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

From: Soumya Kanti Datta <soumya-kanti.datta@eurecom.fr>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 10:38:55 +0200
Message-ID: <5735929F.7050505@eurecom.fr>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
CC: public-wot-ig@w3.org
Don't forget SMEs not having a big team and doing a lot of innovation in 
IoT and WoT spaces.

Soumya

Research Engineer, EURECOM, France | +33658194342 | @skdatta2010
https://sites.google.com/site/skdunfolded | Skype id: soumyakantidatta

On 12/05/2016 15:09, Dave Raggett wrote:
>
>> On 12 May 2016, at 13:46, Soumya Kanti Datta
>> <Soumya-Kanti.Datta@eurecom.fr <mailto:Soumya-Kanti.Datta@eurecom.fr>>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Dave,
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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.
>
>>
>> Soumya
>>
>> Research Engineer, EURECOM, France | +33658194342 | @skdatta2010 |
>> https://sites.google.com/site/skdunfolded | Skype id: soumyakantidatta
>>
>>
>> Quoting Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org <mailto: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
>>>> <mailto: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> <mailto:dsr@w3.org>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> ?
>>>   Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org <mailto:dsr@w3.org> <mailto:dsr@w3.org>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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