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Working Structure

The Committees, Working Parties and Working Groups of the IPTC are the backbone of the organisation. This page describes what each group contributes to the work of the IPTC.

The Committees conduct IPTC's activities at a more global level and are responsible for the business of the company.
The Working Parties are responsible for the development of specific technical matters. For some specific sub-area of work a Working Group takes responsibility.
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Board of Directors

ObjectivesTo take responsibility for the organisation as a whole and to develop the guidelines for the work of the IPTC.
Related standard

all

Related electronic forum
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IPTC Directors

Vincent Baby Stéphane GuérillotAndreas GebhardStuart Myles
Chairman
Vincent Baby
Thomson Reuters
Stéphane Guérillot
AFP
Andreas Gebhard
Getty Images
Stuart Myles
AP

Evan SandhausRobert Schmidt-NiaMichael SteidlGuowei Wu
Evan Sandhaus
NY Times
Robert Schmidt-Nia
DPA
Michael Steidl
Managing Director
IPTC
Guowei Wu
Xinhua


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EventsML-G2 Maintenance Working Group

ObjectivesMaintenance and further development of EventsML-G2 as news exchange format standard for event information in the news industry.
This Working Group is part of News Exchange Formats Working Party.
Related standard
EventsML-G2 - see web site
Related electronic forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eventsml-g2
WG Leads
XX
XX
Robert Schmidt-Nia
dpa
Johan Lindgren
TT
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News Codes Working Party

ObjectivesThe maintenance of all IPTC metadata controlled vocabularies branded as NewsCodes and the creation of new ones when required.
Related standard
The IPTC NewsCodes - see web site
Related electronic forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/newscodes
WP Leads

XX 
Heather Edwards
AP
 

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News Exchange Formats Maintenance Working Party

ObjectivesMaintenance and further development of all IPTC News Exchange Format standards ... see next line:
Related standard
EventsML-G2, NewsML-G2, NewsML 1, NITF
Related electronic forum
see the forums of the standards in the corresponding tables
WP Leads

The team of the Leads of the NewsML-G2, the EventsML-G2, the NITF and the NewsML1 Working Groups

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NewsML 1 Maintenance Working Group

ObjectivesPromote the use of NewsML as the standard packaging and syndication mechanism for multimedia news, by maintaining requirements and functional specifications, and specifying implementation guidelines and best practices.
This WG drives the future enhancements of the NewsML 1 standard and offers support to NewsML 1 users via an electronic forum.
Related standard
NewsML versions 1.x - see web site
Related electronic forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/newsml
WP Lead

Jayson Lorenzen
Jayson Lorenzen
Businesswire

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NewsML-G2 Maintenance Working Group

ObjectivesMaintenance and further development of NewsML-G2 as a news exchange standard to mark up any kind of general news content.
This Working Group is part of News Exchange Formats Working Party.
Related standard
NewsML-G2 - see web site
Related electronic forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/newsml-g2
WG Lead

Dave Compton
Dave Compton
Thomson Reuters

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NITF Maintenance Working Group

ObjectivesMaintenance and further development of the News Industry Text Format (NITF)
This Working Group is part of News Exchange Formats Working Party.
Related standard
NITF - see web site
Related electronic forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nitf
WP Leads

XXXX
Stuart Myles
The AP
Alan Karben
XML Team

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Photo Metadata Working Group

Objectives* The goal of this WG is to act as a special interest group regarding all photo metadata issues of the IPTC.
* The work is not focused on a single standard but will support all current IPTC standards in all photo related areas.
* The work done will cover in particular supporting the development and maintenance of generic IPTC metadata standards, the development of specific photo metadata standards and acting as a standing group of experts to respond to issues raised by external parties.
Related standard
IPTC Photo Metadata: IPTC Core and IPTC Extension
see web site
Related electronic forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iptc-photometadata
WG Leads

XX
Michael Steidl
IPTC

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Public Relations Committee

ObjectivesTo cover all aspects of IPTC's public relations.
Related standard
none - and all
Related electronic forum
none

 Chairpersons

Andreas GebhardJohn Evans
Andreas Gebhard
Getty Images
Chair
John Evans
Transtel
Vice-Chair

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Rights Expressions WG

ObjectivesDevelopment of means for expressing rights associated with news content.
Related standard
RightsML - see web site
Related electronic forum

WG Leads

XX
Stuart Myles
The AP

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Semantic Exchange Working Group

ObjectivesInvestigating the value in creating a semantic exchange, a system for identifying, establishing and publishing the links between the subject vocabularies of multiple news providers. 

Related standard
 
Related electronic forum
 
WG Lead

XX
Evan Sandhaus
New York Times

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Semantic Web Working Group

ObjectivesAn initative to reconcile Semantic Web technologies with publishing and exchanging news.
Related standard
rNews - see web site
Related electronic forum

WG Lead

XX
Stuart Myles
The AP

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Sports Content Working Party

ObjectivesThe goal of the Working Party is to identify common problems and areas of cooperation related to sport content. Specifically:
• Develop, maintain and promote the SportsML-G2 standard
• Support the development and implementation of other IPTC standards in areas relevant to sport
• Incorporate or develop other appropriate standards
• Act as a standing group of experts to respond to issues raised by external parties
Related standard
SportsML - see www.sportsml.org
Related electronic forum

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sportsml

WP Leads

XXXX
Paul Kelly
XML Team
Johan Lindgren
TT

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Standards Committee

ObjectivesThe Standards Committee is IPTC's body for formal approval of all standards and acts as steering group for the technical development of new standards and the ongoing review of all standards in use.
Related standard
all IPTC standards
Related electronic forum
no specific one
Chairperson

Stéphane Guérillot, AFP

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