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[Beijing, China, November 29, 2017] At the Edge Computing Industry Summit 2017 recently held in Beijing, the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC) signed strategic cooperation agreements with the Telematics Industry Application Alliance (TIAA), International SSL Alliance (ISA), and Xidian University. The ECC, together with these strategic partners, will not only promote application innovations, standards development, and commercial implementation of edge computing in the smart lighting and in-vehicle fields, but also encourage the widest possible development of edge computing industry and technologies.
Edge computing has become an indispensable element for industry digital transformation. It focuses on intelligent connectivity of everything and meets the key requirements of industry digitalization in terms of connectivity, real-time performance, intelligence, data optimization, security, and privacy protection. The ECC, a platform co-founded by government, vendor, academic, research institute, and customer sectors, aims to promote the openness and collaboration of the OT and ICT industries; strengthen their collaboration, openness, and innovation; and showcase the promotion and prosperous development of the edge computing industry.
Setting Up the ECC-TIAA Joint Work Team to Promote Openness and Collaboration of the IoV Industry
The ECC and TIAA signed a strategic cooperation agreement to set up the ECC-TIAA joint work team to carry out cooperative ventures in edge computing technologies, products, applications, standards, and patents in the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) field. Both parties will exert their respective advantages in the IoV to jointly promote the openness and collaboration of the IoV industry and nurture the best practices in the smart in-vehicle industry, while driving the sound and sustainable development of the edge computing industry.
Walter Fang (left), ECC Vice Chairman, and Qiu Xiangdong (right), TIAA Vice President, sign the strategic cooperation agreement
Strengthening Strategic Cooperation and Promoting Evolution of the Lighting IoT into City IoT
The ECC and ISA signed a strategic cooperation agreement to carry out further cooperation by fully leveraging their advantages in smart street lamps using edge computing, advanced sensing, network, computing, control, and intelligence technologies. The smart lighting solution will collect all useful data from street lamps to provide remote, real-time, and self-adaptive street lamp control, automatic fault diagnosis, and predictive maintenance to connect terminals such as trash can monitors and parking sensors deployed near street lamp poles — which can be considered as wireless network access nodes — providing the basis for building an extendable city IoT framework and promoting evolution of the lighting IoT into city IoT.
Walter Fang (left), ECC Vice Chairman, and Yang He (right), ISA Executive Secretary, sign the strategic cooperation agreement
SEC-China 2018 Will Promote the Prosperity of Academic Research in Edge Computing
At the Edge Computing Industry Summit 2017, the ECC also announced that it will jointly hold Symposium on Edge Computing-China (SEC-China) 2018 together with Xidian University and Edge Computing Committee of the Chinese Association of Automation. SEC-China 2018 will provide a platform for academia and related industries to communicate with each other and release cutting-edge scientific research achievements, in order to strengthen edge computing technology and industry in China. The forum will be held in May 2018 in Xi'an and cover edge computing-related topics and cutting-edge fields that include edge computing theory, security, and privacy protection; edge computing-oriented microprocessor architecture, system software, algorithm and program design, power consumption analysis and optimization; system reliability; an edge storage system; edge computing-based Big Data processing; and technologies for optimizing the collaboration between edge computing and cloud computing, edge computing visualization, and edge computing application research.
Walter Fang (left), ECC Vice Chairman, and Shen Bazhong (right), Dean of School of Telecommunications Engineering of Xidian University sign the strategic cooperation agreement
Edge computing is an emerging yet promising industry. It covers multiple Operation Technology (OT), Information Technology (IT), and Communication Technology (CT) fields and involves many industry chain roles, such as network connectivity, data aggregation, chips, sensors, and industry applications. To comprehensively promote in-depth industry collaboration and accelerate digital innovation and application implementation of edge computing in various industries, six industry entities have joined to establish the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC) on November 30, 2016, including Huawei, Shenyang Automation Institute of China Academy of Sciences, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), Intel, ARM, and iSoftStone. The ECC is committed to promoting cooperation among industry resources in government, vendor, academic, research institute, and customer sectors, and leading sound and sustainable development of the edge computing industry.
The Telematics Industry Application Alliance (TIAA) is a non-government organization dedicated to promoting the application of advanced electronic information technologies in vehicle, transportation, and other fields. It consists of over 600 members in the vehicle, electronics, software, communication, Internet, and information service fields from 12 countries and regions. The TIAA has set up 10 committees such as market, technology, standards, and intellectual property rights (legal affairs); three level-2 organizations such as smart parking; six national representative offices such as Russia. It has undertaken more than 40 tasks, for example, ITU's unification of the global smart transport frequency, entrusted by Chinese government departments, and has 54 standards released, initiated, or under development. TIAA's achievements have been applied in millions of vehicles of 62 brands. Since its establishment, the TIAA has hosted about 400 activities, involving 100,000 Chinese and foreign technicians.
The International SSL Alliance (ISA) is an international and not-for-profit organization that aims to promote the sustainable development and application of Solid-State Lighting (SSL). The ISA currently has 85 members with more than 4,000 associated members who represent 70% of the output of the global SSL industry. ISA members include almost all the major players of the global SSL community, including leading industry, academic, and application entities.
About Xidian University
Xidian University, under the jurisdiction of China's Ministry of Education, is dedicated primarily to the electronics and information education and research, with an integration of a wide range of academic subjects covering engineering, science, management, economy, the arts, and social sciences. It is one of the universities funded by Project 211 and Project 985 Innovation Platform for Superiority Subjects, one of the national demonstration bases, one of the first 35 national demonstration software colleges, one of the first nine national exemplary microelectronics schools, as well as one of the first nine National Integrated Circuit Talents Cultivation Bases. It is an essential base for training talented IT personnel, and high-level scientific research innovation.