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Re: How to attract new members to the WoT IG?

From: Soumya Kanti Datta <Soumya-Kanti.Datta@eurecom.fr>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 14:46:53 +0200
Message-ID: <20160512144653.qz1y50w5k408gwww@webmail.eurecom.fr>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: public-wot-ig@w3.org


I agree that we need work items on semantics and security. But from my  
exp, not a lot of developer can create software modules for semantic  
computing. So, with a colleague of mine, I worked on creating a  
framework trying to hide semantics from developers. It was the same I  
talked about during the last f2f open day.

I feel best practice guidelines are highly necessary to give  
guidelines to developers.


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Quoting Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>:

> Hi Soumya,
> Do  you think that a ?best practices? document will be sufficient to  
>  attract new members?  Wouldn?t it be much weaker than having   
> explicit work items on semantics and security?
>> On 12 May 2016, at 03:20, Soumya Kanti Datta   
>> <Soumya-Kanti.Datta@eurecom.fr> wrote:
>> Dave,
>> I agree that semantics and security are really vital for WoT. At   
>> the same time, we must keep in mind that WoT or IoT is highly   
>> interdisciplinary. Therefore, it would be good to create a best   
>> practices deliverable/document (showing guidelines for global   
>> interoperability) to attract the developers.
>> Soumya
>> Research Engineer, EURECOM, France | +33658194342 | @skdatta2010 |
>> https://sites.google.com/site/skdunfolded   
>> <https://sites.google.com/site/skdunfolded> | Skype id:   
>> soumyakantidatta
>> On 11-05-2016 19:49, Dave Raggett wrote:
>>> What do we need to do in the IG charter to make it easier to   
>>> attract new members?  Before writing a pull request, it makes   
>>> sense to first discuss this challenge and see what ideas emerge   
>>> and where we have a rough consensus.
>>> When talking with people in IoT alliances and other standards   
>>> development organisations, I have seen that there is general   
>>> agreement on the importance of semantic interoperability and   
>>> security.  W3C is respected for its work on standards relating to   
>>> RDF and linked data, and is expected to take the lead on enabling   
>>> declarative domain models and constraints.
>>> For security, so far each organisation has approached this   
>>> independently. This risks problems for end to end security for   
>>> services that span platforms specified by different organisations.  
>>>   Without shared trust assumptions, parties will only be able to   
>>> share data that is marked as being publicly accessible.  By   
>>> focusing on inter-platform standards for the IoT, W3C has a   
>>> mission to work with the IoT organisations to encourage alignment   
>>> over trust assumptions for security and how to describe this in   
>>> metadata.
>>> We have very few people currently in the IG with the requisite   
>>> experience. What do we need to do in the new IG charter to help   
>>> attract such people?
>>> Do you agree that semantics and security are critical to realising  
>>>  the potential for the Web of Things?
>>> One idea would be to add explicit deliverables on semantic   
>>> modelling and end to end security, what do you think?
>>> ?
>>>    Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org <mailto:dsr@w3.org>>
> ?
>    Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org <mailto:dsr@w3.org>>

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