International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

Abbreviations / Acronyms


ACTE:  Approvals Committee for Terminal Equipment (in the EC Commission)
ADLNB:  Association of Designated Laboratories and Notified Bodies
AECMA:  Association Européenne des Constructeurs de Matériel Aérospatial
AENOR:  Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación
AFME:  Asociación de Fabricantes de Material Eléctrico
AFNOR:  Association Française de Normalisation
AG:  General Assembly
AIE:  European Association of Electrical Contractors
AIE:  Agence Internationale de l'Energie
AMDEA:  Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances
AMN:   Asociación MERCOSUR de Normalización
ANEC:  European Consumer Voice in Standardization
ANFEL:  National Association of Manufacturers of Household Appliances (Spain)
ANIE:  Associazione Nazionale Industrie Elettrotecniche ed Elettroniche
ANSI:  American National Standards Institute
AOW:  Asian/Oceanic OSI Workshop
ASB:  Associated Body
ASEM:  Asia-Europe meeting
ASEM-TFAP:  ASEM Trade Facilitation Action Plan
ASRO:   Romanian Standards Association
ATEX:  Explosive Atmospheres
AUG:  Automotive Users Group

BAS:  Institute for Standardization of Bosnia & Herzegovina
BC:  Bon de Commande, mandate
BEAB:  British Electrotechnical Approvals Board
BEC:  British Electrotechnical Committee
BIS:  Bulgarian Institute for Standardization
BSI:  British Standards Institution
BT:  Technical Board
BTTF:   Technical Board Task Force
BTWG:  Technical Body Working Group

CA:   Administrative Board
CAD:  Computer Aided Design
CAM:  Computer Aided Manufacturing
CAPIEL:  Co-ordinating Committee for the Associations of Manufacturers of Industrial Electrical Switchgear and Controlgear in the European Union
CASCO:  ISO Council Committee on Conformity Assessment
CAUG:  Civil Aviation Users Group
CB:  Certification Board
CBEMA:  Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers Association (USA)
CCA:  CENELEC Certification Agreement
CCB:  CEN Certification Board
CCITT:  Certification for IT&T
CCMC:   CEN-CENELEC Management Centre
CEA:  Comité Européen des Assurances
CDV:  Committee Draft for Voting
CEB/BEC: Comité Electrotechnique Belge/Belgisch Elektrotechnisch Comité
CEC:  Commission of the European Communities
CECAPI:  European Committee of Electrical Installation Equipment Manufacturers
CECC:  Cenelec Electronic Components Committee
CECC CERT: CECC Certification Committee
CECED:  European Committee of Manufacturers of Domestic Equipment
CECIMO:  European Committee for Co-operation of the Machine Tool Industries
CEFIC:  European Chemical Council
CEI:  Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano
CELMA:  Association of National Manufacturers Associations for Luminaires and Electrotechnical Components for Luminaires in the European Union
CEN:  European Committee for Standardization
CENELEC: European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
CEPT:  European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations
CER:  Community of Railways & Infrastructure Companies
CERTLC:  Certification Liaison Committee
CES:  Swiss Electrotechnical Committee
CFITT:  Certification for IT&T
CGI:  Computer Graphics Interface
CGM:  Computer Graphics Metafile
CLC:  CENELEC (in document references)
CIGOS:  Canadian Interest Group on Open Systems
COCIR:  European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industries
CODUS DB: Codus Database Users Group
COGEN:  European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration
CONCIT:  Comitato nazionale di coordinamento per le technologie dell’informazione
COS:  Corporation for Open Systems
COSINE:  Cooperation for OSI Networking in Europe
COTREL:  Committee of Associations of European Transformers Manufacturers
CR:  CEN Report
CSB: Companion Standardization Body

CTR:  Common Technical Regulation
CTS:  Conformance Testing Service
CWA:   CEN or CENELEC Workshop Agreement
CYS:   Cyprus Organization for Standardization

D:  German
dav:  date of availability
DEMKO:  Danish Electrical Material Control
DG:  Directorate General (European Commission)
DIN:  Deutsches Institut für Normung
DIS:  Draft International Standard
DKE:  Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik im DIN und VDE
doa:   date of announcement
dop:   date of publication
dor:  date of ratification
dow:  date of withdrawal
DPS:  General Directorate of Standardization (Albania)
DS:  Danish Standard
DSSU: State Committee of Ukraine on Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy
DZNM:  State Office for Standardization and Metrology (Croatia)



E:  English
EA:  European Cooperation for Accreditation
EAAB:  European Accreditation Advisory Board
EAC:  European Accreditation of Certification
EACEM:  European Association of Consumer Electronics Manufacturers
EAL:  European Accreditation of Laboratories
EBU:  European Broadcasting Union
EC:  European Commission
ECCA:  European Cable Communications Association
ECI:  European Copper Institute
ECITC:  European Committee for IT&T Testing and Certification
ECITC/OTL: ECITC Group on OSI Testing Liaison
ECMA:  European Computer Manufacturers Association
ECOS:  European Environmental Citizens' Organization for Standardization
ECQAC:  Electronic Components Quality Assurance Committee
ECSS:  European Cooperation for Space Standardization
ECTEL:  European Telecommunications and Professional Electronics Industry
ECTRA:  European Committee for Telecommunications Regulatory Affairs
EDI:  Electronic Data Interchange
EDIFACT: EDI for Administration, Commerce and Trade
EDMA:  European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association
EEA:  European Economic Area
EECA:  European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association
EEPCA:  European Electrical Products Certification Association
EFSG:  European Fire and Security Group
EFCO & HPA:  European Federation of Organizations and Holiday Park Associations
EFTA:  European Free Trade Association
EG:  Expert Group
EG CT:  (EWOS) Expert Group on Conformance Testing
EICTA:  The Voice of the European Digital Technology
EIM: European Rail Infrastructure Managers
ELSECOM: European Electrotechnical Sectoral Committee for Testing and Certification
ELC:  European Lighting Council
ELOT:  Hellenic Organization for Standardization
EMC:  Electromagnetic Compatibility
EMEDCA:  European Active Medical Devices Certification Agreement
EMUG:  European MAP User Group
  European Standard
ENEC:  European Norms Electrical Certification
ENS:  European Nervous System
ENS-CC:  ENS Certification Center
EOTC:    European Organization for Testing and Certification
EPHOS:  European Procurement Handbook for Open Systems
EPIA:  European Photovoltaic Industry Association
EPSMA:  European Power Supply Manufacturers Association
EPTA:  European Power Tool Association
ESA/ESTEC: European Space Research and Technology Centre
ESCIF:   European Sectoral Committee for Intrusion and Fire Protection
ESO’s:  European Standards’ Organizations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI)
ESONE:  Committee for European Studies on Norms for Electronics
ESPRIT:  European Strategic Program for Research and Development in IT
ETCI:  Electro-Technical Council of Ireland
ETCOM:  European Testing Consortium for Office and Manufacturing (Agreement Group)
ETRI:  Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (South Korea)
ETS:  European Telecommunications Standard
ETS:  Executible Test Suite
ETSI:  European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EU:   European Union
EUCOMED: European Confederation of Medical Associations
EURALARM: Association of European Manufacturers and Installers of Fire and Security Systems
EURELECTRIC: Union of the Electricity Industry
EUROBAT: Association of European Storage Battery Manufacturers
EuroCableLabs: European Cable Communications Association
EUROCAE: European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment
EUROLAB: European Federation of National Associations of Measurement, Testing and Analytical Laboratories
EUROPACABLE: European Confederation of Associations of Manufacturers of Insulated Wires and Cables
EVA:  European Vending Association
EVS:  Estonian Centre for Standardization
EWOS:  European Workshop for Open Systems
EZU:  Electrotechnical Testing Institute



F:  French
FDT:  Formal Description Technique
FDIS:  Final Draft International Standard
FIEC:  European Construction Industry Federation
FIPS:  Federal Information Processing Standard (USA)
FME:  Association of Metal and Electrotechnical Industries
FprEN:  Draft European Standard for formal vote
FTAM:  File Transfer Access and Management



GCI:  Graphical Computer Interface
GKS:  Graphical Kernel System
GLATC:  Graphics and Languages Testing and Certification
GOSIP:  Government Open Systems Interconnection Profile
GPA:  GATT Agreement

HAR:  Agreement on the use of a commonly agreed marking for cables and cords complying with harmonized specifications
HD:  Harmonization Document
HoD:  Heads of Delegation
HZN:  Croatia Standards Institute



