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			Acceptance Testing - 




The testing performed by a user to determine that an automated system (equipment or software) for a specific task or environment, e.g., a translator for a specific application and interchange format, performs according to specification. 




 Acronym: AT





 Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Fairfax CALS Shared Resource Center, 1994





	
	
Related Terms: Acceptance Testing - acquisition | hardware | manufacturing | software | specification | technology |

ACE - Action by the Community relating to the Environment, for promotion of clean technology and the recycling of waste products. Acronym: ACE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ACE - international | trade |

AEMI - Advanced Environment for Medical Image Interpretation, an AIM project. Acronym: AEMI Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: AEMI - international | trade |

AMPES - An ESPRIT project on advanced logical programming environments. Acronym: AMPES Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: AMPES - international | trade |

AQUARIUS - A 1987 project on safeguarding the marine environment. Acronym: AQUARIUS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: AQUARIUS - international | trade |

ATMOSPHERE - Atmospheric Monitoring System for Protection of Health and Environment from Risky Emissions, an Atmospheric Pollution. An element of environment policy since the mid-1980s, with several directives on car emissions and industrial pollution. Future proposals include the introduction of a carbon tax. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ATMOSPHERE - international | trade |

Black List - An inventory of dangerous substances discharged into the marine environment, first drawn up in 1976. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Black List - international | trade |

CHRISTINE - Characteristics and Requirements of Information Systems based on Traffic Data in an Integrated Network Environment, a DRIVE project. Acronym: CHRISTINE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: CHRISTINE - international | trade |

CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacturing, an ESPRIT project on the use of information technology in industrial environments. Acronym: CIM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: CIM - international | trade |

Community Bureau of Reference - An agency set up to improve the reliability of physical measurements in agriculture, foodstuffs , the environment and health. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Community Bureau of Reference - international | trade |

Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (1) - The application of information technology to the management of complete systems or subsystems within a manufacturing environment, characterized by the integration of many separate applications such as CAD, CAM, CAE, and robotics together with commercial applications such as stock control, spares ordering, and process planning. Acronym: CIM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from Joan Smith, "An Introduction to CALS: The Strategy and the Standards", 1990

Related Terms: Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (1) - computer | computer-aided design | integration | management | manufacturing | technology |

CORINE - A 1984 programme on the collection of data on the natural environment. Acronym: CORINE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: CORINE - international | trade |

CRAFT (1) - Cooperative Research Action for Technology, a 1989 initiative to encourage smaller enterprises to collaborate with each other in new and environmentally helpful research and technology. Acronym: CRAFT Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: CRAFT (1) - international | trade |

Data Item Description - A DID identifies specific data requirements, which may include the format of a report used to display the data. Most current DID's were prepared with only the hard copy (paper, aperture card, etc.) document environment in mind. In a CALS environment, two aspects of data acquisition must be examined to Acronym: DID Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Department of Defense, United States Government "Military Handbook 59-B", 1993

Related Terms: Data Item Description - acquisition | contracting | data | procurement | software | specification |

DIMPE - Distributed Integrated Multimedia Publishing Environment, a RACE project. Acronym: DIMPE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: DIMPE - international | trade |

DRIVE - Dedicated Road Infrastructure for Vehicle Safety in Europe, a major initiative begun in 1988 to apply information technology to the improvement of road safety and the reduction of environmental pollution by road traffic. Acronym: DRIVE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: DRIVE - international | trade |

ECDIN - Environmental Chemicals Data and Information Network, a database. Acronym: ECDIN Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ECDIN - international | trade |

Eco-Counsellors - People appointed in twelve selected cities to conduct public relations exercises on environment policy during the European Year of the Environment (EYE). Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Eco-Counsellors - international | trade |

Eco-Management and Audit Scheme - A 1993 initiative to promote awareness and the practice of responsible environmental management in industry. Acronym: EMAS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Eco-Management and Audit Scheme - international | trade |

ENDOC - An on-line directory of environmental data, abandoned in 1989. Acronym: ENDOC Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ENDOC - international | trade |

ENEX - A Commission database on environmental research. Acronym: ENEX Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ENEX - international | trade |

