11th ESPRESSO-Webinar:
Standards and reference architecture enabling a smart city urban platform!

Joachim Lonien and Bart De Lathouwer 

Many Smart City solutions are based on sophisticated information and communication technologies. However, technological complexity, as well as the complexity of the various sectorial services involved within a Smart City, require a system approach to standardisation.  Such an approach must promote the greatest possible reuse of existing open standards to accelerate Smart City deployment. In an effort to leverage the promise of a system approach, ESPRESSO (Espresso – systEmic standardisation apPRoach to Empower Smart citieS and cOmmunities) focuses on the development of a conceptual Smart City Information Framework based on open standards.
In this webinar, we discuss our first findings with other Smart City Projects. It will be an opportunity to get to know the ESPRESSO Smart City platform and have an overview of the relevant open standards, technologies, and information models that constitutes it.


10th ESPRESSO Webinar: Data management and citizens’ privacy in smart cities’ open governance

Daniel Sarasa and Antonio Kung 

Thanks to smartphones and apps, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, networks and sensors deployed throughout public spaces, cities are collecting vast amounts of data beneficial for the ‘public good’. This data enables municipalities to develop better-informed decision-making and improve public services (waste management, traffic prediction, energy efficiency).

This webinar intends to show how data management processes by city administrations and use of privacy-by-design standards are key to build trust and resilience in smart cities and open data.

9th ESPRESSO Webinar: The perspective and potential of standardizing operational processes in the administration across EU, with a focus on Life Events

Daniel Homorodean 

As citizens of an integrated Europe, we can work, relocate, conduct business in any member state and we expect that our relationship with the administration should be predictible and consistent anywhere. Yet, we are not there. From one state to another and even from one city to another our interaction with the administration is different, following particular action flows, documents and timelines.

The need for standardization is highly emphasized at EU level and consistent activity is taking place in various domains of the administration, like procurement, invoicing, e-signatures, reuse of public data, data proctection and privacy. Some countries pioneer their own standards in other domains, preceeding a larger European approach. But what is the perspective for standardizing the Life Events at EU level ? In this webinar, we will explore it together.

8th ESPRESSO Webinar: The CityKeys Project

Peter Bosch, TNO | Aapo Huovilla, VTT | Daniel Sarasa Funes, City of Zaragoza


The aim of CITYkeys project was to develop and validate, with the aid of cities, a performance measurement framework for the common and transparent monitoring as well as the comparability of smart city solutions across European cities. The development of the framework included the key performance indicators (KPIs), the data collection procedure, the methods to calculate the indicators as well as policy and business model recommendations for the use of indicators. The project has built on existing performance measurement frameworks and has proposed the use of open standards and interfaces. It has also aspired to be the first framework that has a specific European approach and treats the smart city objectives and smart city projects in a holistic way.

Download the presentation: CITYKeys Webinar

7th ESPRESSO Webinar: United for Smart Sustainable Cities

Dr. Lluisa Marsal, U4SSC


U4SSC is a pre-standardisation activity supported by 16 UN agencies to help implement the New Urban Agenda. U4SSC advocates for public policies to encourage the use of ICTs to facilitate and ease the transition to smart sustainable cities. Built as a unique network for smart city stakeholders, it helps shaping smart sustainable cities worldwide, share best practices with peers, and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 11: “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”!

About the speaker
Dr Marsal is one of the U4SSC chairs and in this webinar she will provide detail on the on-going works in the different WGs, especially on the one she is working on ‘WG1 Setting the Framework’, and how these will serve as pre-standardisation exercise for the standards being developed within ITU-T SG20 on Smart Cities and IoT. Contact the speaker: email.