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Forum on Internet of Things in Smart Sustainable Cities: A New Age of Smarter Living

Singapore, 18 January 2016

Contact: greenstandard@itu.int


Introduction

Internet of Things (IoT) is a paradigm which includes a widespread “smart” environment of devices or things, connected via wireless and wired connections. This network of “things” is designed to provide an exemplary medium within which the components are able to interact with each other and coordinate with other things or devices to deliver services with the aim of improving the overall quality of life (QoL).

The role of the urban stakeholder is pivotal for IoT deployment. Everyday urban operations and creation of development strategies are expected to drive the implementation of the IoT. In this regard, cities present an ideal platform for IoT research, based on urban needs and subsequently imbibing them into solutions presented by IoT.

The Forum was held in conjunction with the ITU-T Study Group 20 “IoT and its applications including smart cities and communities (SC&C)”  that took place from 18 to 26 January 2016.

Objectives
This forum discussed the role that Internet of Things (IoT) in dealing with development challenges and creating a smart world that facilitates sustainable economic development along with a high quality of life within smart sustainable cities.

Target Audience
This forum brought together smart city stakeholders, managers and engineers working with IoT applications, service providers planning on delivering IoT solutions, and policy and standards makers. It  assembled IoT experts from industry, government and academia.

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