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Tomorrow Ubiwhere and ETSI pull together an Open Meeting dedicated to smart cities and communities


Specialist Task Force (STF) 561 Smart cities and communities: standardisation to meet citizen and consumer requirements

Awareness Open Meeting #1

14:00 to 16:00 CEST, 16 May 2019
Online Presentation and Discussion with the STF stakeholders

The Initiative

ETSI has recently started a new project (the Specialist Task Force STF 561) within its Human Factors Technical Committee, whose main goal is to provide a Technical Report with recommendations giving an overview of existing and needed standardization relating to the requirements of inhabitants of or visitors to smart cities or communities.

The perception is that smart city standards efforts do not sufficiently factor in citizen needs including usability, accessibility, or data security. This is clearly counterproductive when trying to create efficient standards in the smart city context.

The first step for producing the Technical Report has been to embark on a consultation exercise with active input from all interested stakeholders including standards organizations, policy-makers and the cities themselves.

Purpose of the Open Meeting

The current meeting is the first of two web-based open meetings to be organized by the team preparing the Technical Report. It is dedicated to creating and improving stakeholder awareness regarding the progress of the work and to collect early feedback from the audience that can help the ETSI team in better focusing its work.

The agenda will focus on the findings of the survey and the early synthesis of our team, in particular on how it will impact the initial content of the Technical Report.

A second open meeting will take place in September 2019 to discuss the conclusions of the consultation and the refined content of the Technical Report.

How to join

The meeting will be held online at the following address.

If you have any immediate questions or would like to be kept informed of our progress, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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