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

From: Jaime Jiménez <jaime.jimenez@ericsson.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:16:07 +0000
To: Maxim Kolchin <kolchinmax@gmail.com>
CC: "public-wot-ig@w3.org" <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7D8B8C90-9C2F-43F3-8AE1-9C3F5A6794C2@ericsson.com>
Hi Maxim,

I am afraid that at that kind of level for next year I only know of the IAB one in San Jose. 

- - Jaime Jimenez

> On 11 Dec 2015, at 09:02, Maxim Kolchin <kolchinmax@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Do you know any other similar events, but in Europe? About IoT
> Interoperability and related stuff.
> Thank you!
> Maxim Kolchin
> PhD Student @ ITMO University (National Research University)
> E-mail: kolchinmax@gmail.com
> Tel.: +7 (911) 199-55-73
> Homepage: http://kolchinmax.ru
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 4:10 PM, Jaime Jiménez
> <jaime.jimenez@ericsson.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
>> Ciao,
>> - - Jaime Jimenez
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> 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
>> To: IETF Announcement List <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
>> Cc: <iotsi@iab.org>
>> Reply-To: <ietf@ietf.org>
>> 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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