International Standardization and Rulemaking

Rulemaking Activities

In the ICT domain to date, a large market has been formed by companies that use technologies regulated by international standards development organizations (SDOs), and which provide various products and services while maintaining interoperability and compatibility. The Fujitsu Group has also benefited from market growth brought by international standards by contributing to discussions and evolving these standards.

While companies will continue to adopt this approach in applying international standards to business, a new trend has recently appeared for employing a non-traditional approach to international standards. This approach is consensus-based rulemaking.

We have been creating consensus-based governance rules for emerging technology such as artificial intelligence (AI), from the various standpoints of stakeholders, to ensure that society is comfortable with and trusts such technology during its utilization. Government institutions in various countries, private consortiums, international SDOs, and other entities are compiling these governance rules in the form of guidelines and international standards, and require companies to implement and confirm the operation of emerging technology in compliance with these rules.

On the other hand, rulemaking has the function of creating new markets, and can also be used as a method for business growth strategies. It is important for us to strategically engage in rulemaking to enhance the competitive advantage of our technology, thereby gaining opportunities for social implementation, popularizing products and services, and achieving business growth.

The Fujitsu Group is engaging in consensus-based rulemaking in each domain of the five Key Technologies, in which we have accumulated research and development resources.

Quantum Technology

Fujitsu participates in international SDOs such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the Quantum Strategic Industry Alliance for Revolution (Q-STAR), with the aim of developing standards for quantum technology expected in the creation of innovation through high-speed calculations. We are a co-convener in an IEC working group that is responsible for surveying and analyzing research and development around the world, in which we participate in discussions regarding the road map to standardization.

Going forward, we will utilize the knowledge gained from Fujitsu's research and development activities in the standardization of quantum technology, and provide timely feedback on standardization trends to these activities, thereby increasing the certainty that the results will be used in society.

Major participating organizations: IEC (Co-convener of a working group in SEG 14) and Q-STAR (Vice-Chair, Subcommittee Chair)

High Performance Computing (HPC)

The supercomputer Fugaku, which had been jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu since 2014, has significantly contributed to the development of HPC, such as obtaining the world number one ranking in the global performance ranking for computers, TOP500, for four consecutive periods until November 2021. Fujitsu has contributed to the development of indicators to enable optimal processing performance evaluation, even in large-scale supercomputer systems, by participating in studies of the MLPerf HPC v1.0 machine learning benchmark capable of being used to evaluate Fugaku's performance.

We are supporting the research and analysis of our customers by providing Fujitsu Cloud Service HPC, a cloud-based service offering optimized computing environments using technology adopted in Fugaku, as part of our CaaS(*1) service lineup that offers Fujitsu’s advanced computing technology on the cloud. Fujitsu is contributing to the development and popularization of HPC technology, which is used to solve problems in a wide range of fields, including the creation of environments through the development of processing performance evaluation indicators.

Major participating organizations: ML Commons


Every major evolution to the mobile communications system being offered is termed a new "generation." As of April 2023, 5G (fifth generation) telecommunication systems are being provided as a commercial service in over 90 countries. In addition to the patent acquisition essential for implementing mobile communications system standards, the Fujitsu Group is also participating in the development of international standards.

As well as 5G, we will continue contributing to standardization, in addition to technological development targeted at the realization of 6G, which is expected to be implemented around 2030, such as participation in discussions about requirements for the standardization of 6G, and involvement in the development of low-power-consumption and ultra-wide bandwidth innovative optical networks under the IOWN concept.(*2)

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    Concept of a network and information processing infrastructure, proposed by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

Major participating organizations: 3GPP, O-RAN Alliance, Next G Alliance, and IOWN Global Forum (Director)


The Fujitsu Group is engaging in research and development to provide trustworthy AI, which eliminates the risks and barriers when AI becomes implemented in society, with the Fujitsu Group AI Commitment(*3) as a foundation. Based on knowledge gained from research and development, we are playing a leading role as editor in a subcommittee of the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee (JTC 1) to develop international standards for the requirements, such as quality and ethics, to be met in the AI system life cycle process. We have developed a method for assessing the ethical impact of AI systems, which we have available free of charge, while leveraging information from AI use case documentation (ISO/IEC TR 24030), for which we also took on the role of editor.

To maximize the convenience provided by AI, we must make sure that it can be used safely and reliably. The Fujitsu Group will continue initiatives, including international standardization efforts, to enable our customers to confidently implement AI, and to ensure society can use and apply AI with a strong basis of trust.

Major participating organizations: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 (editor)

Data & Security

To realize a carbon-neutral society, it is vital that we accurately understand and strive to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including CO2 emissions, throughout the entire supply chain across the life cycle of all products. Accordingly, we must establish rules and infrastructures for exchanging GHG emissions data and transaction data with companies involved in the supply chain, while assuring integrity and reliability

Major participating organizations: Gaia-X, Catena-X, and the Data Society Alliance

Converging Technologies

Grounded in a deep understanding of people and society, the Fujitsu Group is promoting the fusion of digital technology with different fields of humanities and social sciences to stimulate the resolution of social issues.

One example of this is the development of international standards for biometric authentication technologies as a mechanism for creating peace of mind that leads to the safety of individuals and society. We are contributing to the construction of a personal identification infrastructure to expand easy-to-use and secure services, such as cashless shopping and anytime medical care, utilizing Fujitsu's PalmSecure which is used by approximately 100 million users in approximately 60 countries around the world. We have set our sights on attaining an even more convenient world by continuing to engage in activities such as the development of international standards for evaluating the accuracy of biometric authentication that requires even fewer samples, while ensuring highly accurate authentication.

Major participating organizations: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 (Co-Editor)

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