SC 42

Revision March 2019

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial Intelligence

Introduction

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 is the international standards committee responsible for standardization in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI). SC 42 was set up as a system integration entity.

Establishment

At the 32nd ISO/IEC JTC 1 Plenary in Vladivostok, Russia, in October 2017, Resolution 12 established SC 42 as a system integration entity for Artificial Intelligence. The resolution also appointed Mr. Wael William Diab (US) as Chair of the SC. In November 2017, ISO TMB and IEC SMB ratified the JTC 1 proposal to establish SC 42. ISO was assigned as the administrator of the committee. Ms. Heather Benko (ANSI) was appointed as the Secretary. In December 2017, the first meeting was announced for April of 2018.

Scope

As background, SC 42 was established as a systems integration entity with the following scope

Standardization in the area of Artificial Intelligence

  • Serve as the focus and proponent for JTC 1’s standardization program on Artificial Intelligence
  • Provide guidance to JTC 1, IEC, and ISO committees developing Artificial Intelligence applications

Public Website

https://www.iso.org/committee/6794475.html

Membership

The following national bodies are members of SC 42. This is current as of the latest revision of this document

22 Participating Members

14 Observing Members

Standards and projects under SC 42

Published

  • ISO/IEC 20546:2019 Information technology — Big data — Overview and vocabulary
    • Status: 60.60
  • ISO/IEC TR 20547-2:2018 Information technology — Big data reference architecture – Part 2: Use cases and derived requirements
    • Status: 60.60
  • ISO/IEC TR 20547-5:2018 Information technology — Big data reference architecture – Part 5: Standards roadmap
    • Status: 60.60

Under Development

  • ISO/IEC AWI TR 20547-1: Information technology — Big data reference architecture — Part 1: Framework and application process
    • Status: 20.00
  • ISO/IEC DIS 20547-3: Information technology — Big data reference architecture — Part 3: Reference architecture
    • Status: 35.020
  • ISO/IEC WD 22989: Artificial Intelligence Concepts and Terminology
    • Status: 20.20
  • ISO/IEC WD 23053: Framework for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Systems Using Machine Learning (ML)
    • Status: 20.20
  • ISO/IEC NP TR 24027: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Bias in AI systems and AI aided decision making
    • Status: 10.99
  • ISO/IEC NP TR 24028: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Overview of trustworthiness in Artificial Intelligence
    • Status: 10.99
  • ISO/IEC NP TR 24029-1: Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Assessment of the robustness of neural networks — Part 1: Overview
    • Status: 10.99
  • ISO/IEC NP TR 24030: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Use cases
    • Status: 10.99
  • ISO/IEC NP 38507: Information technology — Governance of IT — Governance implications of the use of artificial intelligence by organizations
    • Status: 10.99
  • ISO/IEC NP 23894: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence — Risk Management
    • Status: 10.99

Approved External Liaisons

Category A

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • SC 42 liaison officer: Dr. Wei Sha (China)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Category C

