Executive Summary of the ITU-T Study Group 20 Meeting (Geneva, 19-23 October 2015)
Participants: 179 - The final list of participants is available in
TDs (not counting the revisions): 123
Incoming Liaison Statements: 7
Outgoing Liaison Statements: 17
List of Participants by sector
Participants by region
Highlights of the 1st Meeting
The draft Report of Working Party 1/20 can be found in
The draft Report of Working Party 2/20 can be found in
Agreed SG20 Structure
|Question 1/20||Research and emerging technologies including terminologies and definitions|
Working Party 1||
Internet of Things (IoT)|
|Question 2/20||Requirements and use cases for IoT|
|Question 3/20||IoT functional architecture including signalling requirements and protocols |
|Question 4/20||IoT applications and services including end user networks and interworking|
Working Party 2||
Smart cities and Communities (SC&C)|
|Question 5/20||SC&C requirements, applications and services|
|Question 6/20||SC&C infrastructure and framework|
Research and emerging technologies including terminologies and definitions
Promotion of ITU-T SG20:
- 5 Liaison statements.
- ITU to build synergies with the IoT Week conference in June 2017 through a joint event to promote SG20’s work.
Some potential areas of work for consideration in the next meeting:
- Internet of Things testbeds and crowdsourcing potential for IoT standardization and smart cities.
- IoT framework and roadmap for rural areas in developing countries.
- Personal data protection and privacy impact on IoT standardization.
- Study the impact of IPv6 transition on IoT standardization.
- Identify and study emerging IoT technologies.
Report of Q1/20:
TD 077 Rev.1
Working Party 1/20 – Internet of Things (IoT)
Q2/20: Requirements and use cases for IoT
started on Q2/20 work plan:
- To develop further requirements of IoT in the different vertical fields (plan to be defined for involvement of stakeholders).
- To collect IoT-enabled use cases in support to the requirements studies (inputs from regions already in progress).
- To identify relevant ecosystems and associated models in the different IoT-enabled fields.
- To identify requirements for services based on the integration with advanced ICT (e.g. Cloud-enabled IoT services).
Q2/20 is now responsible for studies on:
- Big Data in IoT, IoT Accounting and Charging, Wearables, network requirements, device management.
Q2/20 Living list:
Report of Q2/20:
Q3/20: IoT functional architecture including signalling requirements and protocols
Discussion started on Q3/20 work plan:
- To develop new architecture aspects required to realize convergence based on IoT (plan to be defined for involvement of stakeholders).
- To identify requirements for signalling and control architectures for IoT and SC&C.
- To identify requirements for enhancements to existing signalling requirements and protocols required in the Internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) communication services and/or applications.
Q3/20 is now responsible for ongoing studies on:
- IoT-Self Organization Networking (draft Y.IoT-son) , IoT-constrained device networking (draft Y.IoT-cdn).
New studies include:
- IoT architecture aspects, requirements for signalling and control architectures in IoT.
Q3/20 Living List:
Report of Q3/20:
IoT applications and services including end user networks and interworking
Discussion started on Q4/20 work plan:
- To progress the work on Y.WoO-hn, Y.IoT-ASF, etc.
- To discuss new work items including liaison statements.
Question 4/20 discussed 6 Contributions including Liaison Statements. During the meeting, Q4/20 has made progress on 2 draft Recommendations and has accepted 4 new work items as initial draft recommendations. At the meeting, Q4/20 produced 8 output documents including revised texts of on-going and initial draft Recommendations, living list and the meeting report.
