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What is Ecma International
Ecma International is an industry association founded in 1961 and dedicated to the standardization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Consumer Electronics (CE). History
The aims of Ecma are:
For over forty years Ecma has actively contributed to world-wide standardization in information technology and telecommunications. More than 400 Ecma Standards and 100 Technical Reports of high quality have been published, more than 2/3 of which have also been adopted as International Standards and/or Technical Reports.
The organizational structure of Ecma is a simple, flat one: the technical work is done by the Technical Committees, and the results of this work can be submitted twice a year to the General Assembly for approval for publication.
The Ecma procedures consist of a set of By-laws, Rules and a Code of Conduct in Patent Matters and the associated Patent Statement and Licencing Declaration Form (available here in WORD format and here in PDF format).
In June 2011, Ecma International celebrated its "golden jubilee" in Divonne while organizing the 101st General Assembly. Our association indeed officially came into being at the constituent assembly which was held on 17th June 1961. Please find here the main presentations held during this celebration.
Since 2013 Ecma International regularly grants "Ecma Awards of Appreciation" to standardization experts - generally Editors or Technical Committee Chairpersons. The list of these awarded experts can be found here.
Five categories of members assure a wide participation of the industry and interested organizations in the work of Ecma.
Joining Ecma is easy.
PS1: a Belorussian translation of this webpage is available here.
PS2: a Romanian translation of this webpage is available here.