IEEE Year 2000 Standards
IEEE understands the global technology impact of the Year 2000 faced by all
industries. Sponsored by the Portable Applications
Standards Committee (PASC) of the IEEE Computer Society, the published standards
IEEE Std 2000.1-1999 and IEEE Std 2000.2-1999 are now available to the public
to download via our Web site, at no charge, as
valuable resources to benefit industry and their Year 2000 efforts.
IEEE Std 2000.1-1999 -- IEEE Standard for Information Technology -- Year
IEEE Std 2000.1-1999 defines the terms and concepts necessary for addressing
Y2K issues for information technology. The standard revises a previous
standard, approved in 1998, and includes changes in requirements for claims
of conformance. The new standard specifies that components and systems
perform correct date processing for a minimum of 10 years, including 1999
IEEE Std 2000.2-1999 -- IEEE Recommended Practice for Information Technology
-- Year 2000 Test Methods
This recommended practice describes the process, test methods, and remediation
for Year 2000 assessment and validation. It is intended for individuals
or organizations that develop, test, acquire, or use software, firmware,
or hardware. Due to the extremely wide range of platforms and applications
that are being tested for Y2K problems, this document cannot claim to provide
a complete or rigorous solution. Further, the document is not intended
to be used as a Y2K compliance verification suite. Rather, it is an extensive
compendium of recommended testing methods, only some of which may be applicable
for any single system or component.
Download Free IEEE Std 2000 Documents
IEEE standards are normally available only on a fee basis. However, as
a public service, the IEEE Standards Association is providing download
access to these standards as either approved drafts or in their final form
at no charge. Printed copies of the standards
may be purchased from IEEE Customer Service by calling +1 800-678-4333.
Please note that you will be asked to fill in your name and email address
prior to receiving your Y2K standard. Providing your name and email address
will allow the IEEE Standards Association to inform you of updates, revisions,
and any other changes or news concerning the IEEE Std 2000 documents. This
information will be used for internal IEEE purposes only.
For more information on these IEEE Computer Society standards, contact
the working group chair, Lowell Johnson, UNISYS Corporation.
Phone: +1 651 635 7305
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