ISO/IEC JTC 1 – Smart Cities – Report

ISO-IEC-JTC-1-Smart-Cities-Preliminary-Report-696x942International 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. [PDF]

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