The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is organising the First ITU Workshop on Data Processing and Management for IoT and Smart Cities & Communities. The workshop is co-hosted by the European Commission and Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC). Since 2017, OASC, represented by its president Martin Brynskov, is vice-chair of the focus group on data processing and management (FG-DPM), as well as chair of the working group on DPM.

During the day, the participants will discuss activities beyond the state-of-the-art on standardization and processes required for convergence to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities. An overview of the Use Cases on data processing and management will provide insights on the necessary requirements. The event will shed light on the challenges of Smart Cities in Research & Development, as well as for standardization convergence.

The workshop will happen alongside the third meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM), hosted by Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) (Pleinlaan 9, 1050 Brussels, Belgium) from 20th to 23rd of February 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. SynchroniCity and MONICA, two IoT Large Scale Pilots on Smart Cities funded by the European Commission, under Horizon 2020, will contribute to the Focus Group activity by presenting their uses cases during the four days meeting. Within this context, SynchroniCity provides concrete use cases, data models and a reference architecture model, together with privacy and data marketplace elements. It is clear the strong efforts towards providing concrete steps for standards-based procurement in a global market for IoT for Smart Cities & Communities (#IOT4SCC).

This is also what strongly supports Martin Brynskov, Chair of OASC: “It’s good to see the convergence now happening in IoT and Smart Cities & Communities. There are so many standards and initiatives out there, so the aim should be to focus on joining and sharing what works best, and keep the common ground simple. This is the core OASC mission, and with concrete initiatives like the SynchroniCity IoT Large Scale Pilot for Smart Cities, the elements are coming together from many sides, making the vision about standards-based innovation and procurement real, and global”.

Practical information:

The event is free of charge, registration is required

Web streaming of the event:  link

Date: 19th of February

Venue: European Commission, Avenue de Beaulieu 25, 1160 Auderghem, Brussels, Belgium

For more information about the workshop and the focus group follow this link