VICINITY project at “Sector Forum on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities” by CEN/CLC/ETSI

Friday, March 24, 2017 (All day)
Brussels, Belgium

This was the kick-off meeting of the new CEN/CLC/ETSI Sector Forum on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SF-SSCC) which will coordinate Smart City related standards being developed by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in order to reduce overlaps and avoid duplication of work. There will be a wider, more inclusive approach to smart city standards which also takes account of standards being developed elsewhere (e.g. in oneM2M and ISO TC268) so as not to ‘re-invent the wheel’. SF-SSCC will not develop standards itself, but can recommend the development of new standards to fill gaps.

As well as CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, membership of SF-SSCC includes associations of cities, e.g. EUROCITIES and ICLEI, and consumer associations, e.g. ANEC and the European Environmental Citizens Organistation (ECOS). SF-SSCC has set up a liaison with the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC).

The 2nd meeting of SF-SSCC will be hosted by ETSI in Sophia Antipolis on 4 July 2017.

The role of VICINITY in IoT standards was highlighted and interest was shown in a future presentation by VICINITY on cross-domain use cases relevant to Smart Cities.

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Key issues for VICINITY include:

  • Replication: One way to reduce the cost of implementing Smart City solutions is by replicating solutions from other cities. SF-SSCC will hold a Smart Cities event in October during the DG REGIO week in Brussels which will focus on Smart City use cases and how these might be replicated through standardisation. Cities will be invited to present their use cases to see how suitable they are for replication. Key techniques that enable replication include:

    • Benchmarking
    • KPIs
    • Common use cases
    • Best practises
    • Semantic interoperability
    • Standards

The EC H2020 programme has so far set up 11 Lighthouse Projects, all of which have provided an analysis of the standards landscape for smart cities employing many of the above tools.

Useful Links:

CEN/CENELEC Smart Cities

ETSI Smart Cities

EIP SCC Marketplace

EIP SCC Strategic Implementation Plan

For more information about VICINITY project at “Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities Coordination Group” by CEN/CLC/ETSI click here