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Executive Summary

Executive Summary of the ITU-T Study Group 20 Meeting and
Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things and Smart Cities and Communities
 
(Dubai, 13-23 March 2017)

 Numbers and other links

 Major accomplishments
Recommendations consented for Last Call (AAP – Recommendation ITU-T A.8)

The SG20 plenary meeting gave consent (AAP) to 3 draft new ITU-T Recommendations for Last Call, according to Recommendation ITU-T A.8:

Question Title TD AAP/LC
2/20Y.4114 (ex-Y.IoT-BigData-Reqts) "Specific requirements and capabilities of the IoT for Big Data" TD 188 Rev.1 AAP-9
3/20ITU-T Y.4115 (Y.IoT-DE-RA) "Reference architecture for IoT device capability exposure" TD 190 Rev.3 AAP-9
6/20Identifier service requirements for the interoperability of Smart City applications (ex Y.SC-Interop) TD 131 Rev. 5 AAP-9

Approved new structure of SG20

The following contributions were presented during the SG20 Opening Plenary, with regards to the proposed structure found in TD 50 Rev.2, as suggested by the SG20 Management Team:

After some discussions and remarks made during the SG20 Opening Plenary, a new structure was approved as contained in TD 106.
Two drafting sessions took place from 13-14 March 2017 to refine the text of Q6/20 "Security, privacy, trust and identification". See TD 108 Rev.2.
Informal consultations were carried out by SG20 Chairman on the text of Q7/20. The final agreed text of Q7/20 "Evaluation and assessment of Smart Sustainable Cities and Communities" is contained in TD 116.  
It was agreed to send a Liaison Statement to TSAG, ITU-T SGs, ITU-R SGs, ITU-D SGs and JCAs (TD 225).  It was also agreed to send a Liaison Statement to several SDOs and Forums to inform them about the new SG20 structure. 
The list contributions can be found in TD88 Rev.4.

Creation of a Focus Group on Data Processing and Management (FG-DPM)

Taking into account the data interoperability, classification, format and security issues that the affects various stakeholders, this new Focus Group would play a pivotal role in providing a platform to share views, to develop a series of deliverables, and showcase initiatives, projects, and standards activities linked to data processing and management as well as the establishment of IoT ecosystem solutions for data focused cities.
This FG-DPM will promote the establishment of data management frameworks and will invite non ITU-T members to participate in its work.
  • The Terms of Reference (ToR) of the ITU-T Focus Group on "Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities" (FG-DPM) can be found in TD 141 Rev.1
  • It was agreed to send a Liaison Statement to TSAG, ITU-T SGs, ITU-R SGs, ITU-D SGs and JCAs as given in (TD 226 Rev.1)
It was agreed to include the following statement in the SG20 Report:

The FG-DPM website is: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/focusgroups/dpm/Pages/default.aspx  

Creation of SG20 Regional Groups 
The following contributions were presented during the SG20 Opening Plenary with regards to the creation of Regional Groups:

After some discussions, SG20 decided to create the following four regional groups: Collaboration matters and information sharing Approval of the report of the third meeting of ITU-T Study Group 20

The report was approved as contained in Report 3.

Main decisions taken by WTSA-16

Action plans for implementation of WTSA-16 Resolution 78 (Rev. Hammamet, 2016) and Resolution 98 (Hammamet, 2016) (ICTs for e-health services; IoT and smart cities and communities for global development) ITU-T Y.4454 "Platforms interoperability for smart cities" – Report 4 Draft new Recommendation Y.4454 - Platforms interoperability for smart cities was determined on 5 August 2016. It was announced in TSB Circular 238 and the Draft Recommendation was posted as Report 4. The deadline to receive approval or denial from the Member States for this Draft Recommendation was set as 1 March 2017.  It is noted that 68.75% of the replies from Member States supported the consideration for approval of these draft new Recommendations at the Study Group meeting:

All information on Comments received can be found in TD81 Rev.2.

Note: Portugal sent a positive response on 6 March (after the deadline)
          Cuba sent a positive response on 8 March (after the deadline)
SG20 received also the following contributions: C35 (China); C82 (Japan).

Newcomers' session

The newcomers' session took place on 14 March 2017. Mr Marco Carugi, Q2/20 Rapporteur and SG20 Mentor delivered the following presentations as contained in TD 72 Rev.1.
Mr Marco Carugi was appointed as SG20 Mentor for the study period 2017-2020.

