SWG 3 Planning

Revision 2013
Note: This Special Working Group has been disbanded in October 2015 (effective March 2016).

Annex 1. ISO/IEC JTC 1 Special Working Group on Planning (SWG-P)

Strategic or Long Term Business Planning in JTC 1 has a long history. Already at the 13thPlenary in Rio de Janeiro (1999) a resolution was approved which “…requests its National Bodies and Subcommittees to provide contributions as early as possible during the next Plenary cycle regarding future strategic orientation for JTC 1. Topics may include any changes to working methods however radical or provocative.” At the next Plenary in Seoul (1999) ”a Special Group for Strategic Planning” was established to work on the contributions received.

In 2001 JTC 1 established a Special Group on JTC 1 Future to produce a Long-Term Business Plan for JTC 1. At the following Plenary in Sophia Antipolis the Special Group on JTC 1 Future presented a ‘Value Proposition’, a Long Term Business Plan and an accompanying Implementation Plan, which were to reviewed every year. These were unanimously approved. In addition a Technology Watch function was established to prepare a yearly status on the future evolution of ICT technology within the Scope of JTC 1 Terms of Reference, as well as information on organisations working on those technologies

After the 2006 Plenary in South Africa JTC 1 National Bodies, JTC 1 Subcommittees, Liaison Partners and recognised PAS Submitter were asked for input to review to review “the Standing, Effectiveness and Efficiency of JTC 1 as the Leading Standards Committee in the Field of Information Technology”.

As the result of the discussion on the contributions received the 2007 JTC 1 Plenary Meeting in Brisbane (Australia) established the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Special Working Group on Planning (SWG-P).

Key items in the work of SWG-P are to:

∙Assist the JTC 1 Chairman and Secretariat in developing/revising the JTC 1 Business Plan and Long Term Business Plan;
∙Identify relevant technology trends, to highlight challenges and opportunities for JTC 1,
∙Recommend actions for JTC 1 to successfully execute the business plans and to take up new technology areas.

JTC 1 long term planning activities have a long history starting, SWG-P Highlights and milestones:

2013

London, Aug 2013

2011/2012

Tokyo, Feb 9-10, 2012

Berlin, June 20-21, 2012

2009/2010

Participation

Delegates from 8 NBs – (Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea (Republic of), UK, USA)
3 SC’s (SC 6, SC 7 and SC 37)
Representative from the ITTF,
JTC 1 Chairman
JTC 1 Secretary

Meetings

9 monthly conference calls from December till September (no call in July)
1 face-2-face meeting in Geneva

Main Achievements:

∙ Performed Environmental Scan
Suggested 10 (+2) technology areas
Identified three new areas (Mobile Applications, Augmented Reality, 3D Image Technology)
Identified existing JTC 1 Standards relevant to energy efficiency
Updated LTBP
Updated SD on JTC 1 Planning Process
Updated SD on Historical Background of JTC 1

Main Recommendations to 2010 JTC Plenary in Brisbane

 Request to JTC 1 entities to address Energy Efficiency
 Cooperation with ITU-T Technology Watch
 Potential Technology Areas for consideration of JTC 1 Subcommittees:
SC 27: to study opportunities for JTC 1 in the area of Activity Monitoring.
SC 23: to study opportunities for JTC 1 in the area of flash memory
SC 38: to study opportunities for JTC 1 in the area of Virtualization for Availability area.
SC 24 and SC29 (possibly as a joint effort): to study opportunities for JTC 1 in the area of Augmented Reality.
SC29: to study opportunities for JTC 1 in the area of 3D Image Technology.

Technology Areas for SWG Planning to investigate:
Green of ICT (cont.)
 Social Network and Web Collaboration (cont)
 Mobile Applications
 Augmented Reality (those items that have been identified by SC 24 and SC 29 as being out of their scope)
 3D Image Technology (those items that have been identified by SC 29 as being out of their scope)

2008/2009

Participation

Delegates from 7 National Bodies – (Canada, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, UK, USA) and three SC’s (SC 6, SC 7 and SC 37)
JTC 1 Secretary and Chairman
ITTF

Meetings

8 monthly conference calls from January till September (no call in July)
1 physical meeting in July 2009 (Berlin, Germany)

Implemented ‘Environmental Scanning’ activity

Gained experience, responses about NWIs from SCs is not sufficient
Evaluated 10 technology areas

Main Achievements:

Performed Environmental Scan
Suggested 10 (+2) technology areas
Developed Report on Green ICT
Developed Report on Cloud Computing
Updated LTBP
Revised ‘Historical Background of JTC 1’

Main Recommendations to 2009 JTC Plenary in Tel Aviv

∙ Approval of revised Long Term Business Plan
∙ Approval of Standing Document on the JTC 1 Planning Process
Approval of revised ‘Historical Background of JTC 1’ as Standing Document
Proposal to develop a Best Practices for Green Standards
Establishment of Study Group on Energy Efficiency of Data Centers
Establishment of Study Group on Cloud Computing (became part of SC 38)
Establishment of a Special Working Group on Smart Grid

Technology Areas for SWG Planning to investigate:
Green of ICT
Social Network and Web Collaboration

2007/2008

Participation

10 delegates from 6 National Bodies – Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK, USA) and two SC’s (SC 7 and SC 37)
JTC 1 Secretary and Chairman
ITTF

Convenor

Michael Breidthardt (DIN)

Meetings

8 monthly conference calls starting in March 2008
∙ 1 physical meeting in July 2008 (Ottawa, Canada)

Main Recommendations to 2008 JTC 1 Plenary
in Nara (Japan):

 Implement an ‘Environmental Scanning’ from 2009 onwards
∙ 
To identify new work for JTC 1 based on regular, structured input by SC’s, National Bodies and other sources highlighting trends (positive and negative) in technologies related to JTC 1
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Input will be analysed to make recommendations to investigate the potential of new work areas for JTC 1
 Replaces Technolog Watch function and workshop from 2009.
 Integrate ‘Long Term Business Plan Implementation Plan’ into a restructured Long Term Business Plan (LTBP)