  • None

Approved Internal Liaisons from SC 42

  • JTC 1/SC 7 – Software and systems engineering           
  • JTC 1/SC 27 – IT security techniques    
    • SC 42 Officers: Peter Deussen (Germany), Sun Yan (China)
  • JTC 1/SC 29 – Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information
    • SC 42 Officer: Wo Chang (United States)
  • JTC 1/SC 34 – Document description and processing languages
  • JTC 1/SC 36 – Information technology for learning, education and training
    • SC 42 Officer: Bruce Peoples (United States)
  • JTC 1/SC 37 – Biometrics
    • SC 42 Officers: Brianna Brownell (Canada), Frank Rudzicz (Canada)
  • JTC 1/SC 38 – Cloud computing and distributed platforms
    • SC 42 Officers: Peter Deussen (Germany), David Filip (Ireland)
  • JTC 1/SC 39 – Sustainability for and by Information Technology
  • JTC 1/SC 40 – IT Service Management and IT Governance
    • SC 42 Officer: Francois Lorek
  • JTC 1/SC 41 – Internet of things and related technologies
    • SC 42 Officer: Wei Wei (Germany)
  • JTC 1 (WG 11) – Smart cities
    • SC 42 Officer: Tangli Liu (China)
  • ISO/TC 69 – Applications of statistical methods
  • ISO/TC 204 – Intelligent Transport Systems
    • SC 42 Officer: Wael William Diab (Chair)
  • ISO/TC 215 – Health informatics
    • SC 42 Officer: Paolo Alcini (Italy)
  • ISO/TC 262 – Risk management
  • ISO/TC 299 – Robotics
    • SC 42 Officer: David Dubois (Canada)
  • ISO/TC 307 – Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
    • SC 42 Officer: Li Bin (China)
  • ISO/TC 309 – Governance of organizations
    • SC 42 Officer: Victoria Hailey (Canada)
  • IEC SyC Smart Cities   
  • SC 42 Officer: Tangli Liu (China)
  • IEC SyC AAL – Active Assisted Living
    • SC 42 Officer: David Martin (United States)

Approved Internal Liaisons to SC 42

  • JTC 1 (WG 11) – Smart Cities
    • Officer: Howard Choe
  • JTC 1/SC 7 – Software and systems engineering
    • Officers: Stuart Reid and Shuji Kinoshita
  • JTC 1/SC 32 – Data management and interchange
  • JTC 1/SC 36 – Information technology for learning, education and training
    • Officer: Jon Mason
  • JTC 1/SC 37 – Biometrics
    • Officer: Markku Metsämäki (Finland)
  • JTC 1/SC 38 – Cloud computing and distributed platforms
    • Officer: Toshiro Suzuki (Japan)
  • JTC 1/SC 40 – IT Service Management and IT Governance
    • Officer: Terry Landers (Ireland)
  • JTC 1/SC 41 – Internet of things and related technologies
    • Officers: Osten Franberg (Sweden) Luke Fay (United States)
  • ISO/PC 317 – Consumer protection: privacy by design for consumer goods and services
  • ISO/TC 20 – Aircraft and space vehicles
  • ISO/TC 37 – Language and terminology
  • ISO/TC 42 – Photography
    • Officer: Scott Foshee (United States)
  • ISO/TC 69 – Applications of statistical methods
    • Officer: Radouane Oudrhiri (United Kingdom)
  • ISO/TC 211 – Geographic information/Geomatics
  • ISO/TC 307 – Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
    • Officer: Janna Lingenfelder (Germany)
  • ISO/TC 309 – Governance of organizations
    • Officer: Michael Kayser
  • IEC SyC AAL
    • Officer: Ulrike Haltrich

Current SC 42 Officers

Position Officer Name Originating National Body
SC 42 Chair Wael William Diab USA (ANSI)
SC 42 Secretariat Heather Benko USA (ANSI)
SC 42/WG 1 Convener Paul Cotton Canada (SCC)
SC 42/WG 2 Convener Wo Chang USA (ANSI)
SC 42/WG 3 Convener David Filip Ireland (NSAI)
SC 42/WG 3 Secretariat Barry Smith Ireland (NSAI)
SC 42/WG 4 Convener Fumihiro Maruyama Japan (JISC)
SC 42/WG 4 Secretariat Nobuhiro Hosokawa Japan (JISC)
SC 42/SG 1 Convener Tangli Liu China (SAC)
SC 42/SG 1 Secretariat Qun Zhang China (SAC)
SC 42/JWG 1 Convener Janna Lingenfelder Germany (DIN)
SC 42/JWG 1 Co-Convenor Gyeung-min Kim Korea, Republic of (KATS)
SC 42/JWG 1 Secretariat Sobhi Mahmoud Germany (DIN)
SC 42/AHG Convener Wael William Diab USA (ANSI)
SC 42/AHG Secretariat Heather Benko USA (ANSI)