Designation of WP Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, Rapporteurs and Associate Rapporteurs and Liaison rapporteurs
Map of Working Party Meeting reports
 WP1/20WP2/20
Meeting Report & Work Programme TD 155 Rev.4 TD 158 Rev.2

Work Programme
The updated work programme can be found here

Summary of Questions' Results

Working Party 1/20
Question 1/20 summary

Question 1/20 discussed 10 Contributions, seven TDs including the Question text and four Liaison Statements. The agenda of Q1/20 is contained in TD 109 Rev.5. During the meeting, Q1/20 agreed to start one new draft Recommendation. Q1/20 made progress on six on-going draft Recommendations. At the meeting, Q1/20 produced 12 output documents including the meeting report, one initial text of new draft Recommendation, six revised texts of on-going draft Recommendations and three outgoing Liaison Statements.
The meeting report of Q1/20 (TD 151 Rev.2) was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.
With reference to section 3.7 of TD 151 Rev.2 and the request of China to settle the raised issue at the Working Party level, please note the following:

Question 2/20 summary

The Question 2/20 meeting reviewed 36 Contributions and 28 TDs, including incoming Liaison Statements. The meeting had lively exchanges and relevant inputs from the participants were provided during all the sessions.
The Question made progress on 12 on-going draft Recommendations and 1 ongoing draft Supplement. There was finally agreement on the submission of a request for consent concerning Y.IoT-BigData-Reqts. Regarding Y.TPS-req, after a final intense and profitable review of the draft, the meeting reached the agreement that it will be beneficial to have some additional meetings before submitting the draft Recommendation for consent at the next WP1/20 plenary.
Two proposed new work items related to two new draft Recommendations, respectively, "Requirements and capabilities of network connectivity management in the Internet of Things" and "Requirements and capability framework for IoT-based automotive emergency response system" were agreed for consideration by this SG20 meeting. 4 outgoing Liaison Statements were agreed. The general living list of Q2/20 was amended (TD 223 Rev.1). 

The meeting report of Q2/20 (TD 152 Rev.1) was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.

Question 3/20 summary

Question 3/20 held a total of 21 sessions and 1 joint session with Q6/20 on IPv6 related topics under the leadership of Ms Shane He (Nokia Corporation) with the kind assistance of Associate Rapporteur Mr Song Luo (MIIT, China) and Mr Mohanad ElSakka (DU, UAE). The meeting adopted the agenda of Q3/20 in TD 112 Rev.6. Question 3/20 discussed 12 Contributions and 10 Liaison Statements, and prepared 7 outgoing Liaison Statements. The objectives for this meeting were to progress the work on existing work items Y.IoT-NCE, Y.IoT-son, Y.IoT-sd-arch, Y.IoT-ics and Y.IoT-gw-arch in Q3/20, and to progress the existing work items Y.IoT-DE-RA for getting consent. The meeting received 2 contributions presenting 2 new work items including "Reference architecture of open IoT resources for management and control" and "Internet of things (IoT) functional architecture including signalling requirements and protocols". After discussion, the title of one of the proposed new work items was changed to "Reference architecture of accessing IoT resources for management and control", and it was agreed to propose this new work item for agreement to WP1/20. The contribution of "Internet of things (IoT) functional architecture including signalling requirements and protocols" was not presented in the meeting due to the absence of the contributor.
At the meeting, Q3/20 produced 9 output TD documents including: meeting report TD 153 Rev.2 , 5 revised texts of on-going draft Recommendations TD 165 Rev.1 , TD 162 Rev.1, TD 197, TD 164, TD 207, 1 document for consent: TD 190 Rev.3, 2 documents of new work items TD 183 Rev.1  (A.1 justification) with TD 182 (Initial Draft Recommendation). The Draft Recommendation Y.IoT-DE-RA (Reference architecture for IoT device capability exposure) was proposed for consent.

The meeting report of Q3/20 which is contained in TD 153 Rev.2 was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.

Question 4/20 summary

Question 4/20 held 27 sessions under the leadership of Mr Gyu Myoung Lee (KAIST, Korea (Rep. of). The agenda of the Q4/20 meeting is contained in TD 110 Rev.5. Question 4/20 discussed 17 Contributions including Liaison Statements. During the meeting, Q4/20 has made progress on 8 on-going draft Recommendations, and has agreed 5 New Work Items as initial draft Recommendations. Regarding New Work Items, Y.energy-mMG (TD 234) titled "Application model for energy services on multiple microgrids", Y.IoT-BoT-fw (TD 217) titled "Framework of blockchain of things as decentralized service platform", Y.STIS-fdm (TD 219) titled "Function description and metadata of Spatio-temporal Information Service for SSC", Y.smart-evacuation (TD 237) titled "Framework of Smart Evacuation during emergencies in Smart Cities and Communities", Y.SSL (TD 212) titled "Requirements and Reference Framework for Smart Street Light". The meeting agreed to prepare a number of outgoing Liaison Statements to inform of its activities to relevant groups including Study Groups 5, 13, 16 and 17, as well as other SDOs.

The meeting report of Q4/20 which is contained in TD 154 Rev.2 was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.

