IEC and ISO Joint Technical Committee (ISO/IEC JTC 1) for information technology began its week-long meeting in the Indian capital today. Hosted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), around 90 country delegates and chairs of JTC 1 subcommittees will discuss their work programmes for the development of international standards for ICT.
Among topics covered, Jim MacFie, Convenor of the ahG for outreach, noted that “JTC 1 participated in a very successful workshop together with IEC Technical Committee 100 for audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment, during the IEC GM held in Shanghai in October, which it could consider doing again”.
The workshop was an opportunity to for both committees to present their work with a view to possible future collaboration. JTC 1 experts detailed their activities for MPEG, the Joint Advisory which advises JTC 1 on emerging technology and innovation (JETI), IoT standardization activities, AR and VR, including a presentation of the Guideline for developing AR and VR based education and training systems, trustworthiness and autonomous and data rich vehicles. IEC TC 100 discussed its work for comfortable home entertainment, living and driving, as well as the growing voice control market in the home and beyond.
Phil Wennblom, Chair of JTC 1 took a moment to congratulate Miguel Banon, Osten Franberg, Jie Shen, Liu Tangli and Wei Wei – the five JTC 1 recipients of the prestigious IEC 1906 Award, which recognizes exceptional achievements of experts.
More about JTC 1 standardization activities
Technologies are changing how we live, do business, monitor our health and communicate. In just over two decades, smart devices, email, Internet and social media have largely replaced former communications channels.
Factories are more automated, car manufacturers are developing self-driving vehicles, while algorithms can already predict health problems before they develop.
Against this backdrop, the IEC and ISO Joint Technical Committee (ISO/IEC JTC 1) produces consensus-based international standards for information and communication technologies (ICT) for business and consumer applications.
Some examples of the work covered include: automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) techniques for RFID tags used in retail and supply chain management; biometrics, cards and personal identification, for accessing buildings and smart devices. The scope also covers AI, cloud computing, coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information, data management and exchange, IoT, IT security techniques, programming languages and system software interfaces, virtual reality and more.