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Joint Coordination Activities

Joint Coordination Activity on Accessibility and Human factors (JCA-AHF)

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 T​​SAG.

Joint Coordination Activity on Child Online Protection (JCA-COP)

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.

Joint Coordination Activity for Identity Management (JCA-IdM)

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.

Joint Coordination Activity for IMT-2020 (JCA-IMT2020)

Instructed by the WTSA-16 Resolution 92, the ITU-T SG13, at its meeting of February 2017, established the JCA-IMT2020. The scope of JCA-IMT2020 is coordination of the ITU-T IMT-2020 standardization work with focus on non-radio aspects within ITU-T and coordination of the communication with standards development organizations, consortia and forums also working on IMT-2020 related standards. Mr Scott Mansfield (Ericsson Canada) was appointed as the Chairman and Ms Ying Cheng (China Unicom, China) as the Vice-chairman of JCA-IMT2020. JCA-IMT2020 reports to the SG13 as its parent group.

Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things and Smart Cities & Communities (JCA-IoT and SC&C)

The JCA-IoT and SC&C coordinates the ITU-T work related to Internet of Things and smart cities and communities, taking into account standardization activities performed in other bodies. It continues the work performed by JCA-NID since 2006 and JCA-IoT since 2011 with a slight revised Terms of Reference. The name change from JCA-IoT to JCA-IoT and SC&C was agreed during the first meeting of ITU-T Study Group 20 on 19-23 October 2015 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 and SC&C reports to SG20.

Joint Coordination Activity on Multimedia Aspects of E-services (JCA-MMeS)

Created in January 2017, the JCA on multimedia aspects of e-services monitors and coordinates the work on multimedia aspects of e-services with a particular focus on standardization, taking into consideration the work of other relevant standards development organizations (SDOs), forums and consortia.

​​​Joint Coordination Activity on Software-Defined Networking (JCA-SDN)

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. Since its establishment JCA-SDN had TSAG as its parent group. Since June 2015, JCA-SDN reports its progress to SG13. JCA-SDN was confirmed for continuation till the end of 2017 by the SG13 (February 2017 meeting) and TSAG (May 2017 meeting). In addition, Ms Ying Cheng (China Unicom) took the Chairman's position in this group from February 2017.