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.
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Currently there are 3197 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.
JTC 1 releases preliminary reports on emerging areas of work: