International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a Preliminary Report on Smart Cities.
ISO JTC 1 recognizes the importance of Smart Cities as a trend that will shape many standards in the ICT sector, and notes a growing interest in this area among a number of standards setting organizations. This document provides an overall review on the specified topics of Smart Cities exploring standardization opportunities for JTC 1.
This report aims to:
— provide a description of key concepts related to Smart Cities, establish the definition of Smart Cities based on the key concepts, and describe relevant terminology;
— study and document the technological, market and societal requirements for the ICT standardization aspects of Smart Cities;
— study and document current technologies that are being deployed to enable Smart Cities;
— assess the current state of standardization activities relevant to Smart Cities within JTC 1, in other relevant ISO and IEC TCs, in other SDOs and in consortia; and,
— identify and propose how JTC 1 should address the ICT standardization needs of Smart Cities.
Marin Ivezic is a Cybersecurity & Privacy Partner in PwC Canada focused on risks of emerging technologies.