International Organizations, Transparency and Standards

22 July 2016 – Increasingly, and with good reason, we demand transparency in all walks of life such as our political, commercial, professional sectors (including our professional sports persons) but, above all, from our governments and the international governmental bodies that they support.

It is therefore disturbing to observe a less than transparent approach being adopted in a number of inter-governmental organizations that have a ...

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ISO/TC 154 initiates New Work Item Proposal for the BST

17 July 2016 — ISO/TC 154 was a major participant and contributor to the ISO/IEC/ITU/UNECE MoU/MG PoC on Semantic Interoperability (PoC-SI) project. As the creators of the original ISO/TS 16668:2000 – Basic Semantics Register (BSR), ISO/TC 154 members offered their past experience which resulted in the successful completion of the PoC-SI project.

Because ISO/TC 154 members do not want to see the rules and guideline, they helped develop during the PoC-SI project, being forgotten, they initiated a new work item within ...

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Semantic Interoperability

SAN FRANCISCO 5 December 2011To Meet the Challenge of Semantic Interoperability Illumonus LLC Renews Emphasis on Semantic Analytical Services

Interoperability is one of the most overused words in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) world.

Everyone, from IT architects to IT directors to government policy makers, wants it and constantly talks about it; and it is consistently a favorite subject for every ITC conference. But, because it takes considerable time, resources, and effort to achieve even modest progress, ...

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Open Letter to the Secretary General World Customs Organization

Dear Secretary General Mikuriya

The WCO Data Model – The Need for a Change in Policy

I write this open letter on behalf of my company, Illumonus LLC, and also on behalf of many others software companies (global and niche), traders, standards experts and, informally, members of customs authorities who have expressed serious concerns to me or to my colleagues concerning the WCO’s current highly restrictive policy regarding the dissemination and potential use of the WCO Data Model.

I also write ...

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ISO/TC154 Chair Appointment

SAN FRANCISCO 22 June 2011 – Today ISO’s Technical Management Board (TMB) appointed Illumous’ CEO, Klaus-Dieter Naujok, as the new ISO/TC 154 “Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration” chairperson.

Mr. Maujok’s rationale for accepting the DIN nomination for ISO/TC 154 chair position were the following:

“Primarily the support from a number of TC154 colleagues and their confidence in him that he agreed pursue this position of trust.”

Aligned to this is Mr. Naujok’s belief in and commitment to ...

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