CNIC Accepted as ITU Academia Participant
Recommended by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and approved by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was accepted formally as ITU Academia participant in January 2018. So far, CNIC has become the fourth CAS institute in the ITU member list and the thirty-fourth ITU member in China. By joining ITU, CNIC will play a more active role in promoting ICT-related international academic exchange and collaboration with emphasis on developing a new work item on the global view of the Internet of Things identification.
Recently, the technical report entitled the global view of the Internet of Things identification proposed by the Internet of Things information technology and application laboratory (IoT lab) of CNIC was agreed by ITU-T Study Group 2 to develop a new work item. The IoT lab is responsible for the first and unique National Internet of Things name service platform which has attracted 1.1 billion registered identifiers and 1 billion queries in the past three years.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies. The ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) is one of the three sectors (divisions or units) of the International Telecommunication Union and it coordinates standards for telecommunications. ITU-T Study Group 2 (SG2) is responsible for the operational aspects of service provision and telecommunications management, and also the authority for the area of numbering, naming, addressing and identification of Internet of Thins (IoT).