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Introduction 

NSAI TC 02 Information and Communication Technology Standards Consultative Committee (ICT SCC) provides a strategic and representative forum for national experts and stakeholder groups to engage in standardization activities at a National, European and International level.  

NSAI TC 02 also serves as the Irish national mirror committee to ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information Technology and as the parent body to a suite of national subcommittees that in turn mirror European (CEN/CENELEC) and International (ISO/IEC) committees engaged in standardization in the ICT domain, see Table 1 for more information. 

Scope of NSAI TC 02 ICT SCC 

  1. To advise NSAI on standardization matters related to information and communications technology; 
  2. To consider European and International ICT standardization programmes and national participation in such programmes; and
  3. To facilitate national stakeholder participation in European and International ICT standardization programmes. 
Committee Name Committee Title
ISO/IEC JTC 1 and Subcommittees Information Technology
ISO TC 307 Blockchain and Distributed ledger technologies
CEN TC 225 Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) Technologies 
CEN TC 428 ICT Professionalism and Digital competence
CEN TC 434 Electronic invoicing
CEN TC 440 Electronic Public Procurement
CEN/CENELEC JTC 13 Cybersecurity and Data Protection 
CEN/CENELEC JTC 19 Blockchain and Distributed ledger technologies 
CEN/CENELEC JTC 21 Artificial Intelligence

Table 1 European and International Committees mirrored by NSAI TC 02 - ICTSCC 

ICT SCC - Priority Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence  
  • Internet of Things 
  • IT Governance  
  • Cybersecurity and Data protection  
  • Sustainable ICT  

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International & European Standards Engagement 

As a global community of experts ISO/IEC JTC 1 develop worldwide Information and Communication Technology standards for business and consumer applications.  The JTC 1 operating structure currently comprise of twenty-two subcommittees and a number of advisory groups.  NSAI is currently active in ten JTC 1 subcommittees as a participating member and a further nine subcommittees in an observer role. 

European standardization work represents a very important activity as many of the standards projects engaged in have been supported by or are directly mandated by the European Commission to facilitate the implementation of policy and legislative instruments, examples of which include the European framework for ICT professionalism and the eInvoicing directive.  Emerging policy and legislative areas covering Cybersecurity, Data Governance and Artificial Intelligence are also similarly being considered through the establishment of the European standards committees CEN/CLC JTC 13 and CEN/CLC JTC 21.  

Through its Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) for ICT Standardization, the European Commission has established a forum comprising of  representatives of national authorities from EU Member States & EFTA countries, European and international ICT standardisation bodies, and stakeholder organisations that represent industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and consumers. 

In its multi annual Rolling Plan for ICT standardization the MSP provides a unique bridge between EU policies and standardisation activities in the field of information and communication technologies. This allows for increased convergence of standardisation makers' efforts towards achieving EU policy goals. 
 

ICT SCC Structure and Operating Mode 

Membership of ISO/IEC committees are qualified as being that of an observer or a participating member, i.e. actively engaged as a national delegation at subcommittee level or as a contributing expert(s) in a working group(s).  

Table 2 ICT SCC subcommittee structure and operating mode

ICT SCC

Description

Operating Mode

Mirroring

NSAI TC 02 Information and Communication Technologies  Participating ISO/IEC JTC 1
SC 02 Software Engineering Participating JTC 1 SC 07
SC 03 Telecommunications, media encoding, and green IT Observing JTC 1 SC 06
SC 04 Codes, character sets, and internationalization Participating JTC 1 SC 02
SC 06 Generic cabling systems Participating JTC 1 SC 25
SC 08 Biometrics Observing JTC 1 SC 37
SC 09 Automatic Identification and Data capture Techniques  Participating JTC 1 SC 31 / CEN TC 225
SC 10 IT Security Techniques Participating JTC 1 SC 27 / CEN CLC TC 13
SC 11 Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms Participating JTC 1 SC 38
SC 12 e-Procurement Participating CEN TC 434 & 440
SC 13 e-Competences and ICT Professionalism Participating CEN TC 428 / JTC 1 SC 36
SC 14 Document description and processing languages Observing JTC 1 SC 34
SC 15 IT Service Management and IT Governance Participating JTC 1 SC 40
SC 16 Blockchain and electronic distributed ledger technologies  Participating JTC 1 SC 307 / CEN CLC JTC 19
SC 17 IoT and related technologies Participating JTC 1 SC 41
SC 18 Artificial Intellegence Participating JTC 1 SC 42 / CEN CLC JTC 21
SC 19 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information Participating JTC 1 SC 29

Table 2 identifies the current ICTSCC structure and participation mode, together with the European and International committees each of its subcommittee engages with.

Further Information 

Highlighted standards from national mirror committees. [pending]

Learn more about NSAI's Top Team for Standards in Artificial Intelligence.

Barry Smith

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Email: barry.smith@nsai.ie