Executive Summary of the ITU-T Study Group 20 Meeting and
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Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things and Smart Cities and Communities
(Geneva, 4-15 September 2017)
Participants: 153 - The final list of participants is available in
TD253-R2. Remote participation services were provided; some delegates joined both remotely and physically.
Contributions: 157 (5 were withdrawn due to duplication)
Main discussions and results
TDs (not counting the revisions): 307
Incoming/ Outgoing liaison statements: 52 incoming liaison statements / 34 Outgoing liaison statements
TD368-R8 (also see LS database).
At its meeting in Geneva, 4-15 September 2017, ITU-T Study Group 20 achieved the following outcomes:
Consented Recommendations: 8 at this meeting, (1 revised Recommendation) (see below)
Recommendations Decided/Determined/Approved: None at this meeting
Recommendations agreed for Deletion: None at this meeting
Other texts approved: 1 Supplement and 6 Technical Reports
New work items: 36
Major accomplishmentsApproval of the report of the last ITU-T SG20 meeting
The report of the last ITU-T SG20 meeting held in Dubai from 13 to 23 March 2017 was approved as contained in
.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 1 revised ITU-T draft Recommendation and 7 draft new ITU-T Recommendations for Last Call, according to Recommendation ITU-T A.8:
ITU-T Rec. Number||
|ITU-T Y.4101/ Y.2067||Common requirements and capabilities of a gateway for Internet of things applications||2/20||
ITU-T Rec. Number||
Work item or provisional name||
|ITU-T Y.4201 ||Y.frame-SCC||High-level requirements and reference framework of smart city platform||1/20||
|ITU-T Y.4200 ||Y.SCP||Requirements for interoperability of smart city platforms||1/20||
|ITU-T Y.4116 ||Y.TPS-req||Requirements of transportation safety service including use cases and service scenarios||2/20||
|ITU-T Y.4117 ||Y.IoT-WDS-reqts||Requirements and capabilities of Internet of Things for support of wearable devices and related services||2/20||
|ITU-T Y.4500.1 ||Y.oneM2M.ARC||oneM2M- Functional Architecture||3/20||
|ITU-T Y.4455 ||Y.IoT-NCE||Reference architecture for IoT network capability exposure||3/20||
|ITU-T Y.4806 ||Y.IoT-sec-safety||Security capabilities supporting safety of the Internet of Things||6/20||
Agreed informative texts
Work item or provisional name||
|Y Suppl.45 to ITU-T Y.4000 series||ITU-T Y.SC-overview (Supplement)||An overview of smart sustainable cities and the role of information and communication technologies||1/20||
|YSTR- CSL - oneM2M.DG.CoAP||Draft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.DG.CoAP||oneM2M Developer Guide of CoAP binding and long polling for temperature monitoring||3/20||
|YSTR- CLS- oneM2M.UCC||Draft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.UCC||oneM2M Use Case Collection||3/20||
|YSTR- CLS- oneM2M.Ind.DE||Draft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.Ind.DE||oneM2M Industrial Domain Enablement||3/20||
|YSTR-CLS- oneM2M.DG.SEM||Draft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.DG.SEM||oneM2M-Developer Guide of Implementing semantics||3/20||
|YSTR-CLS- oneM2M.DG.AppDev||Draft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.DG.AppDev||oneM2M- Application developer guide: Light control example using HTTP binding||3/20||
|YSTR-CLS- oneM2M.DG.DM||Draft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.DG.DM||oneM2M- Developer guide of device management||3/20||
New work items
TD408-R4||Q2/20||ITU-T Y.SCC-Reqts||Common requirements and capabilities of smart cities and communities from IoT and ICT perspectives|
TD485-R1||Q2/20||Y.UCS-Reqts||Requirements and capabilities of user-centric work space service|
TD489-R2||Q2/20||Y.IoT-UAS-Reqts||Use cases, requirements and capabilities of unmanned aircraft systems for Internet of Things|
TD443||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.IWK.LwM2M||oneM2M- LwM2M Interworking|
TD444||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.PB.WebSocket||oneM2M- WebSocket Protocol Binding|
TD445||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.MAF.MEF||oneM2M- MAF and MEF Interface Specification|
TD446||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.DG.DM||oneM2M- Developer guide of device management|
TD447||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.DG.AppDev||oneM2M- Application developer guide: Light control example using HTTP binding|
