IEEE Standards Association

Call for Participation
IEEE P23026™ Working Group

The IEEE Working Group (WG) 23026, Engineering and management of web sites is announcing a Call for Participation (CFP) to develop IEEE P23026™ Standard for Systems and software engineering - Engineering and management of websites for systems, software, and services information.

The purpose of IEEE P23026 is to improve the usability of informational websites and ease of maintenance of managed web operations in terms of: a) locating relevant and timely information, b) applying information security management b) facilitating ease of use, d) providing for consistent and efficient development and maintenance practices.

IEEE P23026 is a revision of ISO/IEC 23026:2004, which was the adoption of IEEE 2001-2002™. Practices for websites have changed significantly in the last decade since the original publication of IEEE 2001, which will be superseded by P23026. So far, the WG has produced a revised working draft for P23026, which the IEEE WG 23026 will expand and complete.

IEEE P23026 continues to apply a systems engineering approach to website strategy, design, and ongoing sustainment. It applies to those using web technology to present information, communications and technology (ICT) information, such as user documentation for systems and software, life-cycle documentation for systems and software engineering projects, and documentation of policies, plans, and procedures for IT service management. It will provide requirements for web site owners and web site providers, managers responsible for establishing guidelines for Web site development and operations, and for software developers and operations and maintenance staff who may be external or internal to the web site owner's organization. It applies to web sites for public access and for limited access, such as for users, customers, and subscribers seeking information and documentation on IT products and services.

This revision of ISO/IEC 23026 will emphasize information security and privacy concerns, with reference to applicable guidance and standards that were not in existence when the ISO/IEC 23026/IEEE 2001:2002 standard originated. It will also increase emphasis on the human factor concerns for making digital information easily retrievable and usable for the intended audience. It draws from newer standards on the design, development, assessment and test of software user documentation to apply those concepts to a wider scope of ICT information delivered through websites.

Unlike IEEE 2001:2002, P23026 does not apply to websites used primarily for marketing or sales, nor to User Interfaces (GUI) for business or consumer transactional application processing. P23026 does not apply to websites used primarily to deliver instructional material. It focuses on vendor- and product-independent considerations. It does not include specifications for application development tools, programming languages, metadata tags, or protocols for web page design based on World Wide Web Consortium (W3C®) and related industry guidelines. It does not address tools or systems used for management or storage of information content (data, documents) that may be presented on websites. It does not address the design and architecture of software supporting the Internet.

All interested parties are hereby invited to participate in the IEEE P23026 WG. Your active participation and contribution will be instrumental in developing a high-quality standard.

If you would like to join the working group, or have questions related to IEEE P23026, we ask that you please contact:

Annette Reilly,
23026 WG Chair

The Working Group meetings will be held via teleconference. Those expressing interest in joining the Working Group will be notified when the meeting date is chosen.

The IEEE P23026 WG is sponsored by the System and Software Engineering Standards Committee of the IEEE Computer Society

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