Currently, NIA comprises 19 working committees which, in the area of IT products, systems, and applications, work on
- improving efficiency and quality;
- enhancing security;
- ensuring the interoperability of components;
- supporting the portability of software programs;
- ensuring a consistent, ergonomic, and accessible design of user interfaces.
The focus is, among other things, on
- identification cards and personal identification;
- IT security methods;
- biometric methods and applications;
- data compression for multimedia applications;
- banking applications and various aspects of eBusiness applications.
With the growing networking of information streams, standardization work in the field of selected IT applications, e.g. for eBusiness or eGovernment, is becoming more and more important.
A number of measures have been adopted to effectively ensure a strictly relevance-oriented work programme.
NIA and International Standardization
The world of information technology has become largely internationalized. Accordingly, NIA mainly focuses on international standardization projects within the framework of
- ISO/IEC JTC 1 „Information Technology“,
- ISO/TC 68 "Financial Services", and
- ISO/TC 154 "Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration".
Within this context NIA seeks to continuously increase harmonization not only between European and international standardization but also of standardization within Europe itself. European projects are taken on only if there is a clear demand for standardization at European level. NIA represents DIN in all CEN Technical Committees that work on IT-related matters and is, in particular, the mirror committee for CEN/ISSS „CEN Information Society Standardization System“ and its Workshops.
Finally, NIA is also the mirror committee for
Last Update: 2007-08-30