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).
This Recommendation | International Standard provides:
a) a language (the enterprise language) comprising concepts, structures, and rules for developing, representing, and reasoning about a specification of an ODP system from the enterprise viewpoint (as defined in ITU-T Rec. | X.903 ISO/IEC 10746-3);
b) rules which establish correspondences between the enterprise language and the other viewpoint languages (defined in ITU-T Rec. X.903 | ISO/IEC 10746-3) to ensure the overall consistency of a specification.
The language is specified to a level of detail sufficient to enable the determination of the compliance of any modelling language to this Recommendation | International Standard and to establish requirements for new specification techniques.
This Recommendation | International Standard is a refinement and extension of ITU-T Rec. X.903 | ISO/IEC 10746-3, clauses 5 and 10, but does not replace them.
This Recommendation | International Standard is intended for use in preparing enterprise viewpoint specifications of ODP systems, and in developing notations and tools to support such specifications.
As specified in clause 5/X.903 | ISO/IEC 10746-3, an enterprise viewpoint specification defines the purpose, scope and policies of an ODP system. [see also 3-5.0]