The establishment of the Joint Coordination Activity on Software-Defined Networking (JCA-SDN), has been approved by ITU-T TSAG in June 2013. Mr. Takashi Egawa (NEC, Japan) was appointed as the Chairman and Ms Ying Cheng (China Unicom, China) as the vice chair of JCA-SDN, which will report its progress to TSAG
Joint Coordination Activity on technical aspects of telecommunication networks to support the Internet (JCA-Res178) was established in November 2012 by World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-12), pursuant to Resolution 178 ‘ITU role in organizing the work on technical aspects of telecommunication networks to support the Internet’ of the ITU Plenipotentiary (Guadalajara, 2010). The scope of the JCA-Res178 is to coordinate and identify ITU-T work on aspects of telecommunication networks to support the Internet that help advance network evolution, capacity, continuity, interoperability and security, through contribution-based work; and to coordinate ITU-T contributions to the implementation of WSIS. JCA-Res178 reports to TSAG
The joint coordination activity on child online protection (JCA-COP) was established in April 2012. The purpose of the JCA-COP is to coordinate the ITU-T child online protection (COP) work amongst the ITU-T study groups, and to liaise with ITU-R and ITU-D as well as with the Council Working Group on Child Online Protection. JCA-COP is open, but (to restrict its size) should primarily be limited to official representatives from the relevant ITU-T, ITU-R and ITU-D study groups as well as from the Council Working Group on Child Online Protection. JCA-COP may also include invited experts and invited representatives of other relevant SDOs and forums, as appropriate. JCA-COP reports to ITU-T SG17
TSAG, at its meeting of January 2012, established the JCA-Cloud. The scope of JCA-Cloud is coordination of the ITU-T cloud computing standardization work within ITU-T and coordination of the communication with standards development organizations and forums also working on Cloud Computing protocols and standards.
The JCA-IoT coordinates the ITU-T work related to Internet of Things, taking into account standardization activities performed in other bodies. It continues the work performed by JCA-NID since 2006 with a slight revised Terms of Reference. The name change from JCA-NID
was approved by TSAG meeting on 8-11 February 2011 in Geneva. Mr. Hyoung Jun Kim (ETRI, Korea) is the Convener of this activity. JCA-IoT is open to members and designated representatives of relevant Standards Development Organizations, Forums and Consortia. JCA-IoT reports to TSAG
The objectives of the Joint Coordination Activity on ICT and climate change (JCA-ICT&CC) are to co-ordinate activity on ICT & CC across ITU-T Study Groups, in particular SGs (5, 9, 13, 15 and 16), and to coordinate with ITU-R and ITU-D as well as to provide a visible contact point for ICT and Climate Change activities in ITU-T, to seek co-operation from external bodies working in the field of ICT & CC and enable effective two-way communication with these bodies.
The joint coordination activity on accessibility and human factors (JCA-AHF) was established in December 2007. Participation is open to representatives and experts from organizations interested in the field, including standards development organizations (SDOs), academia, governments, regulators, etc. JCA-AHF reports to SG2
The establishment of JCA-IdM (Joint Coordination Activity for Identity Management) has been approved by TSAG in December 2007. The membership of the JCA-IdM is composed of representatives from the ITU Study Groups and invited representatives from recognized IdM external SDOs, consortia and forums. JCA-IdM reports to SG17
On 4 and 5 April 2006 the TSB Director convened a consultation meeting to consider possible measures to take care of the IPTV studies within the ITU-T (TSB Circular 71). A result of the consultation meeting was an agreement to establish, according to provisions of Recommendation A.7, a Focus Group on IPTV. Subsequent to the agreement at the consultation meeting, TSAG, at its meeting 3 to 7 July 2006, decided that the parent of the IPTV Focus Group should be Study Group 13 and that a Joint Coordination Activity (JCA) should be established amongst the management of the concerned study groups to provide an interface to the IPTV Focus Group. IPTV-JCA reports to SG13
Following a successful TSAG Correspondence Group on Conformance and Interoperability Testing (CIT) and two workshops, SG 17 decided that there was a need for better collaboration and improved sharing of results on CIT among all Study Groups. After consulting with TSAG, SG 17 established a Joint Coordination Activity (JCA) on CIT as a means for facilitating information sharing and collaboration. The JCA-CIT includes participation from relevant ITU-T Study Groups and relevant outside bodies such as ETSI, ISO and OMA. JCA-CIT reports to SG11