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To support work of an application, validation or demonstration nature focused on the standards - or contributions to potential new standards - underpinning information society-related domains of high economic or social impact.

Abstract

In recognition of the need for specific standardization actions in support of the Information Society, the Commission launched a series of six projects in 1995. All of the projects either challenge existing novel standards or develop or specify potential new standards which will be submitted to the appropriate standardization body.

A call for proposals was launched in 1996 based on a work programme drawn up in conformance with the Council Decision on standardization in the field of technology and telecommunications (87/95/EEC). A further call for proposals is scheduled to be launched in late 1997 or at the beginning of 1998.

Subdivision

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Implementation

The Commission, DG III-Directorate B (Legislation and standardization and telematic networks) is responsible for implementing the programme. It is assisted by the Senior Officials Group for Information Technology Standardization (SOGITS) which is composed of representatives of Member State administrations.

The Community provides 50% cofinancing to multinational-consortium-based projects to support work of an application, validation or demonstration nature focused on the standards - or contributions to potential new standards - underpinning information society-related domains of high economic and social impact. Special attention is paid to identifying user requirements for standards and/or acceptance of new draft standards, as well as contributing to interoperability and validation of critical interfaces necessary for the proper interworking of services and applications.

In the context of ISIS, application is understood as design, investigation and/or experimentation leading to the drafting of a contribution to a potential new standard. Validation involves taking a new, untried standard and verifying that it is technically feasible and substantially error-free. This can be achieved by a mixture of formal checking methods, "in-silico" simulation, and field trials. Demonstration - which includes user pilot trials at the upper extreme - means constructing realistic, small-scale implementations based on a standard, measuring gross performance.

Secondary objectives comprise targeted promotion and awareness-building of the possibilities offered by the use of standards in the specified domains.

ISIS is open to any legal entity established in the Member States of the European Union (industrial firms - both large companies and SMEs - universities, research organizations, citizens' associations, social partners, etc.) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Consortia proposing projects for funding must comprise at least two partners from different EU Member States. Partners from third countries are eligible to participate without Community funding.
Record Number: 631 / Last updated on: 2014-03-05