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Smart Cities: Join Web Conference for Proposed New ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 Subcommittee


Register for the Virtual Session on April 14

The Joint Technical Committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology, will host a web conference on the creation of the Subcommittee on Smart Cities. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which serves as Secretariat of JTC 1, encourages relevant participants to participate in the session.

Via Zoom link, access the April 14 virtual conference, to be held from 9:00 a.m.- 11 a.m. ET.

Background on JTC 1 and Smart Cities

The 2015 ISO/IEC JTC 1 30th meeting in Beijing, China, marked the launch of the JTC 1 Working Group 11 on smart cities, with the convenor and working group secretary supported by China. Since its formation, the group has grown to over 160 registered experts, with 10 projects completed. Earlier this year, the Chinese National Committee submitted a proposal to JTC 1 to form a subcommittee on smart cities.

The web conference will feature a presentation from the Standardization Administration of China (SAC). JTC 1/WG 11 convenor Heng Qian will lead the session and share information about the proposal and justification for the creation of the subcommittee. The conference will include remarks from Phil Wennblom, JTC 1 chair.

ISO/IEC JTC 1 invites stakeholder participation, questions, and comments during the session, which will include opportunities for attendee discussion.

About ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology

ISO/IEC JTC 1 develops ICT standards using globally-accepted, consensus-based procedures. More than 4,500 experts from 37 participating member countries contribute to the development of JTC1 standards. More than 3,390 standards have been published by JTC1 to date, and another 485 are currently under development. The U.S. has served as chair of JTC1, with ANSI as the secretariat, since the committee’s formation in 1987.

For additional information, visit ISO/IEC JTC 1’s website at


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