The role of smart city standards is to support the widespread adoption of common approaches to the implementation of smart city products and services in order to facilitate the rapid development of an effective smart city market.
In order to support this work, BSI is developing the Smart City Overview which will provide a simple and easy to read guide for smart city practitioners. It will help them find the standards that are relevant to what they are doing and will include illustrations to help with the readability and impact of the text.
However it will also be rigorous enough to be used by standards professionals in providing a high level draft of a reference architecture for smart cities. By providing this as a Published Document, this high level draft can be widely tested for usefulness, so that it can provide a firm foundation for its further development in the longer term into a systematic and detailed technical reference architecture for smart cities.