Standardization in the Smart City Ecosystem:
The interactive web conference on “The perspectives of standardization in the Smart City Ecosystem” took place
on Thursday, April 22 nd , 2021 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
It was organized by the city of Montrouge (Grand Paris Metropole area) with support from ETSI, Bordeaux Metropole, EUROCITIES and the NGO eG4U.
Summary of constructive and promising discussions:
The organizers are pleased to have registered 120 people for this web conference. This event was supported by the European standardization organization ETSI (ATTM Technical Committee) based in Sophia Antipolis (France) and at the invitation of the city of Montrouge in connection with Grand Paris Metropole and with the support of other key partners: Bordeaux Metropole and the network of large cities in Europe EUROCITIES.
The speeches were very well attended, until the closing at the end of the afternoon judging by the exchanges of questions and answers.
In his welcoming words, Pascal Hureau, deputy mayor of the city of Montrouge, welcomed the online presence
of many representatives of the Grand Paris Metropole.
He summarized some key ideas on digital initiatives and invited everyone to participate in 2-day conference “The Challenges of a Sustainable Digital Transition of the Smart City”, next January 13 th and 14 th , 2022 in
Montrouge, which will be held live, if the current COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Dominique Roche, president of the NGO eG4U, summarized the European Commission roadmap on smart cities and communities. He summarized four sets of normative tools available free of charge on the ETSI website:The ETSI EN 305 174 series on General Sustainable Engineering (ICT sites/Data centers, waste
the ETSI EN 305 200 series on global KPIs for monitoring the efficiency of energy management
(including the Global DCEM indicator);
the ETSI TS 103 463 Series on indicators for Sustainable Digital Multiservice Cities;
the ETSI TS 110 174 series on Sustainable Digital Multiservice Communities; Deployment of Broadband
and Energy Management (including streetlights). Patrick Guillemin, Technical Officer within ETSI in charge of Smart M2M, gave an update on The European Standardization Landscape on Smart Cities and Communities. He recalled the societal values of European standardization with the heritage of global GSM (standard created at ETSI in the 3GPP partnership project). He also pointed out that all standards created at ETSI are available for free of charge download.
The next speaker, Christophe Colinet, project manager at Bordeaux Métropole /eG4U /EUROCITIES, presented tools for operational monitoring and measuring the efficiency of digital services in Smart Cities”. He also presented the progress made by the network of large cities in Europe EUROCITIES.
The web-conference then presented a summary of standardization work on pandemic monitoring tools (with Luigi Liquori from INRIA and Cees J. Lanting, member of eG4U). Then, two indicators of Efficient Energy Management (DCEM, Data Communication Energy Management) and Carbon Intensity (DCCM, Data Communication Carbon Management) were presented by Guillaume Gérard (Orange), member of eG4U.
The waste management cycle, subject of the next presentation, was detailed by Gilles Dretsch (Orange), member of eG4U. He detailed the challenges that constitute the life cycle of equipment.
The second part of the afternoon was dedicated to digital infrastructure, the keystone of cities and smart communities. All components of such an infrastructure must be robust and interoperable. This covers both very high-speed ‘backhaul’ (intermediary) networks and next-generation mobile networks.
The smart building is part of this infrastructure, as summarized by Daniel Zotti (Occitaline), member of eG4U. Another case study was presented, that of smart streetlights which can, among other loads, support radiocommunication networks such as 4G or 5G as with the ETSI standard (TS 110 174-2-2). Presentation by Selina Qifei and Emmanuel Colho Alves (Huawei).
Other cases of application of these standards are new video transmission systems on standardized broadband networks. The presentation was made by Abdel Benothmane (VDSYS), member of eG4U.
Finally, the afternoon ended with the need for smart city metropolitan networks to meet sustainability commitments, including the choice of less carbon-intensive equipment possible, as explained by Lynn Reiner and Gilles Genin (eG4U, InGeTel-BET).