UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub (UGIH) organised on 3 December within COP28 conference held in Dubai, UAE the session Innovative Digitally Enabled Green Transition.
In terms of Global Green Industry Development, ICT-based Digital Innovation already have been widely discussed and agreed that it is playing a significant role in empowering Green transition across industries around the world. In particular, more and more digital innovations are emerging in the development and implementation of net zero technologies and circular economies, for example convergence and synergy of Solar-PV and ICT-based digital innovations and applications.
Recap Digital with Purpose /DwP2023 summit, we known UGIH and UTM and GeSI, etc., they gave some constructive guidance as well, for example it should explore how human needs can be met compatibly with a globally sustainable development in a dynamic and systemic Digital Innovation approach to empower Green transition.
However, the big challenge seems still be the lack of Systemic mechanism and Assessment framework and Synergy platform how it can drive the relevant Green Standard evolution and be applied effectively into across global various industries and areas’ Green transition, especially are the Areas where the carbon emissions are in urgently need of improvement.
In the session, speakers presented and discussed more about our future Green Synergy Actions’ initiatives and together to define the next steps:
AIOTI was one of the speakers, presented its report IoT and Edge Computing Carbon Footprint Measurement Methodology R2, represented by Damir Filipovic, AIOTI Secretary General.
AIOTI was on 30 November appointed as a member of the European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT standardisation. Organisation will be represented by its Secretary General, Damir Filipovic.
The European Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT standardisation was set up following a European Commission decision to advise on matters related to the implementation of ICT standardisation policies (.pdf). It deals with:
The Multi-Stakeholder Platform is composed of representatives of national authorities from EU Member States & EFTA countries, European and international ICT standardisation bodies, and stakeholder organisations that represent industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and consumers.
It is co-chaired by the European Commission Directorates General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME and Connect and meets 4 times a year.
For more information please find here.
The Smart Connectivity DIH Network has mainly worked on the following topics during December:
SCoDIHNet has been invited to speak at the Regional Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) Workshop in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 14 December 2023. The workshop is part of the RCC’s Support programme for the development of Digital Innovation Hubs in the Western Balkans. The Support programme aims to assist DIHs’ collaborative efforts towards the preparation of joint project proposals for funding and capacity-building schemes and regional networking.
The cooperation with African DIH is working on co-events where SCoDIHNet members and African DIHs could exchange and cooperate. An open call has been opened by the Hubiquitous project, an event is n in June in Berlin to disclose the 10 African DIHs that will be supported by the project. SCoDIHNet has been invited to take part in this event to help cooperation with European DIHs.
The cooperation with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is going on, the collection of SCoDIHNet members also members of the EEN is ongoing and should be shared with the EEN in early 2024 to accelerate cooperation at the local/regional level.
SCoDIHNet monthly meeting will become bi-monthly and will take place on every second Tuesday of every 2 months. The first meeting will be held on 9 January starting at 14.00h CET.
At the end of this month, AIOTI has 183 members.
AIOTI WG Standardisation prepared a report on IoT and Edge Computing EU funded projects landscape, release 2.
This deliverable provides landscapes of EU funded projects focusing on IoT and edge computing.
The main objective of this deliverable is to briefly present the EU funded projects focusing on IoT and edge computing, which can be used to:
The Release 2.0 of this report, compared to Release 1.0, includes:
The full report can be found here.
European High-Level Forum on Standardisation held its plenary session in Brussels, on 30 November, chaired by Commissioner Thierry Breton. AIOTI was represented by Ms Tanya Suarez, AIOTI Management Board member. The Forum went through the deliverables of its 15 work streams, some of them with contributions from AIOTI.
Organised in cooperation with the European Commission, DG CONNECT, Internet of Things Unit.
As Europe strives for net-zero emissions, clean electrification emerges as the most cost-effective solution to reach that target. The development of open standards is pivotal for driving the twin transition and accelerating the green transformation in mobility and energy and opening up for a vibrant ecosystem.
