This was the kick-off meeting of the new CEN/CLC/ETSI Sector Forum on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SF-SSCC) which will coordinate Smart City related standards being developed by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in order to reduce overlaps and avoid duplication of work. There will be a wider, more inclusive approach to smart city standards which also takes account of standards being developed elsewhere (e.g. in oneM2M and ISO TC268) so as not to ‘re-invent the wheel’. SF-SSCC will not develop standards itself, but can recommend the development of new standards to fill gaps.
The ITU is a part of the United Nations organisation. It has a membership of approximately 700 organisations including the ministries of communication from most countries.
The new ISG CIM (cross-cutting Context Information Management for smart city interoperability) was approved by the ETSI Director General on 19 December 2016 and had its kick-off meeting at ETSI on 9-10 February 2017. The founding members are Telefónica, NEC Europe, Orange, Easy Global Market and iMEC VZW. The ISG will develop a Context Information Management layer which will sit above the oneM2M Service Layer and be used to integrate data for Smart City applications.
VICINITY held a meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia to discuss the plan of the project and the preparation for next review. VICINITY partners gave an overview of the work packages and discussed technical part of the project.
The CEN/CLC/ETSI Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities Coordination Group (SSCC-CG) coordinates Smart City related standards being developed by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in order to avoid duplication and wasted effort. It does not develop standards itself, but can recommend the development of new standards to fill gaps. It also involves associations of cities, such as EUROCITIES and ICLEI, and consumer associations such as ANEC and ECOS. It has a liaison with the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC).
Cambridge Wireless (CW) is a leading industry forum based in Cambridge, UK with a rapidly expanding network of companies (currently over 400 members from 31 countries) actively involved in the development and application of wireless technologies. Their activities are based around a number of special interest groups (SIGs) each focussed on a specific technology and/or market area.
The UK Future Cities Catapult was set up in 2013 to advance urban innovation to make cities better. They bring together businesses, universities and city leaders so that they can work with each other to solve the problems that cities face. Their Urban Innovation Centre in London provides world-class facilities and expertise in the development of new products, services and business models, and uses these to address integrated urban planning, healthy cities and urban mobility.
The ETSI IoT/M2M workshop has become a must-attend for anyone involved in IoT standards, whether at IoT standards management / technology roadmap and planning, IoT standards development, or IoT standards users and followers.
VICINITY consortium had a very active participation during the eHealth Forum 2016 event that took place in Athens, Greece. On the one hand, VICINITY project held a booth in the networking conference area, represented by CERTH, GNOMON and OTE partners, where promotional material was distributed and many interesting discussion took place on the proposed eHealth solution promoted for demonstration of assisted living in Greek elderly people homes in Greece.
VICINITY project was represented during the IOT Solutions World Congress which is the biggest Industrial IoT event worldwide and the leading global event focusing on industrial IOT. IOT Solutions World Congress 2016 (IOTSWC16) is the second edition of this global event dedicated exclusively to joining IoT providers with industry in order to help the latter increase productivity via this disruptive technology.