IoT and Smart Cities workshop: Open & Interoperable Standards from North to South

Lea Hemetsberger

Mar 22, 2018


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Mark your calendar for this unique two-day workshop on Internet of Things for Smart Cities & Communities Convergence (#IoT4SCC) during IoT Week in Bilbao, Spain on 6-7 June 2018.

Register here for IoT Week 2018 in Bilbao, 4-8 June (Registration is compulsory in order to participate in the #IoT4SCC workshop as it is part of the official IoT Week programme)

For more information download the #IoT4SCC Flyer.


Workshop on IoT for Smart Cities & Communities Convergence


The workshop convenes top brass and key experts, building on last years successful sessions in Geneva, bringing the converging platforms, practitioners and strategists together.

From business and governance to platforms and standardisation, the workshop sessions unfold rich, yet targeted discussions and concrete takeaways within the IoT arena from public and private stakeholders, research and academia.

Setting the Scene for Openness and Interoperability

A special ambition is to showcase the emerging specifications for standards-based procurement and innovation of IoT-enabled urban services, including converging work from international standards developing organisations such as ITU, a UN body, ISO, and their regional European and American counterparts such as ETSI, SF-SSCC and NIST.

Co-organised by leading organisations and networks in the field of IoT for Smart Cities & Communities in collaboration with three global lighthouse projects – SynchroniCity, OrganiCity and SharingCities – the aim of this joint workshop is to present a shared vision of open and interoperable standards.

Such standards are currently being put into practical “packaging” as part of the SynchroniCity IoT Large Scale Pilot and will be presented during the workshop. The IoT Large Scale Pilot programme is rolling out a series of open calls, beginning with the SynchroniCity € 3 Million offering targeting SMEs and start-ups.

Tackling North- and Southbound Interoperability

11 sessions on two days will draw a clear picture of the current state of open and interoperable standards. City officials will present showcases of successful implementation while experts in data security will share insights on how to best combine data protect data with IoT innovation.

Martin Brynskov, Chair of the Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative, said:

“This workshop will map out a path towards a joint standardisation strategy for IoT and Smart Cities & Communities – ultimately benefiting cities and its citizens, as well as local economic development in a global market of choice.”

The IoT for Smart Cities & Communities Convergence workshop  is co-organised by EUROCITIES, IoT Forum, IoT Lab, ITU, Mandat International, OGC, Open & Agile Smart Cities, SharingCities, and SynchroniCity.

Overview of the two-day workshop on IoT4SCC on 6-7 June at IoT Week 2018

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