IAF:  International Accreditation Forum
IBN/BNI: Institut Belge de Normalisation/Belgisch Instituut voor Normalisatie
ICS:  International Classification for Standards
IEC:  International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC CAB: IEC Conformity Assessment Board
IECQ:  IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components
IEEE:  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
I-ETS:  Interim European Telecommunications Standard
IIOC:  Independent International Organisation for Certifcation
ILAC:  International Laboratory Accreditation Conference
INNORPI:  Institut National de la Normalisation et de la Propriété Intellectuelle (Tunisie)
INTAP:  Interoperability Technology Association for Information Processing (Japan)
INTEC:  Independent Terminal Testing and Certification Consortium
IMQ:  Istituto Italiano del Marchio di Qualità
IPQ:  Instituto Português da Qualidade
IPR:  Intellectual Property Rights
IR:  (CENELEC) Internal Regulations
ISDN:  Integrated Services Digital Network
ISO:  International Organization for Standardization
ISP:  International Standardized Profile
ISRM:  Standardization Institute of the Republic of Macedonia
ISS:  Institute of Standardization of Serbia
Isss:  (CEN/Isss) Information Society Standardization System
IST:  Icelandic Standards
IT:  Information Technology
IT&T:  Information Technology and Telecommunications
ITSTC:  Information Technology Steering Committee (for the coordination of CEN, CENELEC and ETSI activities in the IT field)
ITU:  International Telecommunication Union



JCAG:  Joint Commercial Advisory Group
JPG:  Joint Presidents Group
JTC:  Joint Technical Committee (ISO/IEC)
JWG:  Joint Working Group



KEMA:  Testing Research and Development and Engineering Consultant to the Electric Power Industry
KONNEX Association: European Home and Building Electronic Systems Association



LAN:  Local Area Network
LCIE:  Laboratoire Central des Industries Electriques
LIF:  Lighting Industry Federation
LOVAG:  Low Voltage Agreement Group
LST:  Lithuanian Standards Board
LVE-CCC: Low Voltage Electrical Equipment Certification Coordination Committee
LVD:  Low Voltage Directive
LVS:  Latvian Standard



MAP:  Manufacturing Automation Protocol
MB:  Moniteur Belge
MEEI:  Hungarian Institute for Testing and Certification of Electrical Equipment
MEP:  Member of European Parliament
MHS:  Message Handling Service
MITI:  Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (Japan)
MoU:  Memorandum of Understanding
MRA:  Mutual Recognition Arrangement
MSA:   Malta Standards Authority
MSZT:  Hungarian Standards Institution
MUAHAG:  Military Usage and Harmonization Advisory Group



NAPCTC:  North American Policy Council for OSI Testing and Certification
NCB:  National Certification Body
NEC:  Nederlands Elektrotechnisch Comité
NEK:  Norsk Elektroteknisk Komite
NEMKO:  Norwegan Board for Testing and Approval of Electrical Equipment
NET:  Norme Européenne de Telecommunications
NIST:  National Institute for Standardization and Technology
NMF:  Network Management Forum
NNI:  Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut
NORMAPME: European Office of Crafts, Trades and Small and medium sized enterprises for standardization
NSA: NATO Standardization Agency
NSAI:  National Standard Authority of Ireland
NSF:  Norges Standardiseringsforbund
NSO:  National Standards Organisation
NSSA:  National Statement of Surveillance Arrangements
NTA:  National Telecom Agency (Denmark)
NTRAC:  New Technical Regulations Applications Committee
NTR:  Notifications of Test Results
NVLAP:  National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Programme (USA)



OCG:  OSTC Certification Group
ODP:  Open Distributed Processing
OIW:  OSI Implementors’ Workshop (within NIST)
OJEU:  Official Journal of the European Union (formerly known as OJEC)
OIML:  International Organization of Legal Metrology
ON:  Österreichisches Normungsinstitut
ONC:  Organisme National de Certification (National Certification Organization)
ONH:  Organisme National Habilité (National Authorized Institution)
ONS:  Organisme National de Surveillance (National Supervising Inspectorate)
ORGALIME: European federation of national industrial associations representing the European mechanical, electrical, electronic and metal articles industries
OSI:  Open Systems Interconnection
OSITOP:  Open Systems Interconnection/Technical and Office Protocols (user association)
OSTC:  Open Systems Testing Consortium (Agreement Group)
OTL:  OSI Testing Liaison (ECITC)
OV:  Order Voucher
ÖVE:  Österreichischer Verband für Elektrotechnik



