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Executive Summary of the ITU-T Study Group 20 Meeting and 
Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things and Smart Cities and Communities 
(Geneva, 4-15 September 2017)

Numbers and other links   Main discussions and results
At its meeting in Geneva, 4-15 September 2017, 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 Dubai from 13 to 23 March 2017 was approved as contained in Report 1.​

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:

Revised Recommendations

ITU-T Rec. Number Title Question TD
ITU-T Y.4101/ Y.2067Common requirements and capabilities of a gateway for Internet of things applications2/20 TD414-R1

New Recommendations

ITU-T Rec. Number Work item or provisional name Title Question TD
ITU-T Y.4201 Y.frame-SCCHigh-level requirements and reference framework of smart city platform1/20 TD425-R3
ITU-T Y.4200 Y.SCPRequirements for interoperability of smart city platforms1/20 TD426-R4
ITU-T Y.4116 Y.TPS-reqRequirements of transportation safety service including use cases and service scenarios2/20 TD415-R3
ITU-T Y.4117 Y.IoT-WDS-reqtsRequirements and capabilities of Internet of Things for support of wearable devices and related services2/20 TD416-R1
ITU-T Y.4500.1 Y.oneM2M.ARConeM2M- Functional Architecture3/20 TD523
ITU-T Y.4455 Y.IoT-NCEReference architecture for IoT network capability exposure3/20 TD423
ITU-T Y.4806 Y.IoT-sec-safetySecurity capabilities supporting safety of the Internet of Things6/20 TD304-R3

 Agreed informative texts

Document Work item or provisional name Title Question TD
Y Suppl.45 to ITU-T Y.4000 seriesITU-T Y.SC-overview (Supplement)An overview of smart sustainable cities and the role of information and communication technologies1/20 TD507
YSTR- CSL - oneM2M.DG.CoAPDraft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.DG.CoAPoneM2M Developer Guide of CoAP binding and long polling for temperature monitoring3/20 TD534-R1
YSTR- CLS- oneM2M.UCCDraft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.UCConeM2M Use Case Collection3/20 TD533-R1
YSTR- CLS- oneM2M.Ind.DEDraft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.Ind.DEoneM2M Industrial Domain Enablement3/20 TD528-R2
YSTR-CLS- oneM2M.DG.SEMDraft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.DG.SEMoneM2M-Developer Guide of Implementing semantics3/20 TD522-R1
YSTR-CLS- oneM2M.DG.AppDevDraft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.DG.AppDevoneM2M- Application developer guide: Light control example using HTTP binding3/20 TD515-R1
YSTR-CLS- oneM2M.DG.DMDraft Technical Report ITU-T Y.oneM2M.DG.DMoneM2M- Developer guide of device management3/20 TD514-R1

