SC 6

 

Revision February 2018

Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems

 

PREFACE

 

As you will see, SC6 has a long story longer than half century. It was not an easy work to fine old documents. Fortunately, we had an SC6 historian, Mr. Jack Houldsworth from UK. Since he joined SC6 in 1966, he had narrated SC6 history until 2007 to my recollection, also as a SC6/WG18 convener: SC6/WG18 was a nonofficial honorary WG for the social committee. After he left us forever in 2008, this work has not been done until JTC1 asked all SC’s to keep their own history for information. Dr. Hyun-Kook Kahng, SC6 chair collected the documents and restarted to write the SC6 history. However, at a time of rapid and revolutionary ICT technology change, he wrote this focusing SC6 projects carried out in each WG.

 

It seems a little bit dry since it is mainly based on the resolutions. However, since each resolution document number is indicated, it will help to see more detail information: When and What WG was established and disbanded, Who were a SC6 officers, Which NB was the strong contributor When, etc. I believe that it would show the trend of modern ICT technologies.

 

The first part from the beginning to 1986 was written by Mr. Houldsworth.

The second part from 1987 to 1207 was written by Mr. Houldsworth and Dr. Kahng

The third part from 2008 to present was written by Dr. Kahng.

 

 

 

Editor’s note: The SC6 history which I wrote here is far from accuracy. If you find any error,  incorrect parts or any suggestion, please let me know, possibly with documents available.

 

History of ISO/IEC SC6 as a PDF file

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The first moves towards the creation of SC6 occurred in Paris in 1962 when ISO/TC97 set up a Special Working Group (WGF) to study Data Link Control Procedures and Modem Interfaces under Alan (Al) Stillman from the USA.  Werner Hofmann (from Germany) and Lionel Durand (from France) attended this meeting and remained with SC6 for many years. Jack Wheeler from the USA, another of our long-standing members, attended the first WGF meeting in Geneva in 1963.

The formal establishment of SC6 came in New York City in 1964 when TC97 formed several sub-committees.

The author, MR Jack Houldsworth from UK, joined at the third meeting of SC6 in Stockholm in 1966 and has attended all the subsequent meetings of SC6.

Alan Stillman was elected as the first Chairman and he held this position until his untimely death in 1973.  He was known as “Al” to everyone in SC6 and he had an eloquent turn of phrase. Jack Houldsworth remembers reporting that he had to leave one of the meetings early and receiving the response, “Gee, there’ll be an empty saddle in the old corral tonight.”

Mario Ballabeni from Italy stepped in as Chairman for one year in 1973 and then Ed Lohse, our longest serving Chairman, held the position for over 12 years.  Hal Folts took over in 1988 when Ed retired after a long and distinguished career in the Computer Industry.  Jack Wheeler succeeded Hal in 1993 to be followed by Jim Carlo in 1997.  The USA held the secretariat from the first meeting, right up to the year 2001 when they handed over to Korea.  We had a new secretariat under Jooran Lee, and a new Chairman, Professor Joon Kim, who was already well known to the delegates as the Convener of the Data Link Layer Group.

Lionel Durand was the first convener of Working Group 1, which handled Data Link Control Procedures and he held this position until he left SC6 in 1981.  Bert Way stepped in for one year and then Dave Carlson held the job for a while until Ron Prince from Canada became convener.  When Ron retired to set up a ski lodge, Professor Joon Kim took over and remained in post until 2003.

In the early days, modem interfaces were handled by the CCITT representative, Virg. Vaughan, but Maurice Maniere was appointed to the position in 1973 when the Physical Layer work was formalized under a new Working Group WG3.   Werner Hoffman was appointed WG3 convener in 1979 and he held the position until 1988 when he left the committee – returning for a guest appearance in Berlin in 1991. Professor Haas took over as Convener and held the job until his retirement in 1999 when WG1 and WG3 were merged.

There are many names that can be recollected from the early days notably Fred Warden, Van Berkel, Rolf Kerker, C. (“Win”) Ngo Mai, Gerry Schutz, Bud Emonds, George Allery, Virg. Vaughan, Dave Ackerman, Phil Arneth, Walter Riemer, and Kas Houter, who was active as the Convener of the Network Layer Working Group (WG2) from its formation in 1973 until he left SC6 in 1978.

 

THE ORIGIN OF ‘WORKING GROUP 18’ – The Social Committee

 

In 1971 we started a tradition that each National delegation should submit a light-hearted contribution to the Special Working Group, which “convenes” after the SC6 dinner.  This Group was dubbed “WG18” by Chairman Ed Lohse during the Meeting of SC6 in Washington in 1984 and Jack Houldsworth was designated as its “Convener”.  It was Jack’s 18th year in SC6.  This aspect of the SC6 activities is highlighted at specific points throughout this document.

Note: However, as the convener Mr. Houldsworth retired, this WG18 was disbanded.

 


 

[Before SC6 Creation]

 

  • 1962 – PARIS (First Meeting of TC97 Special WGF)

 

“As a result of the ISO TC97 Geneva Resolutions, a small group named TC97 WG-F met in October at Gare D’Orsay.  Chairman Alan Stillman started the work for Line Control and Modem Interfaces.  Co-operation with CCITT Special Group A was envisaged, but this had to be cleared with IEC53B, who also worked on electrical interface matters.

Two long-standing members, Lionel Durand and Werner Hofmann attended this meeting.  The USA representative was G. Willibald.”

 

  • 1963-GENEVA

 

“WG-F met in September at ISO Headquarters.  A few days before the meeting, IEC 53B worked on Process Computer issues in its Copenhagen meeting.  A group chaired by Dr. Van Dueren started the work on electrical interface characteristics.  This was Jack Wheeler’s first meeting.

Shortly afterwards, IEC 53B terminated all activities and SC6 carried on the work on modem and other interfaces.”

 

 

 

 

 


 

[Creation of TC97/SC6]

 

  • 1964 – NEW YORK CITY (Creation of SC6)

 

“This was a full session of TC97 and held in May at the Central Park South Plaza Hotel.  The main purpose was to establish formal SCs, such as: 1) Terminology: 2) Character sets & Coding: 3) Character Recognition: 4) Information Media: 5) Programming Languages: 6) Data Transmission: 7) Flowcharts: 8) Numerical Control of Machines.”

 

  • 1965 – BERLIN

 

“The SC6 meeting in May was held at the old DIN building in Uhlandstrasse.  The Social Evening took place at Roof-Restaurant Berlin Hilton.  From there everybody was able to view East Berlin.  This was the first meeting to be attended by Professor Haas.”

 

  • 1966 – STOCKHOLM

 

“Al Stillman was in the Chair in Stockholm for the June 1966 meeting, which is still remembered for a week of unbroken sunshine – typical Swedish midsummer weather! Jack Houldsworth joined SC6 at this meeting when British Standards sent a delegation for the first time.”

 

  • 1967 – GENEVA

 

“The meeting was held at the Hotel Metropole on the lakeside opposite Le Jardin Anglais and hosted by ECMA (Mr. Hekimi).”

 

  • 1968 – TURIN

 

“The Turin meeting was held at the United Nations Training Centre where we were all provided with very large study-bedrooms.  The Centre was well outside town but the food on campus was excellent and we were provided with a games room and a bar where delegates could make their own entertainment if they didn’t feel like making the taxi journey into town.  In his after-dinner speech Al Stillman reported that most of the difficult issues had been settled over the table tennis table!”

 

  • 1969 – LONDON

 

“The meeting was held at BSI headquarters and is notable for the first appearance of a paper from the UK describing the “Onion Skin Architecture” – the origin of the ideas for the architectural model.  This was supported by a proposal for a “higher level data link control protocol”, with a ’homogenous enveloping format’ – the forerunner of HDLC!  Did we know what we were starting?”

 

  • 1970 – PARIS

 

“This was our first meeting at the new AFNOR headquarters in La Defense.  In 1970 this was one of the few completed buildings in the new but rapidly growing business area of Paris.  It was the meeting at which HDLC was formally added to the SC6 work programme. “

 

  • 1971 – SCHEVENINGEN

 

“Al Stillman was in the Chair in 1971 at Scheveningen in Holland when the traditional SC6 after dinner festivities began.  The party in Scheveningen was legendary.  It is recalled that Al complained about the lack of standardization in Dutch windmill design.  Van Berkel responded that the Netherlands had chosen the alternative of standardizing the wind!”

 

  • 1972 – BERLIN

 

“The following year in Berlin continued the SC6 traditions and we had a splendid dinner, organized by DIN.  The scene was a simulated German market with stalls and an organ grinder with his monkey.  The delegation went on to a German beer cellar where a lady pianist helped the festivities along.  Al Stillman recited an incomprehensible (gobble-di-gook) poem – Oh how I wish I could remember the words! There were a few absences from the proceedings the following morning!

This was the last time that Virg. Vaughan conducted the business on Modem Interfaces.”

 

  • 1973 – STOCKHOLM

 

“In Stockholm, Mario Ballabeni of Italy filled the Chairmanship on a temporary basis due to the sudden death of Al Stillman, our previous chairman.  This meeting was notable for the dinner at LM Ericsson and the boat trip on the lake to the Royal Palace at Drottingholm-our first, but not our last SC6 cruise!

Kas Houter was asked to form and chair WG2 for work on “New Data Networks”.  A tricky issue for them was Byte Timing.  Maurice Maniere was asked to chair the Modem Interface Group which was renamed WG3.”

 

  • 1974 – TOKYO

 

“This was Ed Lohse’s first meeting as the Chairman of SC6.  It was a notable meeting because we were finally able to resolve the argument between single and double numbered HDLC, which had been raging for several years.  We also saw the collapse of the system performance activity, which had previously been driven along by Rolf Kerker.  Dave Carlson remembers this as his first meeting.

We all remember the splendid cakes, which were served at the coffee breaks.

The dinner was held at the elegant Happ-o-en restaurant where we were served Japanese delicacies and attended by pretty maidens.  We were entertained with traditional Japanese music played on long “guitars” called gotos.”

 

  • 1975 – WASHINGTON, D. C.

 

“This was our first time in Washington.  We had a few problems with dispersed meeting rooms, which included several hotels and the rather elegant University Club.

The dinner was held at the Xerox Training Centre and Jack Dempsey, famous for his singing, made a special return to SC6 for that evening.  Other names recalled at that meeting were Bob Heuttner and Larry Tate.  After the dinner we returned by coach, singing all the way, and the party continued at Fran O’Brien’s bar.  (Fran was not accredited to the US Delegation!).

This meeting was Jeremy Tucker’s first and also the first attended by Jacques Christ.  Surely a good omen for the future of Ed Lohse!

It was also the first time that Herb Bertine came to an SC6 meeting to represent the ITU-T (CCITT in those days).  Herb became one of our regular members, so he must have enjoyed meeting us.”

 

  • 1976 (No meeting)

 

 

  • 1977 – SYDNEY

 

“Due to a rephasing of meetings, SC6 missed 1976 and met in late March 1977.  We were all made honorary members of the Australian Football Club (next door to the Standards Office) so that we would use their excellent lunch and bar facilities.  (Some delegates also got lucky on the fruit machines!).

Australia is well remembered for the parties at the Oaks Bar at Neutral Bay, where we cooked our own steaks and absorbed copious quantities of “Fosters” – from the can, of course!

Neil Crane of the Australian PTT organized a boat trip around Sydney Harbour and laid on food and drink aboard.  The trip was also noted for the very pretty girls from the ICL office who were invited to make up the party.

We had another slightly more formal function at Noah’s Northside Hotel, which was followed by our traditional entertainment.  The UK taught the words of “Knees up – Mother Brown” to all the delegates.

We particularly remember Terry and Anne Fogarty from the Australian Standards Secretariat and John Kidd from Qantas who integrated so well with the delegates and contributed so much to the success of this particular meeting.”

 

  • 1978 – PARIS

 

“This meeting was held at the AFNOR headquarters in La Defense.  It was also Kas Houter’s last meeting as the convener of WG2 and he handed over control to Jeremy Tucker.

Maurice Maniere temporarily handed over the convenorship of WG3 to George Willis of the U. K. until a permanent convener could be found.

The SC6 party was held on board one of the “Bateaux-Mouches”.  We wined and dined as we sailed along the Seine amongst the beautiful buildings of Paris – a continuation of our cruising tradition.”

 

  • 1979 – OTTAWA

 

“Our meeting was held at the Government Conference Centre opposite the Chateau Laurier Hotel – which, we are told, is the only hotel that appears on a banknote (the Canadian $1 bill).

The meeting and the associated functions were organized by Ron Prince and Vern McDonald (who has often appeared at our SC6 meetings as a CCITT liaison member).  Werner Hofmann was appointed as the WG3 convener at this meeting. The festivities were at the impressive Chateau Montebello – an enormous hotel complex in the “log cabin” style where delegates were able to walk, play tennis or swim before a fine dinner.”

 

  • 1980 – LONDON

 

“This meeting was notable for the party at the Old Royal Palace at Hatfield, which was set up as an old Elizabethan-banqueting hall, with entertainment from minstrels, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth (the first) and her Court.  We were served by “Wenches” in low cut dresses and told to bang on the table when pleased with the entertainment (not to clap because that meant something else in Elizabethan times – we were not told what!).

It was also important as the first meeting to be attended by delegates from The Peoples’ Republic of China – a fact noted by the “Queen”.

The Queen also conferred a knighthood on Bert Way, henceforth to be referred to as Sir Herbert Way.  He also received a kiss from the Queen and was noticed not to struggle.

There are also some stories about the U. S.  Delegation attending a rather risqué show, called “Pyjama Tops”, followed the next evening by the German delegation who found the entire French delegation there!

This was the last SC6 meeting to be handled by our long-standing secretary – Marie Hogsett.”

 

  • 1981 – BERLIN

 

“This was the first meeting to be handled by Fran Schrotter.  The meeting marked the start of a new initiative in SC6 towards accelerating progress.  We issued a complaint to the Central Secretariat that processing was too slow and made some recommendations for improvement.

We had another splendid dinner, organized by DIN, and it was noted that the organ grinder who greeted us at the entrance with this monkey was the one who played to us in 1972.  My – how the time had passed and how the memories flowed!  Nostalgia did not cloud the proceedings however and we had fine entertainment from Dave Ackerman with his traditional “Beer is best” song and Jeremy Tucker (with support) singing Welsh songs like “Sospanfach” (little saucepan).

DIN also arranged a fine coach trip for delegates to Potsdam in the DDR.

This meeting was the last for Lionel Durand who was a founder member of SC6 and convener of WG1 for many years. Bert Way agreed to take over as the convener of WG1.”

 

  • 1982 – DEN HAAG

 

“The Central Secretariat responded to our Berlin initiative for accelerated progress and turned it round on SC6 by asking us to prioritize projects and appoint editors.

We had a splendid party and our hosts laid on a very famous piano player who was able to pick up any tune a few bars into the song.  It was the first time that the Chinese delegates heard Jack Houldsworth’s traditional (Chinese sounding) Ying-Tong song.

We also received a special song; prepared by WG2 out of SC16, “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the Architectural Way” rendered by Keith Knightson, Jeremy Tucker, Chris Ware (now Hemrick), Peter Gibbon, etc.  In particular, it recommended the inclusion of “expedited data” on Monday through Wednesday and exclusion on all other days.”

 

  • 1983 – TIANJIN

 

“This was a very special meeting to us all.  We were all accommodated in the same hotel with splendid food and fine discussions over the meal table.  The journey to Tianjin was long but well worth it.  (Jacques Christ had a tale to tell about a much longer journey by train from Guangzou to Tianjin!).

In true Chinese style we must designate it as “The Year of the LAN”.

The output was prolific and was spearheaded by the adoption of the IEEE 802 LAN documents as DP’s through a new accelerated procedure.  There were also many other documents that matured to DP level.

Bert Way passed the convenorship of WG1 to Dave Carlson.  It was Dave’s first time as the formally appointed WG1 Convener although he had deputized from time to time for Lionel Durand in earlier years.

We were well entertained by our Chinese hosts with visits to the theatre and cinema.  We also enjoyed a long weekend tour to Beijing and the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs with a splendid dinner at the famous Peking Duck restaurant.

One of the highlights was the open-air entertainment by Chinese artistes at the “Moon Festival”, followed by entertainment of the Chinese by the SC6 delegates where Jack Houldsworth performed the “Ying Tong song” for the first time in China!  The US delegates gave an appropriate rendering of “Shine on Harvest Moon”; the German delegates sang a traditional German drinking song and the Japanese performed a traditional oriental song.

The climax of the festivities was a fine dinner at the Friendship restaurant where delegates followed the Chinese tradition of moving from table to table and toasting each other in Mau-Tai (which is Chinese fire-water!).  It was remarked that Dave Ackerman seemed to develop a taste for it.

Many delegates followed the SC6 meeting with an extended tour to other cities in China.  This was organized by China Travel who laid on a splendid service both inside and outside Tianjin by arranging for visits and interpreters.

We also remember the fine team of secretaries and interpreters who were assembled to help the flow of the SC6 meeting.”

 

  • 1984 – WASHINGTON

 

“The Washington meeting was hosted at CBEMA headquarters.  We received the usual enthusiastic support for both technical and social activities from Cathie Katchurik and Martha Prinsen.

This was the first meeting after the revised division of responsibilities between SC6 and SC21 and we welcomed aboard some Transport fugitives from the original SC16, who formed WG4 under Jean Pierre Ansart.

It was also the first meeting of the new WG5, which was formed to handle some tricky architectural issues, particularly in the area of ISDN.  Jeremy Tucker moved up from WG2 to convene this new Group and John Harper from the UK stepped in as the new convener of WG2.

This was Ed Lohse’s tenth anniversary as Chairman.  He was presented with an “illuminated citation” recording his great courage in resolving the longstanding HDLC dispute at the first meeting, which he chaired in 1974 – “for Valour in the field of OSI”.  It was Jack Houldsworth’s birthday and he declared that his official birthday would always coincide with future SC6 meetings – regardless of the date! In response, Ed created a special Working Group for social activities, to be convened by Jack at all future SC6 meetings.  This was designated WG18 because it was Jack’s 18th meeting of SC6! We were instructed in Red Indian dancing by Gunther Gothe and his wife Liselotte and all the representatives had to participate in the final Grand Dance.  We also had an amusing new panel game from the US delegation – called “Name that SC6 document!”

We were able to meet again our old friend, Gerry Schutz and his lovely wife Sylvia who accompanied him to so many of our meetings.  It was with great sadness that we learned that Gerry passed away near the end of 1987.”

 

  • 1985 – PARIS

 

“A return to La Defense.  Isobel Valet became the new WG4 Convener at this meeting and we welcomed “a new secretary – Joan Gardulski.

Our formal reception was held at La Maison de l’Ecole Polytechnique and was followed by the first official convening of WG18.  This time we had really professional entertainment from Vera Frampton who wore Cockney dress and sang and danced to traditional cockney tunes – John Frampton accompanied her on the piano.  We also had some classical piano played by Madame Couprie.  There was “fun and games” passing an orange from chin to chin, organized by Monica Stahl and several specially written songs, one in particular expressing the “confusion” of the Netherlands delegation about the standards work.  The evening finished with Jack Houldsworth and Vera Frampton singing “We’re a Couple of Swells” from Easter Parade but with special words, of course! Jack tells us that rehearsal time was short and final practice took place on the Metro from the hotel to the dinner venue – the other passengers gave them a few strange looks!”

 

  • 1986 – TOKYO

 

“The Tokyo meeting was held in the Japanese Standards Headquarters on the opposite side of the street from the Tokyo Tower.  Lunch times were spent sampling the many restaurants on the first floor of the Tower and passing through the groups of visiting Japanese schoolchildren who always gave us such friendly smiles.

We particularly remember the Sweet Hitomi who so efficiently organized the Secretariat Office.  Jack named her “Fragrant Flower of the Divine Heaven”.  We should also mention that this meeting reached new collaborative heights because Ay Abe, who assisted Hitomi, is now Frau Schroeder, the wife of one of the long-standing members of the German Delegation.

The wedding coincided with the 1988 Meeting in Guernsey.  We wish them all the luck in the world!

Many of the delegates took excellent side trips to Kyoto, Nara and Mount Fuji.

Our formal reception was held in the Tokyo Prince Hotel.  The Japanese Standards Organization produced a wonderful meal (which embraced both traditional Japanese and Western food) in a delightful setting.  Hitomi and her assistants met Jack Houldsworth at the entrance with roses to commemorate his birthday.  The entertainment produced by the WG18 representatives was splendid.  In particular, Jack Houldsworth introduced a new “rhyming” language for SC6 (e.g. SC6 = full of tricks!) for use in all future business.  The Hungarians acquired instruments and gave a very professional performance.  The high spot was a “Coal Miner’s Dance” performed by the Japanese delegates in traditional dress.  We were all instructed in the steps and the full performance, with all the delegates participating, was hilarious!

The meeting saw the closure of the WG5 Group, which was deemed to have completed its work on architectural issues, and we gave our thanks to Jeremy Tucker for handling the convenorship.

We also lost our SC6 Secretary, Joan Gardulski, who made a career move from ANSI.

This was also Dave Carlson’s final meeting as Convener of WG1 but we enjoyed his presence as a key participant in the Group until 1990.  A special resolution of gratitude for his efforts as convener was prepared in the new rhyming language – but the interpreter at the Plenary Session did not seem to be too willing to translate it into plain English.

We later learned that this was to be our last meeting as ISO/TC97/SC6 and also the last meeting for our long-standing Chairman, Ed Lohse.  Ed retired from his company and from SC6 standards activities.  He will always be remembered for the smooth way that he conducted the SC6 business.”

 


 

[Creation of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6]

 

 

  • 1987                       (JTC1 N0002, N0004, N0005, 0006, 0007, N0032, N0100)

 

  • ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6 was transferred from ISO TC97/SC6
  • Title of SC6: Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems
    • SC6 Chair(acting): Harold C. Folts, USA
    • Secretariat: ANSI, USA
    • Area of Work
      • Standardization, in the field of telecommunications and Open Systems Interconnection, of system functions, procedures and parameters, as well as the conditions for their use, for the four OSI layers that support the Transport service. A vital aspect of this work is done in effective cooperation with CCITT
    • P-members: Australia. Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Netherland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, USA, USSR
    • O-members: Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Yugoslavia
    • Structures and Personnel:
      • WG1: Data Link Layer,
        • convener: R. I. G. Prince, Canada (newly appointed)
        • secretariat: ANSI
      • WG2: Network Layer
        • convener John Harper, UK
        • secretariat Geoff Williams, BSI, UK
      • WG3: Physical Layer
        • convener Werner Hofmann, Germany
        • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
      • WG4: Transport Layer
        • convener Isabelle Valet, France
        • secretariat J. C. Hesling, AFNOR, France
      • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
        • Rapporteur John L. Wheeler, USA

 


 

[The first meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6]

 

 

  • 1988

 

  • The First SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 2-3 February, Guernsey, UK (JTC1 N0199)
    • Hosted by BISL, UK
    • WG1: mainly on HDLC, IEEE802 LAN’s, X.25, etc.
    • WG2: mainly on X-25-PLP, CLNP, CLNS, CONP, CONS, etc.
    • WG3: mainly on DTE/DCE interfaces, ISDN interfaces,
    • WG4: mainly on CLTP. CLTS, COTP. COTS, FDL, conformance test

 

“This was our first meeting under the new title of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6.  This marked the start of the new collaboration between ISO and IEC for which Ed Lohse, amongst many others, had worked so hard.

We had a new duo of Chairman and Secretary, Hal Folts and Marie-Clare Lynch, both from the USA.  Ron Prince had taken over the Convenorship of WG1 during 1987 at a meeting in Paris but this was his first appearance as WG1 Convener at an SC6 Plenary.

The meeting was held at the elegant St. Pierre Park Hotel and was orchestrated by Christine Edgington and Julia Allen our conference organizers from BISL (British Computer Society).

We were officially welcomed to the States of Guernsey by Deputy Norman at a reception in the Guernsey Museum where we were able to wander around the exhibits and learn something about the history of the island.

Delegates had an opportunity to see many of the beauty spots on the island during a “treasure hunt” car rally.  We were all pretty exhausted by the time we made it for lunch at the final “clue location. ” I think we knew more about the island than the locals by this time!

There was a lively sports evening where teams with outrageous names were able to try typical pub games such as darts, dominoes, shove ha’penny and skittles.  They also played a new game called Jenga, which tried the nerves of all the teams as they tried to stop a tower of wooden blocks from crashing down as they withdrew pieces from the lower (physical?) layers.  The evening was followed by the American Super bowl on TV (with a sweepstake of course).  There were a few tired eyes the next morning. The meeting was also the last one for the Convener of WG3 – our great friend Werner Hofmann.

Many of his old friends arranged a special thank you party in recognition of the long service that he had given to this committee.

The formal dinner was based on a Circus theme with all the fun of the fair beforehand.  There were the usual, very smoothly presented, WG18 contributions, orchestrated by the WG18 ringmaster Jack Houldsworth – resplendent in top hat and tails.  In particular, the Netherlands presented a spoof  play about a Dutch standards body meeting at which a contribution for a 7777 layer model was being prepared.  Their meeting concluded with the OSI hymn, which was then adopted as the SC6 anthem.”

 

 

  • 1989

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 15-19 May, Ottawa, Canada (JTC 1N406) (JTC1 N0434)
    • WG1: Data Link Layer,
      • convener: R. I. G. Prince, Canada
      • secretariat: Ron Dexter, SCC, Canada
    • WG2: Network Layer
      • convener John Harper, UK
      • secretariat Geoff Williams, BSI, UK
    • WG3: Physical Layer
      • convener Josef Haas, Germany (newly appointed)
      • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
    • WG4: Transport Layer
      • convener Isabelle Valet, France
      • secretariat J. C. Hesling, AFNOR, France
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener P. Trudgett. UK
      • secretariat D. Hekimi, ECMA
    • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
      • Rapporteur John L. Wheeler, USA
    • WG6 PISN was newly established in SC6
    • SC6 decided to include the all LAN-related work within SC6

 

“The 1989 meeting saw the creation of the new Working Group to handle Integrated Services Networks with Paul Trudgett as its convener.  ECMA had offered to be the Secretariat and Mr. Hekimi, an old friend from the early days of SC6, attended to help with the drafting of the New Work Item proposals.

When we arrived, the tulip festival was being advertised but the weather was so cold that there were none to be seen.  By the time we left, the weather had improved – with temperatures up to 30C – and Ottawa was ablaze with tulips.   A sign of the amount of heat that can be generated by SC6!

The formal dinner was held in the Government Conference Centre and was followed by the traditional WG18 contributions, under the Chairmanship of the WG18 Convener, Jack Houldsworth.

The ISO candle was to have been lit from a flame kindled from the rays of the sun in Guernsey and carried by a team of OSI runners.  However, Mary Claire-Lynch announced that, like the previous year, there was no sunshine in Guernsey – and she used a match instead!

The Japanese Delegation taught us another dance and there was some sensational harmonica playing by Steve Dicecco from the USA.

Although we did not know it at the time, this was to be the last meeting of SC6 for our Secretary, Mary Clare Lynch.  She informed us that she named her newly acquired puppy – “Guernsey” and this news was followed by several very shaggy dog stories.

The WG18 contributions closed with the OSI Hymn (“OSI is so fine”), which had been a part of the Dutch contribution at the Guernsey meeting.  During the singing of the hymn, the “eternal flame” was extinguished – to be rekindled in Australia in 1990!

It was with great sadness that we learned of the loss of Ed Lohse during the intervening period.  Those who knew Ed will recall him as a man of the highest integrity who brought to SC6 not only his professional competence but also his tremendous respect for and love of humanity.  Truly, the world has lost a great human being.”

 

  • 1990

 

  • SC6 Plenary meeting 3-4 October, Sydney, Australia             (JTC1 N1185)
    • John L. Wheeler from USA was reappointed as a rapporteur Vocabulary
    • Rapporteur Security was formed: Mr. Richard Thomas from Canada was appointed as rapporteur.
    • ToR: To study aspects of, and to develop, international Standards for integrated services networking associated with private networks and their interworking with public networks. Integrated services networking involves digital technology able to support data and isochronous services (e.g. real-time voice, video, etc.) including, but not limited to ISDN. To cooperate with other working groups of SC6 and other JTC1 subcommittees to ensure that requirements of integrated services networking aspects are considered within their work items and that the standards developed reflect, where necessary, the requirements of other work areas. To cooperate with CCITT to ensure the alignment of these standards with CCITT Recommendations associated with integrated services.

 

“The meeting was held at the Sydney University and we were well looked after by the genial Bob Lions and his Team from Standards Australia.

It was the first SC6 meeting for our new Secretary, Odette Marie Odierno.

The formal SC6 dinner was held at the Kirribilli Servicemen’s Club at Milsons Point, with spectacular view of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Neil Crane from Telecom Australia, an old friend of SC6, who had attended the previous meeting in Australia in 1977, hosted the evening.  Jack Houldsworth recalled that the 1977 meeting had coincided with Australia beating England in a Cricket Match that commemorated the Centenary of “Test” matches between the two countries.  Jack Houldsworth reported that the two countries would shortly play each other again in another test series and he presented Neil with a can of traditional English beer (Fosters?), which he would be able to use to drown his sorrows if Australia lost this time!

The meeting was famous for the merger between the conveners of WG4 and WG2, Isobel Valet and John Harper, who had recently married.  After dinner Hal Folts presented them with gifts from their SC6 friends – an inscribed silver salver and, appropriately, a pair of wooden gavels!”

 

 

 

  • 1991

(JTC1 N 1502) (JTC1 N 1561)  (JTC1 N 1904)

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 08-19 July, Berlin, Germany
    • SC6 Chair Harold C. Folts, USA was re-nominated.
    • SC6 Secretariat Odette M Odierno, ANSI, USA
    • WG1: Data Link Layer,
      • convener: R. I. G. Prince, Canada (reappointed)
      • secretariat: Douglas Langlotz, SCC, Canada
    • WG2: Network Layer
      • convener John Harper, UK (reappointed)
      • secretariat Sue Besbrode, BSI, UK
    • WG3: Physical Layer
      • convener Josef Haas, Germany (reappointed)
      • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
    • WG4: Transport Layer
      • convener Isabelle Valet, France (reappointed)
      • secretariat J. C. Hesling, AFNOR, France
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia (newly appointed)
      • secretariat Robert Lions, Australia
    • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
      • Rapporteur John L. Wheeler, USA (reappointed)
    • Rapporteur: security
      • Rapporteur Richard Thomas from Canada

 

“This was the fourth SC6 meeting to be held in Berlin but the first to be held in the new Unified Germany.  The meeting was held in the Technical Institute in East Berlin – within walking distance of the old “Checkpoint Charlie”.  Which of the delegates to the first Berlin meeting in 1965 would have believed as they gazed over East Berlin from the roof garden of the Hilton Hotel that the 1991 meeting would be held beyond the wall.  It was a moving experience.  We saw the emerging Unified Germany but could still see the historic races of division: BMW and Audi cars mingling with Trabants, taxi drivers who did not know their way once they passed Checkpoint Charlie and signs of rebuilding everywhere.

Many delegates looked to the future and questioned how few signs of division would still be remaining at the time of our next Berlin meeting.  All the delegates had a lot of fun learning to master the Paternoster elevator that linked the first floor meeting area with the 5th floor restaurant.

The social event was a cruise on the Tegelsee, to the North of Berlin.  We had a lively entertainer with a street organ and he led the German delegation in a whistling song, claimed to have been used during six-day bicycle endurance events.  The UK delegation introduced a new work item proposal (with T-shirts to match) for T-R-A-B-A-N-T Systems – there was a Universal fascination with the peoples’ car of the same name!

The Japanese introduced yet another variation of the “team dance”, which everyone joined in.  The evening closed with another riotous dance, organized by the French delegation – everyone followed each other around the boat – singing “A LA KE-LE-LE”.  It was claimed to be a Tour de France (or a Tour de Force) but it was more like a Tour de Farce!