PAPG:  Peer Assessment Permanent Group
PAS:  Publicly Available Specifications
PC:  Programming Committee
PCBC:  Polish Centre for Testing and Certification
PICS:  Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement
PIXIT:   Protocol Implementation eXtra Information for Testing
PKN:  Polish Committee for Standardization
PNE:  Rules for presentation of European Standards
POSAT:  POSIX Agreement Group on Testing
POSI:  Promoting Conference for OSI (Japan)
POSIX:  unix-based operating system standardised by IEEE and ISO/IEC
PQ:  Primary Questionnaire
prEN:  Draft of a European Standard
PSDN:  Packet Switched Data Network
PSTS:  Profile Specific Test Specificiation
PT:  Project Team
PTS:  Profile Test Specification



QA:  Quality Assurance
QAP:  Quality Assessment Procedures
QMS:  Quality Management System
QS:  Quality System


RA:  Recognition Arrangement
RD:  Reference document
RWS/CC:  Regional Workshop Coordination Committee
RTTE:  Radio equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment


SC:  Subcommittee
SCC:  Standards Council of Canada
SCTR:  System Conformance Test Report
SDL:  System Description Language (formal definition)
SEE:  Service de l'Energie de l'Etat (Organisme Luxembourgeois de normalisation)
SEK:  Svensk Elstandard
SEMKO:  Swedish Board for Testing and Approval of Electrical Equipment
SESKO:  Standardization in Finland
SEV:  Slovak Electrotechnical Committee
SFS:  Suomen Standardisoimisliitto
SFS:  Svensk författningssamling
SGML:  Standard Generalised Mark-up Language
SIG:  Special Interest Group
SIS:  Swedish Standards Institute
SIST:  Slovenian Institute for Standardization
SMB:  Standardization Management Board
SMT:  Supervised Manufacturer’s Testing
snc:  special national condition
SNV:  Schweizerische Normen-Vereinigung
SOGITS:  Senior Officials Group on Information Technology Standardization
SOGT:  Senior Officials Group on Telecommunications
SPAG:  Standards Promotion and Application Group
SQA:  Software Quality Assurance
STRI:  Icelandic Council for Standardization
SUTN:  Slovak Standards Institute
SWG-CA:  JTC 1 Special Working Group on Conformity Assessment


TAS:  Technology Approval Schedules
TAIEX:  Technical Assistance and Information Exchange
T&C:  Testing and CertificationTC:  Technical Committee
TC ATM:  Technical Committee on Advanced Testing Methods; precursor to TC MTS
TC MTS:  Technical Committee on Methods for Testing and Specification
TIE:  Toy Industries Europe
TLFF/C+C: Technical Level Feeders Forum/Conformance and Certification
TME:  European association of toys manufacturers
TOP:  Technical Office Protocols
TOR:  Terms of Reference
TMP:  Testing at Manufacturer’s Premises
TR:  Technical Report
TRAC:  Technical Recommendations Application Committee; precursor to NTRAC
TS:  Technical Specification
TSE:  Turkish Standards Institution
TSS:  Test Suite Structure
TSS&TP:  Test Suite Structure and Test Purpose
TTC:  Telecommunications Technology Committee (Japan)
TTCN:  Tree and Tabular Combined Notation (test specification language)
TUAG:  Telecommunication Users Advisory Group
TUTB:  European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety

UAP:  Unique Acceptance Procedure
UIC:  International Union of Railways
UN/ECE:  United Nations - Economic and Social Council
UNICE:  Union of Industrial and Employers’ Confederations of Europe
UNMZ: The Czech Office for Standards, Metrology and Testing
UQ:  Updating Questionnaire
UTE:  Union Technique de l'Electricité et de la Communication



VDE-PZI: Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker - Prüfzeichen Institut


WAN:  Wide Area Network
WECC:  Western European Calibration Cooperation
WELAC:  Western European Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
WFMTUG:  World Federation of MAP/TOP User Groups
WG:  Working Group
WTO:  World Trade Organization


ZSMP:  Institute for Standards, Metrology and Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina