The Technical Standardisation Committee on Smart Cities, created on December 10 within AENOR and supported by SETSI, endorses the main strands of work for the development of technical standards that will drive Smart Cities.
Thus, the standardization work scope has been agreed over five areas: Semantics and Indicators, Infrastructure, Government and Mobility, Energy and Environment and Tourist Destinations.
The agreement, reached after the second meeting of the Committee AEN / CTN 178 includes the technical standards containing best practices and the market consensus on the best way to address important processes for organizations and society in general. Standards are developed with the participation of the parties involved in each case and are available to everyone. The Committee is responsible for the issuance of the national position in respect with the issues raised in the Smart Cities International Committees and for developing technical standards and national documents (UNE standards) that meet domestic industry and government demands.
On the other hand, the subcommittees” chairs and vice chairs who shall coordinate the drafting of the various provisions have been elected, and the ongoing proceedings have been presented. For example, in the international arena, works are currently under way on three projects related to ISO standards for indicators that shall measure services and citizens” quality of life; Urban Infrastructure and Governance of cities” sustainable development. Meanwhile, Europe is considering the possibility of starting work in this field within the European Committee for Standardization (ECS) to collaborate with the international initiative and develop standards in the European environment.
AENOR and SETSI have signed an agreement to promote standardization in the Smart Cities” field and contribute in this way to their implementation and deployment across Spain. The agreement was signed by Director General of AENOR, Avelino Brito and the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society, Victor Calvo-Sotelo, at the opening ceremony of the Committee”s constitution meeting.
The Spanish Committee includes representatives from all sectors and stakeholders: urban infrastructure (logistics, transport of goods and people, supplies, etc.), Construction, Energy and environment, urban services, tourism, leisure, accessibility and public administrations.