TD448-R1||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.DG.CoAP||oneM2M- Developer Guide of CoAP binding and long polling for temperature monitoring|
TD449||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.InteropTest||oneM2M- Interoperability Testing|
TD450-R1||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.CT||oneM2M- Common Terminology|
TD451||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.PB.MQTT||oneM2M- MQTT Protocol Binding|
TD452||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.PB.HTTP||oneM2M- HTTP Protocol Binding|
TD453||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.SLCP||oneM2M- Service Layer Core Protocol Specification|
TD454||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.SEC.SOL||oneM2M- Security Solutions|
TD455||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.DG.SEM||oneM2M- Developer Guide of Implementing semantics|
TD457||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.DM.OMA||oneM2M- Management Enablement (OMA)|
TD458||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.PB.CoAP||oneM2M- CoAP Protocol Binding|
TD459||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.TF||oneM2M- Testing framework|
TD460||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.FDC||oneM2M- Field Device Configuration|
TD461||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.HAIM||oneM2M- Home Appliances Information Model and Mapping|
TD462||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.Ind.DE||oneM2M- Industrial Domain Enablement|
TD463||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.BO||oneM2M Base Ontology|
TD464||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.DM.BBF||oneM2M- Management enablement (BBF)" (New)|
TD471-R2||Q3/20||Y.UIIS-IoT||Unified Identity/Identifier/Locator Split (UIIS) Services and Architecture in IoT Environment|
TD496||Q3/20||Y.oneM2M.UCC||oneM2M- Use Case Collection|
TD501||Q4/20||Y.disaster_notification||Framework of the disaster notification of the population in Smart Cities and Communities|
TD388-R1||Q5/20||Y.MEDT||Methodology for Building Sustainable Capabilities during Enterprises' Digital Transformation|
TD390-R2 ||Q6/20||Y.API4IOT||API for IoT Open Data in Smart Cities|
TD398-R1 ||Q6/20||Y.LPWA||Security, interoperability and identification aspects for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) systems|
TD412-R3||Q6/20||Y.FW-IC-MDSC||Framework of identification and connectivity of Moving Devices in Smart City|
TD434-R2||Q7/20||Y.SSC-IA||Smart Sustainable City Impact Assessment|
TD400-R1 ||Q7/20||Y.SSC-MM||Smart Sustainable City Maturity Model|
TD428-R3||Q7/20||Y.AFDTS||Assessment Framework for Digital Transformation of Sectors in Smart Cities|
List of Contributions
The list of all Contributions received for this meeting can be found in
The following Contributions submitted by the contributor to Plenary, were discussed in the Questions, as agreed during the SG20 Opening Plenary:
- C261-R1 (United States of America) was discussed in Q1/20
- C134-R1 (The Gambia) was discussed in Q2/20 and Q4/20
- C121 (Benin) was discussed in Q2/20 and Q4/20
(United States of America) was noted in the SG20 closing plenary. The contributor informed SG20 that this contribution will be submitted to TSAG for further discussion.
Highlights of TSAG
- SG20 Chairman provided a brief overview of the main outcomes of the last meeting of TSAG concerning SG20. The last TSAG meeting was held from 1 to 4 May 2017 and the TSAG report is available as
- It was noted that TSAG endorsed the revised set of seven Questions of SG20, and the new structure of SG20. TSAG also took note on the creation of the new ITU-T Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG DPM), which has SG20 as parent group. This information was presented during the meeting as contained in TD378.
List of stale work items
TSB provided information on the list of stale work items as contained in
TD343. ITU-T SG20 received a liaison statement from TSAG regarding the stale work items under ITU-T SG20 (TD272). The Rapporteurs of the concerned Questions were encouraged to discuss these work items during their sessions and take appropriate action. As a result of the discussions, it was agreed to send a liaison statement to TSAG (LS68-20).
Highlights of Council 2017
- SG20 Chairman recalled the Council decision to carry out an SME pilot project open to interested ITU-T and ITU-D Study Groups. In this regard, SG20 expressed interest in participating in this pilot project. It was further noted that some SMEs participated in the meeting of the SG20 Arab regional group held in Cairo in August 2017.
