ETSI started a new project within its Human Factors Technical Committee, to create a Technical Report with recommendations that will provide an overview of existing and needed standardisation relating to the “smart citizen” – a person who lives in or visits smart cities or communities.
ETSI believes that smart city standards efforts do not take enough – even sometimes any – notice of the requirements of the citizen. This does not help create efficient standards in the smart city context. As a first step towards resolving this, the team producing the Technical Report is looking for active input from all interested stakeholders, including standards organisations, policy-makers and the cities themselves.
You can provide your own input via the survey that is available at standards4citizens.etsi.org/Survey.
The responses received will be used to help assess the extent of this problem, and what can be done about it, to “reset the future standards agenda” for smart cities.