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INCITS Seeks Additional US Experts for INCITS/BigData, US TAG to JTC 1/WG 9 on Big Data

The InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) is coordinating US efforts to ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 9 on Big Data and seeks additional US experts to join the US TAG or mirror committee, INCITS/BigData.

 JTC 1 published a preliminary report on the emerging area of Big Data in 2014.

Program of WorkJTC 1/WG 9 on Big Data was established at the November 2014 JTC 1 Plenary with the following terms of reference:

  1.  Serve as the focus of and proponent for JTC 1's Big Data standardization program.
  2. Develop foundational standards for Big Data ---including reference architecture and vocabulary standards---for guiding Big Data efforts throughout JTC 1 upon which other standards can be developed.
  3. Develop other Big Data standards that build on the foundational standards when relevant JTC 1 subgroups that could address these standards do not exist or are unable to develop them.
  4. Identify gaps in Big Data standardization.
  5. Develop and maintain liaisons with all relevant JTC 1 entities as well as with any other JTC 1 subgroup that may propose work related to Big Data in the future.
  6. Identify JTC 1 (and other organization) entities that are developing standards and related material that contribute to Big Data, and where appropriate, investigate ongoing and potential new work that contributes to Big Data.
  7. Engage with the community outside of JTC 1 to grow the awareness of and encourage engagement in JTC 1 Big Data standardization efforts within JTC 1, forming liaisons as is needed.

Meetings - Report, Recommendations and Agenda for Upcoming Meeting

The most recent JTC 1/WG 9 meeting was held 12-15 July 2016 in Beijing, China (see the meeting report  and recommendations). The next JTC 1/WG 9 meeting will be held 28 November - 2 December 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA (see the draft agenda).

Current ProjectsJTC 1/WG 9 is currently working on the following projects and technical contributions from US experts are needed to improve and progress the drafts:

How to JoinUS experts interested in participating on the US TAG to JTC 1/WG 9 on Big Data may contact Jennifer Garner, Director of INCITS Standards Programs ( or can request membership on INCITS/BigData using the on-line INCITS membership application: