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Joint Coordination Activities

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, which will report its progress to TSAG.

Joint Coordination Activity on technical aspects of telecommunication networks to support the Internet (JCA-Res178)

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.

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 on Internet of Things (JCA-IoT)

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 to JCA-IoT 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.

Joint Coordination Activity on ICT and climate change (JCA-ICT&CC)

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.

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 SG2

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 on IPTV (JCA-IPTV)

The ITU-T Joint Coordination Activity on IPTV (JCA-IPTV) was established in 2006 to identify and co-ordinate activity on IPTV across all the relevant ITU-T study groups and to liaise with ITU-R, for the harmonious and timely development of globally relevant IPTV standards. Initially established by TSAG to ensure coordination of the Focus Group on IPTV with that of relevant study groups and of external organizations, today it focus on the IPTV work in ITU-T SGs 2, 9, 13, 16 and 17; it also provides a visible contact point for IPTV activities in ITU-T, to seek co-operation from external bodies working in the field of IPTV and enable effective two-way communication with these bodies. IPTV-JCA reports to SG16.

Joint Coordination Activity on Conformance and Interoperability Testing (JCA-CIT)

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.