This document defines the information to be submitted INCITS by any person, organization, or group as a proposal to initiate a project to develop a new or revised INCITS standard or technical report.
The person, organization, group, or INCITS Technical Committee initiating a standard development project proposal is asked to provide, in as complete a manner as possible and practicable, the information indicated for each of the Format Sections 1 through 4. If supplementary material is required for presenting the proposal as a recommendation to INCITS to pursue the activity, this will be supplied by INCITS, an INCITS Technical Committee, or a Study Group.
Proposals should be submitted to:INCITS Secretariat/ITI
with a copy to the Associate Manager, Standards Operations, assigned to the INCITS/TC
Study of the proposal may be undertaken by INCITS acting as a committee of the whole, or be assigned by INCITS to an appropriate INCITS Technical Committee or to an ad hoc Study Group of experts representing the communities of interest in the subject matter of the proposal and appointed for the purpose. During the review and in developing the recommendation, the proposal will be examined to determine whether:
The time and effort expended in the preparation of a well-researched and well-documented proposal will generally reduce that required in the development of the recommendation and ultimately, accelerate realization of the standards development desired.
Format for Proposal for Project to Develop
A New or Revised Standard or Technical Report
1. Source of the Proposed Project
1.1 Title2. Process Description for the Proposed Project
1.2 Date Submitted
2.1 Project Type (Development or Revision)3. Business Case for Developing the Proposed Standard or Technical Report
2.2 Type of Document
2.3 Definitions of Concepts and Special Terms
2.4 Expected Relationship with Approved Reference Models, Frameworks, Architectures, etc.
2.5 Recommended INCITS Development Technical Committee (Existing or New)
2.6 Anticipated Frequency and Duration of Meetings
2.7 Target Date for Initial Public Review (Milestone 4)
2.8 Estimated Useful Life of Standard or Technical Report
3.1 Description4. Related Standards Activities
3.2. Existing Practice and the Need for a Standard
3.3. Implementation Impacts of the Proposed Standard3.3.1 Development Costs3.4 Legal Considerations
3.3.2 Impact on Existing or Potential Markets
3.3.3 Costs and Methods for Conformity Assessment
3.3.4 Return on Investment3.4.1 Patent Assertions
3.4.2 Dissemination of the Standard or Technical Report
4.1 Existing Standards5. Units of Measurement used in the Standard
4.2 Related Standards Activity
4.3 Recommendations for Close Liaison
1. Source of the Proposed Project
1.1 Title2. Process Description for the Proposed ProjectProvide a descriptive subject matter title.1.2 Date SubmittedThe date should be the date of submission of the proposal to the INCITS Secretariat.1.3 Proposer(s)
If the proposer is not an existing INCITS TC, identify the individual who will serve as the acting chairman until a new TC has been established.
2.1 Project Type (Development or Revision)3. Business Case for Developing the Proposed Standard or Technical ReportIndicate "D" if DEVELOPMENT will be done within an INCITS Technical Committee and the expected result is an ANSI standard.2.2 Type of Document
Indicate "DT - A" if the project proposal describes a proposed ANSI technical report;
Indicate "DT - N" if the project proposal describes a proposed INCITS technical report.
Indicate "R" if the project proposal describes a proposed REVISION to a standard or technical report.Specify the type of document to be developed (standard or technical report).2.3 Definitions of Concepts and Special TermsProvide definitions of key concepts and special terms (if any) needed in developing and understanding the document.2.4 Expected Relationship with Approved Reference Models, Frameworks, Architectures, etc.Identify relevant reference models, frameworks, architectures, etc., that are being used to conceptualize the relationships among the various information technologies and this project, and any known or anticipated areas of conformance or conflict.2.5 Recommended INCITS Development Technical CommitteeIndicate a preference for assignment of the proposed project to a particular existing Technical Committee, or propose creation of a new INCITS TC. Creation of a new TC must include the rationale. Include a description of available resources -- at least four individuals and organizations competent and interested in the subject matter --to assure that adequate resources exist to accomplish the proposed program of work. Indicate which are members of INCITS.2.6 Anticipated Frequency and Duration of MeetingsEstimate of the anticipated frequency and duration of meetings.2.7 Target Date for Initial Public Review (Milestone 4)Estimate the target date for releasing the draft document for public review (described as Milestone 4 in section 5.1 of the INCITS/RD-2, Organization, Rules and Procedures.).2.8 Estimated Useful Life of Standard or Technical ReportEstimate the useful life of the document.
3.1 Description4. Related Standards ActivitiesDescribe the technical information that will be covered by the document.3.2 Existing Practice and the Need for a StandardIdentify why a standard is needed, rather than another kind of solution.3.3 Implementation Impacts of the Proposed Standard
Describe existing practice in the area of a proposed document to aid in judging timeliness and appropriateness of the project.
Address the expected stability of the proposed document with respect to both current technology and potential technological advances.This section addresses the potential impacts of the proposed standard. To the extent possible, the proposer is requested to address the following implementation considerations:3.4 Legal Considerations
3.3.1 Development CostsProvide an overall estimate of the technical development costs for this standard.3.3.2 Impact on Existing or Potential Markets
Include labor costs for technical editor(s), logistical costs for meetings, work between meetings, and any other significant costs.Provide a cost/benefit statement (qualitative or quantitative) on the impact on users and suppliers, should this standard be implemented.3.3.3 Costs and Methods for Conformity Assessment
Describe any potential markets (using publicly-available economic data from security analysts, market trend or venture capital reports, etc.), should this standard be implemented.What testing environment is appropriate for this technology (e.g., suppliers' declaration, accreditation of testing laboratories, certification bodies)? Will this standard contain the necessary and sufficient testing information for assessing conformity to this standard? If not, how will this information be developed, and what are the associated development costs?3.3.4 Return on InvestmentWhat is the estimated ROI for development of this standard and the conformity assessment costs associated with it?3.4.1 Patent AssertionsCalls will be made to identify assertions of patent rights in accordance with the relevant INCITS, ANSI and ISO/IEC policies and procedures. Is the proposer aware of any patent assertions that may be made? If so, describe.3.4.2 Dissemination of the Standard or Technical ReportDrafts of this document will be disseminated electronically. Dissemination of the final standard will be as the document becomes the property of INCITS, ANSI, or ISO/IEC. Is the proposer aware of any IPR assertions that will hinder this distribution? If so, describe
4.1 Existing Standards5. Units of Measurement used in the StandardIdentify existing standards (including but not limited to INCITS, ANSI, and ISO/IEC/JTC1) that may affect or be affected by the proposed project.4.2 Related Standards ActivityIdentify projects under development (including but not limited to INCITS, ANSI, and ISO/IEC/JTC1) that may affect or be affected by the proposed project. For each project identified, indicate if the liaison arrangements have been made with these activities.4.3 Recommendations for Close LiaisonRecommend which INCITS subgroups should be identified as close liaisons.
[Close liaisons require an exchange of information, but the work of one is not dependent upon the work of the other.]
Indicate units of measurement used in the Standard:
- ___ International Systems of Units (SI)
- ___ Inch/Pound
- ___ Both
- ___ Not Measurement Sensitive