The JTC 1 vision
JTC 1 is the standards development environment
where experts come together to develop worldwide Information and Communication Technology
(ICT) standards for business and consumer applications. Additionally, JTC 1 provides the
standards approval environment for integrating diverse and complex ICT technologies. These
standards rely upon the core infrastructure technologies developed by JTC 1 centers of expertise complemented
by specifications developed in other organizations.
For more information: JTC 1 mission and principles, JTC 1 Value Proposition (pdf, 127 kB) and the The Delta Value of JTC 1 as a provider of International Standards (pdf, 79 kB), Strategic business plan (pdf, 170 kB).
Since its inception in 1987, JTC 1 has brought about a number of very successful and relevant ICT standards in the fields of multimedia (e.g.: MPEG), IC cards ("smart cards"), ICT security, database query and programming languages as well as character sets, to name just a few.
In 2012, JTC 1 celebrated 25 years of successful ICT International Standards development (1987 - 2012). Read "25 years of JTC 1 - We've come a long way!" for more information on this momentous milestone.
The final report of the JTC 1 Study Group on Cloud Computing (SGCC) is now available. The report, prepared by JTC 1/SC 38 (Distributed application platforms and services) identifies the future work of JTC 1/SC 38 in the area of Cloud Computing, and provides a basis for JTC 1/SC 38 working with other relevant JTC1 sub committees and with groups in other standards developing organizations.
How to get involved
If you want to get involved in the work of JTC 1 you must contact the ISO Member or IEC National Committee in your country. Not all ISO members or IEC National Committees are members of JTC 1. Membership may be different for the sub-committees of JTC 1.