Working Party 2/20


Question 5/20 summary

Question 5/20 had a very successful meeting. Q5/20 adopted the Agenda in TD 113 Rev.5.
The Rapporteur, Sébastien Ziegler, presented the new mandate of Question 5/20, which is largely inspired by the former Q1/20. The focus on research and emerging technologies is reinforced and some issues such as identification have been moved into other Questions.
In order to be consistent with the new SG20 structure and mandate of Q5/20, the three IPv6 related work items attached to the former Q1/20 Question (Y.IPv6RefModel, Y. IPv6-IoT Supp, Y.IPv6-suite) have been transferred and finally allocated to Q3/20.
A new Work Item on "Artificial Intelligence and IoT" was proposed by Q5/20 for creation by WP2 at this meeting. Three Draft Recommendations (Y.CrowdSystems (ex Y.Req-Arch-CS), Y.HEP, and Y.SCC-Terms) were updated.  Three Liaison Statements were agreed.

The meeting Report can be found in TD 133 Rev.3.

  

Question 6/20 had a very successful meeting. Q6/20 adopted the Agenda in TD 121 Rev.8.
The Rapporteur of Q6/20 Mr Abdulhadi AbouAlmal, with support of the Associate Rapporteurs, Mrs Assia Bahri and Mr Xiongwei Jia, opened the meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in TD 121 Rev.8.
One Draft Recommendation (Y.SC-Interop) was proposed by Q6/20 for consent by WP2/20 at this meeting. Four Draft Recommendations (Y.IoT-sec-safety, Y.IoT-IoD-PT, Y.IoT-DA-Counterfeit and Y.IoT-Interop) were updated. Four outgoing Liaison Statements were agreed.

The report of Q6/20 meeting can be found in TD 156 Rev.2.

Question 7/20 summary

Question 7/20 had a very successful meeting. Q7/20 adopted the Agenda in TD 114 Rev.5.

Question 7/20 discussed 2 Contributions and 3 TDs including 3 Liaison Statements. During the meeting, Q7/20 made progress on 2 draft Recommendations (Y.ODI and Y.IoT-EH-PFE). At the meeting, Q7/20 produced 2 output documents including revised texts of on-going and initial draft Recommendations, and the meeting report.

The main results of the meeting are as follows:

The meeting Report can be found in TD 157 Rev.2

Recommendations Approved by SG20 on the closing Plenary (according to A.8 §5)

None at this meeting.

Recommendations Determined (TAP-WTSA-12 Resolution 1)
None at this meeting.

Other texts approved by SG20
 
Supplements TD
None at this meeting. 


New work items

TD reference Question Working title Title
TD 185 Rev.1,
TD 180 Rev.2 (A.1 form)
Q1/20Y.SSCP"Requirements for interoperability of smart and sustainable city platforms based on a layered model" (New)
TD 179 Rev.2 Q2/20Y.IoT-NCM-reqts"Requirements and capabilities of network connectivity management in the Internet of Things" (New)
TD 186 Rev.1Q2/20Y.IoT-AERS-reqts"Requirements and capability framework for IoT-based automotive emergency response system" (New)
TD 183 Rev.1 Q3/20Y.IoT-rmc"Reference architecture of accessing IoT resources for management and control" (New)
TD 234 Q4/20Y.energy-mMG"Application model for energy services on multiple microgrids" (New)
TD 217 Q4/20Y.IoT-BoT-fw"Framework of blockchain of things as decentralized service platform" (New)
TD 219 Q4/20Y.STIS-fdm"Function description and metadata of Spatio-temporal Information Service for SSC" (New)
TD 237 Q4/20Y.smart-evacuation"Framework of Smart Evacuation during emergencies in Smart Cities and Communities" (New)
TD 212 Q4/20Y.SSL"Requirements and Reference Framework for Smart Street Light" (New)
TD 123 Rev.1Q5/20TR.AI4IoTArtificial Intelligence and Internet of Things


Recommendations agreed for deletion by SG20

None at this meeting.

Updates in the SG20 management team and Rapporteurs
Click here for the complete list of SG20 Rapporteurs.

Representatives and other roles:
Please see: http://www.itu.int/net4/ITU-T/lists/representatives.aspx?Group=20&Period=16

Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things and Smart Cities and Communities (JCA-IoT and SC&C)

The seventeenth meeting of the JCA-IoT and SC&C took place on 16 March 2017 under the Chairmanship of Hyoung Jun Kim and Fabio Bigi. All the meeting documents can be found here. The Final Report of the 17th JCA-IoT and SC&C meeting can be found here (also TD 199).

Workshops, Trainings and Forums of interest to SG20: The Forum was organized by ITU and by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates and took take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 12 March 2017.

This Forum provided a global platform that facilitated discussions on how data can be transformed into value and how international standards can facilitate that process. Participants learnt about the current state of data management, discussed ways to address interoperability and security issues, and explored the capabilities and protocols needed to manage IoT data in smart cities.

This Forum brought together over 200 smart city and IoT stakeholders, managers and engineers working on big data and data analytics, service providers planning to delivering IoT solutions, and policy and standards makers.

The Outcome of the 1st Forum on Data Management: Transforming Data into Value Dubai, 12 March 2017 (TD 105 Rev.1).

Forthcoming events Publication Other business Dates of next SG20 meeting and interim Rapporteurs meetings