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Question 2/20

​Requirements, capabilities and architectural frameworks across verticals enhanced by emerging digital technologies

(Continuation of Question 2/20 and part of Q4/20)

Motivation
With the ever-increasing number of Internet of Things (IoT) services and applications, it is needed to study the requirements, capabilities and architectural frameworks for IoT and Smart Cities and Communities (SC&C). 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 and architectural frameworks 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.

In the IoT there is an increasing integration and convergence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and emerging digital technologies, including but not limited to, edge computing, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML), blockchain, digital twin, data processing and analytics, orchestration and automation technologies, emerging networking technologies, with advanced sensing and actuation technologies. These technologies are making available a large set of advanced capabilities for the support of IoT and SC&C services and applications, which need to be integrated in terms of architectural frameworks, from both common (not vertical dependent) and vertical specific viewpoints.

It is also needed to make the effective linkage between the IoT and SC&C standards and the practical aspects of implementation, deployment, operation and maintenance, in order to assess the opportunities and benefits of using these standards in concrete application scenarios.

Questions
This Question addresses the common and specific requirements, capabilities and architectural frameworks enhanced by emerging technologies across verticals.

On the basis of use cases and related ecosystem aspects, the requirements, capabilities and architectural frameworks enhanced by emerging technologies for the support of IoT and SC&C services and applications will be specified from both common (not vertical dependent) and vertical specific viewpoints.

Study items include, but are not limited to: Tasks
Tasks include, but are not limited to: An up-to-date status of work under this Question is contained in the SG20 work programme (https://www.itu.int/ITU-T/workprog/wp_search.aspx?q=2/20).​ 

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