New and Emerging Specs and Standards (December 2021)

ISO/IEC 29140:2021 Information technology for learning, education and training — Nomadicity and mobile technologies
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36 Information technology for learning, education and training

"This document establishes a learner information model specific to mobile learning to enable learning, education and training environments to reflect the specific needs of mobile participants. It gives guidance on the use of a learner information model for mobile technology in learning, education and training (mobile learning). This document can be used as a reference by software developers, implementers, instructional designers, teachers, trainers, automated systems and learning management systems."

ISO/TS 23258:2021 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies — Taxonomy and Ontology
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

" This document specifies a taxonomy and an ontology for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT). The taxonomy includes a taxonomy of concepts, a taxonomy of DLT systems and a taxonomy of application domains, purposes and economy activity sections for use cases. The ontology includes classes and attributes as well as relations between concepts. The audience includes but is not limited to academics, architects, customers, users, tool developers, regulators, auditors and standards development organizations."

ISO/IEC TR 24027:2021 Information technology — Artificial intelligence (AI) — Bias in AI systems and AI aided decision making
Technical Committee : ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial intelligence

"This document addresses bias in relation to AI systems, especially with regards to AI-aided decision-making. Measurement techniques and methods for assessing bias are described, with the aim to address and treat bias-related vulnerabilities. All AI system lifecycle phases are in scope, including but not limited to data collection, training, continual learning, design, testing, evaluation and use."

W3C Updates its Process Document

"The W3C Membership approved the 2 November 2021 W3C Process Document, which takes effect [immediately]. Notable changes include: Registries Track: Introduced a specialized track for maintaining Registries at W3C; W3C Statements: Notes endorsed by W3C as a whole, through an Advisory Committee Review; TAG and AB Publications: The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) and Advisory Board (AB) are now allowed to publish Notes; Track Separation: Recommendations, Notes+Statements, Registries are on separated publication tracks to make it easier to know what the intended end-state of a document might be; Tooling Policy: Defined guidelines for the tools that groups use for publication and collaboration, to ensure long-lived access to W3C publications, and to enable access and effective participation by anyone. You can read more about all changes since the 15 September 2020 Process Document, read the complete disposition of comments, or peruse the diff. This document was developed between the W3C Advisory Board and the public Revising W3C Process Community Group. Comments and feedback on the new Process Document may be sent as issues in the public GitHub Repository."