JTC1 Subcommittees

ISO TC 97 and/orISO/IEC JTC I Subcommittee Title Status Noteworthy or Illustrative Standards and Home Page for Active JTC 1 SCs(For citations of specific standards, the inaugural editions are cited.)
SC 1 Vocabulary Projects assigned to each applicable SC. Disbanded at the Rio de Janeiro 1999 JTC 1 Plenary
SC 2 Coded character sets Active JTC 1/SC 2

ISO 646:1972Information technology — ISO 7-bit coded character set for information interchange

ISO/IEC 10646-1:1993Information technology — Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set (UCS) — Part 1: Architecture and Basic Multilingual Plane

SC 3 Optical character and mark recognition Projects assigned to SC 29 ISO 1073-1:1976,Alphanumeric character sets for optical recognition — Part 1: Character set OCR-A — Shapes and dimensions of the printed imageISO 1073-2:1976,Alphanumeric character sets for optical recognition — Part 2: Character set OCR-B — Shapes and dimensions of the printed image
SC 4 Physical Interfaces (to be checked)
SC 5 programming languages Projects assigned to SC 22 ISO 1989-1970 Information processing — Programming languages — COBOL
SC 6 Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Active JTC 1/SC 6
SC 7 Software and systems engineering Active JTC 1/SC 7
SC 8 Numerical control of machines Merged in 1983 into the newly established  ISO TC 184 (Automation systems and integration)
SC 9 Programming languages for numerical control Merged in 1983 into the newly established  ISO TC 184 (Automation systems and integration)
SC 10 Magnetic disks Projects assigned to SC 23 Removable magnetic disk packsISO 3561:1976Information processing — Interchangeable magnetic six-disk pack — Track format

ISO 5653:1980Information processing — Interchangeable magnetic twelve-disk pack (200 Mbytes)

SC 11 Flexible magnetic media for digital data interchange Projects assigned to SC 23 Open reel magnetic tapes; magnetic tape cassettes and cartridges; and magnetic flexible disk cartridgesISO 1861:1975Information processing — 7- track, 12,7 mm (0.5 in) wide magnetic tape for information interchange recorded at 8 rpmm (200 rpi)

ISO 5654-1:1982Information processing — Data interchange on 200 mm (8 in) flexible disk cartridges using two-frequency recording at 13 262 ftprad on one side — Part 1: Dimensional, physical and magnetic characteristics

ISO 5652:1983,Information processing — 9-Track, 12,7 mm (0.5 in) wide magnetic tape for information interchange — Format and recording, using group coding at 264 cpmm (6 250 cpi)

ISO 9661:1988Information processing — Data interchange on 12,7 mm (0.5 in) magnetic tape cartridges — 18 tracks, 1 491 data bytes per millimeter (37 871 data bytes per inch)

Disbanded at the 2003 Singapore JTC 1 plenary

SC 12 Instrumentation magnetic tape Projects assigned to SC 23 ISO 1859-1973,Information processing — Unrecorded magnetic tapes for interchange instrumentation applications –General dimensional requirements

ISO 1860:1978,Information processing — Precision reels for magnetic tape used in interchange instrumentation applications

SC 13 Interconnection of equipment Projects assigned to SC25 TC 97/SC 13 and IEC SC 83 were merged into SC 25 per Resolution 12 of the second (Paris ) JTC 1 plenary on June 7, 1989
SC 14 Data elements Projects assigned to SC 32 ISO/IEC 11179-3:1994Information technology – Specificationand standardization of data elements – Part 3: Basic attributes of data elements

Disbanded at the 1997 Ottawa JTC 1 Plenary

SC 15 Labeling and file structures Projects assigned to SC 23 ISO 1001: 1979Information processing — Magnetic tape labeling and file structure for information interchange

ISO 7665: 1983Information processing — File structure and labeling of flexible disk cartridges for information interchange

Dissolved per Resolution 17 of the Paris JTC 1 Plenary (1989)

SC 16 Upper layers of OSI Projects assigned to SC 21 ISO 7498: 1984Information processing systems — Open Systems Interconnection — Basic Reference Model
SC 17 Cards and personal identification Active JTC 1/SC 17
SC 18 Text and office systems Projects assigned to SC 34 ISO 8879:1986Information processing — Text and office systems — Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)

ISO/IEC ISP 12064-1:1995Information technology. International standardized profile FOD112. Open document format: image applications. Simple document structure. Raster graphics content architecture. Document application profile (DAP)

Disbanded at the 1997 Ottawa JTC 1 Plenary

SC 19  
SC 20 Cryptographic Techniques Projects assigned to SC 27.  
SC 21 Upper layers of OSI Projects assigned to multiple SCs (including SC32, SC33) Disbanded at the 1997 Ottawa JTC 1 Plenary
SC 22 Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces Active JTC 1/SC 22

ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990Information technology — Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) — Part 1: System Application Program Interface (API) [C Language]

ISO/IEC 9945-2:1993, Information technology — Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) — Part 2: Shell and Utilities

SC 23 Digitally Recorded Media for Information Interchange and Storage Active JTC 1/SC 23
SC 24 Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation Active JTC 1/SC 24
SC 25 Interconnection of information technology equipment Active JTC 1/SC 25
SC 26 Microprocessor Systems Projects assigned to SC 25 Disbanded at the Rio de Janeiro 1999 JTC 1 Plenary
SC 27 IT Security techniques Active JTC 1/SC 27
SC 28 Office equipment Active JTC 1/SC 28
SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information Active

Established in 1991 by moving the multimedia coding projects from SC 2.

JTC 1/SC 29

ISO/IEC 10918-1:1994Information technology — Digital compression and coding of continuous-tone still images: Requirements and guidelines

ISO/IEC 11172:1993Information technology — Coding of moving pictures and associated audio for digital storage media at up to about 1,5 Mbit/s — Parts 1-3

ISO/IEC 15444-1:2000Information technology — JPEG 2000 image coding system — Part 1: Core coding system

SC 30 Open electronic data interchange Created at the 1994 Washington DC JTC 1 Plenary Disbanded at the 1997 Ottawa JTC 1 Plenary
SC 31 Automatic identification and data capture techniques Active

Established in 1996.

JTC 1/SC 31
SC 32 Data management and interchange Active

Established in 1997.

JTC 1/SC 32
SC 33 Distributed Application Services Projects assigned to SC 7 and SC 6. Disbanded at the 1998 Sendai JTC 1 Plenary
SC 34 Document description and processing languages Active

Established in 1998.

JTC 1/SC 34

ISO/IEC 26300:2006Information technology — Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0

ISO/IEC 29500:2008Information technology — Document description and processing languages — Office Open XML File Formats — Parts 1-3

SC 35 User interfaces Active

Established in 1998.

JTC 1/SC 35
SC 36 Information technology for learning, education and training Active

Established in 1999.

JTC 1/SC 36
SC 37 Biometrics Active

Established in 2002.

JTC 1/SC 37
SC 38 Distributed application platforms and services (DAPS) Active

Established in 2009.

JTC 1/SC 38
SC 39 Sustainability for and by information Technology Active

Established in 2012.

JTC 1/SC 39
SC 40 IT Service Management and IT Governance Active

Established in 2013.

JTC 1/SC 40