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									                                                             TAB and SAB High Level Alignment

The list of 11 SAB committees1:
                   SAB Committee                                                                               Scope
Design Automation Standards Committee (DASC)                                 The IEEE DASC is responsible for the standardization of Design
                                                                             Automation related standards in the IEEE. It is part of the Computer
                                                                             Society of the IEEE. It also operates under the auspices of the IEEE
                                                                             Standards Association.

                                                                             The biggest center of interest in the DASC has been around language
                                                                             based design and verification standards stemming from the key HDL
                                                                             standards VHDL and Verilog. From these have flowed standards for
                                                                             timing, synthesis, math routines, and test.

                                                                             Currently the emphasis of the group is growing to embrace system level
                                                                             requirements with standards being developed in analog-mixed signal and
                                                                             other extensions driven by these needs.
Foundation for Intelligent and Physical Agents Standards                     FIPA is an IEEE Computer Society standards organization that promotes
Committee (FIPASC)2                                                          agent-based technology and the interoperability of its standards with
                                                                             other technologies.

                                                                             FIPA, the standards organization for agents and multi-agent systems was
                                                                             officially accepted by the IEEE as its eleventh standards committee on 8
                                                                             June 2005.

                                                                             FIPA was originally formed as a Swiss based organization in 1996 to
                                                                             produce software standards specifications for heterogeneous and
                                                                             interacting agents and agent based systems. Since its foundations, FIPA
                                                                             has played a crucial role in the development of agents standards and has
                                                                             promoted a number of initiatives and events that contributed to the

    SAB WGs are not listed; these outnumber the TCs, but fall in high level alignment as described in chart.
    Note FIPASC remains to be mapped as it is a recently joined SC.

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                                                       development and uptake of agent technology. Furthermore, many of the
                                                       ideas originated and developed in FIPA are now coming into sharp focus
                                                       in new generations of Web/Internet technology and related specifications.

                                                       In March 2005, the FIPA Board of Directors presented this opportunity to
                                                       the entire FIPA membership, who unanimously voted to join the IEEE
                                                       computer Society. Now, it is time to move standards for agents and
                                                       agent-based systems into the wider context of software development. In
                                                       short, agent technology needs to work and integrate with non-agent
                                                       technologies. To this end, the IEEE Computer Society has formally
                                                       accepted FIPA to become part of its family of standards committees.
Information Assurance Standards Committee (IASC)       The Task Force on Information Assurance (TFIA) champions a holistic
                                                       approach to development of Information Assurance technology by
                                                       asserting an Information Assurance view across numerous closely
                                                       related technologies: networking, software engineering, distributed
                                                       processing, pattern recognition, real time computing, visualization,
                                                       cryptography, simulation, man-machine interface, data engineering, mass
                                                       storage, and others. Providing a forum for open discussion that is
                                                       identifiable to workers in Information Assurance, the TFIA participates in
                                                       development of recommended practices and standards for Information
Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC)         The IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) is
                                                       chartered by the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activity Board to
                                                       develop accredited technical standards, recommended practices, and
                                                       guides for learning technology.
Local Area Networks/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC,     The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee develops Local Area
802)                                                   Network standards and Metropolitan Area Network standards. The most
                                                       widely used standards are for the Ethernet family, Token Ring, Wireless
                                                       LAN, Bridging and Virtual Bridged LANs. An individual Working Group
                                                       provides the focus for each area.
Microprocessors & Microcomputers Standards Committee   To create, maintain, and encourage the use of IEEE standards for the
(MMSC)                                                 engineering of computer systems involving microprocessor and floating-
                                                       point architectures, buses, interconnects, sensors, microprocessor

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                                                       operating system interfaces, real-time operating systems, programming
                                                       and object languages, data interchange, cryptographic hardware, and
                                                       computer environmental specifications.
Portable Applications Standards Committee (PASC)       PASC is the IEEE's Portable Application Standards Committee. It is
                                                       chartered with defining standard application service interfaces - most
                                                       notably those in the POSIX family. PASC was formerly known as the
                                                       Technical Committee on Operating Systems.
Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization –   The Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) is an
Standards Activity Committee (SISO-SAC)                international organization dedicated to the promotion of modeling and
                                                       simulation interoperability and reuse for the benefit of a broad range of
                                                       M&S communities
Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee     To develop and maintain a family of software and systems engineering
(S2ESC)                                                standards that is relevant, coherent, comprehensive, and effective in use.
                                                       These standards are for use by practitioners, organizations, and
                                                       educators to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their software
                                                       engineering processes, to improve communications between acquirers
                                                       and suppliers, and to improve the quality of delivered software and
                                                       systems containing software.

                                                       To develop supporting knowledge products that aid practitioners,
                                                       organizations, and educators in understanding and applying our

                                                       To support and promote a Software Engineering Body of Knowledge,
                                                       certification mechanisms for software engineering professionals, and
                                                       other products contributing to the profession of software engineering.
Storage Systems Standards Committee (SSSC)             This SSSC sponsors all Storage System standards activities within the
                                                       IEEE through the Computer Society.
                                                       These activities may include full-use and trial-use standards; guides;
                                                       recommended practices; and study groups.
Test Technology Standards Committee (TTSC)
SAB -EPEAT                                             EPEAT is a system to help purchasers in the public and private sectors
                                                       evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and

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                                            monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a
                                            clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of
                                            products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure
                                            market recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its
SAB – Standard Upper Ontology               Welcome to the Standard Upper Ontology Working Group (SUO WG)
                                            website. The SUO WG is developing a Standard that will specify an
                                            upper ontology to support computer applications such as data
                                            interoperability, information search and retrieval, automated inferencing,
                                            and natural language processing.
SAB- Musical Applications Using XML         his project will develop an XML application
                                            defining a standard language for symbolic music representation.
                                            The language will be a meta-representation of music information
                                            for describing and processing said music information within a
                                            multilayered environment, for achieving integration among
                                            structural, score, MIDI, and digital sound levels of representation.
                                            Furthermore, the proposed standard should integrate music
                                            representation with already defined and accepted common standards.
                                            The standard will be accepted by any kind of software dealing
                                            with music information, e.g. score editing, OMR systems,
                                            music performance, musical databases, and composition and
                                            musicological applications.

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                     TAB Conferences                        SAB
1.       TF Autonomous and         The Task Force on Autonomous and              None
         Autonomic Systems         Autonomic Systems (TFAAS), was
         (TFAAS)                   established to address research issues
                                   concerned with creating self-directing and
                                   self-managing systems (selfware or self-*
                                   properties). The overarching vision of AAS
                                   is the creation of self-directing and self
                                   managing systems in accordance with high-
                                   level guidance from humans to address
                                   today's concerns of complexity and total
                                   cost of ownership while meeting tomorrow's
                                   needs for pervasive and ubiquitous
                                   computation and communication.

                                   The TFAAS overlaps to some degree with
                                   many others providing opportunities for
                                   collaboration to meet the grand challenges,
                                   but focuses on specifically addressing
                                   architectures, frameworks, paradigms,
                                   components, tools, environments,
                                   languages, applications and lessons for
                                   Autonomous and Autonomic Computing
                                   and Communications (Systems).
2.       TC Bioinformatics         The Technical Committee on Bioinformatics     Bioinformatics Conference (CSB)        P1953
         (TCBI)                    provides a forum for open discussion in

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                      TAB Conferences                        SAB
3.       TC Complexity in          The TC on Complexity in Computing                 Engineering of Complex Computer
         Computing (TCCX)          (TCCX), formerly the Technical Segment             Systems (ICECCS)
                                   Committee on Engineering of Complex               Unified Modeling Language (UML)
                                   Computer Systems, was established to              Software Engineering and Formal
                                   address issues relating to controlling and         Methods (SEFM)
                                   conquering complexity in computer                 Formal Approaches to Agent-
                                   systems. Complexity in terms of size and           Based Systems (FAABS)
                                   content is inherent in all computer systems.      Radical Agent Concepts (WRAC)
                                   Add to that requirements for security and         Dependable Autonomic and
                                   privacy constraints, reuse, operation over         Secure Computing (DASC)
                                   distributed environments, heterogeneity,          Leveraging Apps. of Formal
                                   interoperability, and the desire for               Methods, Verification and
                                   dependable operation within strict timing          Validation (ISOLA)
                                   constraints and in a manner that can be
                                   managed well and easily updated, and the
                                   task becomes phenomenal. This TC
                                   recognizes that complexity in computing is
                                   caused by many sources and desires, and
                                   must be addressed in an interdisciplinary
                                   manner. The TCCX overlaps to some
                                   degree with many others, but focuses on
                                   addressing complexity within (or via) each
                                   of the following: formal methods, software
                                   engineering, tool support, distributed and
                                   parallel computing, security, real-time
                                   systems, programming paradigms and
                                   mega-computing, databases, etc.

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                       TAB Conferences                               SAB
4.       TC Intelligent            The Technical?Committee on Intelligent             Web Intelligence Agent
         Informatics (TCII)        Informatics (TCII) deals with tools and             Technology (WI-IAT)
                                   systems using biologically and linguistically      Tools for Artificial Intelligence (TAI)
                                   motivated computational paradigms such             Data Mining (ICDM)
                                   as artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic,        Bioinformatics and Bioengineering
                                   evolutionary optimization, rough sets, data         (BIBE)
                                   mining, Web intelligence, intelligent agent        Mobile Data Management (MDM)
                                   technology, parallel and distributed               Multimedia Software Engineering
                                   information processing, and virtual reality.        (IMSE)
                                                                                      Parallel and Distributed Systems
                                                                                      Cognitive Informatics (ICCI)
                                                                                      Sensor Networks, Ubiquitous and
                                                                                       Trustworthy Computing (SUTC)
5.       TC Computational          The TC on Computational Medicine                   Computer-Based Medical Systems
         Medicine (TCCM)           (TCCM) is dedicated to research in                  (CBMS)
                                   computer science and engineering as it             Image Analysis and Interpretation
                                   applies to medicine and health services,            (SSIAI)
                                   and to facilitating communication between
                                   system designers and users. The TC
                                   encourages innovation and emphasizes
                                   developments on computer applications in

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                    TAB Conferences                         SAB
6.       TC Computer               The TC on Computer Architecture                 Computer Architecture (ISCA)        MSC
         Architecture (TCCA)       (TCCA) is involved with research and            Computer Architectures for
                                   development in the integrated hardware           Machine Perception (CAMP)
                                   and software design of general- and             Supercomputing (SC)
                                   special-purpose uniprocessors and parallel      MASCOTS (MASCOT)
                                   computers. The TC annually                      Field Programmable Custom
                                   sponsors/cosponsors the International            Computing Machines (FCCM)
                                   Symposium on Computer Architecture, and         Parallel Architectures (PACT)
                                   with the ACM SIGARCH, it jointly                High Performance Computer
                                   administers the Eckert-Mauchly Award for         Architecture (HPCA)
                                   contributions to computer architecture.
                                                                                   Distributed Simulation and Real
                                                                                    Time Applications (DS-RT)
                                                                                   Performance Analysis of Systems
                                                                                    and Software (ISPASS)
                                                                                   Cool Chips
                                                                                   Workload Characterization
                                                                                   Architectures for Networking and
                                                                                    Communications Systems (ANCS)
                                                                                   Component-based SE, Software
                                                                                    Architecture and Reuse
                                                                                   Computer Architecture and High
                                                                                    Performance Computing (SBAC-

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                      TAB Conferences                       SAB
7.       TC Computer               The TC on Computer Communications                 Local Computer Networks (LCN)     LMSC, MSC
         Communications            (TCCC) promotes activities, disseminates          Performance, Computing and
         (TCCC)                    information, and furthers the growth of            Communication (IPCCC)
                                   those systems that integrate computing            Pervasive Computing and
                                   functions and telecommunications facilities.       Communication (PERCOM)
                                   The TC sponsors the "802" series of local         Embedded Networked Sensors
                                   and metropolitan area networks standards.          (EMNETS)
                                                                                     World of Wireless, Mobile and
                                                                                      Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)
8.       TC Computer               The TC on Computer Elements (TCCE) is             Vail Computer Elements (CEW)      MSC
         Elements (TCCE)           concerned with design and implementation          Key West Computer Elements
                                   trade-offs of elements of systems ranging          (Key West)
                                   from large enterprise systems to PDAs.
                                   Elements such as VLSI memories, I/O
                                   devices and their inter-relationships are of
                                   particular interest. This includes such
                                   factors as performance, testing
                                   microprogramming, software, and
                                   packaging as they relate to computer
                                   elements. VLSI technology and its system
                                   implications are of particular interest.

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                  TAB Conferences             SAB
9.       TC Computer               The TC on Computer Generated Music         none                        SAB P1599
         Generated Music           (TCCGM) addresses the interdisciplinary
         (TCGM)                    area lying between signal processing and
                                   artistic computer music, and is about the
                                   constructions of tools, software and
                                   hardware that can be applied to problems
                                   of computational music and musicology - an
                                   analogon to computational linguistics. The
                                   TC is for practitioners and researchers
                                   interested in projects that deal with
                                   computational aspects of music and

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No.       TAB                         Tab Scope                                              TAB Conferences                                 SAB
10.       TC Computer                 The TC on Computer Languages (TCCL)                    none                                            MSC
          Languages (TCCL)            extends its interest beyond conventional
                                      high-level programming languages to
                                      include all the computer-related languages
                                      such as requirements, specification, design,
                                      test, and query languages.
11.       TC Data Engineering         The TC on Data Engineering (TCDE) is                      Data Engineering (ICDE)
          (TCDE)4                     concerned with the role of data in the                    Research Issues in Data
                                      design, development, management, and                       Engineering (RIDE)
                                      utilization of information systems. Issues of             Computer Systems and
                                      interest include database design;                          Applications (AICCSA)
                                      knowledge of the data and its processing;                 Enabling Technologies:
                                      languages to describe data, define access,                 Infrastructure for Concurrent
                                      and manipulate databases; strategies and                   Engineering. (WETICE)
                                      mechanisms for data access, security, and                 Mobile Data Management (MDM)
                                      integrity control; and engineering services
                                      and distributed systems.

   Expect TCDE, TCDL to map to SSSC, IASC, and S2ESC because these technologies impact them. Or there should be SCs for data engineering and digital
libraries. Factoid: the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA, a digital library organization) is deeply interested in information assurance

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                     TAB Conferences                         SAB
12.      TC Design                 The TC on Design Automation (TCDA) is            System Synthesis (ISSS)             DASC
         Automation (TCDA)         involved with the use of computer-oriented       Rapid System Prototyping (RSP)
                                   techniques in all aspects of the design          Hardware/Software Co-Design
                                   process, with particular emphasis on design       (CODES)
                                   languages, logic synthesis, verification         Computer Design (ICCD)
                                   techniques (including digital simulation),       Computer Aided Design (ICCAD)
                                   manufacturing interface data, graphics, and      High Level Design Validation and
                                   database management.                              Test (HLDVT)
                                                                                    Design Automation and Test
                                                                                    Microelectronic Systems
                                                                                     Education (MSE)
                                                                                    Electronic Design Processes
                                                                                    Formal Methods and Programming
                                                                                     Models for Co-design
                                                                                    Hardware Software & Systems
                                                                                     Synthesis (CODES+ISS)

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                       TAB Conferences                          SAB
13.      TC Digital Libraries      The TC on Digital Libraries (TCDL)                 Digital Libraries (JCDL)             LTSC
         (TCDL)3                   promotes research in the theory and
                                   application of digital library technologies.
                                   Issues of interest include: Searching and
                                   browsing; Indexing for multimedia objects;
                                   Authoring, scripting and capturing systems;
                                   Resource discovery; User interface;
                                   Collaborative research; Information
                                   representation; Intelligent agents; Workflow;
                                   Telecommunication and networking;
                                   Interoperability; Scalability; Content
                                   storage and distribution; Protection of
                                   intellectual property and user privacy; and
                                   Accounting, billing and payment systems.

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                       TAB Conferences                           SAB
14.      TC Distributed            The TC on Distributed Processing                   Distributed Computing Systems
         Processing (TCDP)         (TCDP) addresses the technical aspects of           (ICDCS)
                                   specifying, designing, implementing, and         Reliable Distributed Systems
                                   evaluating distributed computing systems.           (SRDS)
                                   Specific topics of interest include executive    Future Trends of Distributed
                                   and operating systems for decentralized             Computing Systems (FTDCS)
                                   control, logical and physical interconnection    High Performance Distributed
                                   and communication, reliability and fault            Computing (HPDC)
                                   tolerance, systems and hardware                  Autonomous Decentralized
                                   architecture, distributed databases, and            Systems (ISADS)
                                   software specification, verification,            Object-Oriented Real-Time
                                   applications, and systems.                          Dependable Systems (WORDS)
                                                                                    Object-Oriented Real-Time
                                                                                       Dependable Systems - 2
                                                                                    Object-Oriented Real-Time
                                                                                       Distributed Computing (ISORC)
                                                                                    High Assurance Systems
                                                                                       Engineering (HASE)
                                                                                    Enterprise Distributed Object
                                                                                       Computing (EDOC)
                                                                                    Int'l Wkshp Dist Comp, Comm &
                                                                                       Applications (DCCA)
                                                                                    Advanced Information Networking
                                                                                       and Applications (AINA)
                                                                                    Network Computing and
                                                                                       Applications (NCA)
                                                                                    Parallel and Distributed Systems
                                                                                    Policies for Distributed Systems
                                                                                       and Networks (Policy)
                                                                                    Network Protocol (ICNP)
                                                                                    Pervasive Computing and
                                                                                       Communication (PERCOM)
                                                                                    Mobile Adhoc and Sensor
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                                                                                    Distributed Computing in Sensor
                                                                                       Systems (DCOSS)
No.         TAB                         Tab Scope                                     TAB Conferences                          SAB
15.         TC E-Commerce               Information systems and their application       E-Commerce (CEC)
            (TCEC)                      play a major role in today's business.          E-Technology, E-Commerce and
                                        Besides the introduction of new                  E-Service (EEE)
                                        technologies to streamline processes within    Autonomic Computing (ICAC)
                                        companies, electronic commerce over the        E-Commerce Technology for
                                        internet has become a major trend. The           Dynamic E-Business (CEC-East)
                                        Technical Committee on Electronic              Adv. Issues of E-Commerce and
                                        Commerce (TCEC) recognizes that this             Web-based Info. (WECWIS)
                                        trend, though only a few years old, has the    E-Business Engineering (ICEBE)
                                        potential to radically alter economic          Service-oriented Systems
                                        activities.                                      Engineering (SOSE)
16.         TF Electronic Arts                                                        None
            and Technology
17.         TC Electronics and          The TC on Electronics and the                  Electronics and the Environment         P16805
            the Environment             Environment (TCEE) works to ensure that (ISEE)
            (TCEE)                      environmental health and safety
                                        considerations are integrated and
                                        embedded into electronic products and
                                        processes from design and manufacturing
                                        to end of life. The Committee's focus is on
                                        all aspects of environmental health and
                                        safety subjects, including sustainable
                                        development to facilitate the integration of
                                        sound pertinent principles into electrical and
                                        electronics engineering activities.
18.         TF Embedded
            System Codesign

    P1680 is sponsored by SAB. A relationship needs to be established to TCEE.

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                   TAB Conferences                        SAB
19.      TC Engineering of         The TC on Engineering of Computer              Engineering of Computer Based      S2ESC
         Computer Based            Based Systems (TCECBS) . ECBS is a              Systems (ECBS)
         Systems (TCECBS)          new inter-disciplinary branch of
                                   engineering, merging and considering
                                   simultaneously disciplines and techniques
                                   in areas such as systems engineering,
                                   computing, software engineering,
                                   electronics, communications, human-
                                   system interfacing, and management..

