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New INCITS Technical Committee on Quantum Computing

Meeting Notice and Call for Members for the New INCITS Technical Committee on Quantum Computing (US TAG to JTC 1/WG 14 – Quantum Computing)

Organizational Meeting – August 21, 2020. The organizational meeting of the INCITS/Quantum Computing will be held electronically via Zoom on August 21, 2020 (12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern) / 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Pacific)). The agenda, related documents and instructions for joining the Zoom meeting will be distributed on August 7 to organizational representatives that have requested membership on the new committee. RSVPs for the meeting should be submitted to Bill Ash ( as soon as possible.
Background on Establishment of INCITS/Quantum Computing – At the June 16-17, 2020 INCITS Executive Board meeting, a new Technical Committee, INCITS/Quantum Computing, was established to serve as the US TAG to JTC 1/WG 14 on Quantum Computing that was formed at the June 2020 ISO/IEC JTC 1 Plenary:
Terms of Reference:
  1. Serve as a focus of and proponent for JTC 1’s standardization program on Quantum Computing. Identify gaps and opportunities in Quantum Computing standardization.
  2. Develop and maintain a list of existing Quantum Computing standards produced and standards development projects underway in ISO/TCs, IEC/TCs and JTC 1.
  3. Develop deliverables in the area of Quantum Computing.
  4. As a systems integration entity, maintain relationships with other ISO and IEC/TCs and other organizations that are involved in Quantum Computing standardization.
 JTC 1/WG 14 will include in its reports to JTC 1, a list of Quantum Computing standardization activities. JTC 1 assigns the approved work item resulting from the approval of NP 4879, Quantum computing – Terminology and vocabulary, to JTC 1/WG 14. Convenor: Hong Yang (China)
The INCITS/Quantum Computing committee will operate under the ANSI-accredited procedures for the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS); (see INCITS Organization, Policies and Procedures).  Additional information can also be found at and
US experts to JTC 1/WG 14 Quantum Computing must be members of the US TAG, INCITS/Quantum Computing. The first two-years of membership (FY 2020 and FY 2021) on INCITS/Quantum Computing will be free – participation is available at no cost. Regular service fees will be assessed starting FY 2022.
The complete meeting notice and membership information, can be found at