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

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 14:09:19 +0100
Cc: public-wot-ig@w3.org
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To: Soumya Kanti Datta <Soumya-Kanti.Datta@eurecom.fr>

> On 12 May 2016, at 13:46, Soumya Kanti Datta <Soumya-Kanti.Datta@eurecom.fr> wrote:
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> Dave,
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> I agree that we need work items on semantics and security.

Great - I will put some thoughts together for these to stimulate discussion, including people at potential member organisations.

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

Most people are specialists in some area or other. This is why teams are important as a way to bring together people with complementary skills. Guidelines that can help different kinds of developers would indeed be useful, but as Alan says, not sufficient to convince people to come and be part of the Interest Group and help us progress.

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> Soumya
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> Quoting Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>:
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>> Hi Soumya,
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>> 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?
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>>> On 12 May 2016, at 03:20, Soumya Kanti Datta  <Soumya-Kanti.Datta@eurecom.fr> wrote:
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>>> 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.
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>>>> 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.
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>>>> 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.
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>>>> 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?
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>>>> Do you agree that semantics and security are critical to realising  the potential for the Web of Things?
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>>>> One idea would be to add explicit deliverables on semantic  modelling and end to end security, what do you think?
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>>>>   Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org <mailto:dsr@w3.org>>
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>>   Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org <mailto:dsr@w3.org>>
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