The implementation of the Smart City Monitor (SCM) in a Smart City project begins with installation of the open urban model provided with relevant sample data in spreadsheet files accordingly to the standard requirements. Similar sample models are realised in SCM based on ISO 37120:2014 “Sustainable development of communities — Indicators for city services and quality of life” and other models such as CityKeys, ITU, CEN/CENELEC/ETSI.
The municipality departments and/or other providers of urban data required by the relevant standard can store relevant spreadsheets in shared folders (Dropbox, Google docs, own city server, etc) and update it periodically e.g. once per month, week or day. All the files are automatically accessed by the Smart City Monitor running in the city that collects the new data and immediately calculates all city indicators used by the administration and utility providers as required by the relevant standards, local KPIs and other policies e.g. Sustainable Development Goals, carbon foorprint, etc.
These urban models are scalable and open for further expansion accordingly to changing infrastructure, management requirements and addition of various KPIs.
After local data is available Smart City Monitor can promptly support local governance and city services providing information about city performance in real time. As result, the city administrations as well as all other stakeholders receive powerful analytic tools enabling proactive continuous assessment of compliance with the major international standards for quality management and governance such as ISO, ITU, CEN-CENELEC-ETSI, SDG by UN and others from the very beginning of its path toward Smart City.
Besides spreadsheets as data sources, Smart City Monitor has powerful tools for integration of large number of sensors, IoT, various automated and information systems such as SCADA, ERP, GIS, building automation, transportation, security, safety and environmental monitoring, assets management, etc.
The platform supports realization of the standards’ requirements referring to the issues of measurement, performance, indicators, analysis and data collection. The list of such standards for compliance includes as follows:
- ISO 37120:2014 Sustainable development of communities — Indicators for city services and quality of life
- ISO/TR 37150:2014 Smart community infrastructures -- Review of existing activities relevant to metrics
- ISO 37151:2015 Smart community infrastructures -- Principles and requirements for performance metrics
- ISO/TR 37152:2016 Smart community infrastructures -- Common framework for development and operation
- ISO 18091:2014 Quality management systems — Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2008 in local government
- ITU-T SG5 FG-SSC: Focus group on smart sustainable cities
- IEC/SEG 1: Systems Evaluation Group on Smart Cities (here)
- CEN-CENELEC-ETSI SSCC-CG: Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities Coordination Group
- ISO 55000 and 55001:2014 Asset management -- Overview, principles and terminology
- ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 Quality Management
- ISO 14000 Environmental management
- ISO 19011 Management systems auditing
- ISO 26000 Social Responsibilities for Sustainable Development
- ISO 31000 Risk management
- ISO 50001 Energy management
By introducing the standard as a common template for the initial urban model, Smart City Monitor promotes the implementation of Smart City projects in compliance with the relevant recommendations of the latest standards. At the same time its urban model is open to further step by step upgrading to gradually incorporate complex structure of thousands of different urban objects.
The Smart City Monitor team actively participates and contributes to the development of new standards, e.g. in the Focus Group “Data Processing Management for IoT and Smart Cities and Communities” (FG-DPM IoT and SCC) in International Telecommunication Union, Geneva.