Requirements, capabilities and use cases across verticals
(Continuation of part of Question 2/20)Motivation
With the ever increasing number of services and applications, demand for studying the requirements and use cases for IoT and SC&C has been steadily increasing. Emerging IoT and SC&C services and applications are placing more and more requirements on networks and the provisioning of new services, resulting in the need to make networks more and more intelligent with the provisioning of new capabilities. One essential objective is the maximization of the usage of common capabilities in order to provide support to a broad range of IoT and SC&C services and applications in different verticals, in cost efficient, multi-vendor and easily deployable ways over converged infrastructures.
On the other hand, the increasing integration and convergence of advanced information and communication technologies (ICTs) (e.g., distributed computing, data analytics, autonomic networking, software based network functions) with advanced sensing and actuation technologies, are making available a large set of advanced capabilities for the support of new promising IoT and SC&C services and applications in different verticals.
Emerging services and applications to be considered include:
- Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities & Communities (SC&C) services and applications in different verticals (key identified verticals including, but not being limited to, smart home, smart water, smart energy, smart agriculture, smart manufacturing, smart retail, intelligent transportation, smart cities, wearables, emergency management, etc.).
Consideration will also be given to applications and services based on the integration of the aforementioned services and applications with advanced information and communication technologies.
This Question addresses the support of emerging services and applications for IoT and SC&C, with consideration of the different verticals. On the basis of use cases and related ecosystem aspects, the requirements and capabilities imposed on IoT will be specified.
Study items include, but are not limited to:
- What are the requirements and capabilities needed for the support of emerging services and applications for IoT and SC&C in different verticals?
- What are the use cases for IoT and SC&C applications and services in different verticals?
- Collaboration with which standards development organizations (SDOs) would be necessary to maximize synergies and harmonize existing standards?
Capabilities subject to specification include, but are not limited to:
- advanced capabilities for the support of IoT and SC&C services and applications;
- advanced capabilities for an enhanced service environment (service delivery platform for IoT), including vertical specific capabilities and capabilities which are common to applications in different verticals.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Developing Recommendations Reports, Handbooks, Guidelines etc. as appropriate for the support of emerging services and applications for IoT and SC&C, covering:
- different verticals;
- use cases of IoT and SC&C services and applications;
- ecosystem aspects taking into account business models and use cases;
- requirements for IoT and SC&C services and applications (including for the different service interfaces that will be required);
- capabilities imposed on the IoT (including capability frameworks and capabilities for both network and user domains);
- Providing the necessary collaboration for joint activities in this field within ITU and between ITU-T and other relevant SDOs, consortia and fora.
An up-to-date status of work under this Question is contained in the SG20 work programme
- Y.4000-series including Y.2060/Y.4000, Y.2213/Y.4108, Y.2221/Y.4105, Y.2222/Y.4250, Y.2061/Y.4109, Y.2065/Y.4110, Y.2066/Y.4100, Y.2067/Y.4101, Y.2068/Y.4401, Y.2074/Y.4102, Y.2075/Y.4408, Y.2076/Y.4111, Y.2077/Y.4112, Y.2078/Y.4552, Y.4702, Y.4113
- All Questions of ITU-T SG20
- ITU-T (e.g. considering their lead study group role), ITU-D and ITU-R Study Groups as appropriate
- ETSI TC Smart M2M
- ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC41 and ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG9
- Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
- Alliance for IoT Innovation (AIOTI)
- Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF)