D2.1 Analysis of Standardisation Context and Recommendations for Standards Involvement

This document is a deliverable of the VICINITY project [1], funded by the European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), under the ICT-30 IoT action [2] of its Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (H2020).

Section 2 examines the architecture of the VICINITY project and the options for hardware, software and middleware that could be implemented. This information is then used to identify the standards requirements of VICINITY in Section 3 including the requirements of the hardware and software platforms, the VICINITY architecture and the 3 pilots that are being set up to test the interoperability of VICINITY gateways and devices reported in Section 4.

Section 5 identifies the standards bodies that are relevant to the VICINITY project at all levels. These include bodies developing formal standards at European level, such as CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, and at International level such as ISO, IEC and ITU. However, equally important to VICINITY are fora and consortia with worldwide membership, such as OIC and W3C, and also industry associations such as the European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers (CECED). The bodies that VICINITY partners currently participate in are also identified.

Section 6 provides recommendations on the standards bodies, fora and consortia that VICINITY partners should participate in and the objectives that they will follow to meet the specified requirements. A major focus will be on the standardisation of ontologies that are being defined in bodies such as oneM2M, ETSI SmartM2M and W3C. Specific requirements of the pilots will be met in bodies such as the Continua Health Alliance and ISO/IEC JTC1. Other bodies will be monitored for developments relevant to VICINITY.