ISO/IEC JTC 3 is being supported administratively by IEC. All information related to ISO/IEC JTC 3 is available on the IEC web site

Standardization in the field of quantum technologies.

The scope includes standardization in the field of quantum technologies, including quantum information technologies (quantum computing and quantum simulation), quantum metrology, quantum sources, quantum detectors, quantum communications, and fundamental quantum technologies. The JTC will coordinate the results of these efforts with relevant committees and subcommittees that have within their scopes the development of specific sector-based applications of quantum technologies.

Excluded: Specific sector-based applications and standardization in the fields of information technology (JTC 1 and its subcommittees), nanotechnology (IEC TC 113 and ISO TC 229), fibre optics (IEC TC 86), cryogenic vessels (ISO TC 220), and semiconductors (IEC TC 47).

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Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 1 standard to the following Sustainable Development Goal:


Published ISO standard *


ISO standard under development *

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/IEC JTC 3/AG 1   Strategic planning Working group
ISO/IEC JTC 3/AHG 2   Quantum terminology and metrics Working group
ISO/IEC JTC 3/AHG 3   Quantum sensors (sensing, devices, and imaging) Working group
ISO/IEC JTC 3/AHG 4   Quantum secure communication Working group
ISO/IEC JTC 3/AHG 5   Quantum computing and simulation Working group
ISO/IEC JTC 3/AHG 6 Quantum random number generator (QRNG) Working group
ISO/IEC JTC 3/AHG 7   Quantum enabling technologies Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/IEC JTC 3

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/IEC JTC 3:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information technology ISO/IEC


Liaison Committees from ISO/IEC JTC 3

ISO/IEC JTC 3 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 46 Cables, wires, waveguides, RF connectors, RF and microwave passive components and accessories IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information technology ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 Software and systems engineering ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 172 Optics and photonics ISO
ISO/TC 201 Surface chemical analysis ISO
ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute A
ITU International Telecommunication Union A

ISO/IEC JTC 3 - Secretariat

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