By Omar Elloumi, AIOTI and Nokia – Kees van der Klauw, Chair AIOTI – Julie Alexander, AIOTI and Siemens – Keith Dickerson AIOTI and Climate Associates
2017 was an intense year for IoT-enabled smart cities, first for the city planners, but also for researchers, policymakers and providers of digitization infrastructure to cities.
Where do we stand?
The Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) is an association of academia, industry and end-user representatives chartered to advance the widespread adoption of IoT in Europe and beyond. AIOTI’s working group dedicated to smart cities has assessed the progress achieved based on the collective contribution of members to pilots and real-world deployments of smart city solutions. The working group’s findings provide us with directions for the work ahead, directions which promise to help scale or replicate ongoing deployments and remove the remaining inhibitors of market growth. Here is an extract of their findings:
Where do we go from here? 3 priorities for technical work in 2018
AIOTI’s working group on smart cities is using this assessment to highlight industry priorities for 2018 and beyond. These priorities will be communicated to standards bodies, open-source projects and other relevant organizations as requirements for consideration and potential future development.
These bodies will include the ITU-T Focus Group on data processing and management, which recently co-hosted a workshop with Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) and the European Commission, as well ETSI SmartM2M, Context Information Management (CIM) and City Digital Profile (CDP) Industry Specification Groups.
The three areas of technical work stand out as deserving of priority status in 2018:
The value propositions include: faster response to emergencies, improved decision making and increased operational efficiency