Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Application of Standards for Open Systems

2-4 Oct. 1990

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  • Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Application of Standards for Open Systems (Cat. No.90CH2911-6)

    Publication Year: 1990
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  • OSI-related policies in Japan

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):7 - 12
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    The OSI-related policies the Japanese Government has been promoting since the conference in Tokyo held in March 1989 are summarized. From the various reports recently released by the committees set up at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the Management and Coordination Agency, the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), and othe... View full abstract»

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  • Conformance testing, certification and interoperability assurance in Japan

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):118 - 124
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    Current activities on conformance test and interoperability assurance of OSI products in Japan are summarized. The activities of the promotion conference of harmonization of advanced telecommunication systems (HATS) conference, which is a steering body to conduct interconnectivity testing for products based on TTC standards, are also described. Accreditation, verification, and certification of OSI... View full abstract»

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  • The application of OSI for ISDN promotion in Japan

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):52 - 57
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    The telecommunications industry and services in Japan have taken a swift upturn since the enactment of the new telecommunications business law in 1985. ISDN promotion in Japan under this environment is discussed. ISDN is a key aspect of the infrastructure for the information-driven society of the next decade. Dissemination conditions for open system interconnection/ISDN in Japan are discussed, and... View full abstract»

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  • OSI strategies for Scandinavian governments

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):4 - 6
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    Activities for promoting the use of open data communication, OSI, within four of the Nordic governments-Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway-and cooperation between the nations are described, concentrating on the case of Sweden. The Swedish national OSI profile, SOSIP, is described, and its use in procurement is discussed. An attempt to produce a common Nordic OSI profile is presented View full abstract»

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  • ECITC-the European system for IT testing and certification

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):112 - 114
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    ECITC (European committee for information technology testing and certification) has been established in line with the broad endeavors to create a single European internal market. Its role is to ensure that test reports and certificates proving that IT products comply with agreed standards will be mutually recognized all over Europe. ECITC has set up a framework system into which relevant organizat... View full abstract»

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  • European harmonised IT security evaluation criteria

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):138 - 143
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    At present, no internationally accepted standards for evaluating and comparing the security capabilities of IT systems and products exist. Within the European Community, four nations (France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom) have been working together to harmonize and extend their national initiatives in this field, culminating in the production and distribution for international ... View full abstract»

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  • The emergence of information networks

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):66 - 72
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    The information industry has introduced a proliferation of alternative products all supposedly open and capable of interworking. The Automobile Association (AA) responded by developing an information technology strategy based initially on three technology platforms-ICL VME mainframe, UNIX server, and PC/MS DOS-with long-distance connection through X25. Among the issues discussed are the concept of... View full abstract»

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  • Open system standards for applications portability

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):90 - 105
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    Federal agencies are under increasing pressure to use information technology to improve efficiency and delivery of services to the public. The need to improve portability and interoperability has resulted in widespread interest in standards such as POSIX (portable operating system interface for computer environments) and GOSIP (government open systems interconnection profile). Although they are im... View full abstract»

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  • Nomura OSI: an example of the OSI-based transaction processing

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):44 - 50
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    The Nomura Securities' new generation online system has realized real-time transaction processing based on open systems interconnection (OSI) and connects more than ten thousand pieces of information processing equipment by several vendors, handling a few million transactions a day. Since standardization for the transaction processing has not been defined, Nomura has developed its own application ... View full abstract»

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  • Open systems standards: status of international harmonization and European activities

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):18 - 26
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    Since late 1986, many activities have been undertaken at the internation level to harmonize open systems interconnection (OSI) standards. The ISO/IEC joint technical committee has established the technical and formal basis for international standardization in this area. Regional workshops for open system were founded. They formed, in March, 1989, a coordinating committee for the development of int... View full abstract»

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  • The US GOSIP testing program

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):125 - 129
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    The authors address the challenge of establishing a test policy and procedures for the US Government OSI Profile (GOSIP). They recount the progress since March 1989, describe the policy and procedures now in place, and look ahead toward remaining challenges. Specifically, they report on progress on the details of GOSIP testing, including identifying abstract test suites, developing methods to asse... View full abstract»

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  • Telematic terminals for ISDN: OSI as a market drive or a conflict with user needs?

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):58 - 61
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    The impact of open systems interconnection (OSI) on telematic and other terminal equipment is discussed. The market is evaluated, with emphasis on the issue of data networks versus ISDN. Topics associated with PC communication, teletex terminals, and telefax in the ISDN are addressed. It is concluded that OSI is of high value in certain areas, but it should be admitted that large quantities of low... View full abstract»

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  • VANS and OSI promotion

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):74 - 78
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    In order to give the end-user a larger choice when he/she intends to connect to a value-added service, to protect the user's investment, and to enlarge the community of users that may communicate, large telematic services providers are required to provide open systems interconnection (OSI)-based standard access procedures. The selection of the appropriate standards, elaboration of methodological t... View full abstract»

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  • The OSINET testing and registration service

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):110 - 111
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    OSINET is a network of vendors and users, located mainly in the US, which was established in 1984 to facilitate the testing of open systems interconnection (OSI) protocols. Details are presented about a new OSINET testing and registration service which provides users with free information about the degree to which current OSI products interoperate. It gives vendors an effective marketing tool. The... View full abstract»

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  • Global harmony-the delivery of proof [open systems standards]

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):27 - 30
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    The author attempts to summarize the criteria upon which open systems solutions will be procured in the immediate term and seeks to determine whether barriers to progress in this matter are real or artificial. He also suggests that some radical changes may be required to expedite delivery and that methodologies and processes are already in existence for this to be achieved on a global and converge... View full abstract»

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  • Conformance testing services in Europe

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):131 - 134
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    In the process of creating a single market, Europe has started a strategic plan where standardization plays a central role and, consequently, conformance testing, certification and mutual recognition of results become necessary factors for success. The strategy is progressing significantly in the information technology and telecommunication sector at a rapid pace, in particular for OSI-based produ... View full abstract»

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  • The Integrated Federal Telecommunications System

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):62 - 65
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    The goal of the Integrated Federal Telecommunications System (IFTS) is to provide voice, data, and video communications services which allow the federal workforce to perform its functions. The IFTS is a single system only in the sense that it should permit the federal worker to securely access any information resource necessary. In order to achieve this, connectivity, interoperability, and adequat... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic data interchange by UN/EDIFACT standards

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):79 - 83
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    EDIFACT, the electronic data interchange for administration, commerce and transport, is the international electronic data interchange (EDI) solution that, over time, is expected to unite worldwide electronic business and administrative transactions in a common series of standards. Efforts by the United Nations to create worldwide EDIFACT standards, which are now ready for practical use, are summar... View full abstract»

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  • International collaboration in the public sector [OSI standards]

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):31 - 34
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    Public sector commitment to standards-based solutions to information technology requirements has played a major role in the development and acceptance of open systems interconnection (OSI). Similar support is likely in the broader area of open systems. An overview of some of the collaborative efforts in this area is given. The areas of collaboration discussed are OSI policies, the role of the user... View full abstract»

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  • The integration of trade and industry EDI requirements in international telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):84 - 87
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    Emerging new business and manufacturing requirements in the various fields of electronic data interchange which call for fuller integration between computer-aided design, manufacturing, business, and administration applications are reviewed. The role played by open systems interconnection (OSI) and standardization requirements are outlined View full abstract»

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  • Using OSI for the exchange of information between financial institutions

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):40 - 42
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    The nature of financial information exchanged between banks, the relevance of open systems interconnection (OSI) to this exchange, and the use of particular OSI services are described. The author notes the small impact made to date by OSI on thinking at senior bank management level, and asks whether this is a failure of OSI as a product, or a failure of bank management to grasp new opportunities View full abstract»

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