Smart Cities Architecture Viewpoints Workshop

Kansas City, MO, USA, Sept. 16-17, 2018
In Conjunction with the 4th IEEE Annual International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2018)
Organized by Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

Summary and Goal of Workshop:

The Architecture Viewpoints Workshop is a critical event in development of the Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA).  The workshop seeks discussion and feedback on an initial set of information technology stakeholder roles and corresponding architecture viewpoints suitable for the design of Smart Safe City systems.  Workshop participants will engage in a series of conversations to both “inform and learn” from each other.  A key outcome will be the selection of a set of viewpoints, consistent with ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010, through which the SCIRA architecture can be advanced.

Call for Participation:

The workshop will be open to all parties interested in participating in discussions contributing to an optimal set of architecture viewpoints.  The workshop will build on the previous SCIRA Stakeholder Needs Workshop and SCIRA Hacks and the City hackathon.  Ideal participants include CTOs, CDOs, software engineers and software developers who have participated in the development of information technology architectures for municipal governments.  Focus will be IT systems for public safety, including support for first responders and urban resilience.

To participate, respond with a position paper of no more than one page, indicating your interest and relevant background.  Position papers are requested by August 31, 2018. (Workshop sign-up and position paper submission links will be available soon.)

Summary of the SCIRA Project:

SCIRA is a project of the OGC Innovation Program sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T). SCIRA itself will be “an interoperable framework that integrates commercial proprietary IoT sensors for public safety applications at the community level.”   More practically, the SCIRA Project will create and provide free deployment guides and reusable design ideas that municipalities can use to plan, acquire, and implement standards-based, cost-effective, vendor-agnostic, and resilient smart city IT systems.

The workshop is organized by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).  OGC is a not-for-profit consortium that provides standards and innovation in the area of Smart Cities.  OGC was established in 1994 to create open standards for geospatial information.  OGC continues that mission with membership from 525 organizations and partnerships with over 40 other consortia and international standard setting organizations.

Workshop Agenda – (Tentative)

Sunday afternoon, September 16th

  • Introduction to SCIRA project – DHS and OGC
  • Presentation of initial SCIRA viewpoints based on trade study – OGC
  • Breakout sessions on viewpoints – All

Monday afternoon, September 17th

  • Recap of breakout sessions from Sunday
  • Breakout sessions on viewpoints
  • Recap of breakout sessions
  • Plans going forward – OGC, DHS, All

Workshop Leaders

  • Josh Lieberman, Director, OGC Innovation Program
  • Bart de Lathouwer, Director, OGC Innovation Program

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