ACPI SPECIFICATION WORKING GROUP
Abbreviated name of Work Group: ASWG
Charter: The group’s scope is to manage and evolve the definition of the “Advanced Configuration and Power Interface” specification (ACPI Spec). The purpose of the specification is to define flexible and extensible interfaces for system configuration, power management and RAS (Reliability, Availability, Supportability) features useful for systems across all market segments from embedded and ultra-mobile devices to the enterprise servers. ACPI normally includes static tables for platforms to communicate system information to the OS during early boot and a name space with control methods as primary runtime interfaces between platform firmware and operating systems software.
Work Group Chairs: Mark Doran, Intel & Dong Wei, Arm
INDUSTRY COMMUNICATIONS WORK GROUP
Abbreviated name of Work Group: ICWG
Charter: The charter of the ICWG is to build awareness of and encourage industry adoption to the UEFI specifications through a variety of educational, promotional and marketing programs. The ICWG will interact and collaborate with the ODM and OEM community, industry partners, peer SIG/Consortium groups, and industry media outlets to achieve their awareness and adoption goals. The ICWG will own the responsibility for external communications regarding the progress and success of the UEFI Forum. This working group will develop the necessary technical and marketing communications vehicles such as press releases, news articles, white papers, presentations, collateral and the like. The ICWG will help to establish Marketing and PR guidelines for member companies to ensure consistency of message content and timing related to UEFI activities.
Work Group Chair: Dick Wilkins, Phoenix Technologies, Ltd.
PLATFORM INITIALIZATION WORK GROUP
Abbreviated name of Work Group: PIWG
Charter: The scope of the work group is as follows: The PEI and DXE specifications authored by Intel and other related specifications as mutually agreed to by a majority of the work group. Implementations of these specifications are intended to serve as firmware for initializing a computer system and are intended to be implementations below the interface layer presented by the UEFI Specification. Implementations of PEI and DXE would not be required for UEFI compliance.
Work Group Chair: Mark Doran, Intel
UEFI SPECIFICATION WORK GROUP
Abbreviated name of Work Group: USWG
Charter: The group’s scope is to manage and evolve the definition of the “Unified Extensible Firmware Interface” specification (UEFI Spec). The purpose of the specification is to define programmatic interfaces and related data structures and conventions that are used in the transfer of control between platform firmware and operating systems software. In addition, programmatic interfaces in the pre-OS environment that address the needs of both add-in card adapter boot support and manufacturing test and automation are considered in scope. UEFI only provides a very limited number of runtime services. In support of the main specification work, the group was also authorized to work on a “UEFI Driver Writer’s Guide” and any similar materials that will assist in development of products that work with the UEFI Spec.
Work Group Chair: Mark Doran, Intel
UEFI TEST WORK GROUP
Abbreviated name of Work Group: UTWG
Charter: The group is responsible for (1) endorsing a Self Certifying Test Suite for the “Unified Extensible Firmware Interface” specification (UEFI Spec), (2) endorsing the open-source Self Certifying Test Suite for the “Platform Initialization” specifications (PI Specs), (3) endorsing a Self Certifying Test Suite for the “Advanced Configuration and Power Interface” specification (ACPI Spec).
Work Group Chair: Samer El-Haj-Mahmoud, Arm