The India Smart Village Forum 2015 held their event on 10th April, 2015 in New Delhi and the two India partners of FI-MEDIA, Prof. M.P. Gupta of IIT Delhi and Mr. Abhishek Sharma of Beyond Evolution Tech. Solutions, were in attendance. The event was quite fruitful for the project as it moves closer to defining and describing specific topics for clustering under the overall objectives of the project. Prof. M.P. Gupta was on a dedicated panel related to ICT for smart villages, including the use of M2M and IoT in these smart villages. As a result of the collaborations encountered at this event, the FI-MEDIA project has become aware of, and members of, other important activities related to this area falling under the activities of the Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI
These include a recent report on TR- Smart Village & Agriculture Machine-to-Machine Communication (M2M), study on Indian use cases, and the project members have become members of the TSDSI M2M/IoT Working Group (Smart villages & Agriculture), which is in the process of finalising their terms of reference. The WG is working towards understanding the India Specific requirements for M2M/IoT as well as considering applicable global Standards to ensure Indian requirements are addressed and created Indian standards. TSDSI M2M work group will also identify the areas R&D which are not been considered by global SDOs and work towards creating specifications and will contribute to Global Standardization activities. A brochure of the conference can be downloaded by filling out your contact details from here.