Virtual Workshop on Digital Transformation and Reference Architecture of the Urban Landscape
March 3-4, 2021, ZOOM
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm (UTC)
Purpose and Scope
Cities nationally and internationally are primary drivers of infrastructure development, public services provision, economic activity, and environmental sustainability. Rapid urbanization has led to the mushrooming of megacities over the past two decades, with a population of over ten million around the world. However, we are overwhelmed by new challenges in the management of city resources to handle new threats, such as cyberattacks, climate change, and unknown virus outbreak. It becomes more critical for local and national governments to provide cyber, physical, and social support at the right time, place, and person. The emergence of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, cloud computing, and IoT (Internet of Things), brings a new formation of cities for supporting a more sustainable and resilient human settlement. The smart city is the fabric of the digital transformation process and must ensure prosperity, equality, social cohesion, and happiness. However, it is not only ICT (Information and Communication Technology) systemic issues but also physical and social ecosystems across domains, hierarchical boundaries, life cycle phases. Smart cities and smart human settlements need to understand the fundamental element in an urban environment that fosters economic growth, productivity, innovation, social mobility, inclusiveness, and suitability. The workshop will also facilitate various discussions related to citizen-centric digital transformation of cities and the role of reference architectures.
The workshop will be held virtually on ZOOM. (The Zoom link will be sent by email)
Topic of Interest
The main goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to meet, freely exchange ideas between research and industrial professionals and share research results. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
- Definition of smart human settlements (smart cities)
- General aspects and requirements of reference architectures (tools) and data usages for smart human settlements, including:
- Understanding the urgent need to overcome the fragmentation of solutions developed on a city-by-city basis by providing a common comprehensive offer for the Urban domain
- Identifying requirements of smart city systems
- Clarifying reference architecture elements (entities, processes, resources, rules, etc.)
- Benefits for stakeholders
- Green and low-carbon circular economy
- Healthcare and public health
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Privacy protection and reduced inequalities
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March 3 , 2021 : Smart Human Settlements (Kyoung-Sook Kim)( 2.5 Hours / 21:00 JST / 13:00 CEST / 07:00 EST/ 12:00 UTC)
|21:00 - 21:10||13:00 - 13:10||07:00 - 07:10||Opening (Kyoung-Sook Kim)|
|21:10 - 22:00||13:10 - 14:00||07:10 - 08:00||Session1: Concepts and Characteristics|
|21:10 - 21:25||13:10 - 13:25||07:10 - 07:25||Session1 - 1||Revisiting Existing Definitions
- Eric Simmon -
|21:25 - 21:40||13:25 - 13:40||07:25 - 07:40||Session1 - 2||Definition from IEC SyC Smart City
- Xiaomi An -
Renmin University of China
|21:40 - 22:00||13:40 - 14:00||07:40 - 08:00||Exchange of views (Rapporteur: Dapeng Zhang)
- Please share your ideas Here
|22:00 - 22:50||14:00 - 14:50||08:00 - 08:50||Session2: Reference Architectures|
|22:00 - 22:15||14:00 - 14:15||08:00 - 08:15||Session2 - 1||AG8's meta Reference Architecture
- Rich Hilliard -
IEEE CS PEAB: Enterprise IT, Chair
|22:15 - 22:30||14:15 - 14:30||08:15 - 08:30||Session2 - 2||IEC SyC Smart City RA
- Alexander Samarin -
Convenor - IEC SyC Smart Cities WG3
|22:30 - 22:50||14:30 - 14:50||08:30 - 08:50||Exchange of views (Rapporteur: N. Kishor Narang)
- Please share your ideas Here
|22:50 - 23:30||14:50 - 15:30||08:50 - 9:30||Discussion Session (Moderator: Eric Simmon)
Aims: to clarify a core reference architecture.
March 4 , 2021 : Priciple Roles and Best Practices (Kyoung-Sook Kim)( 2.5 Hours / 21:00 JST / 13:00 CEST / 07:00 EST / 12:00 UTC)
|21:00 - 21:50||13:00 - 13:50||07:00 - 07:50||Session3: Principal Roles|
|21:00 - 21:15||13:00 - 13:15||07:00 - 07:15||Session3 - 1||Urban Digital Twins
- Josh Lieberman -
Director, Innovation Program, OGC
|21:15 - 21:30||13:15 - 13:30||07:15 - 07:30||Session3 - 2||Green & Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms
- Gert De Tant -
Technical Architect OASC
|21:30 - 21:50||13:30 - 13:50||07:30 - 07:50||Exchange of views (Rapporteur: Stefano De Panfilis)
- Please share your ideas Here
|21:50 - 22:55||13:50 - 14:55||07:50 - 08:55||Session4: Best Practices|
|21:50 - 22:05||13:50 - 14:05||07:50 - 08:05||Session4 - 1||Chinese implementation
- Yu Yang -
Director of Standard R&D Center,TERMINUS Group Co., Ltd
|22:05 - 22:20||14:05 - 14:20||08:05 - 08:20||Session4 - 2||Semantic interoperability
- Stefano De Panfilis -
Chief Operating Officer, FIWARE Foundation
|22:20 - 22:35||14:20 - 14:35||08:20 - 08:35||Session4 - 3||Sustainability & Circular economy
- N. Kishor Narang -
Mentor & Principal Design Architect
NARNIX TECHNOLABS PVT. LTD., INDIA
Vice Chair Strategy - IEC SyC Smart Cities
Chairman - Smart Infrastructure Sectional Committee, BIS India
|22:35 - 22:55||14:35 - 14:55||08:35 - 08:55||Exchange of views (Rapporteur: Bart De Lathouwer)
- Please share your ideas Here
|22:55 - 23:25||14:55 - 15:25||08:55 - 09:25||Discussion Session (Moderator: Michael Mulquin)
Aims: to explore use cases and how to use RA to deliver
or achieve a goal and to develop some general principles.
|23:25 - 23:30||15:25 - 15:30||09:25 - 09:30||Future Plan and Closing|
- Alexander Samarin Alexander Samarin wrote his first software program in the year 1973. He obtained a PhD (in computer graphics) in the year 1986. He has worked for a variety of international clients in Switzerland, UK, France, Australia and Africa. At present, he specialises in architecture, implementation and evolution of enterprise-wide solutions with the holistic use of enterprise architecture, business architecture, IT governance, IT strategy and a systems approach. Based on his diverse experience in many domains and being the author of two books, he acts as a methodologist, architect and practitioner for digital transformation and building complex digital repeatable systems.
- Bart De Lathouwer Bart De Lathouwer is the President of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). In this role, he manages the consortium, provides oversight and direction to the Consortium’s strategy, budget, outreach and marketing, and membership recruitment goals, in close collaboration with the CEO. Mr. De Lathouwer also continues to be the General Manager for OGC Europe. In Mr. De Lathouwer's previous role at OGC, he was responsible for planning and managing Innovation Initiatives such as testbeds, pilots, and interoperability experiments with an emphasis on activities in Europe. Previous to his time at OGC, Mr. De Lathouwer worked first as European liaison to the geospatial division of Autodesk and later as Autodesk's Product Manager for Server Technologies. In this role, he also served as member company representative to the OGC. As a company representative, he started the OGC CAD-GIS Interoperability Working Group (which evolved into the OGC 3DIM Domain Working Group) and managed the development of a core data access technology FDO (Feature Data Object) that later went open source in OSGeo. After returning to Europe, he worked as a geospatial expert for both private and government organizations focused on interoperability.
- Dapeng Zhang Dapeng Zhang is the Executive Secretary General of the China National Smart Cities Standardization Working Group. His current research interests include smart city standardization and smart city indicators and assessment, AI ethics, novel technologies engagement of smart cities, etc. He is the convenor of IEC/SEG 10 WG2:Autonomous and Artificial Intelligence Applications Specific Ethical Requirements. He is the secretary of IEEE C/BDL:IEEE Computer Society Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standards Committee. He is also leading several other groups on standard implementation and use case, smart city digital infrastructures, etc. He is also an expert on ISO/TC307, ISO/IEC JTC1/WG11, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 42, IEC SyC on Smart Cities. He is the project leader of ISO/IEC 30146:2019 Information technology — Smart city ICT indicators, ISO/IEC PRF 30145-1 Information technology — Smart City ICT reference framework — Part 1: Smart city business process framework , ISO/IEC 30145-3:2020 Information technology — Smart City ICT reference framework — Part 3: Smart city engineering framework,etc.
