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Question 1/20

​​Interoperability and interworking of IoT and SC&C applications and services

(Continuation of Question 1/20 and part of Q2/20, Q3/20 and 4/20)

The population lives in urban areas of the world has grown rapidly and 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban area by 2050. This rapid urbanization brings risks of social instability, failure of critical infrastructure, water crises and the spread of infectious disease.

Cities and communities (including villages and towns) need to increase the efficiency in which they operate and use their resources to response to the challenges posed by this rapid urbanization.

The efficiency improvements can be achieved by interconnecting individual systems within cities and communities such as water, electricity, waste management and transportation and sharing the data from various silos within cities.

Due to many citizens moving to other cities frequently, the interoperability between cities is also important.

This Question addresses use cases, requirements, architectures and data sets and format to support interworking and provide interoperability between IoT and SC&C applications and services not only within but also between cities and communities.

Study items include, but are not limited to:
Tasks include, but are not limited to: An up-to-date status of work under this Question is contained in the SG20 work programme (

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