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Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities

(Established 2017-03; Terminated 2019-07)

The Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities was established by ITU-T Study Group 20 at its meeting in Dubai, 13-23 March 2017.

The accelerating population density in urban areas is increasing the pressure on the existing infrastructures to meet the needs of inhabitants. Accordingly, there is an increasing demand for connected cities with pervasive embedded devices, to improve quality of IoT and SC&C services.

While traditional urban information databases and analytics architectures and infrastructures remain essential, with the growing data management demands, specific capabilities and capacities are required to be able to handle diverse and complex data streams from different sources. This data needs to be processed and managed properly to maximize its value in a secure manner, while complementing it with other information sources.

Urban areas increasingly require defined and comprehensive data processing and management frameworks and guidelines which incorporate reasonable measures to achieve a layered, data-centric paradigm to support SC&C, therefore the Focus Group will conduct research, identify and study characteristics of effective SC&C data management systems, urban data driven strategies will be enabled by data analytics incorporated into data management structure using emerging technologies to support data management and emerging trends including blockchain related to IoT.

Taking into account the data interoperability, classification, format and security issues that affect various stakeholders, this Focus Group plays a role in providing a platform to share views, to develop a series of deliverables, and showcasing initiatives, projects, and standards activities linked to data processing and management and establishment of IoT ecosystem solutions for data focused cities.

The Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM) invites non ITU-T members to participate in its work to develop deliverables and promote the establishment of data management frameworks.

FG structure

​​WG1 - Use Cases, Requirements and Applications/Services
Chairman WG1: Mr Martin Brynskov
WG1 mailing list archive

WG2 - DPM Framework, Architectures and Core Components​
Chairman WG2: Mr Steve Liang, Ms Hakima Chaouchi
WG2 mailing list archive

WG3 - Data sharing, Interoperability and Blockchain
Chairman WG3: Mrs Liangliang Zhang
WG3 mailing list archive

WG4 - Security, Privacy and Trust including Governance

Chairman WG4: Mr Robert Lewis-Lettington
WG4 mailing list archive

WG5 - Data Economy, commercialization, and monetization

Chairman WG5: Mr Okan Geray, Mr Abdulhadi AbouAlmal
WG5 mailing list archive

Ad-hoc team - Global picture of DPM capabilities
Convener: Mr. Marco Carugi

Parent Group: ITU-T Study Group 20
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