Building Smart Cities

The Global City Teams Challenge is an initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city / smart community environment.

Smarter is not better if everything exists in isolation. Yet all too often, technologies are developed using custom systems that are not interoperable.

That’s why the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its partners are forming a new global work group that seeks to improve networking of “smart” technologies to enhance the lives of citizens around the world.

The internet of things (IoT) will serve as the foundation for future critical infrastructure by connecting devices in everything from health care, emergency response and traffic flow management to electric power generation and delivery.

The group’s goal is to analyze existing technology, which is often uncoordinated or not connective, to understand both the harmonizing architectural principles and the language necessary to create this infrastructure.

The kick-off workshop for the initiative will take place in conjunction with the NIST Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam. Interim results will be considered at subsequent workshops this summer, and the hope is to produce an initial draft document by September and to finalize it by June 2017.

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