The widespread adoption of digital technologies across key sectors like energy, e-mobility and home/buildings as well as to the creation of new business models are instrumental for massive integration of renewables, feeding charging stations for electric vehicles with green energy and managing volatility and flexibility in the distribution grid.
The lack of standardization not only complicates integration of connected energy assets, but also gives challenges on (real-time) monitoring and optimization, for example aligning flexibility signals received from the grid operator (e.g. in terms of price signals) with the smart control strategies of a charging point or a heat pump. Asset integration, harmonisation of interfaces and even better striving for open, standardised APIs, data sets and protocols are important in the long-run to effectively operate aggregated groups of connected energy assets at the edge of the network.
The workshop forms part of the Commission’s strategy on Edge Computing . The event explores means to foster collaboration between different domains and relevant industry stakeholders, the objective is to extract concrete suggestions for the implementation of relevant EU funded projects and support the implementation of the up-coming Pilots on emerging Smart IoT Platforms and decentralized intelligence (closing 19 March 2024).
13.00h Opening and welcome
13.05h Policy context, presentation of the White paper Smarten, CEN-CENELEC on All Electric Society
14.00h First break
14.10h Stakeholder and solution presentations:
EV and charging
Grids TSO – DSO – DER
Buildings flexibility, consumer edge, enabling infra for charging
Panel on means for up-scaling, role of an open ecosystem
15.45h Second break
15.55h Driving standardisation
Panel: de-facto standards, normative, formal standards
16.30h Conclusions and Wrap-up
Please register for the event here.
7 February, 15:00 – 16:30
AIOTI Digital for Climate Task Force updated the IoT and Edge Computing Carbon Footprint Measurement Methodology Report.
This Report addresses the users of IoT and Edge Computing technologies and services to help them understand and make informed choices on how to assess the carbon footprint of solutions and services they use and to also measure how these methodologies support carbon footprint reduction of their use.
The Report is structured to present the rules and regulations of the European Green Deal, the initiatives and standards, and existing methodologies of measuring ICT carbon footprint. The report also includes how those methodologies can be applied to IoT and Edge Computing, the description of the methodologies, selection criteria and how to measure the benefits of using them in reducing carbon footprint by using IoT and Edge Computing technologies and services for several industrial domains.
This version of the report (Release 2) updates the equations that were introduced in version (Release 1.1) of the Report, which address the calculation of avoided carbon emissions in industrial sectors when ICT is applied by focusing on:
The Report ends with conclusions and recommendations for practical use.
The report can be found here.
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This is to inform you of the launch of the TrialsNet Open Call on 5G Evolved Use Cases.TrialsNet invites European third parties such as verticals, companies (including SMEs), research centers or any other relevant entity, as well as facilities and infrastructure owners, to participate in its large-scale trials activities through the implementation of additional, diversified, and heterogeneous vertical use cases, to support:
9th edition combined with 5GArch Workshop Series
Co-located with IEEE WCNC’24, 21-24 April 2024, Dubai, UAE
This workshop is organised by the 5G PPP Architecture work group. You are invited to submit your research outcomes. For more information on the scope of the workshop, consult the attached call for papers.
Paper submission deadline: 22 December 2023 (https://wcnc2024.ieee-wcnc.org/)
Paper Acceptance Notification: 15 January 2024
Camera Ready: 25 January 2024
The page length limit for all initial submissions for review is SIX (6) printed pages (10-point font) and must be written in English. Initial submissions longer than SIX (6) pages will be rejected without review.
You can check-out IEEE templates here.
EDAS submission link: https://edas.info/N31865
Prof. Dr. Marco Gramaglia (University Carlos III of Madrid, UC3M, Spain), Dr. Ömer Bulakci (Nokia, Germany), Dr. Xi Li (NEC, Germany), & Anastasius Gavras (Eurescom, Germany)