The ISO/ANSI C++ Standards Committee(s)
Herb has served as secretary and then convener (chair) of the ISO and U.S. (ANSI/INCITS) C++ standards committee for over a decade. His main current interests are in the Evolution Working Group, working on language and library features for the next generation of the C++ standard (C++0x), particularly in the area of concurrency including the new threading libraries and memory model, as well as other extensions, notably lambda functions and closures.
The official names of the ISO and U.S. committees are:
These two groups together are often referred to in the singular as "the C++ committee" because they meet and do their work together. The meetings are always in the same room at the same time, and most votes are taken twice: a U.S. vote under one-company-one-vote rules to determine how the U.S. will vote a minute later in the immediately following ISO vote, followed by an ISO vote under one-country-one-vote rules to determine the ISO decision.
Here are some useful links related to the C++ committee and standard, on all compilers and platforms:
Of course, see also the links at the top and left of this page for links to lots of the most current and practical information about Standard C++ on all platforms, available right here at GotW.ca!