- Eric Simmon Eric Simmon is a scientist in the Cyber Infrastructure Group at the National Institute of Standards of Technology (NIST). He started working for NIST in 1989 researching precision measurements for high voltage and high current and in 2003 moved to researching information standards for complex systems. Mr. Simmon has worked on standards for a variety of industries including; electronics supply chain, smart grid, cloud computing, and IoT. He is currently leading NIST efforts on cyber-physical cloud computing, IoT architecture, composition, and interoperability and is working on many international standards activities for IoT. He chairs the Industrial Internet Architecture Task Group and is an active participant on several ISO/IEC committees including SC41 (Internet of Things), SC38 (Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms) and AG8 (Meta Reference Architecture and Reference Architecture for Systems Integration).
- Gert De Tant Gert De Tant is a technical architect for Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC). He started in this position from september 2019. In this role he works on the technical implementation side of the Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs). He was part of the technical group that worked on the Living-in.eu program, the result was the consolidated Report of Technical Specifications to Scale Living-in.EU. For OASC he currently works on expanding the MIMS towards Fair AI en Personal Data. He was part of several European funded projects like Select4Cities and Synchronicity, where he helped cities like Antwerp, Helsinki and Copenhagen to implement smart city platforms. Gert holds an MBA of the Vlerick Business school and is a master in Computer Science from the University of Ghent.
- Josh Lieberman Josh Lieberman develops, leads, and manages Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Innovation Program initiatives. Although he recently joined OGC staff, Josh has been involved in OGC both as a member and as an initiative architect for almost two decades while serving as principal at Tumbling Walls, senior geospatial analysis manager at Deloitte, and lead architect at Traverse Technologies and Syncline. He is also a part-time senior researcher at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis and teaches graduate classes at UMBC. Josh currently leads the OGC SCIRA project, Underground Infrastructure Pilot activity, and Maritime Boundaries and Limits Pilot. Previous OGC projects have included the IMIS IoT Pilot, AATS Harmonization Project, Testbeds 10 & 11, and early phases of GEOSS AIP.
- Kyoung-Sook Kim Kyoung-Sook Kim is a senior researcher of Data Platform Research Team at the Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) of AIST in Japan. I served as a researcher of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan from Nov. 2007 to Mar. 2014. I received my B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. Degrees in Computer Science from Pusan National University in Korea in 1998, 2001, and 2007, respectively. She currently serves a co-chair of OGC Moving Features SWG and GeoAI DWG, and member of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC42, IEC SyC Smart Cities, ISO TC204. Her research interests are in Geo-enabled Computing Framework based on GIS, Location-based Services, Spatiotemporal databases, Big data analysis, Cyber-Physical Cloud Computing, etc.
- Michael Mulquin Michael Mulquin has spent 25 years partnering with cities, rural areas, construction and technology companies to use technology to help neighbourhoods and cities work better.He focuses on the development and implementation of smart and sustainable city standards.He is Chair of the IEC Smart Cities Systems Committee, and an active member of several ISO Working Groups developing standards for smart and sustainable cities. He was Principal Architect of the TM Forum’s Smart City Maturity Model and participates in their work on the Smart City Operating Map. He received the TM Forum Outstanding Contributor Award in 2017. He was Editor of the ISO/IEC JTC1 Smart City Study Group report and is a member of the Smart Cities Working Group; co-editing a Business Process Framework standard. He was a member of the ITU-T Smart and Sustainable Cities Focus Group, co-author of the technical report on standards for smart and sustainable cities and contributing editor to the work on Key Performance Indicators for Smart and Sustainable cities. He is technical author of two British Standards Institution publications: PD8100 Smart cities overview – Guide and PD8101 Smart cities – Guide to the role of the planning and development process.
- N. Kishor Narang Kishor Narang is Technology Consultant, Mentor & Design Architect in Electrical, Electronics & ICT with over 40 years of professional experience in education, research, design and consulting. Over 30 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) in fields of Industrial, Power, IT, Telecom, Medical, Energy and Environment, and over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry. Professionally, he is an Electronics Design Engineer practicing design & development of a wide spectrum of Products, Systems & Solutions as an Independent Design House – NARNIX since 1981. For last 10 years, deeply involved in Standardization in the Electrical, Electronics, Communication and Information Technology Domains with focus on Identifying Gaps in Standards to address Interoperable Systems & Solutions Deployments and bring Harmonization by defining standardized interfaces to ensure End-to-End Interoperability. Currently leading the Standardization activities as the Chairman of Smart Infrastructure Sectional Committee LITD 28 in BIS the Indian National Standards Body, Vice Chair – Strategy & Convenor – Reference Architecture WG in IEC Systems Committee on Smart Cities, Project Leader – IEC TS 63188 ED1 – Smart Cities Reference Architecture Methodology, Project Leader – IEC 63205 ED1 – Smart Cities Reference Architecture, Member Steering Committee – OCEANIS (The Open Community for Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems) & Co-Editor – ISO 30145 on Smart City ICT Reference Frameworks.
- Rich Hilliard Rich Hilliard is a software system architect, consultant and researcher. He was editor of ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2011, Systems and software engineering — Architecture description. He is a part of the IEEE liaison to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7 (Systems and software engineering); chair of IEEE S2ESC (Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee) Architecture Working Group; member of the SWEBoK (Software Engineering Body of Knowledge) Steering Group; and on the EXCOM of IEEE Computer Society's Special Technical Communities. His current hobby is using category-theoretic and formal methods for system modeling. Rich is a member of the Free Software Foundation.
- Stefano De Panfilis Since July 2016 he holds the COO position within the FIWARE Foundation where he effectively moved starting 1st January 2017. He graduated cum laude in Mathematics from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". In 1984, he was hired by Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (Engineering) as a software engineer. In April 1986, he became Project Manager. In July 1988, he moved to the R&D department managing the "Formal Methods" unit where he started to research on architecture and implementation of complex IT systems addressing this topic from both the methodological and the technological perspective. Since 1993, he supported Engineering to receive the ISO-9001 compliance certificate and he is currently involved in the CMM assessment process. In April 1994, he started his involvement in European Union funded R&D projects where in coordinated several of them. In 2004 he became the Director of the R&D Department leading a team of about 100 researchers in Italy and Europe. He actively participated since its beginning to the creation and setting up of the NESSI ETP of which he was the Technical Director and the Coordinator of the Strategic Research Agenda Committee till spring 2010. In June 2011 he became the Chief Innovation Officer of the Engineering Group. He actively participated in the Future Internet various initiatives set-up by the European Commission having also served the Future Internet Assembly (FIA) caretakers committee for several FIA editions. In this context he was one of the founders of the Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP) now known as the FIWARE initiative. Since the FI-WARE project he is the responsible of FIWARE Lab and from April 2012 till its end, he was a member in the FI-PPP Architecture Board. In 2013 he was elected Chairman of the FI-PPP Steering Board. Author of several scientific papers appeared on international journals and in conferences proceedings, he is member of a number of international conferences Program Committees.
- Xiaomi An Xiaomi An is distinguished professor at the School of Information Resources Management in Renmin University of China (RUC). Director of E-government Research Center at RUC, chairs of Big Data Governance Research Group at the Key Laboratory of Data Engineering and Knowledge Engineering of the Ministry of Education at RUC, Data Governance Research Group at the Smart City Research Center of RUC, Information Resources Management Standardization Enabled Platform at RUC. She received her Ph.D. degree from University of Liverpool in 2001, Fulbright research scholar program of UCLA (2012 to 2013). She is conveners of WG1 on Terminology in IEC SYC Smart Cities and Data Use in Smart City Task Force in ISO/IEC JTC1/WG11, chair of Terminology Consistency Task Force of ISO/TC46/SC11 Advisory Group, member of IEC-ISO-ITU J-SCTF, ISO/TMBG/JTCG,ISO/TC268/SC1/WG4. She received certificate of the best champion of ITU-T FG-DPM in 2019.