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Journal of ICT Standardization

Editor-in-Chief: Anand R. Prasad, NEC, Japan

Associate Editor: Sivabalan Arumugam, NEC India

ISSN: 2245-800X (Print Version),

ISSN: 2246-0853 (Online Version)
Vol: 1   Issue: 1

Published In:   July 2013

Publication Frequency: Triannual

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An Introduction to Formal Standardization and theWork on ICT Standardization in ISO/IEC – JTC1

doi: 10.13052/jicts2245-800X .121
Niels Madelung and Katrine Bergh Andersen

Danish Standards, Denmark

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Abstract: The purpose of this article is (a) to give the reader an introduction to formal standardization and (b) an overview of international standardization activities in the field of ICT.

In the first part of the article the introduction to formal standardization will be exemplified at a national level by the national Danish standardization organization (DS), at a European level by the European standardization organizations (CEN/CELENEC and ETSI) and at a global level by the international standardization organizations (ISO, IEC and ITU).

The second part of the article will provide the reader with an overview of the standards and ongoing standardization activities in JTC1 – the joint technical committee between ISO and IEC on ICT standardization. This paragraph will include a number of illustrative examples to give an in-depth impression of the work in the joint technical committee.

Keywords: Standardization, standards, ICT, standardization organizations, ISO/IEC JTC1, benefit from standards

Business Impacts of International Standards for Information Security Management. Lessons from Case Companies

doi: 10.13052/jicts2245-800X .122
Robert M.van Wessel and Henk J. De Vries

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands

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Abstract: This paper describes the business impact of two international standards for information security management: ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002. Six company cases show that companies had different reasons for wanting to implement these standards, but that they achieved most of their objectives. Benefits include improved service quality, higher customer satisfaction, and in some cases, new business opportunities. A number of common success factors ensure the objectives can be achieved, and financial and non-financial benefits can indeed be obtained. The lessons learnt from these cases can help other companies to also reap such benefits.

Keywords: Information security, ISO/IEC 27001, case study, standardization, business impact.

ICT Standards in South Eastern Europe (SEE) Education: Macedonian Case

doi: 10.13052/jicts2245-800X .123
Liljana Gavrilovska and Vladimir Atanasovski

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEEIT), Skopje, Macedonian

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Abstract: The Standards Education (SE) in the field of ICT gains increasing momentum worldwide. The strategic value of the ICT standards and their influence on the economy proves essential towards countries’ development and their economic growth. This paper overviews the relevant current SE initiatives with a special emphasis on the South Eastern Europe (SEE) case and Macedonia. It discusses the level of ICT penetration, the recognition of the SE importance and the involvement of the relevant stakeholders in the SE curricula design on various education levels in Macedonia. Finally, the paper pinpoints the future directions towards transparent and harmonized SE.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEEIT) – Skopje

Keywords: ICT, Standards Education (SE), South Eastern Europe (SEE), SE initiatives, ICT standardization, Macedonia’s case.

Global Standardization Education Program Collaborated by Osaka Univ. and MJIIT, UTM

doi: 10.13052/jicts2245-800X .124
Hiroshi Nakanishi1, Rozhan Othman2, Kunio Igusa2, and Shozo Komaki2

1Osaka University, Japan
2Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia

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Abstract: In Osaka University, the Education on Global Standardization Program (Univ- EoGSz) for post-graduate students is offered by the Interdisciplinary Center of Osaka University and extensively developed since 2009. The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is now going to setup the courses of standardization education as a sub program in collaboration with Osaka University for Malaysian academics and university students. In this article, the objectives and frameworks of this global standardization education program will be evaluated, especially on the existing Osaka Univ. program and MJIIT program. The general issues on standardization education and the results of case studies on the current trends of global standardization are discussed. The contents of Osaka Model, which MJIIT is now adopting, are slightly different from the conventional educations regarding the introduction of standards, which was architected for the general local schools and companies. It is expected that the article will give a valuable example for understanding on the future direction of standardization educations and advance further its activities in academic and/or university on the issue.And by promoting this education, we hope the conceptual paradigm regarding standardization will be shifted from the just simple international standardization, as reflecting international expansion of the intellectual property right (IPR) based national standard, to globalstandardization, as commonly acceptable one beyond IPR.And it focuses more enhancing the innovativeness, entrepreneurial and global standardization activities as well.

Keywords: Education on Global Standardization, Generic, Academic, University.

IEEE 802.11ah: A Long Range 802.11 WLAN at Sub 1 GHz

doi: 10.13052/jicts2245-800X .125
Weiping Sun, Munhwan Choi and Sunghyun Choi

Department of ECE and INMC, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

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Abstract: IEEE 802.11ah is an emerging Wireless LAN (WLAN) standard that defines a WLAN system operating at sub 1 GHz license-exempt bands. Thanks to the favorable propagation characteristics of the low frequency spectra, 802.11ah can provide much improved transmission range compared with the conventional 802.11 WLANs operating at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. 802.11ah can be used for various purposes including large scale sensor networks, extended range hotspot, and outdoor Wi-Fi for cellular traffic offloading, whereas the available bandwidth is relatively narrow.

In this paper, we give a technical overview of 802.11ah Physical (PHY) layer and Medium Access Control (MAC) layer. For the 802.11ah PHY, which is designed based on the down-clocked operation of IEEE 802.11ac’s PHY layer, we describe its channelization and transmission modes. Besides, 802.11ah MAC layer has adopted some enhancements to fulfill the expected system requirements. These enhancements include the improvement of power saving features, support of large number of stations, efficient medium access mechanisms and throughput enhancements by greater compactness of various frame formats. Through the numerical analysis, we evaluate the transmission range for indoor and outdoor environments and the theoretical throughput with newly defined channel access mechanisms.

Keywords: Sub 1 GHz, IEEE 802.11ah, smart grid, long range WLAN

Towards Standardized Prevention of Unsolicited Communications and Phishing Attacks

doi: 10.13052/jicts2245-800X .126
Jae Seung Song and Andreas Kunz

NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany

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Abstract: The world of communication technology is changing fast and the means of communication are moving towards a packet switched transmission systems such as Voice over IP (VoIP). Formerly call identity spoofing of the displayed number in circuit switched (CS) networks was too difficult to perform so that people could be sure that when receiving a call on their mobile phone or at home, the displayed number is the one as it is supposed to be. Nowadays this is not the case anymore, voice communication from the internet with VoIP is cheap and spam calls can be easily realized without any costs, also it is getting easier to perform spoofed calls with wrong display name or number.

The mobile network operators have no mechanisms to tackle those threats, but standardization activities are already in place within the security group SA3 of 3GPP. This paper provides an overview of the current status of the standards activities and shows the most promising solutions that are proposed up to now. The proposed solutions detect unsolicited communications and spoofed calls by tracing back to the displayed number used in the attack.

Keywords: Spam, Unsolicited Communication, Voice Phishing, Call Id Spoofing.

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