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[use cases] rough taxonomy

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:25:51 +0000
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To: Public Web of Things IG <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
Further to my last email here is a very rough first cut at a taxonomy for grouping use cases by application domains. I acknowledge borrowing some ideas from the oneM2M use cases document and the extensive set of products on the iotlist website.

I very much welcome comments for restructuring and expanding the taxonomy. For instance, does it make sense to put “smart grids” under “smart cities” or to put them as peers at the same level. I’ve included home entertainment, but lacked inspiration for the use cases.  Some of the use cases will be very similar for homes, offices and other buildings. Does it makes sense to try to group them together or to have separate groups?

Smart homes and buildings
Home automation
Environmental control
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, sun screens
Deferred operation of power hungry devices
Electrical charging for vehicles
Solar panels for electrical power and hot water
Ambient lighting control (e.g. Philips Hue)
Smart lighting for aquaria
Home cooking
Garage doors
Smart watering systems indoors and outdoors
Baby monitors
Timed pet food dispensers
Monitoring perishable goods, e.g. in a refrigerator
Remote monitoring, e.g. of washer cycle status
Monitoring and proactive maintenance scheduling
Event triggered task execution
Home entertainment
Home security
Door locks
Sensors for open doors and windows
Pressure, motion and Infrared sensors
Notifications, e.g. to the owners or to the police
Sports and lifestyle
Fitness related use cases
Healthcare and medical
Remote patient monitoring and care
Self monitoring and wellness
Assisted living for people with physical or cognitive impairments
Smart cities
Smart grids
Smart meter reading
Street lighting automation
Signalling with smart power devices
Advanced transmission and distribution
Monitoring of water levels for hydropower
Other utilities
Monitoring water levels for flood warnings
Weather monitoring stations
Satellite based remote monitoring, e.g. aridity of farm land and forest fires
Monitoring and forecasting
traffic slow downs
timetables and current status
navigation and route planning
Vehicle diagnostic and maintenance reports
Remote maintenance services
Traffic accident information collection
Fleet management using digital tachographs
Smart parking
Car/bicycle sharing services
Emergencies and civil disturbances
Fire, medical and police vehicles
Information delivery in devastated areas
Robust communication and control
Monitoring and management of demonstrations and riots
Inventory management
Perishable goods
Anti-theft devices
What do people spend their time looking at whilst shopping?
How do people move around the store?
Pushing location and context dependent offers
Point of sales terminals
Location and environmental sensors
Metadata relating to shipments
Logistical planning support
Inventory management
Next generation  manufacturing
Design of bespoke products
Monitoring of system operation
Robots, 3D printing and other technologies
Bringing new workstations online
Inventory management and logistics
Construction and building automation
Use cases relating to construction sites
Use cases relating to operation of large buildings
What’s missing?

Many thanks,
   Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org <mailto:dsr@w3.org>>

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