The British Standards Institute (BSI) has kicked off a programme to develop data standards for smart cities.
It follows the development of the PAS 182 data concept model for smart cities, and will focus on developing more detailed standards around how data from the internet of things could be used to develop smart cities.
Programme coordinator Saviour Alfino said it has held its first meeting on the issue, and aims to produce a report by the summer as a step towards developing the standards.
"We are trying to provide some clarity around the landscape like what types of data people use and how they use it, and it might relate to open data," he said. "We are scoping things at the moment."
He said it is too early to set a date by which the standards could be available, but that it is unlikely to be before next year.