We were pleased that our old friend (and founder member) Werner Hofmann was able to make a guest re-appearance at the WG3 meeting and join us in our social events.  The author is particularly grateful to him for supplying some very useful historic detail about the early meetings of SC6, which are now included in this document.

This was the last occasion that SC6 had the pleasure of entertaining Werner who died suddenly from a heart attack, whilst on a short walk from his house on 29th April 1994.”

 

  • 1992

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 13-24 July, San Diego, USA             (2372)
    • SC6 Chair: John Wheeler
    • SC6 Secretariat Stacy Leistner, ANSI
    • WG4: Transport Layer
      • convener His-Ming Lee (newly appointed)
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia (newly appointed)
      • secretariat Robert Lions, Australia

 

“The 1992 meeting was held at the splendid Le Meridian Hotel on the lovely Coronado Island across the Bay from San Diego.

We had a great view of the navy ships sailing into and out of the harbor.  San Diego downtown was just a short and very pleasant ferry ride away from the pier two blocks away from the hotel.

Delegates were also able to visit the historic Del Coronado Hotel on the Ocean side of Coronado Island where a major part of the film “Some Like it Hot” was made.  There were many other attractions in and around San Diego, such as the famous museums and the zoo, and a fun trolley linking them all.

Many delegates made at least one trip to Tijuana across the Mexican border and had a lot of fun bartering for goods with the Mexican shopkeepers! I remember Odette Odierno coming to my aid and negotiating around 5 dollars off a price that the shopkeeper had declared to me was absolutely sacrificial.

At the meeting, there was much talk of reorganizing SC6 to adjust to the new programme of work but we decided to leave things alone until we could visualize the changes in the workload clearly.

We agreed that a more urgent action was the establishment of a liaison relationship with the Internet Society with the aim of convergence between TCP/IP and OSI networking protocols.  This was considered to be a timely move because the Internet Society were known to be considering a replacement for IP and one of the choices, known as TUBA, embraced OSI CLNP.  This offered a good chance of creating a common Global networking platform and ongoing collaboration on the new work programme.

The poolside party, which was organized for the delegates, was memorable.  A Caribbean steel band entertained us over dinner and the sound of them playing “Yellow Bird” as the Sun slipped away still rings in my ears.

The band also backed the entertainment from the delegates, which started with announcement by Peter Gibbon of the 30th anniversary of the moves that led to the formation of SC6.  A large birthday cake was provided and a few personal birthdays were celebrated at the same time.

Vera Frampton then thanked everyone for the kind wishes that they had sent to her from Berlin during her short illness.  Like a true star, she then broke into song with “We say powtaytows, and they say Perdaters”.  This became a duet with Jack Houldsworth and finished with “We love San Diego and we adore Coronado”.   I’m sure that this reflected everyone’s’ opinion of the venue.

Junsuke Miyakazi of the Japanese delegation selected several key figures and declared them to be ‘kings’, which made them feel great! He then said that they had all died and gave toilet rolls to other delegates so that they could wrap them up like Egyptian mummies – they looked hilarious!

We had some great rock guitar playing from Jens Kolind, who plays in a band called the ‘Big Daddies’ – because all the members have children.

John Harper gave a farewell performance, mimicking the mannerisms of certain delegates.  We had to form our own opinions about which they were – although some were not too difficult! It might have been fun to see someone mimic some of John’s own mannerisms but that might have been a bit cruel as this was the last meeting for both John and Isabel.

The surprising thing was that nobody was thrown into the pool!

In true tradition, the eternal flame (the candle) was extinguished to the singing of the OSI Hymn – to be ignited again in Seoul in October 1993.

We were unaware that San Diego would be the last meeting for our Chairman Hal Folts who took an appointment with a USA government department shortly after the meeting and was unable to continue our secretary Odette Marie Odierno who left ANSI soon after the San Diego meeting.  Everyone will remember Odette for the very special way that she handled SC6 affairs.

We were also unaware that this was to be the last meeting for Ron Prince, the WG1 Convener, who retired shortly afterwards.  His contribution to the work of SC6 is well known.  I was asked to supply ‘anecdotal material’ for his retirement party.  I replied that I couldn’t think of anything that would compromise Ron because he was the kind of person that can be trusted with everything I own.  That sums up the Ron Prince that we all know.”

 

  • 1993

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 4-14 September – 1 October, Seoul, Korea (2785)
    • SC6 Chair Jack Wheeler (newly elected as a SC6 chair)
    • SC6 Secretariat Stacy Leistner, ANSI, USA
    • WG1: Data Link Layer,
      • convener: Joon N. Kim, Korea (Newly appointed)
    • WG2: Network Layer
      • convener Alan Chambers, UK (Newly appointed)
      • secretariat Sue Besbrode, BSI, UK
    • WG3: Physical Layer
      • convener Josef Haas, Germany (reappointed)
      • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
    • WG4: Transport Layer
      • convener His-Ming Lee
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia (acting)
      • secretariat Robert Lions, Australia
    • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
      • Rapporteur Eckhard Volzke (Newly appointed)
    • Rapporteur: security
      • Rapporteur Richard Thomas from Canada
    • ECTS project launched
  • Modified Area of Work
    • Standardization, in the field of telecommunications and Open Systems Interconnection, of system functions, procedures and parameters, as well as the conditions for their use, for the four OSI layers that support the Transport service, to facilitate the transport of both OSIs and non-OSI application protocols and multimedia and hypermedia information. A vital aspect of this work is done in effective cooperation with ITU-T

 

“The October 1993 meeting was held at the Sheraton Walker-Hill Hotel on a hillside on the outskirts of Seoul with panoramic views over the Han-Gang River to the mountains beyond.

We welcomed our new Chairman, Jack Wheeler, who was no stranger to the SC6 members.  Dave Carlson stood in as the temporary WG1 Convener – a welcome return.

We also welcomed Stacey Leistener, our new secretary.  Most delegates had already met Stacey at the Joint SC6 Working Group meeting in London in February 1993.  This brief history does not include reports of WG meetings (which are sometimes held between full SC6 meetings) but Stacey was most helpful in making that meeting a great success!

Delegates will remember the courtesy coach journeys from the Sheraton that took them either down to the Subway station (for onward connections into the City) or directly into the shopping centre at Ittaewon.  Much money changed hands in Ittaewon for many articles of dubious authenticity.

They will also remember the cakes that the Korean National body provided during the morning coffee at break.  I am sure that some delegates used these as a substitute for breakfast.  It was also hard to walk past the cake stall in the hotel.  The cakes were works of art!

Much of the business of the meeting was conducted in the excellent Hotel coffee shop which served both Western and Korean cuisine.  Not too many delegates developed a taste for Kimchee at breakfast although there seemed to be no difficulty in adopting the local OB beverage.

The conference dinner was held in the Hotel banqueting suite.  The decor featured two huge ice sculptures that were illuminated by colored lights.  We were entertained by a dramatic slide

presentation and commentary which toured historical and present day sites in Korea, including EXPO ’93 in Taejon.  Some delegates managed to visit that exhibition during the weekend.  The slide presentation was followed by a truly ‘stunning’ performance by a group of Korean drum and cymbal players – true local color!

The dinner continued in traditional style with the entertainment by the delegations.  This was introduced as usual by Jack Houldsworth who sang an adaptation of an old Burl Ives number, ‘Time, Time, Time,’ which lamented the changes that are taking place, as he gets older.  He remembered the ‘girl in the pretty white dress’ and lamented in rhyming couplet that: ‘now all he can get is her E-mail address!’

The Japanese delegation entertained us by an origami (paper folding) demonstration.  Delegates were instructed on how to fold their own sheet of paper and they were all delighted when they blew into one corner of the structure that they had made and it turned into a perfect cube – well, nearly all of them did!

Monica Stahl had everybody running around creating a single document from the fairly anonymous and well-shuffled pages that she had scattered around the tables.  The first one back with the completed document won a Swedish Standards bag.

The UK ran a pass-the-parcel game end the prize inside the last wrapper was an outrageously patterned tie (which had been specially purchased in Ittaewon).  The winner, Dr. Kim from the Korean delegation wore it with pride the next day!

A number of delegates, led by Peter Gibbon, a self-confessed train buff, went in search of an historic narrow gauge railway.   The little two-coach diesel-car train rumbled towards Inchon for about an hour and a half through the rice fields along the West Coast.  It picks up vast numbers of villagers and their voluminous baggage at fairly anonymous trackside halts and finally deposits them at a small fishing village – where the train now runs out of track.  It doesn’t go to Inchon anymore and the rest of the journey to Inchon is by bus.  Sadly, the charming little narrow gauge railway is due to be scrapped and replaced by a smart (but anonymous) new extension of the Seoul urban railway! When will they ever learn?”

 

 

  • 1994

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 20 June – 1 July, Tuusala, Finland             (3148)
    • SC6 Chair Jack Wheeler
    • SC6 Secretariat Stacy Leistner, ANSI, USA
    • WG1: Data Link Layer,
      • convener: Joon N. Kim, Korea
    • WG2: Network Layer
      • convener Alan Chambers, UK
      • secretariat Sue Besbrode, BSI, UK
    • WG3: Physical Layer
      • convener Josef Haas, Germany
      • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
    • WG4: Transport Layer
      • convener His-Ming Lee
      • ECTS projects were launched.
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia
      • secretariat Robert Lions, Australia
    • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
      • Rapporteur Eckhard Volzke (Newly appointed)
    • Rapporteur: security
      • Rapporteur Richard Thomas from Canada
    • ECTS project launched

 

“The 1994 meeting was nicely timed for midsummer in Finland.  It was held at the Gustavelund Conference Centre around 20 Kilometres from Helsinki Centre.  The trip into town was usually by bus or train but most delegates used the facilities of the Conference Centre or the nearby Krapi Hotel and Club for dinner.

The Centre overlooked a beautiful lake and, although we were too far South for the real midnight Sun, delegates were able to enjoy the red sky over the lake well into the small hours whilst settling difficult issues over the pool table or watching world cup soccer from the USA – after the SC6 technicians had mastered the satellite dish decoder!

Friday night of the first week was the traditional Finnish midsummer festival and all delegates were invited to the local party on the lakeside near the Krapi Hotel – with beer tent and barbecue, a local band and a massive bonfire (to keep away the mosquitoes no doubt!).

At the weekend a few delegates made the trip to Lapland to see the real midnight Sun but most took the hour and a half ride by hovercraft or hydrofoil over the Bay of Finland to Estonia.

The WG18 party was held on board ‘Doris’, a harbor tour vessel.  Representatives of the national delegations provided the entertainment, as usual, as the captain sailed through the sheltered archipelago.

The Finnish secretariat had some fun with us by making us guess the meaning of some curious words in Finnish.  Words like ‘Haayoaie’ (a wedding night intention) and ‘Aijankappyra’ (a tiny old man).  There were very few correct answers but some very funny ones such as ‘Oykkarri’ (a bully) where the guesses ranged from ‘a husband calling his wife Kari’ to ‘a company producing curry’.  Richard Thomas of Canada won the prize for the funniest set! Herve Precioso treated us to a mathematical proof of the merits of the new world cup scoring method from the French delegation.  The USA provided their usual topical song (this time to the tune of any dream will do).  The Australian delegates read the ‘Minutes of the ISO meeting for Redrafting the First Standard’ in biblical tones – (AND THEN IT WAS THE END OF THE THIRD DAY, except for the tutorial session around the pool table).  It ended with a plea to reduce the publication delay, which according to the ITTF was approximately 15 billion years! The evening was, as usual, a great success for WG18!

The March 1995 meeting was planned for Kobe in Japan but a major earthquake devastated Kobe with much loss of life.  Our sympathy goes to the Japanese nation with our best wishes for a speedy recovery from this tragedy.

The meeting was speedily reconvened in the resort town of Beppu around 300 Kilometres from Kobe.

We also received some sad personal news that one of our old friends Dave Ackerman had died suddenly in January 1995.  He will be remembered for his many contributions to the technical work of SC6 and for his lively participation in the social life of SC6, which is mentioned in this historical document.”

 

 

  • 1995

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 13-24 March, Beppu, Japan             (3512a)

 

“The spring 1995 meeting was to have been held in Kobe, Japan, but a tragic earthquake destroyed Kobe City early in the year with the loss of many lives and the meeting venue had to be changed at very short notice.  The Japanese Standards Organization worked very hard at such short notice to rearrange the meeting in the hot springs and seaside resort of Beppu City on the Southern Island of Kyushu.  The new venue had us all reaching for our Atlases! The City was backed by picturesque tree-clad mountains, which were dotted with many distinctive, ‘tell-tale’ plumes of steam rising from the many hot springs which bubbled to the surface all over the place, including the gardens of private houses.

The meeting was held in a new and very modern conference facility, which had just been opened in the City along with a magnificent concert hall, which, had been built in the same complex.  In fact, the SC6 meeting was the first conference to be held in the new building.

Most delegates stayed at the Hotel Suginoi, a huge hotel with hot Sulphur baths on the premises.  Many delegates took advantage of the hot baths but it has to be said that no outward improvement was noticed! Perhaps the benefits will be apparent at the next meeting.  The conference centre was a 15-minute walk away, downhill – but the hill was steep enough to encourage the less athletic delegates to take the bus for the return journey!  This was the first meeting for the new BSI secretary Annie Cassidy who became a regular member of the UK delegation for many years.  Annie was assisted by Elaine Butlin who ran the WG2 and later the WG7 secretariat for the UK.  They were both very popular members of the UK delegation for many years and Annie handled the organization of the famous Guernsey meeting in 1996 – but that story will come later!

The SC6 dinner was held at the Hotel Suginoi and the Mayor of Beppu City welcomed delegates.  We were entertained to magnificent buffet, in terms of both the quality of the food and the decorative display of the Western and Japanese culinary delights that were on offer.  The traditional WG18 meeting was convened after the meal and the Japanese delegation introduced a new game involving two ‘volunteers’.  One volunteer sat on the knees of the other.  The one behind reached forward to give the illusion that his arms were those of the person on his knees and then tried to feed him or her with food from the table in front of them.  Of Course, Herve Precioso from France was a ready ‘victim’.  It wasn’t easy finding the mouth of the person in front.  There were a few slips and a lot of laughter.  Another WG18 memory!

At the weekend most delegates visited the spectacular Hot Springs, which are called the ‘Hells’.  Each one had its own distinctive style.  Some were blue, some were red, some bubbled or gushed boiling water alarmingly and some blurted mud into grotesque piles, one had tropical fish living in fresh water heated by the springs, one offered the chance to boil eggs, some grew bananas or tropical flowers in heated greenhouses, one had crocodiles, one had a zoo, some were set in extensive Japanese gardens and one had a geyser which blew at regular intervals.  All of them had shops selling an extensive range of bamboo ware (the speciality of the region), porcelain, Japanese dolls and many other gifts.  The local bamboo products were excellent, ranging from small and very affordable baskets, brooches and other novelties to very fine lacquered baskets, and exquisite dolls, which were really artistic.

Other local attractions included a ride to the top of the high mountain, which had spectacular views over the Bay of Beppu, a trip to see a vast array of stone Buddhas and a visit to Monkey Mountain where hordes of monkeys roamed free.

All the delegates were invited to be the guests of the Mayor of the City of Beppu at a performance of the inaugural musical show that was running at the new concert hall.  The show was in two parts, separated by an interval.  The first part was a modern Japanese Opera.  The second part began with the song ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ and then continued with a medley of popular songs from different countries in the Western World with scene and costume changes to match the country depicted by the song.   A truly remarkable experience.

The meeting ended all too soon and delegates departed via Ouita or Fukuoka airports to one of the main International airports, Osaka, Tokyo Narita or Seoul, for their flights home.”