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                        TAB Conferences                            SAB
20.      TC Fault Tolerant         The TC on Fault-Tolerant Computing                  Defect and Fault Tolerance in          IASC,
         Computing (TCFT)          (TCFT). It is aimed at identifying and               VLSI Systems (DFT)                     S2ESC
                                   integrating approaches, methods and                 Dependable Systems and
                                   techniques for specifying, designing,                Networks (DSN)
                                   building, assessing, validating, operating          Pacific Rim Dependable
                                   and maintaining computer systems where               Computing (PRDC)
                                   faults are considered as natural, anticipated       Information Survivability (ISW)
                                   events, and thus, can be tolerated. A wide
                                   variety of faults are considered: accidental
                                   faults (physical, design-induced, or
                                   originating from human interaction) and
                                   intentional and/or malicious faults, as well,
                                   namely those affecting the security of
                                   systems. Specifically, the TC is concerned
                                   with progress in (i) understanding of faults
                                   and their effects; (ii) specification and
                                   design methods for fault-tolerant
                                   computing; (iii) validation, and design for
                                   testability and verifiability; (iv) assessing,
                                   through modeling and measurement, the
                                   dependability achieved. In these ways, the
                                   TC hopes to play a crucial role in
                                   minimizing the risks that the increasingly
                                   sophisticated computing and
                                   communications systems might cause for

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                     TAB Conferences                        SAB
21.      TF Human Centered         The Task Force on Human Centered                 Mixed and Augmented Reality
         Information Systems       Information Systems (TFHIS) promotes
         (TFHIS)                   and develops activities in the areas of: 1)
                                   information organization and presentation,
                                   2) human interactions and interfaces with
                                   information and computers (including
                                   complex systems), 3) Communications and
                                   collaboration, and 4) Human-centered and
                                   usage-centered design (including task-
                                   specific interfaces). A bridge between the
                                   cognitive and perception sciences has been
                                   neglected. It is time to have technology
                                   confirm to users and not vice
                                   versa. Knowing how humans tend to
                                   interact with information and
                                   computers enables creating better
                                   interfaces, improves dealing with
                                   information. . Related TCs: Digital
                                   Libraries and Computer Graphics.

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No.      TAB                        Tab Scope                                           TAB Conferences                               SAB
22.      TF Information             The Task Force on Information Assurance                Information Assurance                     IASC,
         Assurance (TFIA)6          (TFIA) champions a holistic approach to                Security in Storage                       S2ESC,
                                    development of Information Assurance                   Information Assurance Standards           SSSC
                                    technology by asserting an Information                 Critical Infrastructure Protections
                                    Assurance view across numerous closely
                                    related technologies: networking, software
                                    engineering, distributed processing, pattern
                                    recognition, real time computing,
                                    visualization, cryptography, simulation,
                                    man-machine interface, data engineering,
                                    mass storage, and others. Providing a
                                    forum for open discussion that is identifiable
                                    to workers in Information Assurance, the
                                    TFIA participates in development of
                                    recommended practices and standards for
                                    Information Assurance.

   IASC-SSSC are now jointly developing standards. IASC-S2ESC plan to soon. TFIA-TCSE co-sponsor one workshop, co-operate in another. TCSE serves on
steering committee and program committee for IA workshop. TFIA-TCMS co-operate on a workshop. Information assurance technology activities in the
Computer Society are actively collaborating with software engineering and mass storage technologies in areas of standards and workshops.

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                    TAB Conferences                         SAB
23.      TC Internet (TCI)         The Technical Committee on the Internet         Mobile Computing (MC)               PASC
                                   (TCI) promotes internetworking                  Performance Analysis of Systems
                                   technologies, such as the World Wide Web,        and Software (ISPASS)
                                   from a software perspective. Goals of the       Internet Applications (WIAPP)
                                   TFIW are to sponsor high-quality                Symp on Internet Technologies
                                   workshops and conferences, provide timely        and Systems
                                   information to CS members via Web pages         Applications and the Internet
                                   (electronic bulletin) and influence and          (SAINT)
                                   promote internetworking standards.              Computer Systems and
                                   Internetworking is exceptionally important       Applications (AICCSA)
                                   commercially and as a research vehicle.         Mobile Agents (MA)
                                   Other related TCs: Operating Systems,
                                                                                   Performance, Computing and
                                   Computer Communications, Distributed
                                                                                    Communications (IPCCC)
                                   Processing, Multimedia, Security and
                                                                                   Knowledge Media Networking
                                   Privacy, and Data Engineering.
                                                                                   Mobile Data Management (MDM)
                                                                                   Web Content Caching and
                                                                                    Distribution (IWCW)
                                                                                   Collaborative Computing
                                                                                   Mobile Computing Systems and
                                                                                    Applications (WMCSA)

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                       TAB Conferences                          SAB
24.      TC Learning               The Technical Committee on Learning                Advance Learning Technology          LTSC
         Technology (TCLT)         Technology (TCLT) will publish journals and         (ICALT)
                                   newsletters, conduct meetings, workshops           Knowledge Media Networking
                                   and conferences, and provide a forum for            (KNW)
                                   collaborative projects. The field of learning      Wireless and Mobile Technologies
                                   technology deals with Computer Based                in Education (WMTE)
                                   Training (CBT), technology-enhanced
                                   collaborative learning, Distance Learning,
                                   distributed learning, learner
                                   modeling/profiling, web-based training,
                                   Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS),
                                   Learning Objects, Metadata, classroom
                                   technology, and matching students with
25.      TC Mass Storage           The TC on Mass Storage Systems                     Mass Storage                         SSSC, TFIA
         Systems (TCMS)            (TCMS) is involved with the organization,          Mass Storage Systems and
                                   storage and retrieval, and hardware                 Technologies
                                   requirements of large data collections.
                                   Unconventional data collections and
                                   processing systems are considered in
                                   addition to the conventional types, including
                                   special-purpose CPUs, mass storage
                                   devices, operating systems, and languages.
                                   The TC offers tutorials and workshops each
                                   year on these and other current topics.

