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ETSI Launches New Group on Context Information

       Management for Smart City Interoperability

       In January 2017, ETSI has created a   Information Management (CIM)        closely with the ETSI SmartM2M
       new Industry Specification Group     system acts as a clearing-house for   technical committee and with oneM2M,
       on cross-sector Context Information   publishing, discovering, monitoring and   the global standards initiative for M2M
       Management (ISG CIM) for smart cities   maintaining data according to relevant   and the IoT (Internet of Things) of
       applications and beyond. The first   contexts for smart applications.     which ETSI is a founding member, since
       meeting of the ISG CIM has taken place                                    the IoT is one of the sources of context
       at the ETSI premises in Sophia Antipolis,   “With the rapid development of   data for smart applications.
       France, on 9-10 February 2017.       technologies such as Big Data,
                                            semantic web, complex workflow or    Participation in the cross-sector Context
       Data without context are meaningless.   autonomous decision making, the need   Information Management Industry
       Every sensor measurement, every      for interoperable context information   Specification Group is open to all ETSI
       entry in a database, every tweet sent   is becoming huge”, said Lindsay Frost,   members as well as organizations who
       and every webcam video watched has   convenor of ETSI ISG CIM “The ISG    are not members. For information
       its own context. The context seems   CIM will specify protocols running ‘on   on how to participate please contact
       obvious to humans: the temperature   top’ of IoT platforms and allowing The full list of
       sensor is attached to an air-conditioner   exchange of data together with its   members and participants in ISG CIM is
       in the house, the database of vehicle   context, this includes what is described   available at:
       registration numbers is used by a    by the data, what was measured, when,
       policeman in the city, the tweet comes   where, by what, the time of validity,
       from a person who has just witnessed   ownership, and others. That will
       something interesting and the webcam   dramatically extend the interoperability   “With the rapid development
       shows a particular city street with its   of applications, helping smart cities to   of technologies such as
       name embedded in the video frames.   integrate their existing services and   Big Data, semantic web,
                                            enable new third-party services.”     complex workflow or
       Taken away from its context, each piece
       of information is nearly useless. And   ISG CIM will focus on developing   autonomous decision making,
       software programs/agents searching   specifications for a common context   the need for interoperable
       for useful information may only      information management API, data      context information is
       find it if the context is available i.e.   publication platforms and standard   becoming huge”
       published with the data. A Context   data models. The group will work

       New ETSI ISG for Improving Operator Experience using

       Artificial Intelligence

                                            knowledge of how to act in the future.   and virtualized networks including
                                            This will help operators automate their   5G networks and a model-driven
                                            network configuration and monitoring   architecture that supports adaptive and
                                            processes, thereby reducing their    intelligent service operation through
                                            operational expenditure and improving   Cognitive Network Management.
                                            the use and maintenance of their     Different types of policies will be
                                            networks.                            reviewed to drive adaptive behavioral
                                                                                 changes using various AI (Artificial
                                            Operators see human-machine          Intelligence) mechanisms. Existing
                                            interaction as slow, error-prone,    mechanisms will be augmented and
                                            expensive, and cumbersome.           improved by using the networked
                                            Programming different devices and    intelligence defined by the ENI system.
                                            building agile, personalized services
                                            makes it increasingly complex to     This new group will drive innovative
                                            integrate different standardized     technologies in network telemetry, big
                                            platforms in their network and       data mechanisms to gather appropriate
       ETSI is pleased to announce the      operational environment. These       data at the right speed and scale, and
       creation of the Industry Specification   human-machine interaction challenges   machine learning for intelligent analysis.
       Group “Experiential Network          are considered by operators as barriers   Innovative policy-based, model-driven
       Intelligence” (ISG ENI). The purpose   to reducing the time to market of   functionality will also be needed to
       of the group is to define a Cognitive   innovative and advanced services.    simplify and scale complex device
       Network Management architecture      They also lack an efficient and      configuration and monitoring.
       that is based on the “observe-orient-  extensible standards-based mechanism
       decide-act” control model. It uses AI   to provide contextually-aware services   Participation in the Experiential
       techniques and context-aware policies   (e.g., services that adapt to changes   Network Intelligence Industry
       to adjust offered services based on   in user needs, business goals, or   Specification Group is open to all ETSI
       changes in user needs, environmental   environmental conditions).         members as well as organizations who
       conditions and business goals. The                                        are not members, subject to signing ISG
       system is experiential, in that it learns   The group’s work will include the   Agreements. For information on how to
       from its operation and from decisions   requirements of the operator’s    participate please contact
       given to it by operators to improve its   experience in and across legacy
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