BIS-IEC International Conference on Smart City Standardization ‘Smart standards – Smarter Cities’
10 December 2018, Varanasi


Over recent years there has been a major worldwide push towards smart cities with many major world cities rolling out initiatives and new services aimed at improving cities and the lives of citizens.


ICT plays an important role as an enabler of smartness in all the infrastructure elements, be it water, electricity, waste management, mobility. Several barriers currently exist against the widespread deployment of effective and powerful smart city solutions. Standards play a key role in overcoming these barriers and facilitating the adoption of new technologies. The standards will enable optimization of the ICT infrastructure and will help in bringing down the total cost of implementation of various smart city projects. This will also ensure interoperability, security, and scalability of the overall Smart city ecosystem.


Bureau of India Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India, started Smart city standardization efforts in 2015 and presently developing a series of standards for Unified ICT architecture for Smart cities. Globally a number of standards developing organizations (SDOs) are working on the standardization aspects of Smart Cities.


With an objective to create awareness amongst the stakeholders about the standardization efforts in area of Smart Cities, and to involve them in international standardization activities,BIS is organizing an International Conference on ‘Smart City Standardization’ with the theme “Smart Standards – Smarter Cities” on 10 December 2018 at The Clarks Hotel, Varanasi, UP.


About The Host

BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 1986 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BIS has been providing traceability and tangibility benefits to the national economy in a number of ways – providing safe reliable quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promoting exports and imports substitute; control over proliferation of varieties etc. through standardization, certification and testing.
Keeping in view, the interest of consumers as well as the industry, BIS is involved in various activities as given below:

  • Standards Formulation
  • Conformity Assessment
  • Laboratory Services
  • Training Services, National & International level

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