New and Emerging Specs and Standards (November 2019)

What You'll Want to Know!

ISO/IEC 15444-1:2019 Information technology — JPEG 2000 image coding system — Part 1: Core coding system
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information
“This Recommendation | International Standard defines a set of lossless (bit-preserving) and lossy compression methods for coding bi-level, continuous-tone grey-scale, palletized colour, or continuous-tone colour digital still images. This Recommendation | International Standard: specifies decoding processes for converting compressed image data to reconstructed image data; specifies a codestream syntax containing information for interpreting the compressed image data; specifies a file format; provides guidance on encoding processes for converting source image data to compressed image data; provides guidance on how to implement these processes in practice.”

IWA 30-1:2019 Competence of standards professionals — Part 1: In companies and IWA 30-2:2019 Competence of standards professionals — Part 2: In standards-related organizations
Technical Committee: ISO/TMBG Technical Management Board
This document specifies the competence, consisting of knowledge, skills and attributes, needed to perform the tasks of standards professionals. [These documents are] applicable to all personnel involved in some aspect of standardization in [companies and organizations performing standardization activities.]”

ANSI, in Partnership with European Standardization Organizations, Releases Guidance Documents to Clarify the U.S. and European Standardization Systems
In October 2019, “The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in partnership with three European Standardization Organizations (ESOs), CEN, CENELEC, and ETSI, released two guidance documents to increase understanding of the respective U.S. and European standardization systems. The documents are an outcome of long-term discussions between the ESOs and ANSI, to further enhance cooperation and transparency between the groups. A US document titled "European Questions About the U.S. Standardization System," includes: Details on the ANSI-Accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) and audited designators; Description on the relations between the U.S. standardization system, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC); Conformity assessment clauses in standards; The Use of standards in technical regulations at the sub-federal and federal levels; Information about SMEs and societal stakeholders; and The Use of standards in Federal or state public procurement. The European document, "Questions and Answers Regarding the European Standardization System," includes the following key sections: About the European Standardization Organizations (ESOs); Rules and procedures for developing European standards; Standards in support of European regulation; Contributing to European standards; Market perspectives, and Supporting economic growth and Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).”

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation
“The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) has published Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. This standard helps developers of automated testing tools and manual testing methodologies to write, share, and implement test rules. The test rules contribute to consistent testing for accessibility standards compliance.” More information is available in a blog posting