Q4/20 Living List:
Report of Q4/20:
Working Party 2/20 – Smart cities and Communities (SC&C)
Q5/20: SC&C requirements, applications and services
Progress on draft Recommendations & Supplements:
|Y.SC-Residential||Requirements of Smart Residential Communities|
|Y.SC-OpenData||Framework of Open Data in Smart Cities|
|Y.SC-Interop||Identifier service requirements for the interoperability of Smart City applications|
|Y.SC-Overview ||Overview of smart cities and communities, and the role of information and communication technologies|
|Supplement Supp.SC-guide to Y.4000 series||Smart sustainable cities: a guide for city leaders|
|Supplement Supp.SC-stakeholders to Y.4000 series||Setting the framework for an ICT architecture of a smart sustainable city|
|Supplement Supp.SC-buildings to Y.4000 series||Intelligent sustainable buildings for smart sustainable cities |
Report of Q5/20:
Q6/20: SC&C infrastructure and framework
Progress on draft Recommendations & Supplements:
|Y.frame-scc||Framework and high-level requirements of smart cities and communities|
|Y.infra||Overview of city infrastructure|
|Y.ism-ssc||A Technical Framework of Integrated Sensing & Management for Smart Sustainable Cities|
|Y.isw-ssc||Integrated Sensor Web Resource Metadata for Smart Sustainable Cities|
|Supplement Supp.IMSC to Y.4000 series||Integrated management for smart sustainable cities|
|Supplement Supp.MSinfra to Y.4000 series||Multi-service infrastructure for smart sustainable cities in new-development areas|
|Supplement Supp.Overview-SC-infra to Y.4000 series||Overview of smart sustainable cities infrastructure|
Report of Q6/20:
Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things & Smart Cities and Communities
The terms of reference of the Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things & Smart Cities and Communities (JCA-IoT&SCC) have been agreed.
The next JCA-IoT&SCC meeting will be held in conjunction with the next SG20 meeting.
It was agreed that SG20 will volunteer to carry out a pilot project to promote the participation of SMEs if this option is made available by Council Working Group on Financial and Human Resources and ITU Council.
Joint Coordination sessions
The following coordination sessions took place between:
SG20 & SG16
SG20 & SG5
Approval of the terms of reference of the joint correspondence group on Security and Privacy for IoT (CG-IoTsec) with the purpose of facilitating preparation of the report to be presented to TSAG and to support effective collaboration on security and privacy for IoT between SG17 and SG20.
Dates of next SG20 meeting
- Next SG20 Meeting: 18-26 January 2016, Singapore
- Forum on IoT & Smart Cities: 18 January 2016, Singapore
Rapporteur group meetings (including e-meetings)
The complete list of planned meetings can be found at:
SG20 Management team and Rapporteurs
here for the complete list of SG20 Rapporteurs and Associate Rapporteurs.
here for the complete list of SG20 Liaison Rapporteurs and other representative roles.
here for the complete list of SG20 management team.
Mailing Lists are available at:
Forum on Internet of Things: Empowering the New Urban Agenda
A forum on Internet of Things: Empowering the New Urban Agenda took place on 19 October 2015 and was attended by over 200 participants. This forum discussed, inter alia, the role that Internet of Things (IoT) plays in relation to converging technologies for building smart sustainable cities with integrated ecosystems.
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.
Programme and presentations can be found at:
5th ITU Green Standards Week, Nassau, Bahamas, 14-18 December 2015
The Green Standards Week acts as global platform for discussion and knowledge-sharing in order to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to expedite the transition to smart sustainable cities and ensuring a sustainable urban future.
14 December: 10th ITU Symposium on ICTs, Environment & Climate Change - From the New Climate Agreement to the New Urban Agenda, jointly organized with UN-Habitat.
15 December: Forum on "Turning the E-waste Challenge into an Opportunity", jointly organized by BCRC-Caribbean, CRBAS, ECLAC, ITU, UNESCO, UNIDO and UNU.
16 December: Training on “Green ICT Policies and Standards”, jointly organized by CRBAS, ECLAC and ITU. (morning)
16 December: Forum on "Driving the Connect 2020 Agenda". (afternoon)
17- 18 December: Forum on "Powering Smart Sustainable Cities With the Internet of Things", jointly organized by ITU, UN-Habitat and UNESCO.
More information can be found at:
Please also see ppt presentation on
Highlights of the 1st Study Group 20 meeting.