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New UNE meeting of CTN 178 on Smart Cities


The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, recently held a new meeting of the Technical Standardization Committee (CTN) 178 on smart cities. Various aspects were addressed at the meeting, such as the work programme for next year, aimed at strengthening the strategic role of standards in advancing smart cities in the current scenario of economic recovery, harmonising best practices. Several appointments were also made during the meeting.

In the appointments section, Enrique Martínez (Chairman of SEGITTUR) has been ratified as Chairman of the Committee CTN 178. In addition, the structure has been updated to suit the country's needs, in the current European and international scenario. To this end, a dialogue group has been created with strategic allies and support for standardization activity, where the vision will be sought, among others of FEMP, Red RECI, RIU, Red Innpulso and the Smart Tourist Destinations Network (Red DTI), as well as that of the various State Administrations.

To achieve this, Jaime Briales of Malaga City Council has been appointed institutional coordinator and has already received the supported of Luis González Carpio, Deputy Director General of Land Registry and Cadastre.

Mario Cortés (Dean of the Official College of Technical Telecommunications Engineers (COITT)) will chair, together with José Antonio Teixeira, the Subcommittee SC1 "City/STD Infrastructures and Platforms."  Promoted by Puertos del Estado, represented by Jaime Luezas, a new standard on "Smart ports" will be developed with the support of Manuel Francisco Martínez Torres, from the Port of Huelva for its coordination and testing.

Ramón Ferri, of the Valencia City Council presides over the SC2 "Indicators and Semantics", where John Mora (Globaldit) will coordinate semantic standards (tourism and COVID) to develop the building semantic standard and then the intelligent station semantics, led by ADIF. For her part, Celia Romero (Tourism Intelligence) will unify criteria for indicator standards.

Modesto Mezilla (from Valladolid City Council) has been named chairman of the SC3 "Mobility and transport platforms" and Esperanza Caro (from Seville City Council) will assume leadership of the SC4 "Sustainability."

Meanwhile, Carlos Romero, SEGITTUR's R&D+i director, continues to head the SC5 "Tourist Destinations", where the published standards will be reviewed to address aspects of the pandemic crisis. New standards on WiFi for beaches are also to be developed - under the leadership of Benidorm City Council; tourism SEO/SEM or WiFi, among others.

The chairman of the Provincial Council of Huesca, Miguel Gracia, will head the SC6 "Regional Planning and Public Services" for the standard on smart rural territories.

Finally, the new SC7 "Datification of Local Entities" has been created, which will be led by Eduardo Gutiérrez, Director of Business Development and New Technologies at SEGITTUR.Rational decision-making processes, for the development not only of public policies and programmes, but also for the management of the EELL (Local Entities), should be based on the intensive and extensive use of data, normalising data models and technologies that allow us to store and process data is the scope of work of the SC7.