Our Special Interest Groups (SIG) work over a certain period to define and develop new versions for the Energistics standards. Prior to releasing a new version, it is offered to the industry at large for review and comment. Please note that feedback can be made whether your organization is a member of the SIG or not. The review period is always accompanied by a deadline for such submissions. The information garnered during this process is reviewed by the SIG, and can result either in a path directly to a new version, or the publishing of a new release candidate.