ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG5 N1667
G3 New Work Item Proposal
PROPOSAL FOR A NEW WORK ITEM
|Date of presentation of
|Proposer: John Reid, Convener
JTC 1 N XXXX
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC XX N XXX
A proposal for a new work item shall be submitted to the
secretariat of the ISO/IEC joint technical committee concerned with a
copy to the ISO Central Secretariat.
Presentation of the proposal - to
be completed by the proposer.
(subject to be covered and type of standard, e.g.
terminology, method of test, performance requirements, etc.)
Further interoperability with C, TR type 2
(and field of application) An addition to the Fortran
and justification - C interoperability in the Fortran
Standard provides a mechanism to share data between Fortran
and C. However, it is still necessary for users to implement a
translation layer for procedures that have data pointer, allocatable,
assumed-shape array, or optional dummy arguments. This work item will
provide additional mechanisms that
allow C functions to directly handle such Fortran dummy arguments.
If the proposed new work item is approved, which of the
following document(s) is (are) expected to be developed?
____ a single International Standard
___ more than one International Standard (expected number:
____ a multi-part International Standard consisting of ..........
____ an amendment or amendments to the following International
__x_ a technical report , type 2
And which standard development track is recommended for the approved
new work item?
_x__a. Default Timeframe
____b. Accelerated Timeframe
____c. Extended Timeframe
documents to be considered ISO/IEC 1539-1:2004(E)
work offered with target date(s) This has been considered by INCITS/J3,
|Will the service of a
maintenance agency or registration authority be required?
- If yes, have you identified a potential candidate? ................
- If yes, indicate name
Are there any known requirements for coding? ......No...............
-If yes, please specify on a separate page
Does the proposed standard concern known patented items?
- If yes, please provide full information in an annex
Comments and recommendations of the
JTC 1 or SC XXSecretariat - attach a separate page as an annex,
with respect to the proposal in general, and recommendations thereon:
It is proposed to assign this new item to JTC 1/SC 22
Voting on the proposal - Each
P-member of the ISO/IEC joint technical committee has an obligation to
vote within the time limits laid down (normally three months after the
date of circulation).
|Date of circulation:
|Closing date for voting:
|Signature of Secretary:
|NEW WORK ITEM PROPOSAL
|A.1 Market Requirement
|There are ways to support this
requirement, but they are not portable since they use vendor-specific
|B.1 Completion/Maintenance of
|It is proposed to revise the
Fortran Standard, but this requirement is not sufficiently developed
|B.2 Commitment to other
|B.3 Other Source of standards
|C.1 Mature Technology
|INCITS/J3 is considering how
best to meet this requirement
|C.2 Prospective Technology
Conformity Assessment and Interoperability
|D.1 Conformity Assessment
|This will conform as an
extension to the Fortran Standard
|This is specifically for
interoperability with C.
|E. Adaptability to Culture, Language, Human
Functioning and Context of use
Cultural and Linguistic Capability
Adaptability to Human Functioning and Context of Use
Notes to Proforma
A. Business Relevance.
That which identifies market place relevance in terms of what problem
is being solved and or need being addressed.
A.1 Market Requirement. When submitting a NP, the proposer shall
identify the nature of the Market Requirement, assessing the extent to
which it is essential, desirable or merely supportive of some other
A.2 Technical Regulation. If a Regulatory requirement is deemed
to exist - e.g. for an area of public concern e.g.
Information Security, Data protection, potentially leading to
regulatory/public interest action based on the use of this voluntary
international standard - the proposer shall identify this here.
B. Related Work.
Aspects of the relationship of this NP to other areas of
standardisation work shall be identified in this section.
B.1 Competition/Maintenance. If this NP is concerned with
completing or maintaining existing standards, those concerned shall be
B.2 External Commitment. Groups, bodies, or for a external to JTC
1 to which a commitment has been made by JTC for Co-operation and or
collaboration on this NP shall be identified here.
B.3 External Std/Specification. If other activities creating
standards or specifications in this topic area are known to exist or be
planned, and which might be available to JTC 1 as PAS, they shall be
C. Technical Status.
The proposer shall indicate here an assessment of the extent to which
the proposed standard is supported by current technology.
C.1 Mature Technology. Indicate here the extent to which the
technology is reasonably stable and ripe for standardisation.
C.2 Prospective Technology. If the NP is anticipatory in nature
based on expected or forecasted need, this shall be indicated here.
C.3 Models/Tools. If the NP relates to the creation of supportive
reference models or tools, this shall be indicated here.
D. Conformity Assessment and
Interoperability Any other aspects of background
information justifying this NP shall be indicated here.
D.1 Indicate here if Conformity Assessment is relevant to your
project. If so, indicate how it is addressed in your project plan.
D.2 Indicate here if Interoperability is relevant to your
project. If so, indicate how it is addressed in your project plan
E. Adaptability to Culture, Language,
Human Functioning and Context of Use
NOTE: The following criteria do not mandate any feature for
adaptability to culture, language, human functioning or context of use.
The following criteria require that if any features are provided for
adapting to culture, language, human functioning or context of use by
the new Work Item proposal, then the proposer is required to identify
E.1 Cultural and Linguistic
Indicate here if cultural and natural language adaptability is
applicable to your project. If so, indicate how it is addressed in your
ISO/IEC TR 19764 (Guidelines, methodology, and reference criteria for
cultural and linguistic adaptability in information technology
products) now defines it in a simplified way:
ability for a product, while keeping its portability and
interoperability properties, to:
- be internationalized, that is, be adapted to the special
characteristics of natural languages and the commonly accepted rules
for their se, or of cultures in a given geographical region;
- take into account the usual needs of any category of users, with
the exception of specific needs related to physical constraints
Examples of characteristics of natural languages are: national
characters and associated elements (such as hyphens, dashes, and
punctuation marks), writing systems, correct transformation of
characters, dates and measures, sorting and searching rules, coding of
national entities (such as country and currency codes), presentation of
telephone numbers and keyboard layouts. Related terms are localization,
jurisdiction and multilingualism.
E.2 Adaptability to Human Functioning
and Context of Use.
Indicate here whether the proposed standard takes into account diverse
human functioning and diverse contexts of use. If so, indicate how it
is addressed in your project plan.
1. Human functioning is defined by the World Health Organization at
<< In ICF (International Classification of Functioning,
Disability and Health), the term functioning refers to all body
functions, activities and participation. >>
2. Content of use is defined in ISO 9241-11:1998 (Ergonomic
requirements for office work with visual display terminals (VDTs) Part
11: Guidance on usability) as:
<< Users, tasks, equipment (hardware, software and materials),
and the physical and societal environments in which a product is
3. Guidance for Standard Developers to address the needs of older
persons and persons with disabilities).
F. Other Justification
Any other aspects of background information justifying this NP shall be