- The request of an SME to participate in the pilot project will be submitted via the concerned administration, which should confirm that it meets the national criteria to be recognized as an SME, including factors such as size of company and annual revenues. TSB informed the meeting that it will also notify an Administration when receiving direct requests from interested SMEs.
- It was noted that this pilot project will run until PP-18. ITU secretariat will provide a progress report to the next session of Council in 2018, with a view towards presenting a full report for PP-18.
- SG20 noted with appreciation the contribution that SMEs can make to the work of SG20 and encouraged Administrations to foster their participation in future SG20 meetings.
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)
TD355 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.
C201 was received from Alfa electronics, Algeria, Egypt, Etisalat, Kuwait, Mobily, Root technologies, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Telecom, SpimeSenseLabs and United Arab Emirates supporting this Draft Action plan. The contribution was noted.
Map of Working Party Meeting reports
The updated work programme can be found here.
The newcomers' session took place on Monday 4 September 2017. Mr Marco Carugi, Q2/20 Rapporteur and SG20 Mentor delivered the following presentations as contained in
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
TD376 "E-learning course on Recommendation ITU-T A.1 : Working Methods of ITU-T Study Groups"
TD377 "Guidelines for the preparation of Contributions to ITU-T: Relevant ITU A-series Recommendation"
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 meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in
Q1/20 made progress on five on-going draft Recommendations. Q1/20 produced six output documents including the meeting report and two revised texts of on-going draft Recommendations, one final text of a Draft Supplement in the Y.4000 series, two final texts of new draft Recommendations for Consent even though the decision on Consent was forwarded to WP1 Plenary.
The meeting report of Q1/20 (TD391-R3) was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.
Question 2/20 – "Requirements, capabilities, and use cases across verticals" summary
Question 4/20 – "e/Smart services, applications and supporting platforms" summary
The Rapporteur of Q2/20 (Mr Marco Carugi) opened the meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in
The Question 2/20 meeting reviewed 34 Contributions and 31 TDs, including incoming Liaison Statements. The objectives for this meeting were to progress all existing related work items, including - as key priority - to request Consent for three draft Recommendations, Y.2067-R1 "Common requirements and capabilities of a gateway for Internet of Things applications", Y.TPS-req "Requirements of transportation safety services including use cases and service scenarios" and Y.IoT-WDS-Reqts "Requirements and capabilities of Internet of Things for support of wearable devices and related services". The Question made progress on 12 on-going draft Recommendations and 1 ongoing draft Supplement and agreed to start 3 new work items (NWIs).
The meeting report of Q2/20 (TD392-R2) 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 meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in
The meeting considered in total 59 Contributions and 13 incoming liaison statements which were related to Q3/20. According to the contributions and discussions, 7 on going work items made good progress and it was agreed to submit1 draft Recommendation Y.IoT-NCE for consent. During the meeting, 25 new work items were discussed including 24 work items based on oneM2M related contributions, and 1 work item on Services for a Unified Identity/Identifier/Locator Split Architecture in IoT Environment. It was agreed to submit the 25 work items with their A.1 justifications to WP1/20 for their approval. Based on the discussion of oneM2M related work items, it was also agreed to submit 22 new draft Recommendations to WP1/20 meeting for consent, and 2 technical reports for agreement. Furthermore, 8 outgoing liaison statements (LSs) were drafted and submitted to WP1/20.
The meeting report of Q3/20 (TD393-R4) was approved at the closing plenary of WP1/20.
During the closing plenary of ITU-T SG20 on 15 September 2017, at the request of the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and USA, it was agreed to change the approval process of the work item on Y.IPv6RefModel "Reference Model of IPv6 Subnet Addressing Plan for Internet of Things Deployment" from AAP to TAP.
The Rapporteur of Q4/20 (Mr Gyu Myoung Lee) opened the meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in
Question 4/20 discussed 21 Contributions including Liaison Statements. Q4/20 made progress on 1 initial draft Recommendation. At the meeting, Q4/20 produced 16 output documents including the meeting report as follows:
- Y.del-fw (TD492), Y.IoT-SQ-fns (TD538), Y.ISG-fr (TD498), Y.TPS-afw (TD502), Y.STD (TD542), Y.SC-Residential (TD536), Y.smart-evacuation (TD506-R1), Y.IoT-BoT-fw (TD422-R1), Y.SSL (TD477-R1), Y.IoT-LISF (TD482)
- New work item: Y.disaster_notification (TD501)
- 3 oLSs: [to SG13, SG16, SG17, FG-DPM, FG-DLT] (TD499), [to ETSI ISG CIM] (TD541), [to ITU-T SG2] (TD540)
- Drafting guidelines: (TD427)
The meeting report of Q4/20 (TD394-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 Rapporteur of Q5/20 (Mr Sébastien Ziegler) opened the meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in
TD365-R6, which was approved with several updates and revised versions made over the course of the meeting.
Question 6/20 – "Security, privacy, trust and identification for IoT and SC&C" summary
1 new work item
Y.MEDT on "Methodology for Building Sustainable Capabilities during Enterprises' Digital Transformation" was agreed to be submitted for approval.
3 Draft Recommendations (Y.SCC-Terms, Y.HEP, Y.CrowdSystems) and 1 Draft Technical Report (TR.AI4SC) were updated during the Q5/20 meetings.
The meeting discussed the possibility to organize a dedicated workshop on AI and IoT in the context of the next IoT Week 2018, to be held in Bilbao on 4-7 June 2018. The idea was supported as a good opportunity to promote the work of ITU-T SG20.
The meeting report of Q5/20 (TD395-R3) was approved at the closing plenary of WP2/20.
The Rapporteurs and Associate Rapporteurs of Q6/20 (Mr Abdulhadi AbouAlmal, Ms Assia Bahri, Mr Xiongwei Jia and Mr Adil Hidayat Rosli) opened the meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in
, which was approved and updated during the meeting, including the time plan.
The Q6/20 meeting proposed three (3) new work items as described below:
Y.API4IOT - "API for IoT Open Data in Smart Cities"
Y.LPWA - "Security, interoperability and identification aspects for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) systems"
Y.FW-IC-MDSC - "Framework of identification and connectivity of Moving Devices in Smart City".
2 Draft Recommendations (Y.IoT-Interop
) were updated during the Q6/20 meetings. 1 draft Recommendation was proposed by Q6/20 for Consent by ITU-T SG20 at this meeting, entitled
"Security capabilities supporting safety of the Internet of Things". (TD304-R3
5 outgoing liaison statements were submitted for approval by Q6/20.
An expert from TRIALOG, Dr Antonio Kung, was invited by ITU-T SG20 to present views to Q6/20 experts on IoT Security and Data Protection considerations on IoT and SCC standards (TD409
The meeting report of Q6/20 (TD396-R4
) was approved at the closing plenary of WP2/20.
Question 7/20 "Evaluation and assessment of Smart Sustainable Cities and Communities" summary
The Rapporteurs and Associate Rapporteur of Q7/20 (Mr Okan Geray, Mr Keng Li and Dr Ahmad Helmi Azhar) opened the meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in
The Q7/20 meeting proposed three 3 new work items as described below:
Y.SSC-IA - Smart Sustainable City Impact Assessment
Y.SSC-MM - Smart Sustainable City Maturity Model
Y.AFDTS - Assessment Framework for Digital Transformation of Sectors in Smart Cities
1 Draft Recommendation (Y.IoT-EH-PFE
) was updated during the meetings.
5 outgoing liaison statements were submitted for approval by Q7/20.
The meeting report of Q7/20 (TD397-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:
Updates in the ITU-T SG20 management team and Rapporteurs
ITU-T SG20 Regional Groups
here for the complete list of SG20 management team
Click here for the complete list of SG20 Rapporteurs and Associate Rapporteurs.
here for the complete list SG20 Liaison Rapporteurs and other representative roles.
Focus Group on Data Processing and Management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities (FG-DPM)
The report of the first meeting of the FG-DPM held from 17 to 19 July 2017 in Geneva was presented as contained in
It was agreed to send a liaison statement to the FG-DPM as contained in
The next meeting of the FG-DPM will take place from 20-25 October 2017 in Geneva.
ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for Africa (ITU-T SG20RG-AFR)
- The report of the ITU-T SG20RG-AFR e-meeting held on 7 August 2017 was presented as contained in
- It was agreed to designate Mr Ramy Ahmed Fathy from the National Telecom Regulatory Authority – Egypt and Mr Ali Abbassene from Algeria as SG20RG-AFR Vice-chairmen.
ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for the Arab region (ITU-T SG20RG-ARB)
- The report of the ITU-T SG20RG-ARB meeting held from 9 to 10 August 2017 in Cairo, Egypt was presented as contained in TD340.
- The next ITU-T SG20RG-ARB meeting will take place from 19 to 20 November 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Transcaucasia (ITU-T SG20RG-EECAT)
- The report of the ITU-T SG20RG-EECAT meeting held from 20 to 21 June 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation was presented as contained in
- C123 sent by Rostelecom proposed to revise the Terms of References (ToR) of the ITU-T SG20RG-EECAT. The revised ToR were approved during the SG20 meeting as contained in
ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for Latin America (ITU-T SG20RG-LATAM)
- It was agreed to designate Ms Katrina Naut from INDOTEL Dominican Institute of Telecommunications as SG20RG-LATAM Vice-chairman.
Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things and Smart Cities and Communities (JCA-IoT and SC&C)
The eighteenth meeting of the JCA-IoT and SC&C took place on 7 September 2017 under the Chairmanship of Hyoung Jun Kim. All the meeting documents can be found here.
The Final Report of the 18th JCA-IoT and SC&C meeting can be found here (also
Collaboration matters and information sharing
Collaboration between ITU-T and oneM2M
Nokia together with other ITU-T sector members submitted 48 Contributions on oneM2M deliverables (technical reports and technical specifications). After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to:
- approve the creation of 24 new work items based on oneM2M deliverables
- consent 1 draft Recommendation ITU-T Y.4500.1 (ex. Y.oneM2M.ARC) on "oneM2M- Functional Architecture"
- and agree 6 new Technical Reports.
An Ad-hoc session on oneM2M deliverables took place on 6 September 2017. The draft agenda can be found in
and the report in
. Additional information is contained also in the following TDs and Contribution that were presented during the SG20 plenary:
ITU-T and oneM2M Collaboration
LS/i/r on new structure of ITU-T SG20 (reply to SG20 - LS 33)
C170-R4 – (Fujitsu Limited , Hitachi Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KDDI Corporation, NEC Corporation, Nokia Corporation)
Proposal to approve oneM2M specifications
A Summary of ITU-T SG20 and oneM2M Collaboration discussions and agreements is contained in
Correspondence Group between ITU-T SG20 and ITU-T SG17
Collaboration with ISO and IEC
A special session on collaboration between ITU-T SG20 and ITU-T SG17 on IoT security took place on Monday 4 September 2017 from 18:00 - 19:30. The Agenda is contained in
TD373. It was agreed to close the Correspondence Group between ITU-T SG20 and ITU-T SG17. It was decided to send a liaison statement to ITU-T SG17 as contained in
C164-R1 (IEC) was noted during the SG20 plenary. It was presented during the JCA IoT and SC&C.
The following TDs were noted during the SG20 closing plenary:
WTSA-16 Resolution 86 - Facilitating the implementation of the Smart Africa Manifesto
TD358 - CDAIT Overview
Communiqué of the TSB Director CTO Meeting
Bridging the standardization gap and Regional Groups
ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries - call for papers on "The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on communication networks and services""
ITU-T SG20 experts were invited to contribute to the inaugural issue of the ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries on "The impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on communication networks and services". The deadline for paper submission is 16 October 2017. More information can be found in
United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative
Promotion activities and Bridging the Standardization Gap
World Smart City Forum
The World Smart City Forum is jointly organized by ITU, IEC and ISO; and will take place on 15 November 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. More information can be found in
Dates of next SG20, Working Party, interim Rapporteurs group, Focus Group and Regional Group meetings:
- The next meeting of ITU-T SG20 is planned to take place in May 2018.
- Rapporteur meetings of Q1/20; Q2/20; Q3/20 and Q4/20 will take place from 15 to 23 January 2018 in Geneva.
- Working Party 1/20 meeting will take place on 24 January 2018 in Geneva.
- The second meeting of FG-DPM will take place from 20-25 October 2017 in Geneva.
- Meeting of ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for the Arab Region (SG20 RG-ARB) and the Regional Standardization Forum for Bridging the Standardization Gap will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 19-22 November 2017.