The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), have announced the release of the IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework, or IES-City Framework, for use by smart city stakeholders worldwide.
The framework is the product of an open, international public working group, including ANSI, which studies existing architectural efforts with the goal of producing a framework document that can be used to bring greater coherence to standardization activities taking place internationally in various standards developing organizations and consortia.
The framework provides valuable tools that are based on research findings and can lower barriers to an expanded smart city marketplace. Access the IES-City Framework.
Other partners include the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the FIWARE Foundation, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), along with Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).
ANSI's role in the IES-City Framework initiative included outreach to encourage technical expert participation in the initiative. ANSI also encourages utilizing the working group's output in subsequent standardization activities.