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                       TAB Conferences                         SAB
26.      TC Mathematical           TC on Mathematical Foundations of                  Foundations of Computer Science     IASC
         Foundations of            Computing (TCMF) is interested in the              Logic in Computer Science
         Computing (TCMF)          mathematics underlying the power,                  Computational Complexity
                                   complexity, and design of computing                Mass Storage
                                   devices, algorithms, and programs. It
                                   sponsors the annual Symposium on
                                   Foundations of Computer Science, which
                                   presents original research on such topics
                                   as automata and formal languages,
                                   computational complexity, data structures,
                                   formal semantics, mathematics of
                                   computation, mathematical studies of
                                   computer systems, and algorithm theory.
27.      TC Microprocessors        The TC on Microprocessors and                      Hot Chips                           MSC
         and Microcomputers        Microcomputers (TCMM) is involved with             Cool Chips
         (TCMM)                    the architecture, design, and application of       Hot Interconnects
                                   microprocessors and microcomputers. The
                                   TC sponsors and facilitates technical
                                   activities across the disciplines of computer
                                   architectures, programming languages, and
                                   operating systems.
28.      TC                        The TC on Microprogramming &                       Performance Analysis of Systems     MSC
         Microprogramming          Microarchitecture (TCuARCH) addresses               and Software
         and                       all aspects of microarchitecture including         Microarchitecture
         Microarchitecture         but not limited to high performance                Code Generation and Optimization
         (TCmARCH)                 implementation issues (such as instruction         Int'l Conf. On Compilers,
                                   fetch, decode, execution, state update, and         Architectures
                                   memory hierarchy access methodologies),
                                   both hardwired and microprogrammed
                                   control, software/hardware scheduling,
                                   compiler optimization, and instruction-level

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                      TAB Conferences                          SAB
29.      TC Multimedia             The TC on Multimedia Computing                    Multimedia and Expo
         Computing (TCMC)          (TCMC) is related to interest in all aspects      Visual Languages and Human-
                                   of hardware and software systems that              Centric Computing
                                   integrate a variety of different types of         Cognitive Informatics
                                   information such as audio and video in            Multimedia
                                   local, networked, and mobile computing
                                   systems. This includes the capture,
                                   creation, transmission, storage, and
                                   presentation of multimedia information;
                                   hardware and software issues that are
                                   unique to multimedia computing;
                                   development of multimedia standards, user
                                   interfaces, programming environments, and
30.      TC Multiple Valued        The TC on Multiple-Valued Logic                   Multiple-Valued Logic (ISMVL)
         Logic (TCML)              (TCMVL) promotes research in the theory
                                   and application of many-valued systems. Its
                                   scope includes devices, VLSI, circuit design
                                   techniques, fault tolerance,
                                   probabilistic/continuous- valued systems,
                                   and philosophic/algebraic considerations.
                                   The TC sponsors a symposium each May,
                                   and cosponsors the International
                                   Conference on Architectural Support for
                                   Programming Languages.
31.      TF Nanoelectronics,
         and Nanocomputing

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                       TAB Conferences                         SAB
32.      TC Operating              The TC on Operating Systems                        Mobile Computing (WMCSA)            PASC
         Systems and               Applications and Environments (TCOS)
         Application               is involved with theoretical and practical
         Environments              aspects of operating system design,
         (TCOS)                    including system organization, resource
                                   allocation policies, measurement,
                                   performance evaluation, and system
                                   reliability. It is also involved with all
                                   operating system aspects affecting system
                                   interface specifications, the completeness
                                   of services, and portability of applications.
33.      TC Parallel               The TC on Parallel Processing (TCPP)               Parallel and Distributed
         Processing (TCPP)         acts as an international forum to promote           Processing
                                   parallel processing research and education,        High Performance Computing
                                   and participates in setting up technical           Parallel Computing
                                   standards in this area. Issues related to the      Parallel Architecture
                                   design, analysis and implementation of             Distributed Simulation and Real
                                   parallel systems and solutions are of               Time Applications
                                   interest. These include design and analysis        Computer Architecture for Machine
                                   of parallel architectures and algorithms, and       Perception
                                   application development on parallel                Computer Systems and
                                   machines. TCPP sponsors professional                Applications
                                   meetings, brings out publications, sets
                                                                                      Pervasive Computing and
                                   guidelines for educational programs and
                                   coordinates academia, funding agency, and
                                                                                      Cluster Computing
                                   industry activities in the above areas.
                                                                                      Large Applications in Distributed
                                                                                      Parallel and Distributed Systems
                                                                                      Distributed Computing in Sensor
                                                                                      Pervasive Services

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                   TAB Conferences                         SAB
34.      TC Pattern Analysis       The TC on Pattern Analysis and Machine         Computer Vision and Pattern         SAB
         and Machine               Intelligence                                    Recognition                         P1600.1
         Intelligence              (TCPAMI) is concerned with pattern             Computer Vision
         (TCPAMI)                  recognition, artificial                        Applications of Computer Vision
                                   intelligence, expert systems, natural          Automatic Face and Gesture
                                   language understanding, image processing,       Recognition
                                   and computer vision.                           Motion and Video Computing
                                   Its interests include methodology,             Applied Imagery Pattern
                                   applications, systems organization, and         Recognition
                                   technology.                                    Data Mining
                                                                                  Artificial Intellectual Systems
                                                                                  Development and Learning
                                                                                  Advanced Video and Signal Based
                                                                                  Computer Architecture For
                                                                                   Machine Perception
                                                                                  3D Data Processing, Visualization
                                                                                   and Transmission
                                                                                  Computer Vision Systems
                                                                                  Computer Vision, Motion and
                                                                                   Performance Evaluation of
                                                                                   Tracking Systems

