D2.4 Report on Standards Involvement over life of project and conformance assessment

This deliverable summarises the involvement of the VICINITY project in Standardization over the life of the project from 2016 to 2019. This is covered in 4 parts:

  • The use of Standards by VICINITY
  • The participation of VICINITY partners in Standards bodies, fora and consortia
  • The promotion of Standards by VICINITY
  • VICINITY contributions to Standards

It is concluded that VICINITY has made an essential contribution to Standardization, particularly in the areas of cross-domain use cases and semantic ontologies. The incorporation of the VICINITY ontology in the W3C WoT ontology was particularly successful and VICINITY concepts also contributed to the development of SAREF, especially the extensions related to Buildings, Energy and Cities.