Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

COMP 475: System Standards and Requirements

Credit Hours





Introduction to the standards creation processes used by the computing and communications industry to generate technical and product standards. These standards influence world-wide growth of technology and often determine market success of companies. The course covers the structure and purpose of key formal and ad hoc standards groups across the world, explores the steps from the recognition of the need to the formal standard approval, introduces the processes, mechanisms, and technologies used to create standards, and gives special emphasis to the impact of the Open Source movement on software standards.