Information Technology

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.

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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.

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.

JTC 1 releases preliminary reports on emerging areas of work:


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.


Web links Links to JTC 1 e-committees platform
Subcommittees/working groups JTC 1 working area (restricted access)
Meeting calendar Public information
Freely available standards General committee documents
Resources for standards development (including Directives, templates and IT tools) Approved JTC1 "PAS" submitters
ISO project portal Approved ARO - (Referenced Specification (RS) Originators)
Patents database Business plans
JTC1 Stabilized Standards (excel file) JTC1 Standing documents, Forms, Templates and Supplement
History of JTC1 (external link) Archive
  Collaborative ITU-T Projects

JTC 1 Chairperson

Ms. Karen Higginbottom, Chairperson of JTC1
Karen Higginbottom
Karen Higginbottom

JTC 1 Secretary

Mrs. Lisa Rajchel, Secretary of JTC1 and JTC1/SC38
Lisa Rajchel
Lisa Rajchel

JTC 1 facts and figures

Currently there are 2999 published ISO/IEC standards developed by committees in JTC 1 comprised of some 4500 registered technical experts from around the world. This page also includes information about scope, membership, published standards, work programme, business plans, committee structure and meetings.

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