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Joint Coordination Activity on Conformance and Interoperability Testing (JCA-CIT)


(Terminated in 2016-07)

JCA-CIT coordinates work undertaken by ITU-T Study Groups in driving ITU’s Conformance and Interoperability (C&I) Programme, ensuring that these expert groups collaborate efficiently within ITU and with other standards development organizations (SDOs). JCA-CIT also supports ITU-T Study Groups’ identification of technologies suited to C&I testing, and acts as the first point of contact for organizations interested in contributing to ITU’s C&I Programme.

JCA-CIT has been active in ITU-T since 2007. The parent group of JCA-CIT was changed from ITU-T Study Group 17 (Security) to ITU-T Study Group 11 (Protocols and test specifications) by agreement of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-12), Dubai, UAE, 20-29 November 2012.

Organization of JCA-CIT

JCA-CIT meets primarily by electronic means such as email and conference calls. The JCA-CIT webpage provides all relevant information and documentation, including the minutes of past meetings.

JCA-CIT includes participants from  ITU-T Study Groups as well as other bodies involved in C&I testing such as ETSI, IECEE, IEC-CAB, ISO CASCO, ILAC/IAF, DCMAS and OMA. JCA-CIT will continue to invite participation from representatives of other interested organizations (SDOs, forums, consortia, manufacturers, vendors, etc.).


Scope: The Terms of Reference of JCA-CIT are consistent with clause 2.2 of Recommendation ITU-T A.1. The scope of JCA-CIT is to coordinate activities among the ITU-T study groups for the implementation of Resolution 76 (WTSA-12) on Conformance and Interoperability.


Administrative support

ITU-T Telecommunications Standardization Bureau (TSB) will provide secretariat and facilities required by JCA-CIT


JCA-CIT will work electronically using electronic working methods and with face-to-face meetings which will normally occur concurrently with study groups involved in the JCA-CIT. Meetings will be held as determined by the JCA-CIT and will be announced to its participants and on the ITU-T website. The meetings should be coordinated with relevant ITU-T study groups and standards development organizations, consortia and forums


The JCA-CIT will report its activities to ITU-T SG11 at its meetings