IEC workshop on disruptive technologies for smart cities
The concept of smart cities is widely touted, yet little consensus exists on its definition or implementation. Many technologies are available, yet no single solution has emerged that can be applied to all cities around the world.
To understand better the technologies available as well as some of the best practices underway, IEC SyC Smart Cities is hosting its first virtual workshop to discuss the sustainable digital transformation of cities. The workshop will focus on disruptive technologies and how standards can be used to support the roll-out and implementation of these technologies.
According to N. Kishor Narang, the workshop moderator, “innovation and technology development are accelerating. Standards provide a foundation to support innovation, best practices andregulatory compliance requirementswhich are crucial for the sustainable digital transformation of the urban landscape”.
During the workshop, interoperability between different systems used in smart cities will be discussed. Kyoung-Sook Kim from AIST will provide an overview of the national Smart City Reference Architecture set up in Japan with the aim of ensuring interoperability between and within cities.