The list below contains all current and archived ISACC news bulletins released on this site. To read the specific bulletin, select the links listed below.
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013:
The first draft of the Agenda for the ISACC 48th Plenary Meeting was sent by email to the ISACC members on 11 April 2013. Should you wish to access a copy of the latest draft agenda, Click here.
Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013:
I am pleased to invite you to participate in the 48th Plenary meeting of the ICT Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC), to be held Thursday, May 2nd 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please note this meeting will be held, once again, at the International Development Research Center (IDRC) Board Room, at 150 Kent Street (Constitution Square - Tower 3), Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 0B2. The IDRC and their meeting facility are located on the 8th floor of this building.
A complete draft Agenda will follow in the coming weeks.
Posted: Thursday, January 8, 2013:
The purpose of this message is to convey an invitation to you from G. Rae Dulmage, Director, Standards Department, Government Relations Office and External Affairs, ULC Standards.
ULC is inviting ISACC members with industry experience in fire, life safety and emergency equipment, signal receiving centres, and/or software and automation to participate in the development of a new ULC Standard, CAN/ULC-S1981, on "Signal Receiving Centre Automation Systems".
The proposed first edition of CAN/ULC-S1981 will draw extensively from the requirements of UL 1981, "Standard for Central Automation System". Its scope is intended to cover the design, manufacture, implementation and support of automated monitoring system units and accessories for use in signal receiving centres for the reception, processing, dispatch, responses and record keeping of proprietary protection and life safety signals.
Should you wish to volunteer for the Joint Working Group that will develop this new ULC Standard, please forward your name, full contact information and latest resume to Megan Sepper at 847-664-3411, email address: Megan.Sepper@ul.com, or Tess Espejo at 416-288-2212, email address: Theresa.Espejo@ul.com by January 11th, 2013.
Click here to see the Bulletin from ULC for full details.
Posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2013:
The 2012 JTC 1 Plenary passed Jeju Resolution 20 and Jeju Resolution 30 in November 2012, forming a new Special Working Group on the Internet of Things (IoT) and new Working Group 8 on the Governance of IT.
Via this bulletin, ISACC members are invited to express their interest to participate in one or both of these new groups.
If sufficient interest exists for the SWG IoT, a Canadian mirror committee will be formed.
Note that sufficient interest has already been expressed to form a Canadian mirror committee for WG 8 on the Governance of IT; Charles Provencher will be its Convenor.
If you wish to participate in one or both of these new groups, please contact email@example.com no later than January 11th, 2013.
Click here to the access the text from Jeju Resolution 20 and Jeju Resolution 30.
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012:
TIA's "The Future of the Network" 2013 conference will be held October 8-10th 2013 in Washington, DC. For more information about this conference and how you can participate, visit the event's website at: http://tia2013.org
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012:
The 17th Global Standards Collaboration meeting will be hosted by the Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) and held in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea - May 2013
More information can be found on the ITU's website at: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/gsc/Pages/default.aspx For more information, about this meeting, please email the ISACC Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012:
CSA Group has volunteered to convene a new ISACC Task Group on ICT Standards Priorities to start in July 2012. The draft Terms of Reference for the Task Group are available here.
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012:
The first draft of the Agenda for the ISACC 46th Plenary Meeting was sent by email to the ISACC members on 5 April 2012. Should you wish to access a copy of the latest draft agenda, Click here.
Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012:
ISACC members are invited to join a Canadian Advisory Committee for the newly created ISO/IEC JTC 1 Subcommittee 39 on "Sustainability for and by Information Technology". The next meeting of the CAC/SC 39 will take place on Tuesday March 13th, 2012 at 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST.
The standards created by SC 39 will be relevant to Canada's IT equipment industry and to members of any other industry that may be using IT to reduce the environmental impact of their business/products. These standards will dictate definitions, test and measurement methods, and best practices that could have a significant impact on Canadian IT business opportunities in the future.
The first area of work for SC 39 will be on the energy efficiency of data centres.
They are looking for members that are willing and able to contribute to the technical and business aspects of developing these standards. However, contributions can come in a number of different forms:
- Helping to establish Canadian needs and priorities for the technical aspects of the standards
- Providing technical expertise on sustainability and environmental aspects related to IT equipment
- Reviewing draft documents developed by the International work group using technical and/or business expertise
- Direct involvement in one of the SC 39 International work groups developing the standards (this requires a larger time commitment
No previous experience in standards development is required.
If you would like to become a member of CAC/SC 39, please send an email directly to CAC Chair Walter Jager (email@example.com) with copies to Standards Program Officer Robert Pitre (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the ISACC Secretariat (email@example.com).
In your email, please include:
- Your name, organization and contact information; and
- A couple of paragraphs on your background, interest and expertise in the area of "Sustainability for and by Information Technology".
More information about SC 39 please click here.