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 Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by these Committees and has been approved as a National Standard of Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
This part of ISO/IEC 16500 describes an Abstract System Reference Model (ASRM) at the highest level first and then creates a specific instance of this abstract model to define the DAVIC System Reference Model (DSRM). The ASRM and DSRM are not intended to indicate preferred implementations of the DAVIC System; but are to be used as a tool to guide the definition of DAVIC specifications. Additionally, as DAVIC specifications are issued, the reference models can be used to aid the development and implementation of DAVIC-compliant systems and products.