IEEE P42010 Reviewers

Update: As of May 2011, the revision has been submitted for ballot by ISO. Committee work on ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 is completed!

Anyone interested in architecture evaluation may want to consider participation in WG42's new work item on evaluation.

Working drafts of the joint revision of ISO/IEC 42010 (IEEE P42010), Systems and Software Engineering — Architecture Description will be prepared and distributed to interested parties in ISO and IEEE.

If you would like to serve as a reviewer and be notified of each working draft, you should join the IEEE 1471 reviewers list.

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Commenting: Comments on drafts are solicited from the public, IEEE and ISO. Please use the ISO commenting template for comment submissions – unless directed otherwise as part of a balloting package. (This template is an excel file.) Refer to the ISO Commenting Guide for rules on comment submission.

Working Draft 4 (= IEEE D6)

WD4 (D6 for IEEE) is in ballot by ISO and IEEE. If you would like to submit comments as an individual, please use the ISO commenting form (see above).

Invitation to Ballot P42010/D6

If you would like to participate in IEEE Standards Sponsor Ballot for P42010, Systems and Software Engineering — Architecture Description you must enroll as a member of the ballot group by 10-Mar-2009, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. (Details below.)

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Working Draft 3 (WD3)

September 2008 WD3 has been transmitted to ISO. This draft fixes a number of minor points, cleans up terms and definitions and the conceptual model, but does not introduce any major changes. A number of open issues will be discussed at the next WG42 meeting (November 2008, Monterrey) prior to Committee Draft 1 (CD1). A list of the open issues will be posted here.

Working Draft 2 (WD2)

March 2008 WD2 has been transmitted to ISO and is now available for review.

Working Draft 1 (WD1)

July 2007 The first working draft (WD1) was transmitted to the ISO Secretariat for distribution on 4 July 2007. Among the new areas addressed in the revision: architecture frameworks, architecture evaluation, view correspondences, alignment with life cycle models (ISO 15288, ISO 12207).

At the Montreal meeting (October 2007), WG42 decided that the next working draft of ISO 42010, WD2, would be available to ISO and IEEE in early March 2008. Given the schedule for WD2, WG42 can take comments on WD1 to be received no later than: 2 February 2008.

All comments received through IEEE and ISO have been reviewed and included in comment disposition. Some were directly incorporated into WD2, the rest are on the agenda for the Berlin meeting.

Resources for the ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 website provided by Comments, corrections, suggestions on this site to: Webmaster.

WG42 Current Schedule

WD1, available: 4 July 2007

Montreal (SC7 Interim), Oct 2007

WD2, available: 6 March 2008

Berlin (SC7 Plenary), May 2008

WD3, available: 14 Sep 2008

Monterrey, Mexico (with TC184/SC5), Nov 2008

Produced "pre CD" draft further refined at editorial meeting in Reston, VA 13–15 Jan 2009, leading to:

WD4 = CD registration = IEEE draft D6: available 26 Jan 2009

Hyderabad, India (SC7 Plenary), 25–29 May 2009

Resolution of comments on WD4.

Lima, Peru (SC7 Interim), Oct 2009

Preparation of CD1

Japan (SC7 Plenary), May 2010

FCD distributed 8 June 2010.

Gaithersburg, US (SC7 Interim), Nov 2010

Resolution of comments on FCD.

Paris (SC7 Plenary), May 2011

FDIS is being balloted.