ISO/IEC JTC 1                                                         
Information Technology                                                

ISO/IEC  JTC 1 N 5892                   

DATE:  1999-09-29     


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JTC 1/SC 22 Response to the Rquest for Input on Strategic Planning    
(Rio Resolution 32)                                                   

SC 22 Secretariat                                                     


This document is circulated to JTC 1 National Bodies for review and   
consideration at the November 1999 JTC 1 Plenary meeting in Seoul.    


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Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1, American National Standards Institute, 11 
West 42nd Street, New York, NY  10036; Telephone:  1 212 642 4932;    
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Ms. Lisa Rajchel
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1
American National Standards Institute
11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

SUBJECT: JTC 1 Request for Input on Strategic Planning

Dear Lisa:

Reference is made to Rio Resolution 32 in which ISO/IEC JTC 1 requests its Subcommittees to provide contributions regarding future strategic orientation for JTC 1.

JTC 1/SC22 requests JTC 1 to allow National Body O-members of SC 22 to nominate experts to SC 22 Working Groups.

SC 22 understands that, if the current prohibition is relaxed, some of its WGs would realize increased participation, reversing a trend of declining participation that has concerned a number of SC 22 WGs. This increased participation could lead to higher quality and more timely JTC 1 standards due to the greater resources and additional technical expertise available to the WGs.

SC 22 has a diverse set of WGs developing International Standards within its scope. Some National Bodies are not able to fulfill the obligations of a P-member for most or all SC 22 activities, but can contribute to the work of one or two SC 22 WGs. SC 22 observes the JTC 1 Directives permit National Body O-members of JTC 1 to establish P-membership in a JTC 1 SC. SC 22 requests JTC 1 to extend this principle to SC 22 and its WGs and open participation in SC 22 WGs to SC 22 O-members.


Secretariat, JTC 1/SC22