Previous SC 42 Officers

Position Officer Name Originating National Body
SC 42/SG 2 Convener David Filip Ireland (NSAI)
SC 42/SG 2 Secretariat Barry Smith Ireland (NSAI)
SC 42/SG 3 Convener Fumihiro Maruyama Japan (JISC)
SC 42/SG 3 Secretariat Nobuhiro Hosokawa Japan (JISC)

Editors

  • ISO/IEC TR 20547-1: David Boyd (United States)
  • ISO/IEC 20547-3: Ray Walshe (Ireland)
  • ISO/IEC 22989: Wei Wei (Germany)
  • ISO/IEC 23053: Milan Patel (United Kingdom)
  • ISO/IEC TR 24027: Open [1]
  • ISO/IEC TR 24028: Orit Levin (United States)
  • ISO/IEC TR 24029-1: Arnault Ioualalen (France)
  • ISO/IEC TR 24030: Yuchang Cheng (Japan)
  • ISO/IEC 38507: Peter Brown (UK)
  • ISO/IEC 23894: Peter Deussen (Germany)  

Working Groups

Working Group 1 – Foundational standards (Current)

SC 42 established Working Group 1 on foundational standards at its inaugural plenary meeting.

The working group (SC 42/WG 1) took on the two currently approved projects:

  • ISO/IEC AWI 22989: Artificial Intelligence Concepts and Terminology
  • ISO/IEC AWI 23053: Framework for Artificial Intelligence Systems Using Machine Learning

At the second plenary meeting, SC 42 assigned the following TOR to WG 1:

  • Development of foundational standards for Artificial Intelligence

In addition to the assigned projects, this WG was tasked with considering material presented on lifecycle, which will be included in the existing two projects.

Officers

  • Convenor: Paul Cotton (Canada) was appointed as Convenor of SC 42/WG 1. 2018-04-20 to present
  • Project editors:
    • ISO/IEC 22989:  Wei Wei (Germany). 2018-04-20 to present
    • ISO/IEC 23053:  Milan Patel (United Kingdom). 2018-04-20 to present

Working Group 2 – Big Data (Current)

SC 42 established Working Group 2 on big data at its second plenary meeting. The working group (SC 42/WG 2) took on the three currently approved and open big data projects:

  • ISO/IEC 20546: Information technology — Big data — Overview and vocabulary
  • ISO/IEC TR 20547-1: Information technology — Big data reference architecture — Part 1: Framework and application process
  • ISO/IEC DIS 20547-3: Information technology — Big data reference architecture — Part 3: Reference architecture

At the second plenary meeting, SC 42 assigned the following TOR to WG 2:

  • Standardization in the area of Big Data

ISO/IEC 20546 was completed and reached publication in 2019.

Officers

  • Convenor: Wo Chang (United States) was appointed as Convenor of SC 42/WG 2. 2018-10-12 to present
  • Project editors:
    • ISO/IEC 20546: David Boyd (United States). 2018-10-12 to publication
    • ISO/IEC 20547-1: David Boyd (United States). 2019-01-14 to present
    • ISO/IEC 20547-3:  Ray Walshe (Ireland). 2018-10-12 to present

In addition to the assigned projects, this WG was tasked with considering material presented in the 2 NWIPs related to Big Data.

Working Group 3 – Trustworthiness (Current)

SC 42 established Working Group 3 on trustworthiness at its second plenary meeting. The working group (SC 42/WG 3) took on the three newly approved trustworthiness projects:

  • ISO/IEC NP TR 24027: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Bias in AI systems and AI aided decision making
  • ISO/IEC NP TR 24028: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Overview of trustworthiness in Artificial Intelligence
  • ISO/IEC NP TR 24029-1: Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Assessment of the robustness of neural networks — Part 1: Overview

At the second plenary meeting, SC 42 assigned the following TOR to WG 3:

  • Standardization in the area of AI Trustworthiness

At the second plenary meeting, SC 42 authorized the initiation of a NP ballot, which was subsequently approved and assigned to WG 3, on risk management:

  • ISO/IEC NP 23894: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence — Risk Management

Officers

  • Convenor: David Filip (Ireland) was appointed as Convenor of SC 42/WG 3. 2018-10-12 to present
  • Secretariat: Barry Smith (Ireland) was appointed as Secretariat of SC 42/WG 3. 2018-10-12 to present

Project editors:

  • ISO/IEC NP TR 24027: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Bias in AI systems and AI aided decision making: Jutta Williams (USA) 2018-10-12 to February 2019. Currently open3
    • ISO/IEC NP TR 24028: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Overview of trustworthiness in Artificial Intelligence: Orit Levin (United States)
    • ISO/IEC NP TR 24029-1: Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Assessment of the robustness of neural networks — Part 1: Overview: Arnault Ioualalen (France)
    • ISO/IEC NP 23894: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence — Risk Management: Peter Duessen (Germany) 

In addition to the assigned projects, this WG was tasked with remainder of the TORs from SG 2 for study.

Working Group 4 – Use cases and applications (Current)

SC 42 established Working Group 4 on use cases and applications at its second plenary meeting. The working group (SC 42/WG 4) took on one newly approved project:

  • ISO/IEC NP TR 24030: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Use cases

At the second plenary meeting, SC 42 assigned the following TOR to WG 4:

  • Use cases and applications for AI Standardization

Officers

  • Convenor: Fumihiro Murayama (Japan) was appointed as Convenor of SC 42/WG 4. 2018-10-12 to present
  • Secretariat: Nobuhiro Hosokawa (Japan) was appointed as Secretariat of SC 42/WG 4. 2018-10-12 to present
  • Project editors:
    • ISO/IEC NP TR 24030: Information technology — Artificial Intelligence (AI) — Use cases: Yuchang Cheng (Japan)

In addition to the assigned projects, this WG was tasked with remainder of the TORs from SG 3 for study.

Joint Working Group 1 – Governance Implications of AI (Current)

SC 42 recommended the establishment of a joint working group with SC 40, with the administrative lead held by SC 42, to JTC 1 on the governance implications of AI at its second plenary meeting. JTC 1 subsequently affirmed the SC 42 recommendation at its November 2018 plenary. The working group (SC 42/JWG 1) took on one newly approved project:

  • ISO/IEC NP 38507: Information technology — Governance of IT — Governance implications of the use of artificial intelligence by organizations

The following TOR was assigned to JWG 1:

  • Governance Implications of AI

Officers

  • Convenor: Janna Lingenfelder (Germany, SC 42) was appointed as Convenor of SC 42/JWG 1. 2018-10-12 to present
  • Co-Convenor: Gyeung-min Kim (Republic of Korea, SC 40) was appointed as Co-Convenor of SC 42/JWG 1. 2018-10-12 to present
  • Secretariat: Subhi Mahmoud (Germany, SC 42) was appointed as Secretariat of SC 42/JWG 3. 2018-10-12 to present
  • Project editors:
    • ISO/IEC NP 38507: Information technology — Governance of IT — Governance implications of the use of artificial intelligence by organizations: Peter Brown (UK)

Study Groups

Study Group 1 – Computational approaches and characteristics of artificial intelligence systems (Current)

SC 42 established Study Group 1 on Computational approaches and characteristics of artificial intelligence systems at its first plenary and reestablished the study group at its second plenary. The following are the current terms of reference:

  • Study different technologies (e.g., ML algorithms, reasoning etc.) used by the AI systems including their properties and characteristics.
  • Study existing specialized AI systems (e.g., NLP or computer vision) to understand and identify their underlying computational approaches, architectures, and characteristics.
  • Study industry practices, processes and methods for the application of AI systems.
  • Develop new work item proposals as appropriate and recommend placement.
  • Report to the next SC 42 Plenary.
  • Membership in the Study Group is open to SC 42 P- and O-members and Liaison organizations.

