Web3D Liaisons and Partnerships

The Web3D Consortium places high priority on liaisons with other Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) in order to ensure that the X3D Graphics Standards are co-evolving for maximum possible interoperability in support of authors, applications and end users on the Web.

Towards this end, the Web3D Consortium establishes special membership agreements and liaisons with other organizations. These partnerships are typically established formally through an official liaison document or Memorandum of Understanding which establishes the purpose, benefits, and areas of mutual collaboration between Web3D and the partner organization. These partnerships help to advance the work of X3D development and adoption within Web3D and the partner organizations.

Web3D partnerships are typically oriented towards combining resources when appropriate to advance specification development, as well as conducting outreach with developer and user communities in order to raise awareness and accelerate adoption of ISO X3D® specifications. Nearby: Web3D Member Liaison Resources.

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Current Liaisons and Partnerships

SIGGRAPH's Mission is to promote the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. ACM SIGGRAPH's purpose is to foster a membership community whose core values help them to catalyze the innovation and application of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Web3D Consortium is honored to work in cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH as sponsor of the annual Web3D Conference series. www.siggraph.org
HL7 -- Health Level Seven International Health Level Seven International (HL7)
Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. Our new partnership with HL7 is aimed at incorporating 3D Presentations into Electronic Health Record (EHR) applications, further improving X3D as the backbone for 3D graphics and building out new dimensions on the World Wide Web.  www.hl7.org
INCITS -- InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards
INCITS — U.S. InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards
INCITS is an independent organization operating under the rules and procedures of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), accredited in the area of computer standards.   INCITS includes the Web3D Consortium as a member.  INCITS is the central U.S. forum dedicated to creating technology standards for the next generation of innovation. INCITS members combine their expertise to create the building blocks for globally transformative technologies. Committee INCITS/H3 develops standards for computer graphics and image processing. INCITS/H3's area of work includes the standardization of interfaces for Computer Graphics, Image Processing, environmental data representation, interaction with and visual presentation of information. www.incits.org (specifically Committee H3 on Computer Graphics & Image Processing).
Web3D Consortium is a member and participating Standards Development Organization (SDO).
International Standards Organization (ISO)ISO/IEC JTC1/SC24   Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation
International Standardization is fundamentally important.  Standardization of interfaces for information technology based applications relating to: computer graphics, image processing, virtual reality, environmental data representation and, interaction with, and presentation of, information. Included are the following related areas: Modeling and simulation, related reference models; application program interfaces; functional specifications; representation models; interchange formats, encodings and their specifications, including metafiles; device interfaces; testing methods; registration procedures; presentation and support for creation multimedia and hypermedia documents.  www.iso.org specifically ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24, Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation.
Web3D Consortium is a participating Standards Development Organization (SDO).
The Khronos GroupThe Khronos Group
The Khronos Group is a member-funded industry consortium focused on the creation of open standard, royalty-free APIs to enable the authoring and accelerated playback of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests. www.khronos.org
DICOM logo
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine – is the international standard for medical images and related information (ISO 12052). It defines the formats for medical images that can be exchanged with the data and quality necessary for clinical use. DICOM is implemented in almost every radiology, cardiology imaging, and radiotherapy device (X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, etc.), and increasingly in devices in other medical domains such as ophthalmology and dentistry. dicom.nema.org
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
The OGC is an international industry consortium of more than 316 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface specifications. OpenGIS(R) Specifications support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services, and mainstream IT. The specifications empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications. www.opengeospatial.org
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the Web.  W3C is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C is an international forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. www.w3.org
Web3D Consortium and W3C have mutual complementary memberships (testimonial).