ETSI is organizing an Open Meeting on Smart cities and communities to be held at the Bloom Hotel, Brussels on 11 December 2019. The aim of the meeting is to discuss how standardization can meet citizen and consumer requirements.

Standards are confusing for cities in the first place, and the needs of the citizen  including usability, accessibility, or data security are not often taken into account.

ETSI’s Human Factors Technical Committee, is preparing a Technical Report with recommendations giving an overview of existing and needed standardization relating to the requirements of inhabitants of or visitors to smart cities or communities. The Report will examine the standards landscape in this context, and make recommendations as to how the current situation can be improved.

The draft Report will be presented to this meeting and the outcome of the discussions will be taken into account in preparing the final version of the Report and recommendations.

  • 08:30

    Registration and Welcome Coffee

  • 09:00

    Welcome and Introduction to the Day

  • 09:05

    ANEC – Citizens and Standards
    Stephen Russell, ANEC Secretary-General

  • 09:25

    European Commission
    Franck Boissière, DG CNECT/E.4

  • 09:45

    Introduction to the Smart Citizen Report and Recommendations
    speaker to be confirmed

  • 10:15

    Panel 1:  Setting the Scene – Smart Cities and their Challenges
    The panel will take an overview of the interaction between cities (rather, local communities) and the technologies that will enable them to become more intelligent. Are cities – which seldom have expert resources - at the mercy of technology providers or consultants in terms of solutions?  How can they maximise the benefits from digitalisation of services? Is a more integrated approach possible, if so, how?

  • 11:15

    Networking Coffee Break

  • 11:45

    Panel 2:  Citizens Needs in their Environment and with Authorities
    The panel will consider the needs of citizens in a smart community. Are their needs for safe, reliable and transparent services often forgotten? How can the interests of every member of communities, including the very young, the very old, and the disabled, be met? How can citizens’ interfaces with their local authority be improved?

  • 12:45

    Buffet Lunch and Networking

  • 14:00

    ETSI: The Standards People
    Dirk Weiler, ETSI Board Chairman

  • 14:15

    Panel 3: Smart City Standards Landscape
    The panel will take an overview of current standards issues relating to smart cities. There are still relatively few dedicated smart city standards; are these being used? Some enlightened cities are standards aware, but what of others? Is there a need for more collaboration between standards organisations?

  • 15:15

    Panel 4:  Discussion of the Report’s Recommendations, Including Audience Views

  • 16:00

    Conclusions from the Day – How the Report will be Improved

  • 16:20

    Closing Remarks
    Dirk Weiler, ETSI Board Chairman

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