ENGUIDE - A Commission database of bibliographic information on the environment. Acronym: ENGUIDE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ENGUIDE - international | trade |

ENLEX - A database of EC environmental legislation and law. Acronym: ENLEX Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ENLEX - international | trade |

ENREP - A directory of environmental research programmes within the EC. Acronym: ENREP Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ENREP - international | trade |

ENVIREG - A 1990 programme for encouraging regions to utilize resources for economic development more efficiently, within the context of environmental protection. Acronym: ENVIREG Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: ENVIREG - international | trade |

Environment Policy - Given policy competence in the Single European Act (SEA), but a policy concern since 1972 through a series of five-year action programmes. The main principles are that the polluter must pay the costs of environmental rehabilitation, prevention rather than cure, and the environment taken into account in all EC policy Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Environment Policy - international | trade |

EPOCH - European Programme on Climatology and Natural Hazards, begun in 1990, to build a scientific and technical support for environment policy. Acronym: EPOCH Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: EPOCH - international | trade |

European Environment Agency - Established in 1990, but operating only in 1993, to collect information on environmental questions and problems. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: European Environment Agency - international | trade |

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - Established in 1975 to research and formulate policy proposals on improving the living and working environments of employees. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - international | trade |

GIPE - Generation of Interactive Programming Environments, an ESPRIT project. Acronym: GIPE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: GIPE - international | trade |

GREEN - General research in the Environment for Eastern European Nations, a 1993 initiative to raise Eastern European knowledge of scientific and technical resources for reducing energy and industrial pollution. Acronym: GREEN Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: GREEN - international | trade |

Green Labelling - Environmentally friendly labels (eco-labels) on products which have passed certain specified tests. Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Green Labelling - international | trade |

HAZMAT - Hazardous materials, as classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Transport of hazardous materials is strictly regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Acronym: HAZMAT Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: HAZMAT - environmental | trucking |

HOME - Highly Optimized Microscope Environment, an AIM project. Acronym: HOME Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: HOME - international | trade |

IDEF0 - A functional modeling method for complex manufacturing environment which when graphically represented show the structural relationships between the manufacturing processes. Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Source: Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom "Open Systems in Manufacturing"

Related Terms: IDEF0 - IDEF1 | manufacturing | model | modeling | process |

INFORM - Information Management and Decision Support in High Dependency Environments, an AIM project. Acronym: INFORM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: INFORM - international | trade |

Interactive Electronic Technical Manual - An interactive, intelligent access environment for large volumes of graphical and text-based technical information. It provides a complete electronic technical manual that is linked to text, drawings, photographs, [video] and fault isolation procedures. [MIL-M-87268] National Security Industrial Association. "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference". Acronym: IETM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Interactive Electronic Technical Manual - information management | maintenance | support | technical data | technical manual | technology |

LIDAR - Light Detection and Range, an environmental research programme. Acronym: LIDAR Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: LIDAR - international | trade |

LIFE - A 1992 financial instrument to provide aid for environmental activities. Acronym: LIFE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: LIFE - international | trade |

Life-Cycle Management System - A set of processes (which may include computer-aided software engineering tools) which facilitate the creation, tailoring, and navigation of a system development life cycle. A life cycle management system may take the form of an integrated project support environment or an estimating system linked to a project scheduling and tracking Acronym: CMS Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Life-Cycle Management System - acquisition | engineering | logistics | management | software | system | process |

MAST - Marine Science and Technology, a 1989 initiative to improve knowledge, management and protection of the marine environment, and the development of new techniques for the exploitation of its resources. Acronym: MAST Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MAST - international | trade |

Medium - A system or environment in which something functions or operates; a channel or pathway; or a means or method of operation.

