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[Media Advisory] W3C Begins Standards Work on Web of Things to Reduce IoT Fragmentation

From: Karen Myers <karen@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:26:42 -0500
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Dear Media, Analysts and Friends of W3C,

To further the growth of the market for IoT devices and services, W3C has launched the  Web of Things Working Group to develop initial standards for the Web of Things, tasked with the goal to counter the fragmentation of the IoT; reduce the costs of development; lessen the risks to both investors and customers; and encourage exponential growth in the market for IoT devices and services.

W3C executives will be at Mobile World Congress 2017 next week in Barcelona and are available for interviews.  To schedule an appointment, please contact w3t-pr@w3.org.

Read the Media Advisory here:
http://www.w3.org/2017/02/media-advisory-wot-wg.html.en

Or Text version below.

Best regards,

Karen Myers
W3C Media and Analyst Relations
Mobile: 1.978.502.6218

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   Media Advisory

 W3C Begins Standards Work on Web of Things to Reduce IoT Fragmentation

Goal to encourage growth of market for IoT devices and services
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   [3]https://www.w3.org/  24 February 2017  The World Wide Web
   Consortium (W3C), the global standards organization for the
   Web, has launched a new Working Group to develop initial
   standards for the [4]Web of Things. The goals of the [5]Web of
   Things Working Group are to counter the fragmentation of the
   IoT; reduce the costs of development; lessen the risks to both
   investors and customers; and to encourage exponential growth in
   the market for IoT devices and services.

      [3] https://www.w3.org/
      [4] http://www.w3.org/WoT/
      [5] http://www.w3.org/2016/12/wot-wg-2016.html

   In advance of [6]W3C's presence at Mobile World Congress 2017
   next week, W3C CEO Dr. Jeff Jaffe commented, "There are huge,
   transformative opportunities not only for mobile operators but
   for all businesses if we can overcome the fragmentation of the
   IoT. As stewards of the Open Web Platform, W3C is in a unique
   position to create the royalty-free and platform-independent
   standards needed to achieve this goal."

      [6] http://www.w3.org/2017/MWC/

   The W3C Web of Things Working Group will develop cross-domain
   Linked Data vocabularies, serialization formats, and APIs. The
   approach builds upon W3C's work on Linked Data as a lingua
   franca for comparison of data and metadata in different formats
   and data models. Analysis of a broad range of IoT platforms has
   shown the practicality of exposing things to applications as
   objects based upon machine interpretable descriptions of their
   properties, actions, events and metadata. Application
   platforms, at the network edge or in the cloud, provide
   software drivers for each class of IoT platform.

   The Web of Things Working Group, co-chaired by Matthias
   Kovatsch (Siemens), Kazuo Kajimoto (Panasonic), Michael McCool
   (Intel) will collaborate with a broad range of IoT alliances
   and standards development organizations on security and best
   practices for layering the Web of Things on different IoT
   platforms, including: the IETF, Open Connectivity Foundation,
   oneM2M, OPC Foundation, Industrial Internet Consortium and
   Plattform Industrie 4.0.

   "The Internet enabled trillions of dollars of hardware and
   services by providing an abstraction layer that avoided the
   need for developers to deal with the complexity of end to end
   communication across a heterogeneous mix of networks and
   technologies," said Dave Raggett, W3C technical staff contact
   for the Web of Things. "W3C is seeking to do the same for the
   IoT through an abstraction layer that avoids the need for
   developers to deal with the complexity of the numerous IoT
   platforms, communication patterns, protocols and data formats."

   W3C executives will be available for meetings about the Web of
   Things at Mobile World Congress 2017, 27-29 February.  For more
   information contact J. Alan Bird at abird@w3.org.

About the World Wide Web Consortium

   The mission of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is to lead
   the Web to its full potential by creating technical standards
   and guidelines to ensure that the Web remains open, accessible,
   and interoperable for everyone around the globe. W3C standards
   HTML5 and CSS are the foundational technologies upon which all
   Web sites are built. For its work to make online videos more
   accessible with captions and subtitles, W3C received a 2016
   Emmy Award.

   W3C's vision for "One Web" brings together thousands of
   dedicated technologists representing more than 400 member
   organizations and dozens of industry sectors. Organizationally,
   W3C is jointly run by the [7]MIT Computer Science and
   Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the United
   States, the [8]European Research Consortium for Informatics and
   Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, [9]Keio University
   in Japan and [10]Beihang University in China. For more
   information see [11]https://www.w3.org/

      [7] http://www.csail.mit.edu/
      [8] http://www.ercim.eu/
      [9] http://www.keio.ac.jp/
     [10] http://ev.buaa.edu.cn/
     [11] https://www.w3.org/

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Media Contact

   Karen Myers, W3C <[12]w3t-pr@w3.org>
   Mobile: 1.978.502.6218
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