Participation of the VICINITY project in the “2nd W3C workshop on the Web of Things“

Monday, June 3, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (All day)
Munich, Germany

The W3C workshop on the Web of Things is meant to disseminate the findings and discuss the way forward with an audience consisting in researchers and professionals from the industry. To unlock the potential of an open ecosystem and open markets, the workshop aimed at discussing how to reduce fragmentation of the IoT landscape and the future direction of the open W3C WoT standardization. A focus is on exposing and consuming services across specific IoT technologies to enable new use cases, such as discovery and access of systems in heterogeneous environments (semantic interoperability), interconnecting different application domains, and building digital twins of physical devices.

More specifically, this workshop had as goal bringing together researchers and professionals whose topics of interest were among the following:

1. Cross-Domain Business Models, Use Cases and Scenarios

      • Interoperability scenarios for consumer, industrial, environmental, energy management, healthcare, automotive and smart cities
      • Building a common IoT application ecosystem (tools, marketplaces, security, etc.)
      • Interworking across evolving IoT standards (e.g., OCF, OPC, LWM2M, OneM2M, etc.)

2. Standardization Needs

a. Architecture

        • Cloud integration, applications, platforms, and services
        • Edge computing integration, Thing-to-Thing, Thing-to-Edge
        • Digital twins
        • Directories, proxies, discovery mechanisms, and other infrastructure services

b. Information models

        • Semantic Processing, Reasoning, and IoT semantic vocabularies (e.g., iot.schema.org)
        • Device capabilities and profiles
        • Hypermedia patterns for actions and events

c. Applications

        • Browser and web application integration
        • Scripting and other orchestration mechanisms
        • Accessibility and advanced user interfaces
        • Internationalization of the data

d. Security and privacy

        • Establishing trust in a multi-vendor environment
        • Key management
        • Local access and authorization