JCA-IoT and SC&C
The establishment of the Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things (JCA-IoT), has been approved by ITU-T TSAG in February 2011. In June 2015, TSAG approved the creation of ITU-T Study Group 20 and decided that the parent group of JCA-IoT would be transferred to the new ITU-T SG20.
In light of this, the terms of reference of the JCA-IoT have been revised and agreed upon during the first meeting of ITU-T Study Group 20, which took place from 19 to 23 October 2015. It was also agreed to change the title from JCA-IoT to Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things and Smart Cities and Communities (JCA-IoT and SC&C).
The scope of the JCA-IoT and SC&C is to coordinate the ITU-T work on the “Internet of Things and Smart Cities and Communities” and provide a visible contact point for IoT and its applications including smart cities and communities (SC&C) activities within ITU-T. This would also help to coordinate with external bodies working in the field of IoT and SC&C and enable effective two-way communication with these bodies. External bodies include representatives from relevant SDOs such as IEC, ISO or relevant academia, consortia or fora.
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.
JCA-IoT and SC&C is open to ITU Members and designated representatives of relevant Standards Development Organizations and Forums.
In Hammamet, November 2016, WTSA decided to change the title of ITU-T SG20 as follows: ITU-T SG20: Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)
Scope and Terms of Reference