Sophia Antipolis, 2 November 2017
Cities to procure interoperable smart solutions for their citizens
ETSI is pleased to announce the creation of a new Industry Specification Group "City Digital Profile" (ISG CDP) that will help accelerate the delivery of integrated citizen services and provide a technology road map for city leaders who will benefit from standardized solutions from their suppliers.
In providing this technology framework and clear roadmap for technology investment and deployment, market confidence levels in the city infrastructure investments should increase and in addition this will give cities the possibility to replicate 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," says Paul Copping, convenor of the City Digital Profile ISG, and Chief Innovation Officer at DG Cities Ltd 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 optimization
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 on 20-21 November 2017 at ETSI headquarters where the group will elect its chair and vice chair and decide on the future work and priorities.
ETSI was also a speaker at the Smart City Expo, from 14-16 November in Barcelona, as well as organizing a dedicated session alongside the main event to present the ISG CDP concept.
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 800 member companies and organizations, drawn from 68 countries across five continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.
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