GTiMA Attending the International Technical Working Group on The IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework

Location: Gaithersburg, MD | Date: March 24, 2016

GTiMA is joining the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) and partners in an international technical working group to develop the IoT-enabled smart city framework.  The goal of this working group is to solve the two main barriers that currently exist in the development of effective and powerful smart city solutions: first, many current smart city ICT deployments are based on custom systems that are not interoperable, portable across cities, extensible, or cost-effective; second, a number of architectural design efforts are currently underway (e.g. ISO/IEC JTC1, IEC, IEEE, ITU and consortia) but have not yet converged, creating uncertainty among stakeholders.

President Robert Fischer pointed out that “there is a lack of consensus on a common taxonomy and smart city architectural principles.  While a number of architectural efforts are currently underway, they have not yet converged. The results of these various groups are likely to generate standards outputs that are divergent, or even contradictory, which do not serve the global community well.”

NIST and its partners are convening an international public working group to identify a consensus framework of common architectural features. The working group will produce a white paper that will provide a common, voluntary, consensus taxonomy and common architectural principles that can align these existing efforts and  produce a complementary, coherent, taxonomy and common architectural principles that will support interoperable and portable smart applications.

The Geospatial Transportation Information Management Association (GTiMA) works to promote sustainable economic growth by improving the management of transportation systems. In concert with its membership and industry partners, GTiMA develops and sponsors industry standards, best practices and legislative policies that advance the selection and use of geospatial transportation mapping technology in three key areas: smart grid solutions, autonomous vehicle solutions, and smart city solutions.

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