 

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 4-14 December, Iguasu, Brsasil (3982)
    • SC6 Chair Jack Wheeler
    • SC6 Secretariat Stacy Leistner, ANSI, USA
    • WG1: Data Link Layer,
      • convener: Joon N. Kim, Korea
    • WG2: Network Layer
      • convener Alan Chambers, UK
      • secretariat Sue Besbrode, BSI, UK
    • WG3: Physical Layer
      • convener Josef Haas, Germany
      • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
    • WG4: Transport Layer
      • convener His-Ming Lee resigned
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia
      • secretariat Robert Lions, Australia
    • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
      • Rapporteur Eckhard Volzke (Newly appointed)
    • Rapporteur: security
      • Rapporteur Richard Thomas from Canada resigned
      • Security rapporteur group is disbanded.
    • The proposed Cooperative Agreement between the Internet Society and JTC 1/SC 6 was formally approved and signed by the SC 6 Chair and the President of the Internet Society in April 1995 following the March meeting of SC 6 and the review of text by the ISO and IEC Councils.

“This was the first visit to Brazil for SC6.  The meeting was held at the splendid Bourbon hotel and conference centre in the city of Foz do Iguacu near border between three countries: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.  The Iguacu River that feeds the mighty Iguacu Falls -arguably the most spectacular waterfall in the world separates Argentina and Brazil.  Brazil and Paraguay are separated by the Parana River but linked by one of the largest single span bridges in the world.

Around 75 delegates made the trip, arriving (via either Rio, Sao Paulo or Buenos Aires) at one of the two local airports, Foz do Iguacu in Brazil, not too far from the hotel, or Iguacu in Argentina, a good length taxi ride over the border and the Tancredo Neves Bridge across the Iguacu River.

The weather was very warm for the whole period although we had a few thunderstorms – which accounts for the lush rain forest vegetation.  However, most of those who attended had plenty of chances to enjoy the splendid hotel pool.  Several of the lunch time meals were set out buffet style on the poolside barbecue area.  The Brazilian hosts laid on an excellent poolside cocktail party, which gave everybody a chance to exchange stories of their experiences on the way to Foz.  Sadly, Jack Houldsworth arrived too late from the IETF meeting in Dallas to organize a WG18 meeting but there was a short ritual singing of the OSI hymn by a few delegates in the Hotel bar late one night!

One of the favourite evening spots was a Samba bar just down the road from the hotel, which had a late night floor show.  Rumours were that the trumpet player was a dead ringer for Jack Houldsworth – or, maybe it was Jack, just displaying another of his hidden talents!

Most the delegates took the opportunity to visit both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the Iguacu Falls, which are in national parks on the mighty Iguacu River, just before it joins the even mightier Parana River.  The falls are reputed to have around 240 named cataracts.  Some delegates also visited the Itaipu Dam complex on the Parana River – one of the largest hydroelectric projects in the world.

The tour to the Brazilian side of the Iguacu falls included an opportunity to travel 3Km down a rain forest track (on a bumpy trailer attached to a jeep) followed by a short downhill walk to the river side and a ride in a rubber boat through the rapids below the falls.  Very exciting and quite wet!  The butterflies down by the river were very colourful.  After the rain forest trip and the boat ride visitors were driven to a walk along the top of the gorge on the Brazilian side of the falls with wonderful views of the Brazilian Falls and the Argentinian Falls across the river.  The walk descended slowly to a spectacular viewing platform half way down one of the main cataracts (with an elevator ride back to the top for the less athletic!).  Some delegates also took a helicopter ride and were rewarded by stunning views of both sides of the Brazilian and Argentinian Falls from the air.

The Argentinian side of the falls gave quite a different aspect.  The volume was a little less forceful than the Brazilian side but the falls were split into dozens of individual cataracts, which fell from between the trees in the surrounding rain forest to make a pretty backdrop.  Any one of the cataracts would be regarded as a national treasure in any other place and there are so many!  The walk across the top of the falls was on winding paths through quite unspoilt rain forest, with many bridges over the individual rivers in the delta, which fed the cataracts.  There was a new view around every corner and a look back up the rivers into the rain forest gave visitors an impression of what primitive jungle must be like.  To add to the variety, other paths led to the bottom of some of the cataracts and this gave a completely different aspect of each one.  There were plenty of lizards and iguana, of all sizes, and some delegates had the luck to see wild toucans and humming birds – but no jaguars!

Many delegates also travelled across the border into Paraguay to sample the free markets in Ciudad del Este.  There were many ‘bootleg’ products on offer but the journey across the border was a lengthy trial.  The UK delegation took nearly 3 hours to cover the 9Km, including the 1.5Km ride over the International Friendship Bridge across the Parana River, and the shops were closing when they arrived!  Most of the journey time was spent travelling around a 2Km holding loop that the Brazilian police had introduced to absorb the traffic queue.  Two hours exactly to travel round the loop and back to an intersection, which they had crossed earlier in a South-North direction, so that they could cross it again in an East-West direction and join the main queue to the bridge – an effective distance of zero!  Thousands of locals were crossing the bridge on foot carrying outrageous loads of cigarettes, electrical goods and anything else that they could lift – it seemed to be a local industry!  The numerous iced beer and soft drink sellers who walked alongside the queue of cars eased the tedium of the journey.  To add to the injury, it took nearly as long to get back and the athletes in the UK delegation missed the opportunity to play in the soccer game, which had been arranged between the SC6 delegates and the hotel staff (the hotel staff won handsomely, I am told).  Was this highly sophisticated match fixing – or just one of those days?

The Korean delegation had an even worse experience during their visit to Paraguay.  The Paraguayan police held them for most of the day because of entry visa irregularities – they hadn’t got one!  Our Brazilian hosts and the Tour Company eventually rescued them but there were a few wry comments at the plenary meeting on the next day. I suspect that their delegate fiends will not let them forget that adventure!”

 

 

  • 1996

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 20 June – 1 July, Guernsey, UK             (3148)
    • Hosted by UK NB and BSI
    • Sponsored by BT Plc, BSI/DISC, Peter Burton and Associates Jack Houldsworth Associates LTD, Open IT Ltd. Rank Xerox UK
    • SC6 Chair Jack Wheeler
    • SC6 Secretariat Stacy Leistner, ANSI, USA
    • WG1: Data Link Layer,
      • convener: Joon-Nyun. Kim, Korea
    • WG2: Network Layer
      • convener Alan Chambers, UK
      • secretariat Sue Besbrode, BSI, UK
    • WG3: Physical Layer
      • convener Josef Haas, Germany
      • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
    • WG4: Transport Layer
      • convener His-Ming Lee resigned.
      • ECTS projects were launched.
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia
      • secretariat Robert Lions, Australia
    • Merge of WG2 and WG4 toWG7 with Mr. Alan Chambers as an acting convener.
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia
    • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
      • Rapporteur Eckhard Volzke
    • Rapporteur: security
      • Security rapporteur group was disbanded.

 

“Back to the elegant St Pierre Park Hotel, which we visited in 1988.  The same friendly concierge met us and it was like coming home.  There were a few changes, but all for the better!  A new pool and a new restaurant, the Cafe Renoir, where many of the delegates enjoyed fine dining.

This was the first meeting for our new Secretary, Jean Shildneck from ANSI.  The conference logistics were handled by Margaret Frossard and Sally Wenman of CLBS International who also organized the recreational events for the delegates.  It was also an opportunity for a group of business studies students from the Guernsey College of Further Education to gain some practical experience by coming in to help with the day to day running of the conference.

Deputy Norman of the States of Guernsey Tourist Board, sponsored a Vin D’honneur at the ancient Castle Cornet on the walls of the old harbor in the main town of St Peter Port, which set the meeting off to a fine start.  Our Hostess for the evening was Deputy Carol Fletcher.  For the record, a Deputy is an elected member of the Guernsey Parliament.  This event was well reported in the local Guernsey press with a very flattering photograph of Jack Houldsworth explaining all the good things that SC6 does.

We were lucky to have co-opted a Guernsey resident, Dr. Peter Harris, to help us with the organization and he used his personal contacts to pull a few strings, which helped to create a lively social programme.  His wife and son entered wholeheartedly into all the events and made them go with a swing.

Peter Harris organized an evening of indoor green bowling at his local international bowling centre.  In green bowls, two teams roll wooden ’bowls’ along a carpet (simulating the grass which is used in outdoor bowling) and the nearest bowls to a small yellow or white ball (the ’jack’), which is rolled first, win the ’end’: one point for every bowl which is closer to the jack than the nearest of the opposing team’s bowls.  To make things harder, the bowls are weighted on one side to make them veer to left or right as they roll, depending on how the bowler chooses to deploy the weighted side.  Jack Houldsworth used a technique; known as ’driving’, where the bowler delivers the bowl at great speed (and straight!) in order to knock the opposing team’s winning bowls away from the jack.  This was successful but, unfortunately, the bowl ricocheted and hit the bowling centre manager on the shin!  Jean Shildneck’s team won the event – probably because they were helped by Peter Harris’s son (who is World Class by SC6 standards)!  The evening closed with a splendid buffet and drinks.

Many of the delegates took the Saturday boat trip to Sark, another of the Channel Islands and completely independent from Guernsey.  There are no cars on Sark, only tractors and horse drawn carriages.  Tractors haul trailers up the long hill from the pretty, rock surrounded, harbor to carry visitors to the spot where they can join the coaches or look around the few shops in the small Village Street. Delegates took the coach ride around the island and were lucky to be able to visit the pretty gardens of the manor, which belongs to the ’Dame of Sark’.  Then back to the village for lunch and a fairly ’bumpy’ boat ride back to St. Peter Port harbor.

Another boat trip was arranged on Sunday to the even smaller island of Herm – also an independent Channel Island.  This included a traditional Sunday lunch at the local (and only) pub.  The organizers had provided a competition, which entailed finding the answers to a number of clues about features on the island.  Joon Kim and Colin Amor won – helped a little by the fact that Peter Harris joined his team!

The formal dinner at the St Pierre Park Hotel was a splendid affair.  It was organized by Graham Edwards, the President of the Guernsey Chateauneuf du Pape society and his delightful wife, Sue.  The aperitifs were, of course, Chateauneuf du Pape wines and each course was complemented by a different sort of  Chateauneuf du Pape wine, finishing with a Chateauneuf du Pape brandy.  Each wine was introduced by the very Charismatic Graham in his own very amusing style.  It was easy to guess that he was very enthusiastic about the wines from that region – and that he had done this kind of thing before!  He finished his talk by stripping off his shirt and revealing his Chateauneuf du Pape shirt (Superman style)!  At the closing SC6 Plenary meeting, Herve Precioso congratulated the chef on the meal – praise indeed from a Frenchman!

The dinner was followed by the traditional WG18 meeting.  Two members of the Japanese delegation demonstrated Sumo wrestling, using paper cut out stand up figures on a travelling case.  When the two contestants banged the case, the figures moved about  (and, mysteriously, they appeared to grapple with each other).  After the demonstration the delegates held a knockout competition for the SC6 championship, which was won by the Graham Edwards to cries of ’fix’.  Does this mean that Guernsey holds the cardboard replica of the Sumo World Championship? Klaus Stottinger, the head of the German delegation, had promised to tell the German joke – but then confessed that he had forgotten it.  Fortunately he remembered it just before the close of the WG18 session!

Everyone agreed that Guernsey was a charming place with its special, Old World, charm and its picturesque coastline, and made a mental note to visit the island again.”

 

  • 1997

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 20 June – 1 July, STOCKHOLM, UK
    • WG1: Data Link Layer,
      • convener: Joon-Nyun. Kim, Korea
    • WG3: Physical Layer
      • convener Josef Haas, Germany
      • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia
      • secretariat Robert Lions, Australia
    • WG7: Network Layer & Transport
      • convener Alan Chambers, UK
      • secretariat Sue Besbrode, BSI, UK
    • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
      • Rapporteur Eckhard Volzke

 

“We were not to know at the time that Guernsey was to be the last meeting of SC6 for our Chairman, Jack Wheeler, who had been involved with SC6 since its inception, apart from a couple of years when his career demanded different responsibilities.  His lovely wife Mary became ill soon after the Guernsey meeting and needed hospital treatment so Jack chose to retire from SC6 so that he could be around to give her his support.  We sent some flowers and a card, signed by all the delegates, wishing her a speedy recovery.

The meetings were held at the ITS Headquarters in the suburb of Kista.  The group was formally received at an evening cocktail party in the Electrum building, hosted by Greg Barnicoat on behalf of L.M. Ericsson.

Jim Carlo of the USA was selected to be the acting chairman.  The meeting had to consider the results of the JTC1 reorganisation programme, which had started just after the Guernsey meeting.  We also started to create a road map of SC6 projects for inclusion in the Global Information Infrastructure (GII).

Most delegates took the opportunity to visit the Vasa ship museum, which contains a restored mediaeval galleon, which sank on its maiden voyage and was raised around 30 years ago from the bed of the harbor.  The open-air folk museum at Skansen offered the opportunity to see houses, which had been brought from all regions of Sweden and re-erected, in authentic surroundings.  The guides in each house were dressed in traditional garb and some were engaged in traditional crafts.  They explained what life was like at the time when that house had been in use.  Most delegates spent Sunday walking around the Old Town, visiting the Royal Palace, drinking tea or coffee at the kerbside cafes, taking in the atmosphere – and the Sunshine!

We continued our cruising tradition with a splendid Swedish dinner on board the SS Ostana 1st, built in 1906 and one of Sweden’s oldest steamboats.  The evening was hosted by Bo Viklund and his wife on behalf of ITS.  We sailed around the inner harbor – enjoying extensive views of Stockholm and the Old Town – and then out past the Vasa museum into the archipelago with its thousands of wooded islands.  We were served with a traditional Swedish Saturday evening dinner: marinated herrings, followed by beefsteak and potatoes, and we toasted each other with Schnapps, accompanied by noisy songs, in the traditional Swedish way.  The dinner was followed by traditional WG18 contributions.  The Japanese delegation produced a game that consisted of flicking a ball on a string into a cup at the end of a short stick.  The USA delegation gave us a song – based on ten green bottles hanging on the wall, but adapted to refer to the number the delegates in each SC6 Working Group.  Klaus Stottinger told us another German Joke!  The time went all too quickly and the WG18 session had to be curtailed as we arrived back at the dockside.

This turned out to be the last meeting for our old friend Monica Stahl, who retired from IBM soon afterwards.  A few of the delegates and their wives visited Monica’s house for dinner and we were introduced to her new husband to be – I like to think that Monica was seeking our approval!   They were married in the Summer of 1998 and moved into a new house that they had built overlooking the Archipelago where we all cruised on that Sunny Summer evening.  We wish them all the luck in the World in their new life together!”

 

  • 1998

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 10-15 May, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
    • Hosted by KATS
    • Social event sponsored byKATS
    • 8 P-member NBs, 3 LO’s: ITU-T, ECMA, Intelsat
    • SC6 Chair   James T. Carlo (acting)
    • SC6 Secretariat Jean Shildneck, ANSI, USA
    • WG1: Data Link Layer,
      • convener: Joon-Nyun. Kim, Korea
    • WG3: Physical Layer
      • convener Josef Haas, Germany
      • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia
      • secretariat Robert Lions, Australia
    • WG7: Network Layer & Transport
      • convener Alan Chambers, UK (confirmed)
      • secretariat Bernadette Shine BSI, UK
    • Rapporteur: Internet
  • Rapporteur Jack Houldsworth
    • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
      • Rapporteur Eckhard Volzke

 

“In 1998 SC6 returned to South Korea for a second time and this time we were located in the very friendly Capital Hotel.  The weather was fine for the whole week despite a torrential downpour on the Saturday that most of us arrived.

Jim Carlo had been confirmed as the new Chairman.

Most of the delegates (and all the wives who came) spent a lot of time hunting bargains in the colourful shopping area of nearby district of Ittaewon.   Some delegates placed orders for custom-made suits at their choice from the many the local tailors and they were all able to collect them before the end of the meeting!  Reports on quality were very good.

Professor Kim provided us with descriptions of the local Korean dishes and Jim Carlo and Muffy, his wife, became completely hooked on Korean cuisine. There were three local restaurants right opposite the Capital Hotel and they circulated around them on a regular basis.   The food was fine but some of the slightly older delegates found it difficult to acclimatise to the low tables and the hard floors.  Getting down was the easy bit!

During their free time, some delegates visited a park and folk museum outside the City where there were replicas of ancient houses with Korean ‘actors’ in contemporary dress to make the whole experience authentic.   There were also performances by Korean drum and cymbal bands and by acrobatic dancers with ribbons on swivels attached to their helmets.  It was amazing how they managed to swing the ribbons around their heads in time to the drum rhythm.   Some delegates also made trips to the De-Militarised Zone (DMZ) and that was quite a different experience!

We were all fascinated by the beautiful brides and the colourful wedding parties that used the beautifully decorated wedding hall and the excellent banqueting facilities in the hotel.  On Sunday, when we walked in the parks surrounding the many ancient palaces in the City, we found that they were full of brides and grooms being photographed both in their wedding finery and their local costumes.  Apparently, this is done a few weeks before the actual wedding day to make sure that they get the very best possible results.

The formal WG18 event had its usual high standard of entertainment, which closed with a cross delegate selection participating in the traditional ‘Knees up mother Brown’ song and dance, which has been a feature at many of our previous WG18 meetings.”

 

 

  • 1999

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
    • 8 P-member NBs, 3 LO’s: ITU-T, ECMA, Intelsat
    • SC6 Chair   James T. Carlo (acting)
    • SC6 Secretariat Jean Shildneck, ANSI, USA
    • WG1: Data Link Layer,
      • convener: Joon N. Kim, Korea
    • WG3: Physical Layer
      • convener Josef Haas, Germany
      • secretariat Nikolaus Kovacs, DIN, Germany
    • WG6: Private Integrated Services Networking
      • convener Gregory Smith, Australia
      • secretariat Peter Oneil, Australia
    • WG7: Network Layer & Transport
      • convener Alan Chambers, UK
      • secretariat Bernadette Shine BSI, UK
    • Rapporteur: Internet
  • Rapporteur Jack Houldsworth
    • Rapporteur: Vocabulary
      • Rapporteur Eckhard Volzke

 

“This was SC6’s third visit to Australia.  This time the meeting was held at the Standards Australia headquarters out in Homebush, a short train ride from town.  Homebush is close to the Sydney 2000 Olympics complex, which was nearing completion, and several delegates took a short tour of the site to see the new sports stadia under construction.

The weather was just as we expected for an Australian Summer and even a little too hot at times.  Homebush is inland to the West and a few degrees warmer than Sydney Harbour, where most delegates were staying, and the short walk from Homebush station to the Standards Australia building made some of the less-fit delegates break into a sweat.

Sydney is a beautiful city and there was a lot of wining and dining in the rocks area, down by the Opera House and the Ocean Terminal, under the Harbour Bridge.  There was also plenty to see around Darling Harbour, with its aquarium, evening fireworks and laser shows and some delegates were able to take side trips out to the Blue Mountains and the vineyards, which make the famous Australian wines.  It goes without saying that there was no shortage of beaches to choose from and delegates tested most of these out during the week.

Standards Australia organized an evening cruise around Sydney Harbour, starting at the pier next to the Opera House and making a complete circuit via the Manly resort on the other side.  We had a splendid buffet and, as the Sun went down and the lights came on in downtown Sydney, we started our traditional WG18 entertainment.  The highlight was the Australian delegation rendition of ‘Waltzing Matilda’, a traditional Australian song about a less than reputable ‘outbacker’.  The words included so much colloquial Australian that there had to be lots of breaks for serial translations.  We were thankful for that because the quality of the singing, particularly from Peter O’Neill, left quite a bit to be desired.

Jack Houldsworth was able to renew the acquaintance of Terry Fogarty, the Standards Australia secretary who organized our first SC6 meeting in Sydney back in 1977, and his wife Anne.  This was at a lunch at the Oaks Bar in Neutral bay arranged by Bob Lions, another of our acquaintances from earlier SC6 meetings.  You will see from references back to earlier meeting notes that the Oaks Bar has always been a favourite SC6 watering hole!  Terry and Anne have both retired but Bob still works at Standards Australia.   For those who remember Terry and Anne — they haven’t changed a bit — especially in their laid back style.

After the meeting several delegates extended their Australian experiences by visiting other areas, such as Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Cairns on the Barrier Reef.”

 

  • SC6 Plenary and WG meetings, 24-30 January Berlin, Germany

 

“The SC6 visits have seen all the phases of post-war development in Berlin: a totally divided city when SC6 visited in 1965, 1972 and 1981; the first steps of rebuilding after reunification in 1991 – with East German Trabant cars still in evidence and parts of the wall still standing; and this time as the capital of a totally reunified Germany, with a recently rebuilt (and re-opened) Reichstag.

The meeting was held at the DIN Headquarters in Burggrafenstrasse, near the Berlin Zoological Gardens and was a ‘co-located meeting’ with SC25 and SC26, the other Sub Committees of the JTC1 ‘Interconnect Group’.

The co-location certainly increased the numbers of delegates at the excellent social event, which was held at the Blockhaus Nickolskoe in the woods along the route from Berlin to Potsdam. The Blockhause is a wooden building, modelled on an old Russian farmhouse, and was well favoured by German princes in the early 19th Century as they moved from palace to palace along the Potsdam road. Our dinner was held in the open air on a beautiful evening on the Blockhause terrace, overlooking a picturesque lake. SC6, SC25 and SC26 delegates mixed freely – a first step towards better integration of the interconnect activities?”

 

  • 2000

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 6-10 June, PRAGUE, Czech Republic
    • Hosted by Czech Technical University
    • Social event sponsored by Alcatel Czech, Cisco CZ, Telecomspol Ltd, TTC MsrconI Ltd, TTC Tesla Telekomunikace Ltd.
    • 12 P-member NBs, 2 LO’s: ITU-T, ECMA
    • As US NB relinquishes SC6 secretariat, KATS volunteered to take on the administration of SC6 secretariat
    • Joon-Nyun Kim from Korea was nominated, succeeding to Jim Wheeler, as a next SC6 chair.
    • WG1
  • Joon-Nyun Kim was also reappointed as a WG1 convener for another 3-year term
  • Preparation of documentation for circulation, SC6 and IEEE 802 cooperative work procedure
  • Preparation for publication of final text, TR 10171, List of standards using HDLC classes and procedures
  • Withdrawal of standards due to obsoleteness:

1745, Basic mode control procedure

1175, Character structure for start/stop

1155, Use of longitudinal parity

  • WG3 and WG1
  • Confirmation of IEEE 802 Liaison representative: Mr. Robin Taster(UK)
  • Withdrawal of standards: 8802-4 Token Bus, 8802-9 IS LAN Interface
  • Combining of WG1 and WG3 and modifying ToR including physical and data link layers by WG1 convener
    • WG3
  • Josef Hass, WG3 convener announced not to seek another term.
  • As Germany relinquished the WG3 secretariat, Mr. Nikolaus Kovac resigned from WG3 secretary.
  • Preparation of FDAM 2110, 25-pole connector
    • WG6
  • Gregory Smith was appointed as a WG6 convener for another 3-year term
  • Preparation of DAM ballot for 13868/PDAM1, Name protocol
  • Preparation of FDIS ballot 18017, Mapping/VPN
  • Preparation of final text: TR 14475, Scenario
  • Circulation of a document proposed by SC6/WG6 secretary, J. van den Beld for comments, which is to provide insight and a proposed plan to accelerate the activities of SV6/WG6.
    • WG7
  • (Network and Transport group)
  • Reestablishment of Liaison to SC27
  • (Directory Group)
  • Hoyt Kesterson was reappointed as a Rapporteur until next SC6 plenary meeting.
  • Call for Interim Registration Authority from NB, SCS, AND CAT. 1 Liaisons
  • Authorization for Interim Registration authority to Project editor of ITU-T Rec X.666|ISO/IEC 9834-7
  • Authorization for FCD/FPDAM ballots:

9594-1,2,3,4/FPDAM6, Amendment related entries in directory

  • Authorization for FCD/FDAM ballots:

9594-1/FDAM 3,            F.510 support

9594-2/FDAM 2,3          Mapping to TCP/IP

9594-3/FDAM 3             F.510 support

9594-4/FDAM 3             F.510 support

9594-5/FDAM 2,3,5       F.510 support, UTF8 encoding, Mapping to TCP/IP

9594-6/FDAM 3,5          F.510 support, UTF8 encoding

9594-7/FDAM 1,3          F.510 support, certificate ext.

9594-9/FDAM 3             F.510 support

FDIS 9594-8                   PKI

  • Authorization for publication of final text: 9598-X (1998) Directory series and each Corrigendum series.
  • (MHS)
  • Jim Craig was reappointed as a Rapporteur until next SC6 plenary meeting.
  • Delegation of authority to WG7 MHS Rapporteur group for DTC ballots
  • Withdrawal from programme of work:

FCD 10021-12, IAP service definition

FCD 10021-13, IAP protocol-spec

  • (ASN.1 group)
  • John Larmouth was reappointed as a Rapporteur until next SC6 plenary meeting.
  • Delegation authority to the editor for FCD/FPDAM ballots:

8825-3, Encoding Control Notation

  • Preparation of final text: 8824-1 AMD2, semantic model
  • Authorization for publication of final texts:

8824-1 AMD1,2

8824-2,4 AMD1

8825-1,2 AMD1

  • Authorization for publication of final texts:
  • 8824-1,2/TC1, 8825-1,2/TC1
  • Renaming of project 8825-3 to 8824-2 ECN
  • Establishment of Liaison to SC31 on ASN.1
  • Request for free availability of ASN.1 spec

 

“This was our first visit to the picturesque City of Prague.  All the delegates enjoyed the beautiful old buildings and spent much time in the street cafes in the old square, sampling the sunshine and the ambience.  It was fun to sit and watch the tour parties assemble on the hour to catch their obligatory sight of the apostles in the old church clock as they made their hourly mechanical circuit out of one door and through another whilst the bell tolled the hour. Presumably, the most photographed sight in Prague City.  Most groups applauded as the apostles completed their journey and the doors closed behind them, even though the apostles have been making the trip for around 500 years.

Delegates were able to take boat tours on the river, travelling under the wonderful old bridges with their carved statues, catch a ride on the funicular railway to the park in the Prague Hills, with stunning views over the City, or to climb the steep hill to tour the old walled castle, its cathedral and its grounds.  Delegates were also able to take in either live opera or an opera performance at one of the many popular puppet theatres. One group went to a performance of Odysseus at the very modern Light Theatre.

The meeting was held at the Czech Technical University in the suburbs, three subway stops out from the City Centre.  It was the last SC6 meeting to be handled by the USA Secretariat who passed over the reigns to Korea for the 2001 SC6 meeting. This meant that it was Jim Carlo’s last meeting and Joon Kim was announced as the Chairman designate. He was, of course, already well known to delegates as the convener of WG1 and delegates were very comfortable with the choice.

We also said goodbye to Dave Carlson who was finally retiring from Consultancy activities.  He was a long serving member of SC6 and Convener of WG1 for several years. We shall also miss his vivacious wife Terry who always came along and was so friendly to all the other wives who accompanied delegates.

It was also goodbye to Peter O’Neill and his wife Lynn who had become such a part of the scene as the Australian Secretariat for WG6. Lynn was often seen around the meeting areas because she supplied important assistance to Peter in handling document distribution etc. They are moving back to their roots in Brisbane after retiring from Standards Australia and we wish them well.

It was the first appearance on the SC6 scene for Jan Van Den Beld of ECMA who attended WG6.

Many changes began to take shape in Prague. It was agreed that the Data Link and Physical Layer WGs should be merged under WG1 and it was suggested that WG6 should delegate its technical work to ECMA, with annual co-located WG6 / ECMA meetings planned to coincide with scheduled SC6 meetings – although this suggestion did not meet with unanimous approval at the time.

The meeting proved one important thing about the Czech Republic hosts – they can certainly organize a party in a brewery! The social programme included a visit to the Staropramen Brewery with a tour of the historic part of the manufacturing plant followed by a splendid buffet dinner and an opportunity to sample the local beers. Some delegates went to the brewery shop to stock up for themselves.  Naturally, the meal was followed by the usual WG18 performances before the coach journey back to our hotels in the city centre.

Sadly, I have to report that Bert Way, one of the members from the early days, died in January 2001.”

 

  • SC6/WG1/WG3, electronic BRM on 8802-11 AMD1, September/October
  • SC6/WG1/WG3, electronic BRM on 8802-11 AMD2, October/December
  • SC6/WG7 Editing meetings jointly with ITU-T, on 9594/FPDAM 6, 13-17 November, Orlando, FL USA

 

 

  • 2001

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17 on all, January, Geneva

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 11-15 April, NARA, Japan
    • Hosted by IPSJ, ITSCJ, Nara convention center
    • Social event sponsored by IPSJ/ITSCJ
    • 6 P-member NBs, 2 LO’s: ITU-T, ECMA
    • Joon-Nyun Kim from Korea began to serve a three-year term as SC 6/WG 1 Convener.
    • Jack Houldsworth from UK is appointed as SC6 Internet Rapporteur. Until 2002
    • WG1
  • Joon-Nyun Kim as an acting convener
  • Preparation of final texts:12329, HDLC procedure
  • Authorization for publication of final text: TR 8802-1 LAN Overview
  • Preauthorization for publications:

TR 11802-1, LLC addresses for LAN

TR 11802-2, Standard group MAC address

  • Preparation of final text: 8802-11 AM2, Higher speed in the 2.45GHz
    • WG6
  • Greg Smith from ECMA is appointed as a WG6 convener until 2003 SC6 plenary
    • WG7
  • Jim Long is appointed as a WG7 convener until 2003 plenary
  • (Network and Transport group)
  • Authorization for FIDS ballot for 10589 IS-IS routing
  • Approval of project subdivision: 14476-series ECTP
  • Advance authorization for FCD/FDIS ballot for 14476-1, Simplex MC Transport
  • (Directory Group)
  • Hoyt Kesterson was reappointed as a Rapporteur until next SC6 plenary meeting
  • Authorization for PDAM and FPDAM ballots on 9594-all/PDAM1, PDAM2
  • Authorization for publication of final text: 9594-2 ~ 9 COR2, 9594-10 COR1
  • Withdrawal of standards of 14608-1,2 Directory PICS proformas
  • (ASN.1 group)
  • John Larmouth was reappointed as a Rapporteur until next SC6 plenary meeting.
  • Approval of project subdivision:

8824-3 and 8825-3/FPDAM1, ASN.1 encoding control notation

  • Authorization for FCD/PDAM and FDIS/FPDAM ballots:

FCD 8825-4, XML encoding rules

8824-1/FPDAM 3, XML value notation

8824-1/FPDAM 4, version number support

8824-2/FPDAM2, XML value notation

8825-3/FPDAM1, ECN extensibility

  • (MHS)
  • Jim Craigie was appointed as a Rapporteur until next SC6 plenary meeting.

 

“The next meeting was in April 2001 in the beautiful city of Nara.  We arrived just as the cherry blossom was appearing on the trees and were welcomed by wonderful spring weather, which lasted throughout the meeting.

The meeting was held at the new Nara conference centre, which had ideal facilities.   SC6 had recently absorbed the outstanding work of SC33 such as the standards for Message Handling Systems (ITU X.400), Directory Services (ITU X.500) and Abstract Syntax Notation (ASN.1).  The UK had offered the services of Mike Purton to tidy up the classification of the work related to these projects and he attended SC6 for the first time at this meeting.  He did a great job by documenting consolidated programme for the ongoing SC6 work.

Most delegates stayed at the Nara Hotel, which had a charming mix of ancient and modern architecture, and the daily short walk to the conference centre was through a pretty park.  Deer roam freely around the park but there are no fences to restrain them from crossing the busy roads that pass through it.  They seem to survive the hazard!

Lunch was usually taken at the conference centre restaurant, which was manage by the Nara Hotel and served excellent food.  Delegates were able to stroll around the Japanese gardens at the conference centre during lunch and break times.  They were also able to use their free time to visit the many ancient monuments in Nara.  The temple housing the largest Buddha in Japan – a major tourist attraction – was conveniently near to the conference centre.  Some delegates made a rail trip to the old capital city of Kyoto, which is an interesting mixture of ancient and modern and has a magnificent new railway station.

Delegates were taken to visit the Ho-Ryu-Ji Temple, which contained an ancient wooden pagoda, said to be the oldest in Japan.  This was followed by a traditional Japanese dinner at one of the large Hotels nearby.  After dinner, WG18 convened and the Japanese delegation entertained the other guests with another version of the popular game, “paper, scissors and stone”.  The variation this time was that the loser had to don a helmet quickly to protect himself  from being hit over the head by the winner.   It was not as dangerous as it may sound because the bat was only made of foam plastic.  Everybody took part and we had great fun.”

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17 on all, August/September, Geneva
  • SC6/WG7 Editing meetings on ASN.1, Directory, MHS as needed.

 

 

  • 2002

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17 on all, March, Geneva

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 11-15 March MONTREUX, Switzerland
    • Hosted by ECMA,
    • Social event sponsored by ECMA
    • 5 P-member NBs, 3 LO’s: ITU-T ETSI, ECMA
    • WG1
  • Joon-Nyun Kim as an acting convener
  • Preparation of final texts:8802-11, Wireless LAN
  • Cancellation of projects of DIS2110, ’25-pole connector, 2110/PDAM1 due to no progress
    • WG6
  • Disband of WG6
  • Review and maintenance of standards will be done by SC6 plenary
    • WG7
  • (Network and Transport group)
  • Authorization for NP ballot of RTM and GMP
  • (ASN.1 group)
  • John Larmouth was reappointed as a Rapporteur until next SC6 plenary meeting
  • Allocation of additional projects to this group:

9834-1,3,7/NP1, NP 9834-8, Registration-series

  • Approval of project subdivision: 8825-4/NP1, Amd1 XWE Control notation

8824-1, 8824-1/FPDAM3, 8824-1/FPDAM4 to 8824-1

8824-2, 8824-2/FPDAM to 8824/2

  • Authorization for FCD and FDIS ballots on 8824-1,2,3,4, 8825-1,2,3,4
  • Withdrawal of 8824 (1990) and 8825 (2990)
  • (Directory Group)
  • Kesterson was reappointed as a Rapporteur until next SC6 plenary meeting
  • Progression of DIAP 15125 for fast track
  • Withdrawal of standards of 13248-series, PICS proforma for directory
  • (MHS)
  • Disband of MHS group
  • Authorization for publication of 10021-1, MHSA Overview
  • Authorization for publication of ISP/TR

ISP 10611-1,3,4,5,6, Common MHS series,

ISP 12062-1~6, MHS IPM series, MHS-1, MHS Overview,

TR 18016, X.400/Internet email internetworking,

ISP 11189, MHS Use of Directory

  • Withdrawal of standards since these are superseded by 1999 MHS

10021,2,3,4,5,6,7, MOTIS series

 

 

“And so to the City of Montreux, a one-hour train ride from Geneva Airport along the shores of Lake Geneva.   The meeting was arranged by Jan van der Beld of ECMA on behalf of the Swiss National Body and took place in the Hotel Eden du Lac.  The SC6 meeting coincided with an ECMA meeting on Private Integrated Services Digital Networks.

The Eden du Lac is a beautifully restored Victorian hotel overlooking the Lake of Geneva sitting underneath the ski resorts of the Jura Mountains, which rise steeply from the lake. It was just celebrating its 100th birthday.  There were splendid walks along the shore in both directions, starting just outside the hotel.  The weather was ideal for walking and delegates were able to stroll past the beds of spring flowers to the famous Chateau de Chillon on the lakeside just out of town.  Apart from its mediaeval interest, the fairy-tale profile of the castle against the background of the lake and the mountains has made it world famous through being featured on so many Swiss chocolate boxes.

Most delegates took an excursion on the rack railway that runs from the main railway station to the ski resort at the top of the mountain behind Montreux, which still had snow on the main piste.

Some delegates took the opportunity to ride the Golden Pass train to the ski resort of Gstaad or even as far as the Bernese Oberland and the famous Jungfrau mountain.  People travel from all over the world to ride on this train, which has panoramic viewing coaches.

Montreux is also famous as the second home of Freddie Mercury, the star of the famous rock group Queen and there is a larger than life bronze statue of him on the waterfront near the hotel.

The social function was held in the Eden du Lac Hotel and we were treated to an evening of Spanish dancing, which featured the daughter of one of the ECMA members.  Jan van der Beld entered into the spirit of the evening by wearing his black leather Spanish matadors hat – and he certainly looked the part!”

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, 20-29 March, Geneva on all.
  • SC6/WG7 Editing meetings on ASN.1, 2 -6 June, Somerset, New Jersey.
  • SC6/WG7 Editing meetings on ASN.1, 9 -13 September, Paris
  • SC6/WG7 Editing meetings on ASN.1, Early September, Washington DC.

 

 

  • 2003

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 17 – 21 February, LONDON, UK (6N16216)
    • Hosted by BSI
    • Social event sponsored by
    • 7 P-member NBs, 2LO’s: ITU-T ECMA
    • WG1
  • Joon-Nyun Kim as an acting convener
  • Preparation of DTR ballot texts:

11802-1, LLC address for LAN

11802-2, Standard group MAC address

  • Fast track ballot text, IEEE 802-3, CSMA/CD revision 10G
    • WG7
  • Convener: Mr. Jim Long
  • Change of WG7 Title:

“Network, Transport, Directory, and ASN.1”

  • (Network and Transport group)
  • Rename of project: from RTM to RMCP
  • Authorization for FDIS/FDAM ballots: 14476-2, ECTP, QoS for simplex MC
  • (MHS)
  • Authorization for circulation of final texts:

ISP 10611-1,3,4,5,6, Common MHS series,

ISP 12062-1~6, MHS IPM series,MHS-1, MHS Overview,

TR 18016, X.400/Internet email internetworking,

ISP 11189, MHS Use of Directory

  • Withdrawal of standards since IEEE withdrew them

14360, 14362, 14364, 14366, OSI abstract data manipulation API series

14361, 14363, 14365, 14367, X.400 API series

14392, 14393, 14393, 14394, 14395, Directory API series

  • (ASN.1 group)
  • John Larmouth was reappointed as a Rapporteur
  • Withdrawal of ASN.1 (1990)
  • Approval of project subdivision:

8825-4/Amd.1, EXTENDED-XER

8824-1,2/Amd.1, SUPPORT FOR EXTENDED-XER

8825-1,2/Amd.1, SUPPORT FOR EXTENDED-XER

8824-1/Amd.2, SUPPORT FOR ISO 8601

8825-1,2/Amd.2, SUPPORT FOR ISO 8601

8825-4/Amd.2, SUPPORT FOR ISO 8601

8825-5/Amd.1, SUPPORT FOR ISO 8601

  • (Directory Group)
  • Kesterson was reappointed as a Rapporteur
  • Cancellation of project; 9594-X/Amd5 due to Amd.3

 

“2003 brought SC6 back to the UK but this time we were at British Standards Institution headquarters in Chiswick.  We were joined by SC25 WG1, which has always had a close affinity with our work.  The group was split from SC6 when it appeared that the work on Fibre Distributed Digital Interface (FDDI) was related more to computer interfaces than to LANS.  A wrong decision in hindsight because it created a competitor LAN technology, which was eventually eclipsed by CSMA/CD LANS.  We were also joined by a returning USA delegation, led by Paul Thorpe, a new face to us all.  ANSI had not sent a delegation to Montreux and NARA because they were reconsidering their standards policies and we were pleased to welcome them back because they were one of the SC6 founder members.  So we had quite a large number of delegates overall.   Buffet lunches were provided each day and this gave everybody a chance to mingle for discussions.

The weather was kind and delegates took the opportunity to visit the nearby Kew Botanical Gardens, which are famous for their collections of plants from all over the World and from every climate.  So everybody felt at home!

The social function was held at the Chiswick Steam Museum, which is a restored building that was originally built in the 19th century to house the engines that pumped water from the Thames to the reservoirs that supplied the London Area.  We were right amongst the exhibits as we ate a splendid buffet dinner and listened to the musical entertainment that had been organized to accompany the meal.  Some of the engines were in steam and they provided a powerful backdrop.  Delegates were also taken on a tour round the building and were shown the original 100 inch (3M) piston diameter and 200 inch (6M) piston diameter beam engines that did most of the pumping work when the building was first opened.  They have been fully restored but they are only operated on a few public open days each year by the enthusiasts who restored them.  The water reservoirs are now filled by electric and diesel driven pumps!”

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, 10-19 March, Geneva on all.
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meetings jointly with SG 17 on all, 10-19 September, Somerset, New Jersey.
  • C6/WG7 Editing meetings on ASN.1, 22 April -1 May, Somerset, New Jersey.

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 14 – 18 November, JEJU, Korea (6N16216)
    • Hosted by KATS, KSA
    • Social event sponsored by Jeongmoon Information Co. LTD
    • 5 P-member NBs, 2LO’s
    • WG1
  • Ho-In Jeon from Korea was appointed as a WG1 convener
  • Transfer of Data Link suite to WG7: X.25conformance. DL data suite
  • Cancellation of 8802-1/DAM2, Wireless LAN MAC/PHY High speed 2.4GHz due to the no progress,
    • WG6(ex)
  • Maintenance by SC6 plenary
    • WG7
  • (Network and Transport group)
  • Project subdivision:

16521-1, RMCP framework

16521-2, RMCP 1:N app

16521-3, RMCP N:N app

  • Authorization for FCD and FDIS ballots on 16512-1, 16513(GMP)
  • (MHS group)
  • Cancellation of project due to the lack of resources

11189, MHS use of Directory(1997)

  • Withdrawal of standards due to the edition mismatches.

11189-1,3,8, NHS management

12063-1,2,3,4,5, MHS EDIMG

11189, MHS use of Directory(1997)

  • (ASN.1 group)
  • Approval of project subdivision: 8825-3/NP2, ASN.1 Encoding control notation Support for ISO 86701.
  • Authorization for FDIS/FDAM ballots on

9834-1, Registration

9834-3, joint OID

9837-7, Registration, Joint ISO and ITU

 

 

“Jim Long, the WG7 convener, died from a heart attack a few days before the meeting and the UK delegates had to carry this dreadful news to the island.  Jim had been a true leader for WG7 and had managed to embrace all the extra projects, such as ASN.1, Message Handling and Directory that had been transferred from other SCs when they closed.  Delegates sent their condolences to Jim’s widow from the meeting.

Jim was really missed but, in true SC6 spirit, others stepped in and the work was completed.  John Larmouth ran the ASN.1 work, which usually operates autonomously under his chairmanship, and Shin-Gak Kang chaired the team working on Multicast Transport.  The directory group had met separately prior to the meeting and a report was available, so this activity did not present a problem.  Mike Purton did a great job as the overall coordinator of documents and resolutions and WG7 overall came to the plenary session in great shape.  Jim Long would have been proud of his colleagues!

The meeting was held in the elegant Oriental Hotel, facing the ocean in Jeju City in the Northern part of Jeju Island, which is known as the Korean Honeymooners Island.  When the author arrived on Sunday evening, he was surprised by the number of obvious honeymooners on his flight from Seoul to Jeju.   We even had a lovely Korean wedding ceremony in the banqueting suite of the hotel during our meeting.

The formal reception was held in the banqueting suite of the hotel and was sponsored by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS).  We had a lavish Korean Style banquet with 18 main dishes plus all the traditional sauces, washed down with red wine and Korean whisky and beer.  After the meal we convened WG18 and Jack Houldsworth the convener reminisced about some of the amusing incidents that had occurred during previous meetings, all of which are recorded in this history document.  Jack repeated the Ying Tong song, first performed at the moon party in Tianjin, China and we all sang the OSI hymn, adopted as our anthem from a Netherlands contribution to the 1988 Guernsey meeting. There were other contributions from John Larmouth and Joon-Nyun Kim and Dae-Young Kim, who closed the evening’s proceedings.

Several delegates toured Jeju island.  It turned out to be quite an experience.  It started out in cool but fine weather but after lunch the skies opened and they got rather wet at the Korean Folk Village.  However, this didn’t dampen their spirits and they saw enough of the island to confirm that it is a truly beautiful place.”

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, 10-19 March, Geneva on all.
  • SC6/WG7 Editing meetings as needed.

 

 

  • 2004

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 8 – 12 November, ORLAND, FLORIDA, USA
    • Hosted by USNB and Lockeed Martin Co.
    • Social event sponsored by Lockeed Martin Co
    • 8 P-member NBs, 2 LO’s: IEEE, ITU-T
    • Joon-Nyun Kim was renominated as a SC6 chair
    • WG1
  • Ho-In Jeon was appointed as a WG1 convener
  • Circulation for NB review and comments on issues raised by China NB
  • Preauthorization for NP ballot for Wireless LAN based on the result of WG1 interim meeting
    • WG7
  • New establishment with the title ‘Network and Transport’
  • Shin-gak Kang was appointed as an acting convener until the end of the next SC6 plenary.
  • Project number changes: Use of OSI app over TCP, QoS Framework, QoS methods and mechanisms.
  • Review of TR13243 QoS methods and mechanisms
    • WG8
  • New establishment with the title ‘Directory’
  • Hoyt L. kesterson II was appointed as a WG8 convener
  • New editions of Directory: 9594-X/Amd 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Approve of project subdivisions: 9594-X Amd1,2
    • WG9
  • New establishment with the title ‘ASN.1 and Registration’
  • John Larmouth was appointed as a WG8 convener
  • Advance authorization for NP ballot and advance authorization for an FCD: 24824-3, Fast infoset and Fast Web services security
  • Authorization for NWI: 8825-6, Mapping ASN.1 to XSD
  • Cancellation of proposed NP due to ballot failure: 8824-5 UML profile for ASN.1
  • Advance authorization for FDIS ballot: 24824-1,2

 

  • MHS
  • Transfer of responsibility for MHS-related projects to SC6

 

“The USA had organized the meeting at the Marriott hotel close to the airport.  The weather was fine and warm for most of the time, which made our stay very pleasant.  Delegates were warned to be on the lookout for alligators when walking by the lakeside at the hotel but nobody was eaten!

The new working group structure had bedded in very well, the meeting ran very smoothly under the guidance of the conveners who had been appointed in Korea.  We were able to welcome back a delegation from China.  China had been absent for a few years but now have a strong interest in Wireless LAN standards.  China had submitted a proposal for WLAN security and their delegation attended to support their proposal.  We look forward to their continued interest and support.

The USA hosts had arranged a great evening out at the Arabian Nights dinner and show in Kissimee, a short coach ride away.  We were able to enter the show arena and inspect some of the horses before the show began.  We were then treated to a superb show of horsemanship (and horsewomanship) with good triumphing over evil as the story unfolded.  It ended as all good stories should with the Prince marrying the Princess in the end.

Several delegates were able to squeeze in visits to some of the many theme parks around Orlando and some made the trip out to the NASA Space Centre at Cape Canaveral about 60 miles away on the East Coast.”

 

  • 2005

 

  • SC6/WG1 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 21-25 February, Frankfurt, Germany on Wireless LAN.
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, Geneva
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, Geneva
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, Geneva
  • SC6/WG9 editing meeting as needed in Finale di Pollina, Sicily Italy

 

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 29 August – 2 September, Saint Paul, France
    • Hosted by AFNOR, Unisys and France Telecomm.
    • Social event sponsored by French Telecom
    • 7 P-member NBs, 3 LO’s: IEEE, ITU-T, ECMA-International
    • Hyun-Kook Kahng from Korea presided plenary meeting as an acting chair.
    • WG1
  • Wireless LAN Security

“SC 6 resolves that the ISO and IEC Secretaries-General be requested to initiate the fast-track procedure as from the 7th September 2005 on ISO/IEC 8802-11/DAM6 and the WAPI proposal of the CNB, including the one month review period, it being understood that irrespective of the results of the review period both documents will then enter the five month balloting period, the votes will close on the same date and comments received will be addressed in a joint ballot resolution meeting. SC 6 instructs its Secretariat to circulate the documents 6N12960 and 6N12961 which contain information about different National Body’s opinions on this resolution to SC6 National Bodies for information. “

  • Extended scope of WG1

“Physical and data link layer services and protocols, and additional services and protocols running directly over these layers that are not being standardized by other technical groups within JTC1, ISO and IEC.”