Related Terms: Medium - channel | environment | function | operation | system | transportation |

MEDSPA - Mediterranean Special Programme of Action, a 1991 initiative on the protection and improvement of the environment in the Mediterranean region. Acronym: MEDSPA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MEDSPA - international | trade |

MERMAID - Marine Environment Remote-Controlled Measuring and Integrated Detection, an MERMAIDS. Mediterranean Eddy Resolving Modelling and Interdisc Studies, a MAST project. Acronym: MERMAID Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: MERMAID - international | trade |

National Institute of Standards and Technology - Created in 1901 as the National Bureau of Standards and renamed in 1988, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) works to strengthen U.S. industry's international competitiveness, advance science, and improve public health, safety and the environment. NIST conducts science and engineering research in commercially important fields such as Acronym: NIST Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Sharon J Kemmerer Department of Commerce, United States Government "CALS Testing Programs, Status and Strategy" October 1992

Related Terms: National Institute of Standards and Technology - business | government | industry | international | standard | technology | trade |

NETT - See Network for Environmental Technology Transfer. Acronym: NETT Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: NETT - international | trade | Network for Environmental Technology Transfer |

Network for Environmental Technology Transfer - An initiative on developing and applying environmentally friendly technologies through improved collaboration between industries and scientists. Acronym: NETT Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Network for Environmental Technology Transfer - international | trade |

NORSPA - North Sea Special Programme of Action, a 1991 initiative on improving the quality of the North Sea environment. Acronym: NORSPA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: NORSPA - international | trade |

PAMINA - A 1992 project on cross-national collaboration between adjacent border regions on the environment, tourism and transport. Acronym: PAMINA Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: PAMINA - international | trade |

Portable Operating System Interface - This standard defines a C programming language source interface to an operating system environment. This standard is used by computing professionals involved in system and application software development and implementation. [TBITS 7.1.] Government also endorses POSIX, i.e. TBITS 7.1.] Acronym: POSIX Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency

Related Terms: Portable Operating System Interface - computer | exchange | interface | software | system |

Rapid Response Manufacturing - One of the major objectives of RRM is to create an engineering information environment that is accessible and useful for multiple engineering and manufacturing applications. Accepted robust standards for process and product data storage and exchange, which commercial vendors actively support, are a necessary ingredient of the infrastructure being developed Acronym: RRM Reference: ECRC University of Scranton / Defense Logistics Agency Included with permission from: National Security Industrial Association "CALS Expo '93, Proceedings and Reference"

Related Terms: Rapid Response Manufacturing - acquisition | logistics | manufacturing | parts | procurement | product | production | rapid acquisition of manufactured parts | standard | supply | support |

REM - Radioactive Environmental Monitoring, a Joint Research Centre (JRC) database. Acronym: REM Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: REM - international | trade |

RESEAU - A database and monitoring network in CADDIA on environmental, agricultural and urban development. Acronym: RESEAU Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: RESEAU - international | trade |

SAFE - Standard Authoring Facility Environment, a Safety. See Health and Safety. Acronym: SAFE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: SAFE - international | trade |

Science and Technology for Environmental Protection - A 1989 initiative for research in a specified set of environmental areas. Acronym: STEP Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: Science and Technology for Environmental Protection - international | trade |

SEAMOS - Sea Environmental Monitoring System, an SECA/SECB/SECS. the national accounts domain on CRONOS. Acronym: SEAMOS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: SEAMOS - international | trade |

SEDOS - Software Environment for the Design of Open Distributed Systems, an ESPRIT project. Acronym: SEDOS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: SEDOS - international | trade |

SPECS - Specification Environment for Communications Software, a RACE project. Acronym: SPECS Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: SPECS - international | trade |

STEP - See Science and Technology for Environmental Protection. Acronym: STEP Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: STEP - international | trade | Science and Technology for Environmental Protection |

TELEMAN - A 1989 research and training programme on remote handling in hazardous nuclear environments. Acronym: TELEMAN Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: TELEMAN - international | trade |

TWE - Technology, Work and Environment, a FAST project. Acronym: TWE Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: TWE - international | trade |

VISIMAR - Visualization and Simulation of Marine environmental Processes, an Voluntary Export Restraints (VERs). Bilateral agreement between the EC and other countries where the latter voluntarily agree to limit the volume of their exports to the EC of particular products. Acronym: VISIMAR Reference: Professor Derek Urwin, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K., http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~pol028/index.htm

Related Terms: VISIMAR - international | trade |


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