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.
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.
Alert regarding ISO/IEC 18031:2011
ISO/IEC 18031:2011 Information Technology - Security Techniques - Random bit generation contains a number of random bit generator mechanisms, one of which is known as the Dual_EC_DRBG. In recent months concerns have been expressed about the security of this mechanism. Read more (doc).
JTC 1 Information Technology creates Incubator Group on Mobile Applications
KATS, the Korean National Member of ISO and IEC, has proposed the creation of an Incubator Group Mobile Applications under the auspices of the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 Information technology. The tasks of the incubator group are
- to investigate in-depth the standardization gaps among existing standards developed by Consortia/SDOs in mobile application areas,
- to identify the common requirements for standards, if any, not being addressed in/by existing Consortia/SDOs in mobile application areas and
- to develop a New Work Item Proposal for JTC 1 based on the investigation and identification results, if necessary.
A more detailed description of the incubator proposal and the present composition of the incubator group is given in document JTC 1 N 11705. Experts interested in this work are kindly asked to contact the Convenor of the Incubator Group, Dr Seungyun Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org), for information on how to participate in the group.
Background information: ISO/IEC JTC 1 uses Incubator Groups to foster the generation of new standardization activities and preparatory work. Incubator Groups usually consist of a small to medium number of experts interested in a particular topic. Working from outside the normal JTC 1 committee structure the experts involved quickly create a proposal for possible standardization work. Once the proposal is finalized it is inputted into the ISO/IEC system of standardization. By using Incubator Groups to generate input JTC 1 has created a new channel for harvesting creative ideas for its standardization 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.