SWG 5 Internet of Things

Revision Mai 2016

Note: This special working group has been disbanded.
The work begun in ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SWG 5 on Internet of Things standardization gaps will be continued in ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 10.


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5 Internet of Things (IoT) is a special working group (SWG) of the Joint Technical Committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which develops and facilitates the development of standards for Internet of Things (IoT). ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5 was established in 2012 at the 27th plenary meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 in Jeju, Republic of Korea, as a result of growing interest in the field of IoT by other standards organizations. The international secretariat of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5 is the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS), located in the Republic of Korea.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5 are:

  • Identify market requirements and standardization gaps for IoT
  • Encourage JTC 1 SCs and WGs to address the need for ISO/IEC standards for IoT
  • Facilitate cooperation across JTC 1 entities
  • Promote JTC 1 developed standards for IoT and encourage them to be recognized and utilized by industry and other standards setting organizations
  • Facilitate the coordination of JTC 1 IoT activities with IEC, ISO, ITU, and other organizations that are developing standards for IoT
  • Periodically report results and recommendations to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 3 on Planning
  • Provide a written report of activities and recommendations to JTC 1 in advance of each JTC 1 plenary
  • Study IoT Reference Architectures/Frameworks and provide a study report. This study report should be written so it could be referenced in a possible JTC 1 New Work Item Proposal on IoT. The report shall be made available to JTC 1 no later than the 2014 JTC 1 Plenary

The purpose of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5 is not to develop or publish IoT related standards, but to coordinate with ISO/IEC JTC 1 subcommittees, working groups, and special working groups and with other standards organizations to help better identify and convey the needs and gaps in the IoT world.



Mr. Sangkeun YOO

Ad Hoc Groups

Ad Hoc Group

Ad Hoc Group 1

Ad Hoc Group 2

Ad Hoc Group 3

Ad Hoc Group 4

Working Area

Common understanding of IoT including IoT mind map and stakeholders

Identifying market requirements

Standardization gaps and roadmap for IoT

Study of IoT Reference Architectures/Frameworks


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5 works in close collaboration with a number of other organizations or subcommittees, both internal and external to ISO or IEC, in order to avoid conflicting or duplicative work. Organizations internal to ISO or IEC that collaborate with or are in liaison to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5 include:

  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG-A, Accessibility
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 7, Sensor Networks
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7, Software and systems engineering
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31, Automatic identification and data capture techniques
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35, User interfaces
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36, Information technology for learning, education and training
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39, Sustainability for and by Information Technology
  • ISO/TC 8/SC 11, Intermodal and short sea shipping
  • ISO/TC 122, Packaging
  • ISO/TC 163, Thermal performance and energy use in the built environment

Some organizations external to ISO or IEC that collaborate with or are in liaison to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5 include:

  • IEEE-SA IoT Steering Committee
  • Raising the Floor – International; Building a Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII)
  • GS1
  • Object Management Group (OMG)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Member Countries

The members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SWG 5 are: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


1st F2F meeting: 6 – 8 March 2013, Berlin, Germany

2nd F2F meeting: 20 – 21 August 2013, Washington D.C, US

3rd F2F meeting: 18 – 20 March 2014, Chongqing, China

4th F2F meeting: 29 – 31 July 2014, London, UK


3rd F2F meeting: 18 – 20 March 2014, Chongqing, China