This deliverable D2.1 Report on relevant ICT standardisation, potential gaps and EU priorities is a revised version that was submitted in time for the first year StandICT.eu review which took place in February 2019 in Brussels.
This revised report addresses the reviewer recommendations, who rejected the deliverable on the basis of it missing elements around gaps and EU priroities.
The consortium has addressed the recommendations by introducing two sections into the report to cover:
- Section 5 which covers the Potential Gaps in 5G communications, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Big Data technologies;
- Section 6 that covers the EU priorities in the areas of 5G communications, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Big Data technologies.
This additional information will serve to introduce the gap analysis into the Standards Watch and will also be reflected in the monthly monitoring report that the funded applicants need to complete, with a drop-down menu to facilitate compilation for the applicant and for the consortium which analyses and monitors the content for impact.
The Digital Single Market (DSM) is aimed at boosting Europe’s competitiveness throughout multiple industrial and service sectors. 5 priority domains are highlighted as the building blocks of the DSM: 5G, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and Big Data. The emergence and continuous evolution in these domains compels the establishment of common standards to guarantee interoperable and benchmarked services and technologies to drive the DSM, keep markets open, support innovation and allow a full-service portability.
StandICT.eu, “Supporting European Experts Presence in International Standardisation Activities in ICT”, addresses the need for ICT Standardisation and defines a pragmatic approach and streamlined process to reinforce EU expert presence in the international ICT standardisation scene. Through a Standards Watch, StandICT.eu will map and monitor the international ICT standards landscape and liaise with Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) and Standard Setting Organisations (SSOs), as well as industry-led groups, to identify gaps and priorities matching EU DSM objectives These will become the topics for a series of 10 Open calls in the 5 priority domains and a continuous cascading grants process, to be launched by StandICT.eu from March 2018, providing support for European specialists to contribute to ongoing standards development activities, and attend SDO & SSO meetings.