Begins! INCITS is the primary U.S. focus of standardization in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), encompassing storage, processing, transfer, display, management, organization, and retrieval of information. As such, INCITS also serves as ANSI’s Technical Advisory Group for ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1. JTC 1 is responsible for International standardization in the field of Information Technology.
black_dot http://www.computermusic.org
International Computer Music Association – The International Computer Music Association is an international affiliation of individuals and institutions involved in the technical, creative, and performance aspects of computer music. It serves composers, computer software and hardware developers, researchers, and musicians who are interested in the integration of music and technology.
black_dot http://www.itu.int
International Telecommunication Union – The ITU, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland is an international organization within the United Nations System where governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services.
black_dot http://www.iso.org/
ISO – International Organization for Standardization. The source of ISO 9000 and more than 13 700 International Standards for business, government and society. A network of national standards institutes from 145 countries working in partnership with international organizations, governments, industry, business and consumer representatives. A bridge between public and private sectors.
black_dot http://www.mmcf.org
The Multimedia Communications Forum – is an international non-profit research and development organization of telecommunications service providers, end-users, multimedia application and equipment developers who realize the revolutionary potential of multimedia communications.  Forum members are dedicated to accelerating the market acceptance of multivendor, multimedia solutions which can interoperate easily across different types of networks.
black_dot http://www.olapcouncil.org
The OLAP Council – The OLAP Council was established in January 1995 to serve as an industry guide and customer advocacy group. Participation in the OLAP Council is open to organizations that are interested in the advancement of on-line analytical processing (OLAP) server technology.
black_dot http://www.opengroup.org
The Open Group – is an international vendor and technology-neutral consortium that is committed to delivering greater business efficiency by bringing together buyers and suppliers of information technology to lower the time, cost and risk associated with integrating new technology across the enterprise.
black_dot http://www.pasc.org
PASC Information Server – Welcome to the official web site of the IEEE’s Portable Application Standards Committee (PASC). PASC is the group that has and continues to develop the POSIX family of standards. This site is dedicated to conveying important information about PASC’s activities, and also acts as a repository for PASC-related information. If you are already an active PASC participant, you can Access PASC Subscriber Services.
black_dot http://www.privacy.org
privacy.org – The Source for News, Information, and Action.
black_dot http://www.sage.org
SAGE - The System Administrators Guild – is organized to advance the status of computer system administration as a profession, establish standards of professional excellence and recognize those who attain them, develop guidelines for improving the technical and managerial capabilities of members of the profession, and promote activities that advance the state of the art or the community.
black_dot http://www.thesspa.com
SSPA - Service & Support Professionals Association – welcomes you to join tens of thousands of executives and professionals from support centers, call centers and help desks around the globe. By joining SSPA you can access the center of support including industry experts, a rich online community, the latest in technology and a network of the best and brightest service and support professionals. When you become a SSPA Member, your support center joins the thousands of other outstanding support centers like Oracle, IBM Global Services, Microsoft, Best Software, Stream International, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed Martin and many others.
black_dot http://www.tpc.org
Transaction Processing Performance Council – defines transaction processing and database benchmarks and delivers trusted results to the industry.
black_dot http://www.usenix.org
The USENIX Association – USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. Since 1975 the USENIX Association has brought together the community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world.
black_dot http://www.w3.org
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On this page, you’ll find W3C news, links to W3C technologies and ways to get involved. New visitors can find help in Finding Your Way at W3C. We encourage you to learn more about W3C.
black_dot http://www.x.org
X.Org – is the worldwide consortium empowered with the stewardship and collaborative development of the X Window System technology and standards. X.Org is an organization of The Open Group dedicated to maintaining the existing X Window System code base and engineering appropriate enhancements driven by current and future market requirements. X.Org periodically provides official X Window System update releases to the general public free of charge. X.Org governs the evolution of the X11R6 specifications, working with appropriate groups to revise and post updates to the standard as required.

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