The SAC manages the standards development process. The SAC ensures that the SISO Vision and Product Nominations (PNs) are used as the foundation for developing SISO Products. The SAC establishes criteria for the review of PNs and development of SISO Products. The criteria is developed to reflect SISO community priorities and will be refined and reviewed at regular intervals.
The SAC is responsible for PN processing. For approved PNs, the SAC forms Product Development Groups (PDGs) to develop the nominated product, facilitates virtual/electronic election of officers, tracks progress, provides management where needed, and dissolves groups as required. The SAC approves all technical products before making a recommendation for approval to the SISO Executive Committee (EXCOM).
The SAC elects from its membership a Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. The SAC Chair serves as an ex officio member of the EXCOM. The Vice-Chair serves as an ex officio member of the Conference Committee.
In 2003 the IEEE Computer Society (CS) Standards Activities Board (SAB) recognized SISO SAC as the Computer / Simulation Interoperability (C/SI) Standards Committee to oversee development and support of SISO-sponsored IEEE Standards. The SISO SAC Chair or Vice-Chair serve as SISO's primary contact for all IEEE Standards activities. Memberships in the IEEE Standards Association and IEEE CS are required to serve as the C/SI SISO SAC Representative.
The SAC is a Category C Liaison to the International Organization for Standardization / International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC)
JTC 1 — Joint Technical Committee Information technology
SC 24 — Subcommittee Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation
WG 8 — Working Group Environmental representation
The SAC Chair serves as liaison or appoints from the SISO membership a liaison to any international standards organizations with which SISO establishes a relationship.
SAC members serve as Technical Activity Directors (TADs) for one or more groups for which SAC has oversight.