Committed to connecting the world


Question 5/20

Research and emerging technologies, terminology and definitions

(Continuation of part of Question 1/20)

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to change the lifestyle of the people and the way they interact with the surroundings, especially in smart cities and communities (SC&C). In this regard, it is important to explore the emerging technologies and trends that will contribute to that change. It is expected that IoT will have a significant impact on key infrastructural elements pertaining to cities, including the transportation, health and energy sectors, quality of life (QoL) and environment, as well as on society and the economy as a whole.

To facilitate discussions and to have a common background of relevant issues, the terminologies relating to IoT and SC&C need to be coordinated and unified.  It would also be appropriate to identify, research, and analyze emerging technologies, applications and solutions that are relevant for IoT and/or SC&C.

This Question is tasked to capture and develop definitions, to contribute to a common terminology for IoT and SC&C. this Question can also contribute to the research on solutions for interoperability across different technologies (including identification) and take into account both end-user and market needs. Considering the rapid evolution of the IoT domain, this Question can also contribute to the identification and discussion of relevant research and technological developments in this area, to bring the most relevant topics to the attention of the ITU-T Study Group 20 (SG20) and/or to the corresponding Questions.

Study items to be considered 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  

Recommendations Questions:
Study Groups: Standardization bodies: