ETSI welcomes the recognition by the White House of our participation in an international group developing a Smart City Framework. The announcement comes on the opening of the Smart Cities Week event in Washington D.C. The group, composed of NIST, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, the Italian Energy and Innovation Agency, ETSI and the FIWARE Foundation, is developing a consensus framework for Smart City architectures, building upon existing standards and specifications. The objective is to develop a common white paper on consensus principles for Smart City architectures, derived from comparative analyses of existing concepts and their mapping to smart city deployments.Within this group, ETSI aims to ensure our existing work in this domain is recognized, especially our work in the oneM2M global initiative (www.onem2m.org), of which ETSI is a founding partner. oneM2M’s interoperability specifications for the Internet of Things are already used extensively in Smart City deployments, most notably in Korea. ETSI’s participation is coordinated by our Board and draws input from oneM2M and our SmartM2M technical committee.
This recognition highlights the international scope of ETSI’s work, and further demonstrates the value in seeking global consensus through initiatives such as oneM2M, which brings together eight regional standards bodies from across the world to develop a common set of specifications for the Internet of Things.