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Lists of computer and communication related organisations
URL: http://www.cmpcmm.com/cc/orgs.html

List of French multi media associations
URL: http://www.mosaique.fr/multimedia/associat/index.htm

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
URL: http://www.acm.org

ADSL Forum
URL: http://adsl.com/

ANSI
URL: http://www.ansi.org/

ASP (Application Service Providers) Industry Consortium (INT)
URL: http://www.allaboutasp.org/

ATM Forum
URL: http://www.atmforum.com

Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
URL: http://www.interactive.org

Advanced Television Forum (ATV Forum)
URL: ATV Forum http://www.atvforum.com/

Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
URL: http://www.atsc.org

Advanced Television Enhancement Forum (ATVEF)
URL: http://www.atvef.com/

Agent Society
URL: http://www.agent.org

Application Service Provider Consortium (INT)
Companies promoting the application service provider industry by: "sponsoring research, fostering standards, and articulating the measurable benefits of this evolving delivery model".
URL: http://www.aspindustry.org

Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO)
URL: http://www.amico.org

USA flag Association for Applied Interactive Multimedia
URL: http://www.aaim.org

UK flag Association for Biometrics (AfB)
URL: http://www.afb.org.uk/

Association for Interactive Marketing (AIM)
URL: http://www.imarketing.org/

Be flag Association Belge Multimedia / Belgische Multimedia Vereniging
URL: mailto:adj.mediamix@skynet.be

Asociacion Espanola de Empresas de Multimedia (ASEDEM)
URL: http://www.asedem.org

Association for the Development of Virtual Learning
URL: http://www.adev.es/

Association Francaise de la Telematique Multimedia (AFTEL)
URL: http://www.aftel.fr/

Association Francaise de l'Edition Electronique (AFEE) / Association Francaise de l'Edition Multimedia (AFEM)
URL: http://www.afee.org/

Association of Interactive Media
URL: http://www.interactivehq.org/

Association for Information & Image Management
URL: http://www.aiim.org

Association of Knowledgework
URL: http://www.kwork.org/

Association for Learning Technology (ALT) (UK)
URL: http://www.alt.ac.uk

Association for Multimedia Communications
URL: http://www.amcomm.org

Jp flag Association of Multimedia Developers (Japan)
URL: http://www.amd.or.jp/

Association of Shareware Professionals (INT)
URL: http://www.asp-shareware.org/

Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association (AU)
URL: http://www.aimia.com.au

Australasian Web Publishers Association (AU)
URL: http://www.awpa.asn.au

Belux XML Users Group
URL: http://www.xmlbelux.be/

BioAPI Consortium (INT)
URL: http://www.bioapi.org/

USA flag Biometric Consortium
URL: http://www.biometrics.org/

USA flag Biometric Industry Consortium
URL: http://www.ibia.org/

BioAPI Consortium
URL: http://www.bioapi.org/

BioSEC Alliance (INT)
URL: http://www.BioSEC.com/

British Music Information Centre
URL: http://www.bmic.co.uk/

British Phonographic Industry (BPI)
URL: http://www.bpi.co.uk

British Interactive Multimedia Association (BIMA)
URL: http://www.bima.co.uk

Broadband Content Delivery Forum (BCDF) (INT)
URL: http://www.bcdforum.org/

D flag Bundesverband der phonographischen Wirtschaft
URL: http://www.ifpi.de

Business & Accounting Software Developers' Association (BASDA)
URL: http://www.basda.org/

USA flag CDMA Development Group
URL: http://www.cdg.org

Eu Flag CEN - European Committee for Standardisation
URL: http://www.cen.be/

Eu Flag CENELEC
URL: http://www.cenelec.be/

Cell Broadcast Forum (CBF)
URL: http://www.cellbroadcastforum.org

USA flag Cooperative Association of Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA)
URL: http://www.caida.org

Commission Superieure Technique de l'Image et du Son CST
URL: http://www.cst.fr

Computer Graphics Society
URL: http://cgswww.unige.ch/

Content Alliance (to advance content networking and content peering)
URL: http://www.content-peering.org/

UK flag Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)
URL: http://www.cla.co.uk/

"Creative Commons"
URL: http://www.creativecommons.org/

DVD Forum (INT)
URL: http://www.dvdforum.org/

Danish flag Danish Music Information Centre
URL: http://www.mic.dk

Data Interchange Standards Association (DISA)
URL: http://www.disa.org

Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF)
URL: http://www.dmtf.org

Deutscher Multimedia Verband (DMMV)
URL: http://www.dmmv.de/

Digital Audio Visual Interoperability Council (DAVIC) (INT)
URL: http://www.davic.org/

Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)
URL: http://www.digra.org/

Digital Media Association (DiMA) (INT)
URL: http://www.digmedia.org/

Digital Object Identifier Group (DOI) (INT)
URL: http://www.doi.org

Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) (INT)
URL: http://www.dvb.org

Directory Interoperability Forum (INT)
URL: http://www.directoryforum.org

E-Book Newsstand Association
URL: http://www.ebna.org/

EU flag ETSI
URL: http://www.etsi.org/

UK flag Electronic and Multimedia Publishing (BCS specialist group)
URL: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/kis/support/cc/staff/malcolm/bcs-emp.html

Embedded Linux Consortium
URL: http://www.embedded-linux.org/

EU flag Eurocontent.com (Euro Net Broadcasting Consortium)
URL: http://www.eurocontent.com/

New Eurographics Association (EG)
URL: http://www.eg.org

European Association of Consumer Electronics Manufacturers
URL: http://www.eacem.be/index.htm developing software for consumer devices

New European Broadcasting Union
URL: http://www.ebu.ch

New European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)
URL: http://www.eblida.org/ Independent umbrella association of national library, information, documentation and archive associations and institutions in Europe. Maintains a list of related European associations at: http://www.eblida.org/eurasso.htm.

European Cable Communications Association
URL: http://www.ecca.be

European Electronic Messaging Association
URL: http://www.eema.org

European Internet Industry Association (EIIA)
URL: http://www.decade.be/eiia/home.htm

European Interactive Media Federation (EIMF)
URL: http://www.eimf.org. See also: AFEE, DMMV, SIMA, ASEDEM or ABMM.

European Intellectual Property Association (EIPAWEB)
URL: http://www.eipaweb.org/
Represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations interested in protection of the intellectual property of all Europeans.

New European Institute for the Media
URL: http://www.eim.org/

European Language Resources Association
URL: http;//www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/
Speech, text, and terminology resources and tools for telematics R&D

European Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA)
URL: http://www.elspa.com/ Also the site for the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association

European Multimedia Forum
URL: http://www.emf.be/

European Newspaper Publishers Association
URL: http://www.enpa.be/

European Software Institute (ESI)
URL: http://www.esi.es/

Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC)
Messaging formats for e-commerce
URL: http://www.fstc.org/

F flag Finnish Music Information Centre
URL: http://www.fimic.fi

I flag Foundation for Intelligent Physical Robots (Agent standardisation)
URL: http://drogo.cselt.it/fipa/

GPRS Applications Alliance (GAA) (INT)
URL: http://www.gprsworld.com/

GSM Association (INT)
URL: http://www.gsm.org

Game Theory Society (INT)
URL: http://www.gametheorysociety.org/

Global Chipcard Alliance (GCA)
URL: http://www.chipcard.org

Eu flag Global Internet Project
URL: http://www.gip.org/

Global Mobile Suppliers Association
URL: http://www.gsassociation.org/

Global Mobile Commerce Forum (GMCF) (INT)
URL: http://www.GMCForum.com/

Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) (INT)
URL: http://www.homepna.org/

HomeRF Working Group
URL: http://www.homerf.org/

HR-XML XML vocabularies for human resources consortium
URL: http://www.hr-xml.org/channels/home.htm

HTML Writers Guild
URL: http://www.hwg.org/

Eu Flag ICT Standards Board
URL: http://www.ict.etsi.fr/home.htm

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
URL: http://www.ieee.org

IEEE Communications Society
URL: http://www.comsoc.org

IEEE Computer Society
URL: http://computer.org

IFRA (worldwide technical association for the newspaper industry)
URL: IFRA http://www.ifra.com/

IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) Forum (INT)
URL: IPv6 Forum http://www.ipv6forum.com/

IP Television Alliance
URL: http://www.minervanetworks.com/alliance/home.htm

UK flag Independent Games Developers Association (TIGA)
URL: http://www.tiga.org.uk/

UK flag Information and Communications Industry Association (ICIA)
URL: ICIA http://www.icia.co.uk/

EU Flag Information Society Standarisation System (ISSS)
URL: http://www.cenorm.be/isss

USA flag Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
URL: http://www.itic.com

