Interoperable smart solutions for cities developed by ETSI

Thursday, 09 November, 2017

Interoperable smart solutions for cities developed by ETSI

A ‘City Digital Profile’ for smart cities has been created by ETSI.

This new industry specification group will help to improve the delivery of citizen services and help city leaders with a technology roadmap.

In providing this technology framework and clear roadmap for technology investment and deployment, market confidence levels in the city infrastructure investments should increase. This will in turn provide cities with the possibility of replicating those solutions across domains, between cities and on a large scale.

Smart services are intended to improve the overall quality of living in the city and make them attractive to citizens, investors, business, innovators, visitors and tourists.

The City Digital Profile ISG will enable cities to procure smart solutions with confidence that those solutions will be extendable, configurable and interoperable with similar services from other cities and providers. City administrators will therefore deliver advanced services to their citizens, whilst respecting essential environmental factors, sustainability objectives and reducing the overall cost of deployment.

“I am excited that this group will enable city leaders and suppliers to work together to mass market replication of citizen-centric systems that are innovative, agile and creative while also fully standards compliant, secure, resilient and cost-effective,” said Paul Copping, convenor of the City Digital Profile ISG and chief innovation officer at DG Cities in Greenwich, London.

Initial cross domain city applications will include:

  • health and social care (disability entitlement, housing benefit and rent payment, housing condition, assisted living and vulnerability)
  • building management and connected homes
  • urban lighting
  • water and waste management and energy
  • transportation and mobility
  • environmental issues such as pollution and resource optimisation.

Other key issues such as citizen-related data retention and privacy protection will also be considered, in cooperation with such groups as oneM2M, the ETSI-founded partnership project, and the ETSI Technical Committee Cyber.

The kick-off meeting of the ISG will take place from 20–21 November 2017 at ETSI headquarters, where the group will elect its chair and vice chair and decide on its future work and priorities.

ETSI will also present at the Smart City Expo, from 14–16 November in Barcelona, as well as organising a dedicated session alongside the main event to present the ISG CDP concept.

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