 

  • WG7
  • Shin-Gak Kang from Korea was appointed as an acting WG7 convener until next SC6 plenary.
  • Circulation for NP on NWI: MMC, SMP
    • WG8
  • Approval of NP for amendments to the Directory addressing IPv6 and other issues
  • Acceptance of the NP on next generation network directory protocol
    • WG9
  • Withdrawal of NWI proposal on Mapping ASN.1 to XSD
  • Approval of project subdivision of 24828-2 to 24828-2 and 8825-5/Amd1
  • Advance authorization for project subdivision and FDIS ballots: 24824-1, 2

 

“The French National Body had organized the meeting at the Unisys Conference Centre in the hills behind the City of Nice on the French Cote D’Azure.  Permission to book the Centre had been negotiated by one of our very popular long term members, Gerfried Handke, a senior Unisys staff member who was about to retire from the company. The detailed organization of the meeting, including the excellent Riviera weather, was handled by  Olivier Dubuisson of France Telecom and his wit and enthusiasm added a special dimension to the procedures.

Delegates had virtually exclusive use of the centre, which had the ambiance of a secluded four-star hotel, with fine cuisine, picturesque grounds and conference facilities with advanced technical equipment.  All the guest rooms faced south and each delegate had a balcony with a view of the pool and the picturesque garden.

The centre had air-conditioned restaurant but, in order to take advantage of the excellent weather, lunch and dinner were taken in the open air on the terrace.  This could seat around 100 delegates, all sheltered from the sun by a large awning.  Pre-dinner drinks were taken either in an open bar in the lounge or a garden bar by the pool.

The food was excellent, with an international flavour – but with an added Provencal touch!

The centre is around 2Km from the mediaeval walled town of St Paul de Vence, which is a “must visit” tourist treasure.  The centre provided transport to the town for delegates who were able to browse the crowded, narrow streets, with their quaint buildings, and take in the stunning views from the vantage points on the walls.  Some delegates used a selection of the many small restaurants and cafes either as an alternative location for lunch or dinner or simply as a resting place for a relaxing drink whilst waiting for the return transport to the Unisys centre.

The social event was held at the sumptuous Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice, which combines a five star plus hotel and a casino.  The hotel is just across the road from Nice’s Mediterranean beach and it is famous for its huge atrium.  It has internal terraces of guest rooms on three sides.  The fourth side of the atrium is a vast curtain window which faces the beach and creates an illusion of an open view out to sea.

After a fine dinner, the author was asked to give an impromptu talk about some of the highlights of the history of SC6.  This developed into a wider interchange of memories from other delegates and the resulting interaction between delegates added to the overall success of the evening.”

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 5-13 October, Geneva, on all
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 5-13 October, Geneva, on all
  • SC6/WG8 electronic meetings as needed.
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 5-13 October, Geneva, on all
  • SC6/WG8 electronic meetings as needed.
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 19-28 April Geneva, on all

 

  • 2006

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 12-16 June, Prague, Czech Republic (6N13136)
    • Hosted by Czech Standards Institute, Czech Technical University, ESTEL Ltd.
    • Social event sponsored by Hypotecni banka, Ceska asociace kompetitivnich komunikaci Czech Standards Institute, BESIM, ESTEC, Ltd
    • 6 P-member NBs, 3 LO’s: IEEE, ITU-T, ECMA-International
    • Dae-Young Kim was newly appointed as a SC6 chair to the first three-year term.
    • Review of ex-WG6 standards for periodic review
    • WG1
  • Ho-In Jeon from Korea was reappointed as a WG1 convener.
  • Circulation of NP Ballots on ‘MAC/PHY for HSPLC’, Mesh-Enabled Wireless SN spec.
    • WG7
  • Shin-Gak Kang from Korea was newly appointed as a WG7 convener.
  • Approval of NWI: MMC, SMP
  • Subdivision of the RMCP-2: RMCP-2:16512-2/Amd.1, Security extensions.
  • Advance authorization for FDIS ballots: ECTP-duplex MC, N-plex MC, TMCP-2
    • WG8
  • Approval of NWI: 9594-X/Amd.3, Directory, communication support enhancement
    • WG9
  • Approve of project name changes, 8825-5//Amd.1, Efficiency improvements.
  • Free availability of ISO/IEC 24824-1, 24824-2
  • Advance authorization for project subdivision and FPDAM ballots

9834-1,3,7,8/FPDAM.1, Registration Object Hierarchical Names

8824-1/FPDAM.4

8825-1,2,3,4,5, ASN.1, Object Hierarchical Names

  • Revision of ASN.1 standards:
  • .1 spec-1,2,3,4, 8825 ASN.1 encoding rules-1,2,3,4,5

 

 

“This was the Author’s fortieth Meeting!

The meeting was held at the Prague University with its familiar pater-noster elevator and the usual smooth hospitality.

The meeting coincided with the start of the World Cup soccer finals which were taking place in Germany, which is right “next door” to the Czech Republic.  Many of the delegations, including the Czech Republic, England, South Korea and the USA were represented.  The Prague City authorities had erected a huge TV screen in the historic town square to show the games. Most restaurants, cafes and bars had their own screens to make sure that nobody missed any of the action. The football fans mingled with café diners in a friendly festive spirit as the games were played.  It was impossible to hire a taxi when the Czech Republic team played because all the taxi drivers were gathered in groups listening to the commentary on their car radios.

The evening function was a boat ride through the locks and up the Vitava river, passing the historic sights of Prague.  The weather was superb!  We were provided with an excellent buffet with a few drinks and Jack Houldsworth was presented with a cake to celebrate his fortieth meeting of SC6.

In my free time I walked through the city and across the river to ride the funicular railway to the gardens at the top of the Prague Hills. I had made this journey with other SC6 delegates and wives at the 2000 meeting. Unfortunately, the funicular railway was closed for a total rebuild and I had to walk up the steep and winding paths.  I can tell you that the climb was quite an effort but the stunning views across the city from the top were well worth the hike.

The 2006 meeting marked an historic event.  The HDLC protocol standard which SC6 started back in 1969 was approved as “Stabilised”.  HDLC was really the trigger for all the work on OSI architecture and is still a major part of many commonly used networking protocols, including PPP, which is a key internet protocol!  David Carlson has personally shepherded the standard to this stable position in the closing stages, and he deserves our thanks for doing so, but there have been many key contributors during the design of the protocol elements who can also feel justly proud of their efforts.”

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 6-15 December, Geneva, on all
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 6-15 December, Geneva, on Directory
  • SC6/WG8 electronic meetings as needed.
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 6-15 December, Geneva, on all
  • SC6/WG9 electronic meetings as needed.

 

 

  • 2007

 

  • SC6/WG9 electronic meetings as needed during February.

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 9-13 April, Xian, China. (6N13307)
    • Organized by CNB
    • Hosted by China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI) and IWNCOMM Co. LTD
    • 8 P-member NBs, I O-members, 1 correspondent member, 2 LO’s: IEEE, ITU-T
    • Korea NB is requested to set up an ad hoc meeting to discuss of a new work area “Future Networks”
    • Circulation of draft SC25 scope
    • Appreciation to Mr. Hoyt L. kesterson II as he retired

 

  • WG1
  • Circulation for PDTR Ballot on TR 8802-1, LAN overview
  • Deletion of projects: 8802-3, 3-A1, 3-A2, 3-A3, 3-A4
    • WG7
  • Subdivision of the MMC

24793-1: MMC framework

24793-2: MMC protocol over IP

24793-3: Protocol over MC net

  • WG8
  • Jean-Paul Lemaire from France reappointed as a WG8 convener.
  • Approval of projection subdivision of project 47.05.22 (9594-X) to ‘Enhancement to PKI and PMI’ and ‘Recognition of authority between PMIs(2)’
  • Withdrawal of 9594-X(1998) which were superseded by subsequent editions.
    • WG9
  • John Larmouth from UK reappointed as a WG9 conven
  • Deletion of NWI: 8824-Amd.n, 8825-Amd.3
  • Revision of 9834-1:2005 to incorporate OIDs
  • Approve of project name changes: 9834-3,,7,8, 8824-1, 8825-1,2,3,4,5.
  • Advance authorization for FDIS and FDAM ballots: FDIS 24824-3, FDIS 8825-6, 8824-1/FDAM4, 8825-2/FDAM3
  • Revision of ASN.1: 8824, 8825

 

  • SC6//WG1 BRM meeting on ISO/IEC 8802-TR, January/February
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 19-28 September, Geneva, on all
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 19-28 September, Geneva, on Directory
  • SC6/WG9 electronic meetings as needed
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 19-28 September, Geneva, on all
  • SC6/WG9 electronic meetings as needed

 

 

  • 2008

 

  • SC6/WG1 BRM meeting 2008 on ISO/IEC PPDTR 8802-1:2007, 20-22 February, BSI, London UK
  • Workshop on Future Network was held on 6 April at Geneva, right before SC6 Geneva plenary meeting

 

  • Plenary and Working Group meetings, 7-11 April, Geneva, Switzerland.                                             (6N13602)
    • Co-located with ITU-T SG17 at Geneva, Switzerland
    • 7 P-member NBs, 3 LO’s: IEEE, ISO, ECMA International.
    • WG1
  • Withdrawal of ISO/IEC 15802-2, 4.
  • Request to cancel projects DIS 8802-3, 8802-3/DAM 1, 8802-3/DAM3, NP MAC parameters for 1000 Mb/s, NP Maintenance revision for 100BASE-T
  • Endorsement of ISO/IEC PDTR 8802-1 BRM recommendation.
  • Suggestion to hold an Ad Hoc meeting on harmonization between NFC and ISO/IEC 14443
  • Advance Authorization for FDIS process on MAC/PHY ad hoc network to support QoS in an industrial network
  • Encouragement of study on WLAN security work
    • WG7
  • Request to cancel NP Exchange of Network-layer information for secure multicast
  • Advance authorization for FCD and FDIS ballots: ‘RMCP N-plex application’ and ‘MMC,
  • Advance authorization for NP ballots: ‘Future Network(FN)- Problem statement and Requirements’, ‘Security framework for USN’, ‘Reference model for network aspects of sensor network(SN)’.
    • WG8
  • Deletion of projects: ‘Directory-LDAP alignment with IETF’, ‘Directory-Enhancement to PKI and PMI’, ‘Directory-Next Generation Network Protocol’.
  • Approval of NWI: Directory-password policy support
    • WG9
  • Circulation of new edition texts for review: 8824-1,2,3,4 and 8825 1,2,3,4,5
  • Approval of change of title (9834-1/FCD) to ‘General procedures and top arcs of the International Object Identifier tree’
  • Preparation of FDIS/FDAM ballot text: 9834-1/FCD, 3/FPDAM1, 7/FPDAM1, 8/FPDAM1, 9/FCD, 8824-1,2,3,4, 8825.1.2.3.4.5
  • Allocation of OID

under joint-iso-itu-t arc (BIP)

under joint-iso-itu-t arc (RA-id)

 

  • SC6/WG7 BRM and FCD electronic meeting on 24793-1, 22-13 May
  • SC6/WG7 BRM and FCD electronic meeting on 16512-2/PDMA1, 1-30 June
  • SC6/WG7 electronic meeting on 16512-2 defect report, 1-31 July
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 15-19 September, Geneva, on all
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 15-19 September, Geneva, on Directory

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 3-7 November, Montreux, Switzerland. (6N13810)
    • Hosted by SNV, ECMA International
    • Organized by ECMA International
    • P-member NBs (no records)
    • Retirement of Mr. Herbert Bertine
    • WG1
  • PSDO agreement between SC6 and IEEE was forwarded to ITTF
  • Extension of WLAN security study period
  • Establishment of a SG for harmonization between NFC and ISO/IEC 14443

Development of ToR

  • WG7
  • Subdivision of projects: RMCP-2(simplex group application) and RMCP-2 And.2 (sub-control code values)
  • Approval of DOC on NP ballots: 29181(Future Network), 29180(Sec for SN)
    • WG8
  • Advance authorization for FDIS Ballots on 9594- all (2008)
  • Withdrawal of 9594-all (2001)
  • Advance authorization for Project subdivision:9594-all (2208) NP Amd.1, communication support enhancement
  • Change amendment number for password policy support amendment: From 9594-all (2008)/Amd.4 to 9594-all (2008)/Amd.2
    • WG9
  • Approval of NWI: OID resolution system(ORS)
  • Establishment of collaborative team with ITU-SG17 on ORS
  • Authorization for FDIS ballots on 9834, registration-1, 3, 7, 8
  • OID arcs

ASN.1 OID arc for joint arc for Telebiometrics.

Allocation of Unicode labels for long arcs from the root.

Allocation of an additional Unicode label for ITU-R

Registration authorities for Cape Verde, Soutt Africa and Kazakhstan

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG11, January, Geneva, on MC
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 15-19 September, Geneva, on Security for SN and MC
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 15-19 September, Geneva, on Directory

 

  • 2009

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG11, January, Geneva, on Multicast
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 11-20 February, Geneva, on security SN
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 11-20 February, Geneva, on Directory
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 11-20 February, Geneva

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 1-5 June, Tokyo, Japan        (6N14026)
    • Hosted by IPSJ/ITSCJ
    • Organized by SONY
    • Social Event by IPSJ/ITSCJ
    • 11 P-member NBs, 1-O-members, 2 LO’s: ECMA, ITU-T
    • Dae-Young Kim was reappointed as a chair to the second three-year term.
    • WG1
  • Ho-In Jeon from Korea was reappointed as a WG1 convener
  • RFC on revision of ISO/IEEE PSDO agreement
  • Approval of ToR for SG on NFC/ISO 14443 harmonization

Improvement of NFC-related standards according to the ToR

Confirmation of Mr. Meindl and Mr. Takayama as the co-conveners of the SG

  • Authorization for an NP ballot on WLAN security proposed by Chinese NB as a stand-alone NP renamed as WAPI.
    • WG7
  • Shin-Gak Kang from Korea was reappointed as a WG7 convener.
  • Authorization for FDIS ballot on MSMP.
  • Advance authorization for an FDIS ballot on RMCP-3.
  • Merge of projects: RMCP-2 DCOR.1and RMCP-2. Messages and code values
  • Advance authorization for FPDAM ballot on RMCP-2/AMD.2
    • WG8
  • Advance authorization for PDAM Ballot on Password policy support in 9594- all PDAM.2
    • WG9
  • Request for free availability of ASN.1 and OID texts

 

  • SC6/WG1 SG on harmonization on NFC harmonization 10-11 September
  • SC6/WG1 SG on harmonization on NFC harmonization 14-15 December
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG11, 2-10 September, Mar del Plata, Argentina, on Multicast
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 16-25 September, Geneva, on Security for SN
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 16-25 September, Geneva on Directory
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 16-25 September, Geneva

 

  • 2010

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 18-22 January, Barcelona, Spain.   (6N14226)
    • Hosted by AENOR, i2CAT and EPSC/UPC
    • Social event supported by i2CAT and EPSC/UPC
    • 8 P-member NBs and 1 O-member NB, 2 Liaison Organizations: ECMA, ITU-T
    • WG1
  • Mr. Mukai was appointed as an additional co-convener of WG1
  • Circulation of ISO/OEEE PSDO agreement text
  • Establishment of SG on PLC harmonization
  • WAPI was to be proposed as a stand-alone NP.
    • WG7
  • Authorization for FDAM ballots on RMCP-2/Amd.1
  • Advance authorization for FDAM ballots on RMCP-2/Amd.2
  • Advance authorization for FDIS ballots on MMC-1 and MMC-2
  • Authorization for an NP ballot on Managed P2P
  • Speedup ‘action plan on future network activities’
  • Request to cancel projects: ‘RMP for N-plex’ and ‘MMC-overlay MC network’
    • WG8
  • Jean-Paul Lemaire was reappointed as a WG8 convener
  • Advance authorization for PDAM Ballot on communication support in 9594- all
  • Authorization for project subdivision

9594-all (2008) Amd2(Password policy support), Amd3(IdM support)

  • WG9
  • Larmouth was reappointed as a WG9 convener
  • BRM on ORS

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 08-09 April, Geneva, on Security framework for Sensor Network and Multicast
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG11, 26-30 April, Geneva, on Multicast
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 07-16 April, Geneva, on all WG8 matters

 

  • SC6 Working Groups and Plenary meeting, 27 September – 1 October, London, UK. (6N14460)
    • Hosted by BSI
    • Social event by SONY
    • 10 P-member NBs, 2 liaison organizations: ECMA, ITU-T
    • Establishment of WG on the change of title and work scope of WG7
    • WG1
  • Authorization for NP ballot on PHY/MAC for underwater acoustic communication.
  • Preauthorization of AD Hoc meeting on NFC
  • Progression on PLC harmonization with Dr. Jee-Sik Park as a convener.
  • Authorize for BRM of NP ballot on WAPI
    • WG7
  • Advance authorization for FDIS ballots on Sensor network security
  • Authorization for Project subdivision, 29181 Future Network

Part 1: overall aspects

Part 2: naming and addressing

Part 3: switching and routing

Part 4: mobility

Part 5: security

Part 6: media distribution

Part 7: service composition

  • Establishment of SG on the change of title and work scope of SC6/WG7
    • WG8
  • Advance authorization for PDAM Ballot on Password policy support in 9594- all
  • Advance authorization for PDAM Ballot on communication support in 9594- all
    • WG9
  • Authorization for an FDIS ballot on ISO/IEC 29168-1, ORS
  • Authorization for an FDIS ballot on ISO/IEC 29168-2, ORS operational agency
  • Advance authorization to terminate collaborative work on ISO/IEC 29168-2,

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 09-10 December, Geneva, on Security issues
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 08-17 December 2010 Geneva on WG8 matters
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 08-17 December 2010 Geneva on WG9 matters

 

  • 2011

 

  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting, jointly with SG17 11-20 April 2011 Geneva on WG8 matters
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 11-20 April 2011 Geneva on WG9 matters

 

  • 24th SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 20-24 June, San Diego, USA.     (6N14852)
    • Hosted by SONY, USA
    • 9 P-member NBs, 1 O-member, and 1-Correspondent O member
    • Mikio Mukai resigned from a co-convenorship of WG1 with his retirement.
    • WG1
  • Mikio Mukai resigned from a co-convenorship of WG1 with his retirement.
  • Authorization of an FDIS ballot on ISO/IEC 15149 MFAN
  • Approval of revision of ISO/IEC 24771 and 29157.
  • Advance authorization for CRM on WAPI NP
  • Advance authorization for NFC series of standards, 18092, 21481, 22536
  • Progression on PLC harmonization with Dr. Jee-Sik Park as a convener.
    • WG7
  • Authorization for the change of title and work scope of SC6/WG7

Architecture,

Network and Transport related issues,

Upper layers and application layer related issues except the scope of WG8 and WG9

Future Network including architecture standards coordination, protocols, etc.

  • Authorization for project subdivision 29181-8, Federation
  • Authorization for DTR ballot on 29181-1 FN-overview.
  • Approval for cancellation of 16512-2 RMCP-simplex group
  • Advance authorization for NP ballots on WMNP-TDMP and D_MAP
    • WG8
  • Cease on ISO/IEC 9594-10
  • Advance authorization for DAM Ballot on Password policy support in 9594- all
  • Advance authorization for DAM Ballot on communication support in 9594- all
    • WG9
  • Approval of title changes of 9834-1,3,6,7,8,9 and 29168-1,2.
  • Electronic meeting in the next Guangzhou plenary and WG9 meeting
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 25 August – 02 September, Geneva on all.
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 31 August – 01 September, Geneva on all.
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting, 20-23 September, Barcelona, Spain on FN all parts, MP2P, and DMAP
  • SC6/WG7 Joint interim meeting jointly with SC29/WG11, 24 November – 1 December, on MMT.

 

  • 2012

 

  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting, 27 February – 02 March, Geneva SG17 on all.
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting, 29 February – 01 March, Geneva SG17 on all

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 20-24 February, Guangzhou, China. (6N15210)
    • Hosted by SAC, IW COMM Co. GCI S&T, CESI
    • 8 P-member NB, 1 O-member, and 1 -correspondent O member
    • Chinese NB withdrew the WAPI proposal after CRM.
    • WG1
  • S.O. Lim from Korea was appointed as a new WG1 convener.
  • Y.J. Won from Korea was appointed as a new WG1 secretary.
  • Forwarding liaison statement to IEEE901 WG for collaboration with PLC SG on PLC
  • Progression on PLC harmonization with Dr. Jee-Sik Park as a convener.
  • Approval of cancellation on NP20011 on WAPI
  • Submission of NP om Acoustic Wireless underwater network
  • Advance authorization for DIS ballot on 22536 NFCIP-1 RF Interface Testing
  • Approval of the revision of ISO/IEC 29157 on PHY/MAC for wireless low-rate application in ISM band.
    • WG7
  • S.G. Kang from Korea was reappointed as a WG7 convener.
  • Plan to have a workshop on FN jointly with ITU-T SG13
  • Authorization of an FDIS ballot on ISO/IEC security framework for sensor networks
    • WG8
  • Extension of time frame for amd2 on 9594-all (2008)
  • Advance authorization for DAM Ballot on communication support enhancement in 9594- all
  • Advance authorization for DAM Ballot on IDM support in 9594- all
    • WG9
  • Publication of 9834-1 revised, OID procedures

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting, 30 May – 01 June, Jeju, Korea on all
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, July, Geneva on all.
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, July, Geneva on all.

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 21-25 September, Gratkon/Graz, Austria. (6N15483)
    • Hosted by ASI and NXP
    • Organized by NXP
    • 10 P-members and 1 O-Correspondent member.
    • WG1
  • Submission of NP om Acoustic Wireless underwater network
  • Authorization for project subdivision and change of project titles/names 15149 MFAN

Part 1: Air Interface

Part 2: In-band control protocol for WPT

Part 3: Relay protocol

Part 4: Security protocol

  • Invitation of information exchange between SC6 and IEEE802
  • RFC on PSDO agreement between SC6 and IEEE 802
  • Extension on PLC harmonization with Dr. Jee-Sik Park as a convener.
    • WG7
  • Approval of TR and publication o TR 20002
  • (Advance) Authorization for a DTR Ballot on 29181-3, 4, 6, 7
  • Authorization for project subdivision on 17811 DMAP

Part 1: Architecture

Part 2: DCM protocol

Part 3: RMD protocol

  • Cancellation of ISO/IEC TR 29181-8 Federation project is cancelled.
  • Authorization for two NP ballot on ‘ManagedP2P’ and ‘Network proxy protocol for sleep mode mgmt.’
    • WG8
  • Advance authorization for FDIS on 9594-1 ~ 9 all parts
  • Withdrawal of Directory standards on ISO/IEC 9594-1~10 all parts:2005 and 2008
  • Follow-up of projects 9594-all (2012) and amendments of 9594-all (2012).
  • Advance authorization for draft corrigendum ballot on 9594-all (2012) DCOR1.
    • WG9
  • No meeting in Graz, but the following resolution was prepared in the previous Geneva interim meeting.
  • Acknowledgement of national registration authorities for OID: Canada, Bangladesh, and Oman.

 

  • 2013

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting jointly with SG13, 20-22 February, Geneva on all
  • SC6/WG8 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 17-26 April, Geneva on all
  • SC6/WG9 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 17-26 April, Geneva on all

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 17-21 June, Seoul, Korea.       (6N15704)
    • Hosted by KATS
    • 7 P-member NBs, (3 P-members in Plenary meeting with teleconference)
    • WG1
  • Adoption of “Proposal for SC6 contributions to IEEE 802.1, 3, 11 revision process”
  • Progression on PLC harmonization with Dr. Jee-Sik Park as a convener.
  • Approval of Standards withdrawal 11802-1,2
  • Advance authorization for a DIS ballot on 29157
    • WG7
  • Approval of TR and publication o TR 29181-4
  • Advance authorization for a DTR ballot publication on 29181-2 Naming and Addressing
  • Authorization for NP ballot on Functional architecture for Energy Efficient Mgmt of network devices using delegation control protocol
  • Approval of PWI and RFC on PWI–FNQoS
    • WG10
  • WG8 and WG9 were merged to a new WG10 retaining all their projects: “Directory, ASN.1 and Registration”.
  • Jean-Paul Lemaire was appointed as a new WG10 convener.
  • Acknowledgement of national registration authorities for OID
  • Advance authorization for PDAM on Corrigenda and amendments ballots on ISO/IEC 9594(directory), 8824(ASN.1), 8825(ASN.1 encoding)
  • Withdrawal of DTC2 on ISO/IEC 8825-3:2008

 

  • SC6/WG10 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 26 August – 04 September, Geneva on all
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting, 8-11 October

 

 

  • 2014

 

  • SC6/WG10 Interim meeting jointly with SG17, 15-24 January, Geneva on all

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 17-21 February, Ottawa, Canada. (6N15917)
    • Hosted by SCC, and Ericsson.
    • 7 P-member NBs, 1 O-member, 1 P-member(teleconference)
    • WG1
  • Progression on PLC harmonization with Dr. Jee-Sik Park as a convener.
  • Authorization for FDIS ballot on ISO/IEC 13157-1, NFC SEC
  • Request for an IS publication on 15149-1 MFAN-1
  • Authorization for DIS ballot on 15149-1 MFAN-2
    • WG7
  • Request for an IP publication, 17811-1 DCM architecture
  • Advance authorization for FDIS ballot publication on 17811-2,3 and 17821
  • Authorization for project subdivision on TR 29181-8 QoS publication and 29181-9 NoE
  • PWI on KDMP, Knowledge Distribution Model and Protocols was cancelled
    • WG10
  • Advance authorization for PDAM on Corrigenda and amendments ballots on ISO/IEC 9594(directory), 8824(ASN.1), 8825(ASN.1 encoding).
  • Withdrawal of DTC2 on ISO/IEC 8825-3:2008

 

  • SC6/WG10 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, 17-26 September, Geneva on all.

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 20-24 October, London, UK.       (6N16077)
    • Hosted by BSI.
    • 7 P-member NBs
    • Robin Tasker retired.
    • WG1
  • Wael Badawy was appointed as an acting convener of WG1 until the next plenary SC6 meeting, as Dr. Seung-Ok Lim, Convener of WG 1 and Mr. Yun-Jae Won, Secretary of WG 1 expressed their intention to resign from their convenorship and secretary교, respectively right after the London plenary meeting.
  • Authorization for DIS ballot on MFAN-3, 4
  • Progression on PLC harmonization with Dr. Jee-Sik Park as a convener.
  • Advance authorization for FDIS ballot publication on ISO/IEC 29157
    • WG7
  • Request for an IP publication, 17811-2 DCMP
  • Request for TR 29181-8 QoS publication
  • PWI on KDMP, Knowledge Distribution Model and Protocols was cancelled
    • WG10
  • Advance authorization for draft Corrigenda and amendments ballots on ISO/IEC 9594(directory) , 8824(ASN.1), 8825(ASN.1 encoding)
  • Submission of NP on OIDdev
  • Circulation of new edition of ASN.1 and encoding rules (2015)

 

  • 2015

 

  • SC6/WG10 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, 8-17 April, Geneva on all.

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 25-29 May, Ghent, Belgium.      (6N16216)
    • Hosted by NBN, iMinds, and Ghent University,
    • 5 P-member NBs
    • Hyun K. Kahng from Korea was nominated as a new SC6 chair to the first three-year term.
    • Y.J. Won from Korea was appointed as a new WG1 convener to the three-year term.
    • S.G. Kang from Korea was reappointed as a WG7 convener to the three-year term.
    • WG1
  • Advance authorization for FDIS ballot publication on MFAN-3, 4
  • Request for publication on NFCIP-1
    • WG7
  • Advance authorization for a CRM and publication of 29181-9
  • Request for TR 29181-8 QoS publication
  • PWI on KDMP, Knowledge Distribution Model and Protocols was cancelled
    • WG10
  • Advance authorization for draft Corrigenda and amendments ballots on ISO/IEC 9594(directory), 8824(ASN.1), 8825(ASN.1 encoding)

 

  • SC6/WG10 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, 8-17 September, Geneva on all.
  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting, November, 11-13 November, Barcelona, Spain on FN’s

 

  • 2016

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 6-10 February, Xian, China.      (6N16395)
    • Hosted by CNB
    • Organized by IWNCOMM, CESI, NEL, WAPI alliance
    • 7 P-member NBs, 1 O-Member
    • Joint meeting with ECMA
    • WG1
  • Forward DIS ISOIEC 13157-4 NFC Sec for publication
  • Authorized a ballot to establish a study group on LPWAN for health care applications.
    • WG7
  • Advance authorization for a CRM and publication of 29181-9
  • Request for TR 29181-8 QoS publication
    • WG10
  • Advance authorization for draft Corrigenda and amendments ballots on ISO/IEC 9594(directory), 8824(ASN.1), 8825(ASN.1 encoding)
  • Initiation of an NP on JASON encoding
  • Liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1 JAG regarding the failed NP on OID registration.

 

  • SC6/WG10 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, 14-23 March, Geneva on all.
  • SC6/WG7 interim meeting, August, I2CAT, Barcelona, Spain
  • SC6/WG10 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, 29 August – 7 September, Geneva on all.

 

  • 2017

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 6-10 February, Tunis, Tunisia.      (6N16556)
    • Hosted by Technopark El-Ghazala
    • Organized by Dr. Soumaya Hamouda, Faculte des Sciences de Bizerte (University of Carthage)
    • 5 P-member NBs, 1 O-Member, and 4 P-members (by WebEx)
    • JTC1 SC6 workshop was held on 10 February in the meeting place for local engineers.
    • WG1
  • Advance authorization for a DIS Ballot on ISOIEC 21228 coexistence mechanisms for PLC
  • Authorized a ballot to establish a study group on LPWAN for health care applications.
  • Authorization for a ballot to establish an Ad-Hoc Group on Security.
  • Authorization for a PDTR ballot on CCCC
    • WG7
  • WD 21558-series(architecture) and WD21559-series(protocols) for future network are organized to 9 parts.
  • WD for 21558 (architecture)

Part1-overview,

Part3-swiching and routing,

Part8-QoS

Part9-NoE

    • WG10
  • Corrigenda and amendments for ISO/IEC 9594(directory), 8824(ASN.1), 8825(ASN.1 encoding)
  • Decided to work in ITU-T for the failed request to JTC1 on OIDdev, and then to submit it to SC6 through fast track.

 

  • SC6/WG10 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, 22-30 March, Geneva on all.
  • SC6/WG7 interim meeting, 6-10 June, I2CAT, Barcelona, Spain on FN
  • SC6/WG10 Interim meeting jointly with SG 17, September, Geneva on all.

 

  • SC6 Plenary and Working Group meetings, 30 October-3 November, Seoul, Korea. (6N16741)
    • Hosted by KATS and RRA,
    • 6 P-member NBs
    • KwanHoo Shin began to serve as a new Secretary of SC 6.
    • WG1
  • Zhenhai Huang was newly appointed to serve a three-year term as SC 6/WG 1 Convener.
  • Yongju Park was appointed to serve as the secretary of SC 6/WG 1.
  • Yun-Jae Won was confirmed as the convener of the study group on LPWAN for health care applications until the next plenary meeting of SC 6.
  • Yun-Jae Won was confirmed as the convener of Ad-Hoc Group on Security until the next plenary meeting of SC 6.
  • ISOIEC 21228 coexistence mechanisms for PLC moved to DIS ballot.
    • WG7
  • WD 21558-series(architecture) and WD21559-series(protocols) for future network would be based on RINA
    • WG10
  • Corrigenda and amendments for ISO/IEC 9594(directory), 8824(ASN.1), 8825(ASN.1 encoding)
  • Decided to work in ITU-T for the failed request to JTC1 on ASN.1 Encoding Rules: Specification of JSON encoding rules (JER), and then to submit it to SC6 through fast track.

 

  • 2018

 

  • SC6/WG7 Interim meeting in i2CAT 16-18 January, Barcelona, Spain on all

 

 

 

 

 

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