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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 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 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 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. This JCA will conclude its activities at the end of this study period.

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.