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                         TAB Conferences                         SAB
35.      TC Real-Time              The TC on Real-Time Systems (TCRTS)                  Real-Time Symposium
         Systems (TCRT)            addresses hardware and software issues               Real-Time and Embedded
                                   related to the use of computers in real-time          Technology and Applications
                                   data systems, operating systems,                     Computer Systems and
                                   processing of acquired data, database                 Applications
                                   management, process control, data                    Embedded and Real-Time
                                   acquisition networks, industrial systems,             Computing Systems and
                                   and data communications in both                       Applications
                                   distributed and parallel computing
36.      TC Scalable               The TC on Scalable Computing (TCSC)                  Cluster Computing and the Grid      Perhaps
         Computing (TCSC)          addresses theoretical and experimental               Cluster Computing                   S2ESC and
                                   aspects of designing, developing, and                Supercomputing                      SSSC
                                   evaluating scalable network computing                Parallel Computing
                                   systems, especially clusters and grids, and          Networks for Grid Applications
                                   their applications. Specific topics of interest      Computer Architecture and High
                                   include cluster and grid interconnection              Performance Computing
                                   networks, middleware, single-system                  e-Science and Grid Computing
                                   image, resource and scheduling
                                   management policies, distributed
                                   programming environments, principles of
                                   scalable and reliable software engineering,
                                   and high-performance and high-availability
                                   computing applications.

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                      TAB Conferences                        SAB
37.      TC Security and           The TC on Security and Privacy (TCSP)             Computer Security Foundations      IASC, LMSC
         Privacy (TCSP)            is involved with operating system security,       Security and Privacy
                                   data encryption, access control
                                   mechanisms, database protection, network
                                   security, and other aspects of protection in
                                   computer systems. It addresses such
                                   issues as privacy protection legislation and
                                   its technological impact. It participates in
                                   developing standards in data security.
38.      TC Services               Services Computing has become a cross-            Web Services                       ISO JTC1
         Computing (TCSVC)         discipline that covers the science and            Services Computing                 Web
                                   technology of bridging the gap between            European Conference on Web         Services
                                   Business Services and IT Services. The             Services                           Study Group
                                   underneath breaking technology suite
                                   includes Web services and service-oriented
                                   architecture (SOA), business consulting
                                   methodology and utilities, business process
                                   modeling, transformation and integration.
                                   This scope of Services Computing covers
                                   the whole lifecycle of services innovation
                                   research that includes business
                                   componetization, services modeling,
                                   services creation, services realization,
                                   services annotation, services deployment,
                                   services discovery, services composition,
                                   services delivery, service-to-service
                                   collaboration, services monitoring, services
                                   optimization, as well as services
                                   management. The goal of Services
                                   Computing is to enable IT services and
                                   computing technology to perform business
                                   services more efficiently and effectively.

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                               TAB Conferences                           SAB
39.      TC Simulation             The TC on Simulation (TCSIM) promotes      Winter Simulation                     SISO-SAC
         (TCSIM)                   all aspects of research, development,      Parallel and Distributed Simulation
                                   methodologies, and applications of         Signal Processing and Information
                                   mathematical modeling, and analog and       Technology
                                   digital computer simulation.               Distributed Simulation and Real
                                                                               Time Applications
                                                                              Modeling, Analysis and Simulation
                                                                               of Computer and
                                                                               Telecommunications Systems
                                                                              Computing and Communication
                                                                              Mobile Adhoc and Sensor
                                                                              Rapid System Prototyping

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                     TAB Conferences                        SAB
40.      Software                  The Software Engineering Technical               Software Engineering               S2ESC
         Engineering Council       Council encourages the application of            Software Reliability Engineering
         (TCSE)                    engineering methods and principles to the        Software Maintenance
                                   development of computer software, and            Requirements Engineering
                                   works to increase professional knowledge         Software Metrics
                                   of techniques, tools, and empirical data to      Reverse Engineering
                                   improve software quality. TCSE is involved       Empirical Studies of Software
                                   in the myriad ways that software is               Maintenance
                                   designed, developed, managed, and
                                                                                  Hardware/Software Co-Design
                                                                                  Software Engineering Education
                                                                                     and Training
                                                                                  Software Maintenance and
                                                                                  Computer System and
                                                                                  Automated Software Engineering
                                                                                  Source Code Analysis and
                                                                                  Software Engineering Workshop
                                                                                  Software Assessment
                                                                                  Website Evolution
                                                                                  Visualization Software for
                                                                                     Understanding and Analysis
                                                                                  Program Comprehension
                                                                                  Experimental Software
                                                                                  Software Engineering and Formal
                                                                                  Software Technology and
                                                                                     Engineering Practice
                                                                                  Evolution of Large Scale Industrial
                                                                                     Software Appl.
                                                                                  Hardware Software & System
                                                                                  Cognitive Informatics
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                                                                                  COTS-Based Software Systems
No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                      TAB Conferences                          SAB
41.      TC Systems                The TC on Systems Packaging (TCCSP)               Systems Packaging (SPW)
         Packaging (TCCSP)         deals with the physical design problems of        European System Packaging
                                   building computers and similar large-circuit       (ESPW)
                                   assemblies. The TC runs eight one-day             Signal Processing and Information
                                   technical meetings, and sponsors a three-          Technology (IISPIT)
                                   day packaging workshop each year. These
                                   meetings address such topics as chip
                                   packages, ceramic or reinforced plastic
                                   circuit boards and connectors,
                                   interconnection, cabling and related cabinet
                                   power supply, and heat removal hardware..

