At this workshop the global dynamics of IoT standardisation and existing initiatives were briefly presented. The participants got a thorough understanding of the IoT market needs and requirements around standards. In addition, they had the chance to actively contribute to the ongoing EU discussion on the future Internet of Things standards. The European Commission also seeks via such initiatives to facilitate the coordination of the standardization activities in the EU and beyond.

Soon the report of the event will also be available here.

The Internet of Things (IoT) requires and triggers the development of standards and protocols in order to allow heterogeneous devices to communicate and to leverage common software applications. Several standardization initiatives currently co-exist, in individual standards developing organization (SDOs) or partnerships (e.g. ETSI SmartM2M, ITU-T, ISO, IEC, ISO/IEC JTC 1, oneM2M, W3C®, IEEE™, OASIS®, IETF®, etc.) and also in conjunction with a number of industrial initiatives (e.g. All Seen Alliance, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), Platform Industrie 4.0, Thread group, etc.).

Background Information

In 2016 the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) specialist task Force 505 (STF 505) published two technical reports covering IoT standards:

  1. "SmartM2M: IoT Standards landscape and future evolutions" (TR 103 375 V1.1.1)
  2. "SmartM2M: IoT Large Scale Pilots (LSPs) use cases and standards gaps" (TR 103 376 V1.1.1)

Briefly, these reports provide:

  • A thorough analysis of the status of the current IoT standardization;
  • An assessment of the degree of industry and vertical market fragmentation;
  • Proposals towards actions that can increase the effectiveness of IoT standardization, to improve interoperability, and to allow for the building of IoT ecosystems.
  • Missing functionalities that have been identified in standards bodies (SDOs) to offer solutions addressing the use case requirements.
  • Some recommendations to overcome potential gaps. Particular attention will be paid on horizontal application layer standardization and to assure an interworking framework among different vertical industrial segments.
  • Supporting material for the Large Scale Pilots (LSPs) the set of EU funded projects that address the large-scale deployment of IoT in certain "vertical" domains.

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Part 1

Part 2

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Overall presentation of STF 505

TR 103 375: IoT standards landscaping

TR 103 376: IoT standards gap analysis

Going beyond the technical analysis: IoT platforms

Going beyond the technical analysis: Conclusions

A view from the IoT LSPs: ACTIVAGE

A view from the IoT LSPs: IoF2020

A view from the IoT LSPs: SYNCHRONICITY

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