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[WoT IG] + [TF-TD]: Call For Papers: IoT Semantic Interoperability Workshop

From: Jaime Jiménez <jaime.jimenez@ericsson.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:10:27 +0000
To: "public-wot-ig@w3.org" <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D766790F-0D2A-4DEC-8178-6B62E8C80C7D@ericsson.com>

Below you have information about the workshop being organised by the Internet Architecture Board.
I think it is of relevance for the Thing Description group.

- - Jaime Jimenez

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> From: IAB Executive Administrative Manager <execd@iab.org>
> Subject: [Iotsi] Call For Papers: IoT Semantic Interoperability Workshop
> Date: 9 Dec 2015 20:26:18 EET
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> IoT Semantic Interoperability Workshop
> Background
> With the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), interoperability 
> becomes more and more important. Standards-developing organizations have 
> done a tremendous amount of work to standardize protocols to simplify 
> implementation and to lower the cost of IoT products. As a result, new 
> protocols were developed, existing protocols were combined in new ways, 
> and lightweight profiles were defined.
> At the application layer, interoperability is not yet mature; the work 
> on data formats (in the form of data models and information models) has 
> not seen the same level of consistency throughout various 
> standardization groups. Examples of standardization efforts in this area 
> include the work by IPSO on their Starter Pack, the Cluster Library 
> developed by the Zigbee Alliance, the OMA LWM2M, or the UPnP Management 
> and Control:1 specifications.
> One common problem is the lack of an encoding-independent 
> standardization of the information, the so-called information model. 
> Another problem is the strong relationship with the underlying 
> communication architecture, such as an RPC or a RESTful design. 
> Furthermore, different groups develop similar concepts that only differ 
> slightly, leading to interoperability problems. Finally, some groups 
> favor different encodings for use with various application layer 
> protocols.
> This raises a number of questions:
> - What is the state of the art in data and information models? What 
>  should an information model look like?
> - What is the role of formal languages, such as schema languages, in 
>  describing information and data models?
> - What is the role of metadata, which is attached to data to make it 
>  self-describing?
> - How can we achieve interoperability when different organizations, 
>  companies and individuals develop extensions?
> - What is the experience with interworking various data models developed 
>  from different groups, or with data models that evolved over time?
> - What functionality should online repositories for sharing schemas 
>  have?
> - How can existing data models be mapped against each other to offer 
>  interworking?
> - Is there room for harmonization, or are the use cases of different 
>  groups and organizations so unique that there is no possibility for 
>  cooperation?
> - How can organizations better work together to increase awareness and 
>  information sharing?
> (A discussion about the difference between information and data models 
> can be found in RFC 3444.)
> Workshop Style
> The workshop’s main focus will be on discussing the harmonization of 
> information and data models for use with IoT deployments. In order to 
> keep the group at a manageable size, prospective participants are 
> required to submit a position paper as an expression of interest. We 
> will invite the authors of accepted position papers to attend the 
> workshop.
> The workshop will be structured as a series of working sessions 
> punctuated by invited speakers, who will present on-going 
> standardization and research developments. The organizing committee may 
> ask submitters of particularly salient papers to present their ideas and 
> experiences at the workshop. We expect active participation of all 
> guests.
> Participation at the workshop is free of charge.
> Important Dates
> Position papers must be submitted by February 22nd, 2016 at the latest.
> The program committee will review submitted position papers and send an 
> invitation to the workshop to one of the paper authors. Invitations will 
> be distributed by February 27th, 2016 at the latest.
> This workshop will be a day and a half, and take place on the 17th and 
> 18th of March, 2016.
> Position Paper Requirements
> Interested parties must submit a brief document. We welcome papers that 
> describe existing work, answers to the questions listed above, new 
> questions, write-ups of deployment experience, lessons-learned from 
> successful or failed attempts, and ideally a vision. Contributions are 
> not required to be original in content.
> We solicit brief write-ups of one to three pages, formatted as HTML, 
> PDF, or plain text (for example as a submitted Internet Draft).  
> Representatives of IoT Standards Development Organizations or Alliances, 
> who have published relevant specifications, and representatives of 
> vendors who have shipped commercial IoT products supporting multiple 
> schemas, may minimally submit a pointer to existing documentation.
> We will publish accepted position papers (as well as meeting minutes, 
> slides, and a workshop report). Please send your position paper to 
> iotsi@iab.org.
> Venue
> The planned location for the workshop is San Jose, California, US. We 
> will provide the full details of the meeting venue to the invited 
> workshop participants. The workshop includes coffee and tea during 
> breaks.
> IPR Policy
> The workshop will have no expectation of IPR disclosure or licensing 
> related to its submissions.
> Privacy Notice
> You provide your name and your email address for the registration to 
> this workshop. We use this information for planning purposes (such as 
> finding rooms and ordering refreshments). We will also use this 
> information to contact you about the location of the meeting venue, or 
> other urgent and relevant notifications. Before the meeting minutes are 
> publicly distributed, you will also receive a copy for review. We will 
> share your contact details with the other workshop participants.
> Program Committee
> This workshop is organized by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and 
> the following persons:
> - Jari Arkko, IETF Chair / Ericsson, Finland.
> - Ralph Droms, IAB / Cisco, US.
> - Jaime Jimenez, Ericsson, Finland.
> - Michael Koster, SmartThings/Samsung, US.
> - Dave Thaler, IAB / Microsoft, US.
> - Hannes Tschofenig, ARM Ltd, Austria.
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