From: April 21, 2017 To: April 21, 2017
Govt. of India’s announcement of Smart Cities project in mission mode has generated a lot of interest. International Telecommunications Union (ITU) defines a smart city as "A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social and environmental aspects".
ICT technology, and more specifically, Internet of Things (IoT) or Machine to Machine (M2M) communication are thus very important in realising the objective of making our cities smart.
A network of wireless sensors, a reliable public communication infrastructure and innovative applications working on big data and analytics will help us realise smart cities. Innovative local solutions will have to be found for local problems. This offers great opportunities to industry, including, MSMEs and startups. Adoption of standards will ensure that solution developers do not reinvent the wheel but devote their energies to the actual building of product and on innovations. Further, the interoperability will be another dividend of a standards based approach.
It is with this endeavour of creating awareness about telecom standards and promoting their wider adoption that European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), an internationally respected telecom Standards Development Organisation (SDO) established in 1988 and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), the Indian telecom SDO, have joined hands to unroll a collaboration project on ICT Standardisation.
The India-EU Cooperation on ICT-Related Standardisation, Policy and Legislation project, in association with Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) is organising a one day workshop on “Future Proof Smart Cities with a Common Service Layer: a Standards Driven Approach” on 21st April 2017, 9 am to 5 pm, at C-DOT Campus in New Delhi.
The workshop aims to provide a platform where foreign and Indian experts from IoT and M2M forums, academia, R&D, industry and senior officials from Ministries of Communications, Urban Development and Electronics and Information Technology and cities named in Indian Smart Cities Project can interact to share knowledge and experiences. It is also planned to enrich the interaction by inviting City administration officials from Europe and South Korea who have actually implemented smart city projects in their respective cities.
The agenda and other details of the workshop is given at the following link:
Mandi Road, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030
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