The establishment of the Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things (JCA-IoT), has been approved by ITU-T TSAG
in February 2011. JCA-IoT replaces and continues the work performed by JCA-NID
since 2006. Mr. Hyoung Jun Kim (ETRI, Korea) was appointed as the Chairman of this activity, which will report its progress to TSAG.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
has been defined in Recommendation ITU-T Y.2060
(06/2012) as a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on existing and evolving interoperable information and communication technologies.NOTE 1 – Through the exploitation of identification, data capture, processing and communication capabilities, the IoT makes full use of things to offer services to all kinds of applications, whilst ensuring that security and privacy requirements are fulfilled.
NOTE 2 – From a broader perspective, the IoT can be perceived as a vision with technological and societal implications.
JCA-IoT is open to ITU Members and designated representatives of relevant Standards Development Organizations and Forums
. Its first meeting is scheduled on 15-16 March 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. Scope and Terms of Reference