smart cities

IEC Systems Committee – Smart Cities

Smart Cities enable more sustainable, reliable, efficient and resilient city services such as electric, water, waste, recycling, transportation and education while and fostering greater civic engagement and awareness.

The goals of the IEC Systems Committee – Smart Cities Technical Advisory Group include infrastructure resilience, safety and support for citizen’s engagement and participation. There are three working groups to achieve these goals:

  • Terminology: Developing common lists of key terms and definitions, e.g., for stakeholders.
  • Market relationship: Reviewing the current market requirements and technology requirements in context of the architecture for smart infrastructure.
  • Reference Architecture: Identifying city needs, use case analysis, and different views of reference Architecture.

The initial meeting of the U.S. Technology Advisory Group to the IEC Systems Committee - Smart Cities, which was created by IEC and TIA in February 2017, was held May 1, 2017. The goals of the Committee include infrastructure resilience, safety and support for citizen’s engagement and participation. IEC added Smart Cities to its list of Systems Committees, applying this systems approach to accelerate the adoption of Smart Cities technologies.

Leaders from companies involved in product or portfolio strategy and management, IoT technology planning and IoT standard/frameworks are encouraged to join this initiative. To learn about TIA's involvement in the IEC Smart Cities Systems Committee, please contact: Florence Otieno, TIA's Director of International Standards Programs, at fotieno@tiaonline.org, 703-907-7556.