WG 11 Smart Cities

Revision September 2020

1. Overview

JTC 1 Working Group 11 on Smart Cities was established on ISO/IEC JTC 1 30th Meeting on October 2015. But its history can go back to 2013. Before the establishment of WG 11, JTC 1 established a Study Group on Smart Cities on ISO/IEC JTC1 28th Meeting on November 2013. And the Study Group on Smart Cities can be abbreviated as SG 1 on Smart Cities.

Nov, 2013, the 28th Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 in Perros-Guirec, France
JTC 1 established a Study Group on Smart Cities and confirmed its terms of reference. JTC 1 accepted the appointment of the Chinese National Body of Yuan Yuan as the convenor and Tangli Liu as the secretary for the JTC 1 Study Group on Smart Cities.

Oct, 2015, the 30th Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 in Beijing, China
Contingent upon approval of a relevant NWIP, JTC 1 established Working Group 11 on Smart Cities which would directly report to JTC 1 and confirmed its terms of reference. China would take the responsibility of secretariat and JTC 1 appointed Yuan Yuan as the convenor and Tangli Liu as the secretary.

Nov, 2016, the 31st Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 in Lillehammer, Norway
JTC1 appointed Qian Heng as the JTC 1/WG 11 convenor with 3 years’tenure.

Nov, 2019, the 36th Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 in Delhi, India
JTC 1 re-appointed Heng Qian as the JTC 1/WG 11 convenor with 3 years’tenure (through the end of 2022).

Jul, 2020, the 10th Virtual Plenary Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 11
JTC 1/WG 11 appointed Ning Sun as the JTC 1/WG 11 secretary.

2. Scope

Based on the resolution of 30th Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 (ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 12864), JTC 1 established Working Group 11 on Smart Cities which would directly report to JTC 1 with the following terms of reference:

1) Serve as the focus of and proponent for JTC 1’s Smart Cities standardization program.
2) Develop foundational standards for the use of ICT in Smart Cities – including the Smart City ICT Reference Framework and an Upper Level Ontology for Smart Cities – for guiding Smart Cities efforts throughout JTC 1 upon which other standards can be developed.
3) Develop a set of ICT related indicators for Smart Cities in collaboration with ISO/TC 268.
4) Develop additional Smart Cities’ standards and other deliverables that build on these foundational standards.
5) Identify JTC 1 (and other organization) subgroups that are developing standards and related material that contribute to Smart Cities, and where appropriate, investigate ongoing and potential new work that contributes to Smart Cities.
6) Develop and maintain liaisons with all relevant JTC 1 subgroups.
7) Engage with the community outside of JTC 1 to grow the awareness of, and encourage engagement in, JTC 1 Smart Cities standardization efforts within JTC 1, forming liaisons as is needed.
8) Ensure a strong relationship with Smart Cities activities in ISO and IEC.

WG 11 serves as the focus of and proponent for JTC 1’s Smart Cities standardization program. WG 11 continuously recognized the urgent and emerging demands for standards regarding smart city and related new ICT to support city services and constructions.

In Oct 2018, WG 11 completed Strategic White Paper on Smart City Standardization(ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 14000). WG 11 keeps pushing the standard projects forward and exploring the strategic topics on Semantic Interoperability of City Data, Software Platform for Open City Data, Standard for Logging Smart City Applications, Coordinating City Operations, Urban Operating System, Measurement of Smart City and City planning, smart modelling and simulation.

3. Officers

Role

Officer

Country

Tenure

WG 11 Convenor

Heng Qian

China

November 2016 – December 2022

WG 11 Convenor

Yuan Yuan

China

October 2015 – October 2016

WG 11 Secretary

Tangli Liu

China

October 2015 – June 2020

WG 11 Secretary

 Ning Sun

China

July 2020 -September

WG 11 Secretary

 Hongwei Zhang

China

September 2020 –

4. Members

WG11 members come from 25 countries including China, France, United States, Austria, India, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, Russian Federation, Luxembourg, Japan, South Korea, Netherland, Australia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Finland, Israel, Sweden, Slovenia, Singapore, Spain, Italy and Malaysia.

5. Task Force (TF)

Based on the recommendations of 6th Plenary Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 11 (ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 11 N 352), WG 11 has established two Task Forces, including: 

No.

TF Name

TF Convener

Objective

1

Task Force (TF) on Urban Operation System

Mark Fox(CA)

Explore potential opportunities for smart cities standard activities.

2

Task Force (TF) on the Pilot Implementation Programmes and Use Cases Study

Dapeng Zhang(CN)

Study the pilot implementation programmes and use cases study related to the targeting broad applicability world wide cities using smart cities ICT standards

6. Technical work
6.1 Projects

WG 11 has initiated 11 work items in the domain of smart city, including:

No.

Projects

Status

1

Information technology — Smart city ICT indicators (ISO/IEC 30146:2019)

Published

2

Information technology — Upper level ontology for smart city indicators (ISO/IEC 21972:2020)

Published

3

Information technology — Smart City ICT reference framework — Part 3: Smart city engineering framework (ISO/IEC 30145-3:2020)

Published

4

Information technology — Smart City ICT reference framework — Part 1: Smart city business process framework (ISO/IEC DIS 30145-1)

DIS

5

Information technology — Smart City ICT reference framework — Part 2: Smart city knowledge management framework (ISO/IEC PRF 30145-2)

PRF

6

Information Technology — Smart city digital platform (ISO/IEC AWI 24039)

WD

7

Information technology — City data model — Part 1: Part 1: Foundation level concepts (ISO/IEC WD 5087-1)

WD

8

Information technology — City data model — Part 2: Part 2: City level concepts (ISO/IEC WD 5087-2)

WD

9

Information technology — City data model — Part 3: Part 3: Service level concepts -Transportation planning (ISO/IEC WD 5087-3)

WD

10

Information Technology — Smart city — City service platform for public health emergency (ISO/IEC WD 5153)

WD

11

Guidance on smart city digital infrastructure design (ISO/IEC PWI 5217)

PWI

Besides, there is another project ISO/IEC 30182 Smart city concept model—Guidance for establishing a model for data interoperability, which is published as IS. It was prepared by the British Standards Institution (BSI) (as BSI PAS 182:2014) and was adopted, under a special “fast-track procedure”, by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, in parallel with its approval by the national bodies of ISO and IEC. WG 11 experts took an active part in the development of the project.

6.2 Strategic White Paper

On October 2018, JTC 1/WG 11 completed a white paper named Strategic White Paper on Smart City Standardization and submit it to JTC 1 (Ref: ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 14000).

This white paper

  • identifies /updates the scope and main business in smart city-related standard activities within JTC1 and beyond.
  • provides action items on the related activities
  • provides updates on the role of JTC1/WG11 and suggestions on the structure and collaborations to increase the visibility of JTC1 within ISO/IEC/ITU-T

In the white paper, the following items are addressed:

  • Vision and scope for JTC1 on smart city activities
  • Stakeholders of Smart city activities
  • Technology enablers to Smart City
  • Opportunities for JTC 1
  • Roles and responsibilities of JTC1/WG11 and other JTC1/SCs
  • Deliverables of JTC1/WG11
  • Work structure to ensure strong visibility in ISO, IEC and ITU-T

6.3 Practical guidance on how to use standards developed in WG 11

During the 10th Virtual Plenary meeting of WG 11, WG 11 established an ad hoc group (AHG) on developing practical guidance on how to use international standard series of ISO/IEC 30145-1, ISO/IEC 30145-2, ISO/IEC 30145-3, ISO/IEC 30146:2019 and ISO/IEC 21972:2019, with the following terms of reference:

  • To review how series of ISO/IEC 30145-1, 30145-2, ISO/IEC 30145-3, ISO/IEC 30146:2019 and ISO/IEC 21972:2019 might be positioned as a package of standards that can be effectively implemented together;
  • To review the best way to provide guidance to cities on how to use these;
  • To have a white paper on this topic;
  • To work closely with Task Force on the Pilot Implementation Programmes and Use Cases Study.

7. Main events

  1. On May 2013, China submitted a proposal titled China Contribution on possible future work on Smart Cities in JTC 1 to ISO/IEC JTC1/SWG 3 and initiated to establish a study group on smart cities. This proposal was approved in ISO/IEC JTC1/SWG 3 plenary meeting, on June 2013 in Paris, France.
  2. On November 2013, JTC 1 established a Study Group on Smart Cities and confirmed its terms of reference. (Resolution No.3 from ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 11894 “Resolutions Adopted atthe 28th Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1, 4-9 November 2013 in Perros-Guirec, France”)
  3. On September 2014, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SG 1 report was completed and submitted to JTC 1 2014 Plenary.
  4. On November 2014, JTC 1 reconstitutes the Study Group on Smart Cities. Since then, the group started its second stage. (Resolution No.23 from ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 12395 “Resolutions Adopted at the 29th Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 15-20 November 2014 in Abu Dhabi, UAE” )
  5. On September 2015, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SG 1 report of its second stage was completed and submitted to JTC 1 2015 Plenary.
  6. On October 2015, JTC 1 established Working Group 11 on Smart Cities and appointed Yuan Yuan to serve as the convenor and Tangli Liu as the (Resolution No.15 from ISO/IEC JTC 1 N12864Resolutions Adopted at the 30th Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1, 26-31 October, 2015 in Beijing, China”).
  7. On November 2016, Heng Qian was appointed as the convenor of JTC 1/WG 11 (work until 2019 ). (Resolution No.5 from ISO/IEC JTC 1 N13270 “Resolutions Adopted at the 31st Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1, 7-10 November 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway”)
  8. On October 2017, JTC 1/WG 11 Convenor was instructed to provide the white paper by September 24, 2018 for consideration at the November 2018 JTC 1 Plenary in Stockholm.( Resolutions14 from ISO/IEC JTC 1 N13630 “Resolutions Adopted at the 32nd Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1, 2-6 October 2017 in Vladivostok, Russia)
  9. On October 2018, JTC 1/WG 11 completed a white paper named Strategic White Paper on Smart City Standardization and submit it to JTC 1 (Ref: ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 14000).
  10. On November 2019, Heng Qian was re-appointed as the convenor of JTC 1/WG 11 (through the end of 2022). (Resolution No.23 from ISO/IEC JTC 1 N14542 “Resolutions Adopted at the Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1 4-8 November 2019 in Delhi, India”)

8. Liaisons
8.1 Liaisons with JTC1, ISO and IEC entities

JTC 1/WG 11 has formally established liaisons with 5 JTC1, ISO and IEC entities. These entities include JTC1/SC7, JTC1/SC24, JTC1/SC38, JTC1/SC41, JTC1/SC42, ISO/TC211, ISO/TC268 and IEC/SyC Smart Cities.

8.2 Liaisons with external entities

JTC1/ WG11 has formally established liaisons with ITU-T SG17, ITU-T SG20, ITU-T JCA-IoT, TM Forum, OGC, CEN/CENELEC/ETSI SF-SSCC and Small Business Standards (SBS aisbl.).

9. Recording of Meetings
9.1 SG 1 Meetings

  • JTC 1/SG 1 1st meeting: Mar 26-28 2014 Yulong International Hotel, in Beijing, China
  • JTC 1/SG 1 2nd meeting: Sept 3-5 2014. in BSI Offices, London, Britain
  • JTC 1/SG 1 3rd meeting: Mar 4-6 2015. in AOC Technology Co.,Ltd, Beijing, China
  • JTC 1/SG 1 4th meeting: Sept 2-4, 2015. in École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada

9.2 WG 11 Meetings

  • JTC1/WG 11 1st meeting: May 30-Jun 3, 2016. in Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore
  • JTC1/WG 11 2nd meeting: Sept 19-23, 2016 in University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
  • JTC1/WG 11 3rd meeting: Feb 20-24, 2017. in C&D Hotel, Xiamen, China
  • JTC1/WG 11 4th meeting: Jun 19-23, 2017. in Ordnance Survey, Southampton, UK
  • JTC1/WG 11 5th meeting: Oct 9-13, 2017. in ITMO University, St Petersburg, Russia
  • JTC1/WG 11 6th meeting: May 5-11, 2018. in University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • JTC1/WG 11 7th meeting: Jan 14-18, 2019. in the offices of Standards Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • JTC1/WG 11 8th meeting: July 15-19, 2019. in BSI Group, London, UK. During the plenary meeting, a joint meeting with IEC SyC Smart Cities was held on July 18th 2019.
  • JTC1/WG 11 9th meeting: Dec 2-6, 2019. in INTERCONTINENTAL JINAN CITY CENTER, Jinan, China
  • JTC1/WG 11 10th Virtual Plenary Meeting: Jul 6-10, 2020. Virtual (zoom meeting)

11. Recording of Meeting Pictures

JTC 1/SG 1 1st meeting: 2014.03.26-03.28 in Beijing, China

 

JTC 1/SG 1 2nd meeting: 2014.09.03-09.05 in London, Britain

 

JTC 1/SG 1 3rd Plenary meeting: 2015.03.04-03.06 in Beijing, China

 

JTC 1/SG 1 4th meeting: 2015.09.02-09.04 in Montreal, Canada

 

JTC1/WG11 1st meeting: 2016.05.30-06.03 in Singapore

 

JTC1/WG11 2nd meeting: 2016.09.19-09.23 in Cagliari, Italy

 

JTC1/WG11 3rd meeting: 2017.02.20-02.24 in Xiamen, China

 

JTC1/WG11 4th meeting: 2017.06.19-06.23 in Southampton, UK

 

JTC1/WG11 5th meeting: 2017.10.09-10.13 in Saint Petersburg, Russia

 

JTC 1/WG 11 6th meeting: 2018.05.05-05.11 in Toronto, Canada

 

JTC 1/WG 11 White Paper meeting in Toronto, Canada, May 2018

 

JTC 1/WG 11 7th Plenary Meeting: 2019.01.14-01.18 in Sydney, Australia

 

JTC 1/WG 11 8th Plenary Meeting: 2019.07.15-07.19 in London, UK

 

Joint Meeting with IEC SyC Smart Cities: 2019.07.18, during JTC 1/WG 11 8th meeting

 

International Smart City Standards Conference: 2019.07.16, during JTC 1/WG 11 8th meeting

 

JTC 1/WG 11 9th Plenary Meeting: 2019.12.02-12.06 in Jinan, China

 

Smart Cities International Standard Forum: 2019.12.04, during JTC 1/WG 11 9th plenary meeting

 

JTC 1/WG 11 10th Virtual Plenary Meeting: 2020.07.06-07.10, zoom meeting