New work items

TD reference Question Working title Title
TD408-R4Q2/20ITU-T Y.SCC-ReqtsCommon requirements and capabilities of smart cities and communities from IoT and ICT perspectives
TD485-R1Q2/20Y.UCS-ReqtsRequirements and capabilities of user-centric work space service
TD489-R2Q2/20Y.IoT-UAS-ReqtsUse cases, requirements and capabilities of unmanned aircraft systems for Internet of Things
TD443Q3/20Y.oneM2M.IWK.LwM2MoneM2M- LwM2M Interworking
TD444Q3/20Y.oneM2M.PB.WebSocketoneM2M- WebSocket Protocol Binding
TD445Q3/20Y.oneM2M.MAF.MEFoneM2M- MAF and MEF Interface Specification
TD446Q3/20Y.oneM2M.DG.DMoneM2M- Developer guide of device management
TD447Q3/20Y.oneM2M.DG.AppDevoneM2M- Application developer guide: Light control example using HTTP binding
TD448-R1Q3/20Y.oneM2M.DG.CoAPoneM2M- Developer Guide of CoAP binding and long polling for temperature monitoring
TD449Q3/20Y.oneM2M.InteropTestoneM2M- Interoperability Testing
TD450-R1Q3/20Y.oneM2M.CToneM2M- Common Terminology
TD451Q3/20Y.oneM2M.PB.MQTToneM2M- MQTT Protocol Binding
TD452Q3/20Y.oneM2M.PB.HTTPoneM2M- HTTP Protocol Binding
TD453Q3/20Y.oneM2M.SLCPoneM2M- Service Layer Core Protocol Specification
TD454Q3/20Y.oneM2M.SEC.SOLoneM2M- Security Solutions
TD455Q3/20Y.oneM2M.DG.SEMoneM2M- Developer Guide of Implementing semantics
TD456Q3/20Y.oneM2M.ARConeM2M-Functional Architecture
TD457Q3/20Y.oneM2M.DM.OMAoneM2M- Management Enablement (OMA)
TD458Q3/20Y.oneM2M.PB.CoAPoneM2M- CoAP Protocol Binding
TD459Q3/20Y.oneM2M.TFoneM2M- Testing framework
TD460Q3/20Y.oneM2M.FDConeM2M- Field Device Configuration
TD461Q3/20Y.oneM2M.HAIMoneM2M- Home Appliances Information Model and Mapping
TD462Q3/20Y.oneM2M.Ind.DEoneM2M- Industrial Domain Enablement
TD463Q3/20Y.oneM2M.BOoneM2M Base Ontology
TD464Q3/20Y.oneM2M.DM.BBFoneM2M- Management enablement (BBF)" (New)
TD471-R2Q3/20Y.UIIS-IoTUnified Identity/Identifier/Locator Split (UIIS) Services and Architecture in IoT Environment
TD496Q3/20Y.oneM2M.UCConeM2M- Use Case Collection
TD497-R1Q3/20Y.oneM2M.REQoneM2M- Requirements
TD501Q4/20Y.disaster_notificationFramework of the disaster notification of the population in Smart Cities and Communities
TD388-R1Q5/20Y.MEDTMethodology for Building Sustainable Capabilities during Enterprises' Digital Transformation
TD390-R2 Q6/20Y.API4IOTAPI for IoT Open Data in Smart Cities
TD398-R1 Q6/20Y.LPWASecurity, interoperability and identification aspects for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) systems
TD412-R3Q6/20Y.FW-IC-MDSCFramework of identification and connectivity of Moving Devices in Smart City
TD434-R2Q7/20Y.SSC-IASmart Sustainable City Impact Assessment
TD400-R1 Q7/20Y.SSC-MMSmart Sustainable City Maturity Model
TD428-R3Q7/20Y.AFDTSAssessment 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 TD359-R1.
The following Contributions submitted by the contributor to Plenary, were discussed in the Questions, as agreed during the SG20 Opening Plenary: C260-R1 (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 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 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) Map of Working Party Meeting reports 
  WP1/20 WP2/20
Meeting Report & Work Programme TD410-R5 TD411-R4

Work Programme
The updated work programme can be found here.

Newcomers' session
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 TD299‑R2.
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 meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in TD361-R4.
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
The Rapporteur of Q2/20 (Mr Marco Carugi) opened the meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in TD362-R10.
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 TD363-R6.
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.

Question 4/20 – "e/Smart services, applications and supporting platforms" summary
The Rapporteur of Q4/20 (Mr Gyu Myoung Lee) opened the meeting and presented the draft agenda contained in TD364-R3.
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: 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.
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.

Question 6/20 – "Security, privacy, trust and identification for IoT and SC&C" summary
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 TD366-R6, 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: ​2 Draft Recommendations (Y.IoT-Interop and Y.IoT-DA-Counterfeit) 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 Y.IoT-sec-safety "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 TD367-R4.
The Q7/20 meeting proposed three 3 new work items as described below: 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: https://www.itu.int/net/ITU-T/lists/rgm.aspx?Group=20&type=interim

Updates in the ITU-T SG20 management team and Rapporteurs
Click here for the complete list of SG20 management team
Click here for the complete list of SG20 Rapporteurs and Associate Rapporteurs.
Click 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 TD349.
It was agreed to send a liaison statement to the FG-DPM as contained in TD508.
The next meeting of the FG-DPM will take place from 20-25 October 2017 in Geneva.

ITU-T SG20 Regional Groups

ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for Africa (ITU-T SG20RG-AFR) ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for the Arab region (ITU-T SG20RG-ARB) ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Transcaucasia (ITU-T SG20RG-EECAT) ITU-T SG20 Regional Group for Latin America (ITU-T SG20RG-LATAM)

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 TD479).

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: ​An Ad-hoc session on oneM2M deliverables took place on 6 September 2017. The draft agenda can be found in TD387 and the report in TD544-R1. Additional information is contained also in the following TDs and Contribution that were presented during the SG20 plenary: ​A Summary of ITU-T SG20 and oneM2M Collaboration discussions and agreements is contained in TD553.

Correspondence Group between ITU-T SG20 and ITU-T SG17
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 TD509.

Collaboration with ISO and IEC Information Sharing
The following TDs were noted during the SG20 closing plenary: ​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 TD360.

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 TD346.

Other business:
Dates of next SG20, Working Party, interim Rapporteurs group, Focus Group and Regional Group meetings: