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Context Information Management
          With the rapid development of technologies such as Big Data,
          semantic web, complex workflow and autonomous decision-
          making, the need for interoperable context information
          is growing. Software programmes or agents searching
          for useful information may only find it if the context is
          available, i.e. that it is published along with the data. We
          have set up a new ISG on cross-cutting Context Information
          Management (ISG CIM) to develop Group Specifications
          (GSs) for applications to update, manage and access context
          information for smart cities and other applications.

          In 2017 we plan to complete five GSs. These will include
          the collection and analysis of use cases, the identification
          of a reference architecture and a standardisation gap
          analysis, and an initial definition of a standard Application
          Programming Interface to enable almost real-time access to
          information coming from many different sources (in addition
          to the IoT). We will also address Data Publication Platforms
          and create a CIM information model. In addition, we are
          developing an annotated bibliography of relevant sources of

                                                              level description of the infrastructure and mechanisms
          Wireless Industrial Automation                      providing solutions for heterogeneity management in smart
          By mid-2017 we expect to finalise a new Harmonised   BANs.
          Standard for radio equipment to be used in the 5,8 GHz band
          (5 725 - 5 875 MHz) for Wireless Industrial Automation.   By the end of 2017 we expect to have updated our TS on
                                                              smart BAN unified data representation formats, a semantic
                                                              open data model and a corresponding ontology, by adding
          eHealth                                             extensions for semantic interoperability. This specification
          To support the development of eHealth, our eHealth Project   and our smart BAN modular ontology have been recognised
                                                              by key organisations involved in the development of the IoT.
          (EP eHEALTH) is preparing a glossary of terms. This will help
          counter confusion in the vocabulary used to describe eHealth   We are revising our TS on low complexity MAC and
          issues.                                             routing for smart BANs, addressing relay and hub-hub
          Our main work in 2017, however, will focus on eHealth in
          the new environment created by the IoT. We are developing   We will organise an ETSI smart BAN workshop to be held in
          a TR describing typical use cases and identifying gaps in   early 2018.
                                                              Medical Devices
          We are also preparing a new White Paper on eHealth.
                                                              We will continue to develop standards for wireless medical
          Body Area Networks                                  devices such as low power active implants and medical BAN
                                                              systems and we expect to publish a new European Standard
          Body Area Networks (BAN) technology uses small, low   on wideband Ultra Low Power wireless medical capsule
          power devices for applications such as health and wellness   endoscopy by mid-2018.
          monitoring, sports training, personalised medicine (e.g. heart
          monitors) and personal safety (e.g. fall detection). Our Smart
          BAN committee (TC SmartBAN) is addressing the pressing   Enabling the IoT
          need for harmonisation and standardisation to enable BAN   An ultra narrowband radio technology for very low data
          technology.                                         rates for ultra long autonomy devices, Low Throughput
                                                              Networks (LTN) are ideal for connecting objects in M2M
          In 2017 we plan to publish a new TR which will provide   and the IoT which need only low throughput connectivity.
          a system description for smart BANs, including a system   In 2017 we will complete a TR on LTN use cases and system
          overview and use cases.                             requirements and a TS for the LTN architecture. A second TS,
                                                              on the protocols for LTN interfaces, is due for publication by
          We have begun new work comparing the performance    mid-2018.
          of smart BAN and other short-range standards such as
          Bluetooth LE and IEEE802.15.6. We expect to publish our   We will also continue to enhance the Digital Enhanced
          findings in a TR in 2018.                           Cordless Telecommunications (DECT™) Ultra Low Energy
                                                              specification, which was designed specifically for M2M
          We plan to complete a TR on data representation and   communications. In 2017 we will also begin to look at the
          transfer, service and application which will provide a high   future development of the technology.

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