The National Radio Research Agency of the Ministry of Science and ICT announced on Oct. 13 that South Korea’s big data-related standardization plan has been approved as an international standard by the Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC 1) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The new standard is to define common functions and roles required for each stage of big data collection, storage and processing and propose data distribution standards required between data producers and service providers.
The standard is expected to be provided as a common technical standard required for solution development in various fields such as telecommunications, medical services, finance and manufacturing so that product development costs can be reduced and inter-product compatibility can be ensured.
Since 2014, the Ministry of Science and ICT has created a total of 17 international standards via standardization organizations such as the JTC 1 and the Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T). The standards include those on big data reference architectures, big data terminology and intelligent question answering system frameworks.
In addition, the ministry is working on more than 20 standards related to surroundings recognition for autonomous driving, AI performance evaluation, and so on in cooperation with private organizations such as the Telecommunications Technology Association and the Intelligence Information Technology Forum.