Officers

  • Convenor: Tangli Liu (China) was appointed as Convenor of SC 42/SG 1. 2018-04-20 to present
  • Secretariat: Qun Zhang (China) was appointed as Secretariat of SC 42/SG 1. 2018-04-20 to present

Study Group 2 – Trustworthiness (Completed)

SC 42 established Study Group 2 on Trustworthiness at its first plenary, with the following terms of reference:

  • Investigate approaches to establish trust in AI systems through transparency, verifiability, explainability, controllability, etc.
  • Investigate engineering pitfalls and assess typical associated threats and risks to AI systems with their mitigation techniques and methods.
  • Investigate approaches to achieve AI systems’ robustness, resiliency, reliability, accuracy, safety, security, privacy, etc.
  • Investigate types of sources of bias in AI systems with a goal of minimization, including but not limited to statistical bias in AI systems and AI aided decision making.
  • Develop new work item proposals as appropriate and recommend placement.
  • Report to the second SC 42 Plenary, including but not limited to a dedicated report on robustness of AI Systems.
  • Membership in the Study Group is open to SC 42 P- and O-members and liaison organizations.

Officers:

  • Convenor: David Filip (Ireland) was appointed as Convenor of SC 42/SG 2. 2018-04-20 to 2018-10-12
  • Secretariat: Barry Smith (Ireland) was appointed as Secretariat of SC 42/SG 2. 2018-10-12 to 2018-10-12

SG 2 was disbanded by resolution at the closing of the second SC 42 plenary meeting. SG 2 submitted its final report on robustness to SC 42 at closing of the second plenary. The balance of study items that were not completed were assigned to WG 3.

Study Group 3 – Use cases and applications (Completed)

SC 42 established Study Group 3 on Use Cases and applications at its first plenary, with the following terms of reference:

  • Identify different AI application domains (e.g., social networks and embedded systems) and the different context of their use (e.g., fintech, health care, smart home, and autonomous cars).
  • Collect representative use cases.
  • Describe applications and use cases using the terminology and concepts defined in ISO/IEC AWI 22989 and ISO/IEC AWI 23053 and extend the terms as necessary.
  • Develop new work item proposals as appropriate and recommend placement.
  • Report to the second SC 42 Plenary.
  • Membership in the Study Group is open to SC 42 P- and O-members and liaison organizations.

Officers:

  • Convenor: Fumihiro Maruyama (Japan) was appointed as Convenor of SC 42/SG 3. 2018-04-20 to 2018-10-12
  • Secretariat: Nobuhiro Hosokawa (Japan) was appointed as Secretariat of SC 42/WG 3. 2018-10-12 to 2018-10-12

SG 3 was disbanded by resolution at the closing of the second SC 42 plenary meeting. The balance of study items that were not completed were assigned to WG 4.

Other Groups

SC 42/AHG Dissemination and Outreach (Current)

Ad-hoc group created by resolution 47/2018 (see SC 42 N 207) at the 2nd plenary with the following terms of reference:

  • Develop information about JTC 1/SC 42 activities to relevant communities; and
  • Identify new opportunities to increase awareness and engagement with industry and stakeholders

Convenor: Wael William Diab (SC 42 Chair)

Secretariat: Heather Benko (SC 42 Secretariat)

Business plan review (Completed)

Ad-hoc group created during the 2nd plenary to review the draft business plan from the SC 42 chair. AHG completed its work successfully during the plenary, with the contribution forming the input for resolution 48/2018 (see SC 42 N 207).

Convenor: Wael William Diab (SC 42 Chair)

Secretariat: Heather Benko (SC 42 Secretariat)

SC 42/AHG Societal concerns (Completed)

Ad-hoc group created during the 1st plenary to develop a contribution in response to the TMB request for clarification regarding societal concerns. AHG completed its work successfully during the plenary, with the contribution forming the input for resolution 2/2018 (see SC 42 N 078).

Convenor: John Calhoon (USA)

Study groups terms of reference (Completed)

Ad-hoc group created during the 1st plenary to develop proposed terms of reference for SC 42 study groups based on contributions into the plenary. AHG completed its work successfully during the plenary, which resulted input to the resolutions creating the three SGs (see SC 42 N 078).

Convenor: David Filip (Ireland)

Highlights of the SC 42 Plenary Meetings 

Second Plenary Meeting

The second plenary meeting was held in Sunnyvale, California, USA on October 8th – 12th 2018, at the end of which the initial structure for the program of work was updated.

Highlights of the meeting

  • Establishment of 3 new working groups and re-establishment of 1 study group
    • WG 2 Big Data
    • WG 3 Trustworthiness
    • WG 4 Use cases and applications
    • SG 1 Computational approaches and characteristics of artificial intelligence systems
  • Project progress
    • Existing projects and study group reports
      • Foundational AI work (under WG 1)
        • ISO/IEC AWI 22989 – Artificial Intelligence Concepts and Terminology
          • disposition of comments and initial contributions against NWIP
          • NWIP comments accepted by SC 42 and sent to JTC 1 secretariat for information
          • initial working draft created. 2nd working drafts due 11/8/18
          • project plan created and adopted by SC 42
        • ISO/IEC AWI – Framework for Artificial Intelligence Systems Using Machine Learning
          • disposition of comments and initial contributions against NWIP
          • NWIP comments accepted by SC 42 and sent to JTC 1 secretariat for information
          • initial working draft created. 2nd working drafts due 11/8/18
          • project plan created and adopted by SC 42
      • Big Data projects (under WG 2)
        • Existing projects underway assigned to WG 2
        • ISO/IEC 20546: Information technology — Big data — Overview and vocabulary
          • editor confirmed
          • CRM completed. To be submitted to FDIS
          • project plan created and adopted by SC 42
        • ISO/IEC TR 20547-1: Information technology — Big data reference architecture — Part 1: Framework and application process
          • project plan created and adopted by SC 42
        • ISO/IEC DIS 20547-3: Information technology — Big data reference architecture — Part 3: Reference architecture
          • editor confirmed
          • CRM to be scheduled
          • project plan created and adopted by SC 42
      • Study group report on robustness in the area of AI trustworthiness completed by SG 2, submitted to SC 42 and accepted by SC 42
    • Newly approved projects
      • Trustworthiness (under WG 3)
        • Information technology – Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Bias in AI systems and AI aided decision making
          • editor confirmed
          • project plan created and adopted by SC 42
        • Information technology – Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Overview of trustworthiness in Artificial Intelligence
          • editor confirmed
          • project plan created and adopted by SC 42
        • Information technology – Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Assessment of the robustness of neural networks  – Part 1: Overview
          • editor confirmed
          • project plan created and adopted by SC 42
      • Use cases and applications (under WG 4)
        • Artificial Intelligence: Use cases
          • editor confirmed
          • project plan created and adopted by SC 42
  • New project proposals and areas of study
    • Foundational
      • AI Lifecycle: review and discussion of material on lifecycle for further consideration
    • Big data
      • 3 Big Data related NWIPs (2 from China and 1 from India) assigned to WG 2 for further consideration and discussion
        • India NP on process management for data analytics
        • China NPs related to Big Data interfaces
    • Trustworthiness
      • 1 trustworthiness related NWIP (originated by Germany) related to risk assessment discussed at plenary and SG 2 will result in a NWIP ballot from SC 42
      • Outstanding items of study from SG 2 assigned as tasks to WG 3
    • Use cases and applications
      • Outstanding items of study from SG 3 assigned as tasks to WG 4
    • Computational
      • In addition to previous terms of reference, 1 computational related NWIP (from Canada) assigned to SG 1 for further consideration and discussion
  • Incorporation of societal concerns into the program of work to be done via tasks/projects in WG 3 and WG 4 for now
  • Response to action from the JAG on proposed AI Governance project, JWG and scope
  • SC 42 supports the project conditional on the administrative lead being in SC 42. Convenor and affirmation of the editor proposed by SC 40 given conditional on the administrative lead in SC 42 for the proposed JWG
  • Liaisons
    • establishment of additional new internal liaisons
      • liaison with JTC 1/SC 37 on Biometrics
      • liaison with IEC Systems Committee on Active Assisted Living
      • liaison with ISO/TC 204 on Intelligence Transport Systems
      • liaison with ISO/TC 262 Risk Management
    • consideration of reports and collaboration via liaison with internal and external liaisons, which included assignment of tasks to the SC 42 subgroups on relevant areas for consideration
  • Review and approval of SC 42 business plan
  • Future meeting planning
    • confirmed hosts and dates for the 3rd and 4th plenaries in 2019
      • 3rd Plenary: Week of April 8th in Dublin, Ireland
      • 4th Plenary: Week of October 7th in Tokyo, Japan
    • tentative plans and hosts for 2020 announced
      • 5th Plenary: April 2020 in Paris, France
      • 6th Plenary: Fall 2020 in Montreal, Canada

SC 42 2nd Plenary, October 2018, Sunnyvale, California, USA

Inaugural Plenary Meeting

The inaugural meeting was held in Beijing, China on April 18th – 20th 2018, at the end of which an initial structure for the program of work was established.

In addition, a resolution (SC 42 N078 Beijing Resolution 1) to endorse the JTC 1 resolution (JTC 1 Vladivostok Resolution 13) to transfer the Big Data work program from JTC 1/WG 9 to SC 42 was passed.

Further, a resolution (SC 42 N078 Beijing Resolution 2) for the inclusion of societal concerns in SC 42 program of work was passed. This resolution noted TMB Resolution 125/2017, SC 42 and in response, recognized that the term “societal concerns” is very broad and may have contextual meaning that is both within and outside the scope of JTC 1. The resolution approved SC 42 N 077 as a contribution to JTC 1 in response and requested that the exclusion of Societal Concerns from the SC 42 program of work be removed in line with the explanations provided in document SC 42 N 077. SC 42 also requested that the JTC 1 secretary forward this request and SC 42 N 077 to the ISO TMB for its consideration.

All SC 42 resolutions may be found at SC 42 N078 or JTC 1 N13720.

Approved SC 42 structure based on the resolutions from the inaugural meeting

The initial structure was determined during the April 2018 plenary meeting in Beijing to comprise 1 WG and 3 SGs:

foundational standards working group

computational approaches and characteristics of artificial intelligence systems study group

trustworthiness study group

use cases and applications study group

Other items of note from the 1st Plenary Meeting

  • Internal and external liaisons were established as summarized in the introduction section
  • A request for a call for internal liaison officers was agreed
  • A request to reach out to 3 potential external liaisons was agreed
  • AI Task Force
  • Partnership on AI
  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
  • Assignment of editors and projects as previously summarized
  • Establishment of future meetings
    • SC 42 subgroups: will meet face to face with the plenary with teleconference meetings are to be held in between
SC 42 1st Plenary, April 2018, Beijing, China

Meetings

Past meetings

  • 1st meeting: 18-20 April, 2018; Beijing, China
  • 2nd meeting: 08-12 October 2018; Sunnyvale, California, USA

Future Meetings

  • 3rd meeting: 08-12 April 2019; Dublin, Ireland
  • 4th meeting: 07-11 October 2019, Tokyo, Japan
  • 5th meeting: April 2020, Paris, France (Tentative)
  • 6th meeting: Fall 2020, Montreal, Canada (Tentative)

Revision History

  • Revision 3
    • Date: March 2019
    • Author: Wael William Diab (Chair)
    • Notes: Update based on progress post 2nd plenary, registration of TRs, approval on risk management NP and JTC 1 affirmation of SC 42/JWG 1. Added section other groups to include current and completed AHGs.
  • Revision 2
    • Date: November 2018
    • Author: Wael William Diab (Chair)
    • Notes: Update based on outcome of 2nd plenary
  • Revision 1
    • Date: October 2018
    • Author: Wael William Diab (Chair)
    • Notes: Initial version based on inaugural plenary