ISO/IEC JTC 1
Information Technology Standards
The JTC 1 vision
JTC 1 is the standards development environment
where experts come together to develop worldwide Information and Communication Technologies
(ICT) standards for business and consumer applications. Additionally, JTC
1 provides the standards approval environment for integrating diverse and complex ICT technologies.
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), Long term business plan (pdf, 76 kB).
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.
See also: Hollywood presents Emmy Award to ITU, ISO and IEC and Second Emmy award for ISO/IEC MPEG-4 AVC standard
JTC 1 facts and figures
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.