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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 
(Cairo, Egypt, 6-16 May 2018)

Numbers and other links
Main discussions and results
At its meeting in Cairo, 6-16 May 2018, ITU-T Study Group 20 achieved the following outcomes:

Major accomplishments:
Approval of the report of the last ITU-T SG20 meeting
The report of the last ITU-T SG20 meeting held in Geneva, from 4 to 15 September 2017 was approved as contained in Report 2. The report of the last WP1/20 meeting held in Geneva, on 24 January 2018 was approved as contained in Report 3

Recommendations consented by ITU-T SG20 for Last Call (AAP – Recommendation ITU-T A.8)
The ITU-T SG20 plenary meeting gave consent (AAP) to 9 draft new ITU-T Recommendations for Last Call, according to Recommendation ITU-T A.8:

New Recommendations

ITU-T Rec. Nu​mber Draft new/revised Rec. No. Title Question TD
Y.4120Draft new Y.IoT-Retail-ReqtsRequirements of Internet of Things applications for smart retail stores2/20 TD784-R2
Y.4121Draft new Y.IoT-GP-ReqtsRequirements of an Internet of Things enabled network for support of applications for global processes of the earth2/20 TD80-R1
Y.4003​​Draft new Y.SmartMan-IIoT-overviewOverview of smart manufacturing in the context of Industrial Internet of Things2/20 TD822-R4
Y.4416Draft new Y.NGNe-IoT-archArchitecture of the Internet of Things based on NGNe3/20 TD789-R1
Y.4417Draft new Y.IoT-sonFramework of self-organization network in the IoT environments3/20 TD768-R1
Y.4418Draft new Y.gw-IoT-archFunctional architecture of gateway for IoT applications3/20 TD780-R1
Y.4500.32Draft new Y.oneM2M.MAF.MEFoneM2M-MAF and MEF Interface Specification3/20
6/20
TD820-R1
Y.4457Draft new Y.TPS-afwArchitectural framework for transportation safety services​​​​4/20 TD853
Y.4415Draft new Y.WoO-hnArchitecture of web of objects based virtual home network4/20 TD842

New work items 

TD reference Question
Rec/Tech.Rep./
Suppl
Working title Title
TD839-R22/20RecommendationY.SmartAirportServices and high-level requirements of smart airports for interaction with external platforms
TD836-R12/20SupplementY.Sup-IoT-Eco-PlanFramework for Internet of Things Ecosystem Master Plan
TD8522/20RecommendationY.IoT-SLFFramework and capabilities for Smart Livestock Farming Based on Internet of Things
TD8052/20RecommendationY.Accessibility-PTSAccessibility Requirements for Smart Public Transportation Services
TD804-R32/20RecommendationY.IoT-EC-GWCapabilities and framework of edge computing-enabled gateway  in the IoT 
TD767-R13/20RecommendationY.dev-IoT-archArchitectural reference model of devices for IoT applications
TD821-R13/20RecommendationY.dec-IoT-archDecentralized IoT communication architecture based on ICN and blockchain
TD777-R33/20RecommendationY.cnce-IoT-archFunctional architecture of cellular-radio network capability exposure for smart hospital based on Internet of things
TD774-R33/20RecommendationY.NDA-archFunctional architecture of network-based driving assistance for autonomous vehicles
TD773-R23/20RecommendationY.UAV.archFunctional architecture for unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicle controllers using IMT-2020 networks
TD772-R23/20RecommendationY.SCCE-archReference architecture of spare computational capability exposure of IoT devices for smart home
TD8566/20RecommendationY.IoT-AgilityAlgorithm Agility for IT Systems and Supporting Infrastructure used in the Internet of Things
TD8576/20RecommendationY.IoT-Ath-SCFramework of IoT-devices authentication in Smart City
TD870-R15/20Technical ReportTR.Interact-P-D-citiesInteraction between physical and digital cities for building Smart Sustainable City


 
Appointment of Vice-chairman from Spain
Contributions

The full list of contributions can be found in TD697-R1.​
It was agreed that the following contributions C280-R1, C282-R1, C285, C289-R2, C396-R1​ would be discussed in the two Working Parties.


Highlights of TSAG and
Council 2018
ITU-T Y.4500.2 "oneM2M- Requirements"

​List of stale work items
TSB provided information on the list of stale work items as contained in TD698. The Rapporteur of the concerned Question was encouraged to discuss this work item during his sessions and take appropriate action. The concerned work item was updated during the sessions.

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)
TD735 contains a proposed Action Plan for the implementation of Resolution 78 (Rev. Hammamet, 2016) and Resolution 98 (Hammamet, 2016). SG20 members have been requested to provide inputs and review it at the next SG20 meeting. 

Map of Working Party Meeting reports 

  WP1/20 WP2/20
Meeting Report & Work Programme TD728-R5 TD729-R5

Work Programme
The updated work programme can be found here.

Newcomers' session
The newcomers' session took place on Monday 7 May 2018. Mr Marco Carugi, Q2/20 Rapporteur and ITU-T SG20 Mentor delivered the following presentations as contained in TD718.
Mr Carugi was appointed as mentor for the study period 2017-2020.
The following TDs were briefly presented during the newcomer session: ​Summary of Questions' Results
Working Party 1/20

Question 1/20 –"End to end connectivity, networks, interoperability, infrastructures and Big Data aspects related to IoT and SC&C" summary
The Rapporteur of Q1/20 (Mr Jun Seob Lee) opened the discussions and presented the draft agenda contained in TD701-R6. The meeting was chaired by the Associate Rapporteur Mr Chao Ma in the second week.
Question 1/20 discussed 6 contributions. During the meeting, Q1/20 progressed one on-going draft Recommendation, ITU-T Y.infra. The meeting also agreed to discontinue Y.4454 (ex Y.SC-platform). At the meeting, Q1/20 produced 3 output documents including this meeting report and the revised text of ongoing draft Recommendations. The Question did not produce any outgoing Liaison Statements and plans one e-meeting in September 2018.
The meeting report of Q1/20 (TD721-R2) was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.

Question 2/20 – "Requirements, capabilities, and use cases across verticals" summary
The Rapporteur of Q2/20 (Mr Marco Carugi) opened the discussions and presented the draft agenda contained in TD702-R10.

The Question 2/20 meeting received 43 contributions and 29 TDs. The objectives for this meeting were to progress all existing related work items, including - as key priority - to request consent for three draft Recommendations, "Requirements of Internet of Things applications for smart retail stores" (Y.IoT-Retail-Reqts), "Requirements for an IoT enabled network to support applications for global processes of the Earth" (Y.IoT-GP-Reqts), "Overview of smart manufacturing in the context of Industrial Internet of Things" (Y.SmartMan-IIoT-overview). The Question made progress on 16 ongoing draft Recommendations and 2 ongoing draft Supplements. In addition, the meeting agreed to start 5 new work items (NWIs) as well as preparation of 6 outgoing liaison statements.
In the Q2/20 meeting, United Kingdom and Canada requested that TAP approval process for the on-going work item Y.Smartport and the new work item Y.Smartairport and it was noted.
The meeting report of Q2/20 (TD722-R4) was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.

Question 3/20 – "Architectures, management, protocols and Quality of Service" summary
The Rapporteur of Q3/20 (Ms Shane He) opened the discussions and presented the draft agenda contained in TD703-R7.
The meeting considered 22 contributions and 12 incoming liaison statements which were related to Q3/20. According to the contributions and discussion, 12 ongoing work items made good progress, 4 draft Recommendations were agreed to send to WP1/20 for consent. During the meeting, 7 new work items were discussed, and it was agreed to send 6 work items with their A.1 justifications as new work items to WP1/20 meeting for approval. Furthermore, 4 outgoing liaison statements were drafted and sent to the WP1/20 meeting.
The meeting report of Q3/20 (TD723-R3) was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.

Question 4/20– "e/Smart services, applications and supporting platforms" summary
The Rapporteur of Q4/20 (Mr Gyu Myoung Lee) opened the discussions and presented the draft agenda contained in TD704-R3.
The Question 4/20 meeting considered in total 18 contributions. The objectives for this meeting were to review the candidate documents for consent and to progress the work on 11 ongoing draft Recommendations. The meeting agreed to propose 2 documents for consent (Y.TPS-afw, Y.WoO-hn) at WP1/20 Plenary. At this meeting, Q4/20 produced 12 output documents including the meeting report.
The meeting report of Q4/20 (TD724-R1) was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.

Working Party 2/20
Question 5/20 – "Research and emerging technologies, terminology and definitions" summary
The Associate Rapporteur of Q5/20 (Ms Mythili Menon) opened the discussions and presented the draft agenda contained in TD705-R4, which was approved and modified as the sessions progressed.
The Q5/20 sessions reviewed and accepted the two e-meeting reports (TD691-R1, TD752-R2) prepared for the e-meetings held on 13 December 2017 and 13 April 2018 respectively.
The meeting progressed the work on 3 existing draft Recommendations, 1 Supplement and 1 Technical Report based on input contributions.
The main results of the meeting are as follows:
- Draft Recommendation Y.CrowdSystems which was proposed for consent at the current meeting will be considered for consent at        the next meeting after further updating the existing content on crowdsourced systems.
- It was noted that the title of TR AI4IoT was changed from "Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things" to "Unlocking internet of                  things with artificial i​ntelligence: Where we are and where we could be" at the meeting in September 2017. However, this change            was not reflected in the work programme for Q5/20 and has now been updated.
No texts were agreed for approval or consent at this meeting. No new work items were agreed. The Question produced two outgoing liaison statements. One e-meeting is planned in September 2018.
The meeting report of Q5/20 (TD725-R2) was approved at the closing plenary of WP2/20.

Question 6/20 – "Security, privacy, trust and identification for IoT and SC&C" summary
The Rapporteur of Q6/20 (Mr Abdulhadi AbouAlmal) opened the discussions and presented the draft agenda contained in TD706-R8.
A draft Recommendation was jointly discussed by Q6/20 and Q3/20 and is entitled ITU-T Y.oneM2M.MAF.MEF "oneM2M-MAF and MEF Interface Specification". This draft Recommendation was submitted for consent to the plenary of Working Party 1/20.
The proponents of Y.IoT-Interop proposed to consent this draft Recommendation at this meeting as per the work program but there was no agreement and there were two views on whether the text was stable. There was a request to consider this further at the WP2/20 plenary.
Good progress has been achieved for discussions on other draft Recommendations under the ongoing work items.
Finally, the Q6/20 meeting approved two new work items.
The meeting report of Q6/20 (TD726-R2) was approved at the closing plenary of WP2/20.

Question 7/20 "Evaluation and assessment of Smart Sustainable Cities and Communities" summary
The Co-Rapporteurs of Q7/20 (Mr Okan Geray and Mr Keng Li) opened the discussions and presented the draft agenda contained in TD707-R5.
Question 7/20 discussed seven contributions. During the meeting, Q7/20 progressed four ongoing draft Recommendations; namely Y.IoT-EH-PFE, Y.SSC-IA, Y.AFDTS and Y. SSC-MM. At the meeting, Q7/20 produced six output documents including the meeting report, the revised text of four ongoing draft Recommendations and one outgoing liaison statement. Q7/20 is planning one e-meeting on 19 September 2018.
The meeting report of Q7/20 (TD727-R2) was approved at the closing plenary of WP2/20.

Rapporteur group meetings (including e-meetings)
The complete list of planned meetings can be found at: https://itu.int/go/rgm/tsg20

Updates in the ITU-T SG20 management team and Rapporteurs

Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM)
The report of the second meeting of the FG-DPM held from 20-25 October 2017 in Geneva was presented as contained in TD749.
The report of the third meeting of the FG-DPM held from 20-23 February in Brussels, Belgium was presented as contained in TD750.
The incoming liaison statement from FG-DPM "LS/i on progress report of the ITU-T FG-DPM and request to extend lifetime of the ITU-T FG-DPM" was considered. It was agreed to extend the lifetime of the ITU-T FG-DPM until July 2019.
It was agreed to send a liaison statement to the FG-DPM as contained in TD814.

ITU-T SG20 Regional Groups
ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for Africa (ITU-T SG20RG-AFR)
- The report of the ITU-T SG20RG-AFR meeting held in Zanzibar, Tanzania on 10-11 April 2018 was presented as contained TD747.

ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for the Arab region (ITU-T SG20RG-ARB)
- The report of the ITU-T SG20RG-ARB meeting held from 19 to 20 November 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was presented as contained in TD738.

ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Transcaucasia (ITU-T SG20RG-EECAT)
- The next meeting of the ITU-T SG20RG-EECAT will be held from 4 to 5 June 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.

ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for Latin America (ITU-T SG20RG-LATAM)
- The report of the ITU-T SG20RG-LATAM meeting, 20 April 2018 held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia can be found in TD759.
TD783-R2; Request from Indotel, Dominican Republic to consider the appointment of Alvaro Nadal as Vice-chairman.
- Alvaro Nadal was appointed Vice-chairman of SG20RG-LATAM.

Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things and Smart Cities and Communities (JCA-IoT and SC&C) 
The nineteenth meeting of the JCA-IoT and SC&C took place on 10 May 2018 under the Chairmanship of Hyoung Jun Kim. All the meeting documents can be found here. The Final Report of the 19th JCA-IoT and SC&C meeting can be found here (also TD802).

Collaboration matters and information sharing
The following TDs were noted during the SG20 closing plenary:
Events that took place in conjunction with the SG20 meeting Other business:       
Dates of next SG20, Working Party, interim Rapporteurs group, Focus Group and Regional Group meetings: