Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 15944-7:2009 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
1.1 Statement of scope
This part of ISO/IEC 15944 provides a consolidated vocabulary of eBusiness concepts as found and defined in the current editions of ISO/IEC 14662 and the existing parts of ISO/IEC 15944, namely, Parts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 along with their associated terms.
NOTE At the time of publication of this part of ISO/IEC 15944, Parts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 have been published, the development of Part 3 has been cancelled and Part 8 is under preparation.
This part of ISO/IEC 15944 provides the rules, guidelines and procedures governing the formation of definitions for concepts relevant to eBusiness and choice of terms as a single, harmonized and integrated controlled vocabulary. This includes those governing multilingual expandability which incorporates and integrates cultural capability.
As such, this part of ISO/IEC 15944 facilitates the production of human interface equivalents (HIEs) of eBusiness terms and definitions in the various official (and de facto) languages of ISO members in the form of additional annexes to this part of ISO/IEC 15944.
This part of ISO/IEC 15944 identifies the essential elements of an entry in this controlled vocabulary as well as their rules and specifications. It also includes rules for ensuring quality and integrity control requirement for each entry and the interworking among the entries while doing so in an IT-enabled manner. It also addresses maintenance and update procedures.
This part of ISO/IEC 15944 is built on ISO/IEC 14662 and the existing Parts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 of ISO/IEC 15944. The exclusions which apply to one or more of these International Standards apply to this part of ISO/IEC 15944.
1.3 Aspects not currently addressed
This part of ISO/IEC 15944 does not currently support the following requirements (in no particular order):
a) the more detailed level of rules (and possible more detailed level of granularity) for the essential elements of eBusiness vocabulary entry, as currently specified in 5.3;
b) the more detailed level of rules for change management of the eBusiness vocabulary. It is most likely that these will be addressed in the second edition (and will be based on or harmonized with the rules in ISO/IEC 15944-2:2006, 6.5, Registration Status);
c) the inclusion of added non-essential, i.e. conditional or optional, elements for a controlled vocabulary entry;
d) the addition of eBusiness concepts with their definitions and associated terms which are not found in ISO/IEC 14662 or any part of ISO/IEC 15944;
e) the ability to be able to fully support the set of external constraints of jurisdictional documents pertaining to individual accessibility requirements14;
f) the provision of Human Interface Equivalents (HIEs) of jurisdictional domains which are administrative sub-divisions of a UN member state15;
g) the identification of and rules for non-essential or optional elements of an entry in the controlled vocabulary;
h) the incorporation of individual accessibility requirements, (e.g. as summarized in the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons);
i) the establishment of a Registration Authority; and
j) the development of a template of the nature found in the other parts of ISO/IEC 15944.
It is anticipated that some or all of these requirements will be addressed in future editions of this part of ISO/IEC 15944, in companion International Standards or Technical Reports.
1.4 IT systems environment neutrality
This part of ISO/IEC 15944 does not assume nor endorse any specific system environment, database management system, database design paradigm, system development methodology, data definition language, command language, system interface, user interface, syntax, computing platform, or any technology required for implementation, i.e. it is information technology neutral. At the same time, this part of ISO/IEC 15944 maximizes an IT-enabled approach to its implementation and maximizes semantic interoperability.