Infrared Data Association (IrDA)
URL: http://www.irda.org/

Fr flag Institut de l'Audiovisuel et des Telecommunications en Europe (IDATE)
URL: http://www.idate.fr

Institute for Information Architecture (AIFIA)
URL: http://www.aifia.org/

Interactive Audio Special Interest Group
URL: http://www.iasig.org

Interactive CD-i Association ICDIA
URL: http://www.icdia.org/

UK flag Interactive Media in Retail Group
http://www.imrg.org

Interactive MPEG-2 Forum (INT)
URL: membership information mailto:tbennett@uakron.edu

Interactive Multimedia Arts and Technologies Association (CA)
URL: http://www.imat.ca/

Interactive Multimedia Association
Merged into Sofware Publishers Association, URL: http://www.spa.org/

Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE)
URL: http://www.isfeurope.org

International Association of Independent Music (AIM)
URL: http://www.musicindie.org/

International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)
URL: http://www.iamic.ie

De Flag International Association for Newspaper & Media Technology (IFRA)
URL: http://www.ifra.com/

International Communications Industries Association
URL: http://www.icia.org/ - AV / presentation industry

International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance)
URL: http://www.IDEAlliance.org/ - e-commerce interoperability standards coordination

International Digital Media and Arts Association
URL: http://www.idmaa.org/

International eBook Association (IeBA)
URL: http://www.iebaf.org/

International Federation of Independent Phonographic Producers (FIPI)
URL: http://www.fipi.org/

International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)
URL: http://www.ifip.or.at/

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
URL: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/ifla

International Federation of Multimedia Associations (IFMA) (INT)
URL: http://www.fiam.org

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
URL: http://www.ifpi.org/

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Finland
URL: http://www.ifpi.fi

International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations' (IFRRO)
URL: http://www.copyright.com/ifrro/
Site has directory of RROs worldwide.

International Game Developers Association
URL: http://www.igda.org/

International Imaging Industry Association (I3A)
URL: http://www.i3a.org

International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (IMTC)
URL: http://www.imtc.org/

International Newspaper Marketing Association
URL: http://www.inma.org/
Multilingual site (de, en, es, fr)

International Press Telecommunications Council (INT)
URL: http://www.iptc.org/

International Publishers' Association
URL: http://www.ipa-uie.org

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) (INT)
URL: http://www.itu.int/

Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)
URL: http://www.iab.net setting standards for assessing web-based advertising, has European advisory committee.

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)
URL: http://www.isi.edu/iana

Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF)
URL: http://www.ietf.org

Internet Security Alliance (ISA)
URL: http://www.isalliance.org/

Internet Society
URL: http://www.isoc.org/

Internet Software Consortium (ISC)
URL: http://www.isc.org

Internet Telephony Consortium
URL: http://itel.mit.edu

Ir flag Irish Internet Association
URL: http://www.iia.ie/

Japanese Multimedia Forum
URL: http://www.ciaj.or.jp/

Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
URL: http://wwwsoc.nacsis.ac.jp/jsai/

Khronos Group (cross-platform graphics API consortium)
URL: http://www.khronos.org

Liberty Alliance Project (online identity)
URL: http://www.projectliberty.org/

Location Interoperability Forum (INT)
URL: http://www.locationforum.org/

London VR SIG (LVRG)
URL: http://www.lvrg.org.uk/

MPEG-4 Industry Forum (M4IF)
URL: http://www.m4if.org/

Media Asset Management Association (MAMA)
URL: MAMA http://www.mamgroup.org

Meta Data Coalition (INT)
URL: http://www.mdcinfo.com/

Mobey Forum (to encourage the use of mobile technology in financial services) (INT)
URL: http://www.mobeyforum.org/

Mobile Data Association
URL: http://www.mda-mobiledata.org

Mobile Payment Forum
URL: http://www.mobilepaymentforum.org/

Mobile Payment Services Association
URL: http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/Feb2003/4973.htm

Multimedia Home Platform Forum
URL: http://www.mhp-forum.de/

Multimedia Services Affiliate Forum
URL: http://www.msaf.org/

Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium
URL: http://www.imtc.org

UKflag Museum Documentation Association (MDA) (UK)
URL: http://www.mda.org.uk

UK flag Music Publishers Association (UK)
URL: http://www.mpaonline.org.uk

Object Database Management Group (ODMG)
URL: http://www.odmg.org/

Object Management Group (OMG)
URL: http://www.omg.org/

Online Publishers Association
URL: http://www.online-publishers.org/

Open Archives Forum (OA-Forum)
URL: http://www.oaforum.org/

Open eBook Forum
URL: http://www.openebook.org/

OpenGIS Consortium (OGC) - INT
URL: http://www.opengis.org/

Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
URL: http://www.openmobilealliance.org

Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA)
URL:http://www.osta.org

Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) - INT
Formerly SGML Open
URL: http://www.oasis-open.org

Parlay Group (multi-vendor consortium developing technology independent API for mobile networks)
URL: http://www.parlay.org

Personalization Consortium (INT)
URL: http://www.personalization.org/

Pro-MPEG Forum (INT)
URL: http://www.pro-mpeg.org

Publishers Association
URL: http://www.publishers.org.uk/

Reality Centre SIG
URL: http://www.sgi.com/global/uk/centre/rcsig/index.html

SALT (Speech Application Language Tags) Forum
URL: http://www.saltforum.org/

Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) - INT
URL: http://www.sdmi.org

Semantic Web Services Consortium (SWSC)
URL: http://swsc.semanticweb.org/

Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
URL: http://www.sisostds.org/

Smart Card Industry Association (SCIA)
URL: http://www.scia.org

Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers
URL: http://www.smpte.org/

Software & Information Industry Association
URL: http://www.siia.net/

Software Defined Radio Forum
URL: http://www.sdrforum.org/mmits.html

ES flag Spanish CAD CAM & Desktop Publishing Association (ANCAE)
URL: http://www.ancae.org

ES flag Spanish Multimedia Federation (FEDEMM)
URL: http://www.fedemm.org

Streaming Media Alliance (INT)
URL: http://www.geocities.com/streamalliance/

Swedish Music Publishers Association
URL: http://www.smff.se/

Swiss Interactive Multimedia Association (SIMA)
URL: http://www.sima.ch/

Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) (INT)
URL: http://www.tei-c.org/

Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) (INT)
URL: http://www.3gpp.org

3D Consortium
URL: press release http://sharp-world.com/corporate/news/030304.html

UK flag InterForum (UK ICT Forum)
URL: http://www.interforum.org/

UK flag UK SGML Users' Group
URL: admin@sgmluk.freeserve.co.uk

UK flag UK VR Forum
URL: http://www.ukvrforum.org.uk

UK VR-SIG
URL: http://www.crg.cs.nott.ac.uk/groups/ukvrsig/

Ultra Wideband Working Group
URL: http://www.uwb.org/

Unicode Consortium
URL: http://www.unicode.org

UK flag Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Forum
URL: http://www.umts-forum.org/

UMTS Development Partnership (INT)
URL: http://www.umts-dp.com/

Universal Plug and Play Forum (INT)
URL: http://www.upnp.org/

Universal Wireless Communications Consortium (UWCC)
URL: http://www.uwcc.org/

Usability Professionals Association
URL: http://www.upassoc.org

D flag Verband Privater Rundfunk und Telekommunikation e.V. (VPRT)
URL: http://www.vprt.de/

Verband fur Informationswirtschaft (VIW) (AT)
URL: http://www.viw.or.at/

Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA)
URL: http://www.vesa.org/

Virtual Reality Society
URL: http://www.vrs.org.uk/

VoiceXML Forum (INT)
URL: http://www.voicexml.org

Web3D Consortium
URL: http://www.web3d.org

Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
URL: http://wi-consortium.org/

Web Services Interoperability Organisation / Forum (WS-I)
URL: http://www.ws-i.org/

Web Standards Project (WSP)
URL: http://www.webstandards.org

Wi-Fi Alliance
URL: http://www.wi-fi.org/

WiMedia Alliance
URL: http://www.wimedia.org/

Wireless Advertising Association
URL: http://www.waaglobal.org/

Wireless Internet Protocol Partnership (WIPP) (INT)
URL: http://www.tiaonline.org/standards/wipp/

Wireless Location Industry Association (INT)
URL: http://www.wliaonline.com/

Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) (INT)
URL: http://www.wfmc.org

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C )
URL: http://www.w3.org/

Wireless Multimedia Forum (INT)
URL: http://www.wmmforum.com/about_wmf.htm

Wireless Application Protocol Forum (INT)
URL: http://www.wapforum.org

World Organization of Webmasters
URL: http://www.world-webmasters.org/

USA flag X-ACT (XML vendor group)
URL: http://www.x-act.org


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