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                        TAB Conferences                          SAB
42.      Test Technology           The Test Technology Technical Council               International Test                   TTSC
         Council (TCTT)            (TCTT) shall consist of all aspects of test as      Test Tutorials
                                   they pertain to test implementation, test           Pacific Northwest Test
                                   design, manufacturing test and                      VLSI Test
                                   standardization in semiconductor, software,         Southwest Test
                                   magnetic and optical devices and systems.           Asian Test
                                   Specific technical areas of interest include        Memory Technology, Design and
                                   test of analog, digital and memory                   Testing
                                   semiconductor integrated circuits,
                                                                                     Test Synthesis
                                   automatic test program generation,
                                                                                     North Atlantic Test
                                   testability methods, built-in-test structures,
                                   automatic test equipment, board and               On-Line Testing
                                   system test procedures, hardware test             Design Automation and Test
                                   algorithm development, synthesis algorithm        Signal Propagation on
                                   development for hardware test and design             Interconnects
                                   integration, software test methods,               Microprocessor Test and
                                   magnetic storage system test, test of optical        Verification
                                   devices and systems, manufacturing test at        Burn-In Test Sockets
                                   all fabrication levels and field service          Design and Diagnostics of
                                   testing.                                             Electronic Circuits and Systems
                                                                                     Testing Embedded Core-Based
                                                                                     Current and Defect Based Testing
                                                                                     European Test
                                                                                     High Level Design Validation and
                                                                                     Mixed Signal Test
                                                                                     Electronic Design, Test and
                                                                                     Defect and Fault Tolerance in
                                                                                        VLSI Systems
                                                                                     RTL and High Level Testing
                                                                                     Test Of Wireless Circuits &
                                                                                     Automation, Quality and Testing
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                                                                                     Latin American Test
                                                                                     Board Test
No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                         TAB Conferences                        SAB
43.      TC Visualization and      The Visualization and Graphics TC                    Visualization (VIS)
         Graphics (vgTC)           (vgTC) promotes research in computer                 Computer Animation (CA)
                                   graphics, visualization, and virtual reality as      Symposium on Visualization
                                   well as the application of these topics to            (EUROVIS)
                                   science, engineering, business, and the              Volume Graphics (VG)
                                   arts. Research interests include hardware,           Visualization Software for
                                   software, algorithms, and user interfaces.            Understanding and Analysis
                                   Specific topics of emphasis within the TC             (WVSUA)
                                   are scientific visualization, information            Haptics Symposium (Haptics)
                                   visualization, and virtual reality.                  Immersive Projection Technology
                                                                                         Symposium (IPTS)
                                                                                        Virtual Reality (VR)
                                                                                        OpenSG/Concepts & Component
                                                                                         of Software (OpenSG)
                                                                                        Volume Graphics (VG)
                                                                                        Point Based Graphics (PBG)
                                                                                        Shape Modeling Applications
                                                                                        CGI International (CGI)

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No.      TAB                       Tab Scope                                      TAB Conferences                       SAB
44.      TC VLS I (TCVLSI)-        The TC on VLSI (TCVLSI) addresses the             Symposium on VLSI                 MSC, DASC,
                                   interaction between the semiconductor             Computer Arithmetic               LMSC
                                   process and system design on VLSI.                Asynchronous Circuits and
                                   Emphasis falls on integrating the design,          Systems
                                   fabrication, application, and business            Memory Technology, Design and
                                   aspects of VLSI from both hardware and             Test
                                   software points of view.                          Microelectronic Systems
                                                                                     Logic Synthesis
                                                                                     System Level Interconnect
                                                                                     Application Specific Systems,
                                                                                      Architecture and Processing
45.      TC Wearable               The TC on Wearable Information                    Wearable Computers                SISO-SAC,
         Information Systems       Systems is devoted to issues concerning           Mixed and Augmented Reality       LMSC
         (TCWIS)                   the wearing of information based                  Multimedia and Expo
                                   technology on the human body. The steady          Mixed and Augmented Reality
                                   decrease in the size and increase in              Multimodal Interface
                                   functionality of hardware components has          Horizontal Interactive Human-
                                   made the wearing of computers and other            Computer System
                                   electronics by humans, not only feasible,
                                   but likely. The committee is concerned with
                                   the characteristics of the technology that
                                   will be worn, the applications with wearable
                                   information systems, and the ergonomic
                                   impact of wearable systems. The TC
                                   recognizes that wearable information
                                   systems is inherently interdisciplinary and
                                   must be addressed in such a manner.

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