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Smart Cities - The Need for Interoperability

Submitted by sruston on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 01:00

Julia addressed a workshop entitled ‘Smart Cities – The Need for Interoperability’ on Friday March 3, 2013 hosted by the UK Government’s Business Innovation and Skills Department. Designed to explore the way in which Smart City ‘Standards’ can help achieve common outcomes in the UK public sectors, delegates to the workshop were interested to learn more about (1) EPIC's Cloud marketplace approach for making SME's life easier for creating and marketing smart services, and (2) Citadel’s promotion of the use of accessible Open Data formats for the release of government data and creation of mobile application templates to facilitate the development of cross border and intra-City services. In line with EPIC's and Citadel’s vision, the workshop ultimately called for an accessible Smart City framework that aligns with existing standards and advances options for standardisation. 

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