(Thank you @philarcher1 for the much better title).
I’ve had a look through the submissions for the W3C Web of Things workshop being held next week in Berlin. I have to confess that if I had realised there were over 100 submissions I might not have started this, but anyway, here’s my personal summary.
Webiness / Internet of Things crossover seems to have manifested itself in three ways
- Semantic web / linked data
- Restful apis for sensors
- HTML-based cloud platforms for programming and controlling sensors, virtualising platforms.
A large number of the papers are about Semantic Web / Linked Data projects and EU-funded projects in both the IoT and SemWeb areas. There is a fair bit of interest in existing standards, as you’d expect (there are rather a lot of those – one paper has a massive list). A little bit of interest from organisations involved in business-orientated platforms and systems. Quite a few manufacturers, Samsung, Sony, Cannon, LG etc. One utility company (EDF). Quite a few phone network companies. A couple of programming environments.
Not many usecases at all. Two terrifying ideas. Very little discussion of security, privacy and the potential for annoyingness. I thought this and this were interesting as papers. Riot-os and node-red look interesting.
Topics / areas / types of organisation:
- Existing mobile companies – 6
- Existing semantic web – 8
- EU / national research projects – 15
- Existing (vaguely?) related platforms – 9
- Small web firms – 1
- Existing IoT-type standards, consortia – 6
- Existing embedded systems – 5
- Interesting ideas – 2
- Terrifying ideas – 2
- Manfacturing etc – 3
- Device manufacturers – 7
- Privacy, security – 4
- Usecases ~ 7
- Virtualisng platforms ~ 6
- Utility company – 1
Usecases: refuse, traffic management, home temperature sensing, health and wellbeing, advertising
One line summary of each submission
Holger Reinhardt, Layer 7 Technologies, a CA company – APIs and SOA, mobile
Michael Mrissa, LIRIS CNRS / IUT Lyon 1 – French national funded project for appliances on the web
Dave Conway-Jones, IBM UK Labs – node-red – hobbyist open-source visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things
Jacek Chmielewski, Ubliko – SME with adaptive UI cloud platform looking to move into IoT
Haythum A. Osman, SoftPlus Limited – small web design / business networks
Amelie Gyrard, EURECOM – Mobile Communications Dept. – “Semantic Web of Things (SWoT)” coming from the semantic web area, arguing that there is a need for web of things technologies to share their ontologies.
Eric Kauz, Director Data Systems, GS1 – An existing standard for RFID tag identifiers “GS1”. Mention of linked data.
Richard Mark Soley, Industrial Internet Consortium and Object Management Group – New Internet of Things, Machine-to-Machine, Cyber-Physical Systems consortium
Thomas Scheerbarth, Deutsche Telekom – interested in standards
Thomas Amberg, Yaler.net – NAT traversal system
Kemal A. Delic, HP – Resilience of IoT Systems
Mingqiu Sun, Intel – Embedded systems
Romain Bellessort, Canon Research France – Interested in network discovery api
Yusuke DOI, Toshiba – Resiliance – XML – compact XML
Charles Silver, Algebraix Data Corp – own triple store
Don Arnstein, MITRE Corp
Stefan Lüder et al., Siemens – Suggests a new activity around perhaps, json, xml, atom, streaming protocols, social web.
Mathias Herberts, Cityzen Data – platform for managing sensor data
Satoru Takagi, KDDI – interested in WoT and html5 and commonjs
Arnaud Braud, Orange – outlining some questions particularly for mobile phone network operations in the new regime
Shigeru Owada, Sony CSL – Pub-sub and restful Android middleware application for home appliances and sensors.
Jon Nordby and Henri Bergius, Flowhub – kickstarted funded visual programming IDE (like node-red?)
Josiane Xavier Parreira, INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway – Outline of a researcher’s expertise in linked data for mobile
Cuno Pfister, Oberon microsystems AG – expertise and software for IoT and sensor systems, cloud-based, includes android and .NET frameworks
Masaki Umejima, Smart House and Building Committee, Japan Smart Community Alliance – Description of ECHONET Lite an interface for heating control in Japan. Interests in interoperable interfaces and security.
Andreas Harth, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Rule-based linked data for shared state systems for iot.
Dong-Young Lee, LG Electronics – Challenges for finding lightweight web-friendly tech
Marko Vujasinovic, INNOVA S.p.A. – The management of trust and trust negotiation for the Web of Things marketplaces – semantics, EU project.
Markus Isomäki, Nokia (co-written with Teemu Savolainen and Art Barstow) – Discussion of existing standards, knowledge of existing work, low-power devices. bridging low-power and the web. CoAP, service discovery, apis, linking low-power devices and the web, interesting
Monika Solanki, Operations and Information Management Group, Aston Business School, Aston University – Complex supply-chain logistcs usecase. Linked data, EU project
Kensaku Komatsu, NTT – An autonomous communication system based on NSD and WebRTC relay. discovery apis.
Carlos A Velasco, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT – Modelling user preferences for accessibility.
Benoit Herard, Orange – Sensonet – sensors linked to a backbone by sms; applications in Africa
Marcello Missiroli, Department of Engineering, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia. – Usecases showing some problematic privacy applications
Sharad Garg, Intel – interoperable educational devices
Lionel Médini, University of Lyon – Linked data service architecture for robots
Vagner Diniz, W3C Brazil Office – “currently designing a project on real-time garbage tracking”
Robin Berjon, W3C – web standards stalwart
Pablo Chacin, SenseFields – traffic management solutions based on wireless sensor networks
Bernard Gidon, W3C
Gregor Schiele, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway – researcher in linked data, mobile, EU projects
Pedro Reboredo and Bartosz Korajda, Bosch Rexroth AG – manufacturing process control company
Claes Nilsson, Sony – On the programme committee
Laurent Tonnelier, mobiLead – Mobile marketing company
Natasha Rooney, GSMA
Saumitra Mukherjee, Professor of Geology Remote sensing and Space Sciences School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Erik Albers, Free Software Foundation Europe – labeling system, privacy
Harry Halpin, W3C – web crypto
Kia Teymourian, Institut fuer Informatik, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Chakib Bekara, Researcher in Computer Science, Network, Security and Multimedia Team, TELECOM Research Division, Center for Development of Advanced Technologies, Baba Hassen – Research project on IoT and energy
Youngsun Ryu, Samsung Electronics – smart home protocol. Interoperability of legacy and new things. all aspects of wot / iot, incl UX etc
Phil Archer, W3C Data Activity Lead – Description of various standards in w3c and elsewhere about the web of data
Oliver Pfaff, Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Research & Technology Center – general auth patterns
Christian Prehofer & Luca Chiarabini, fortiss GmbH – General comparison of mashup and modelling tools
Roger Menday, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, London – linked data, rest, http
Charles Eckel, Cisco Systems – Managing network traffic securely
Mme Kheira Bekara, Equipe Réseaux et Systèmes d’Information, Division Architecture Systèmes et Multimédia, Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA) – CoAP, constrained devices and bandwidth, compression
B. Helena Rodriguez, Shopedia SAS – “the WoT for Fashion Shopping Apps” a fashion application; usecases; objects?
Redouane Boumghar, Co-Founder Dacteev, Intelligent Embedded Systems and Robotics – ambient intelligence. reasoning etc. privacy. advertising
Pete Rai, Technical Leader, Cisco – SPVSS – considers annoying objects. argues for capabilities over ontologies. agents protecting users
Milan Milenkovic, Intel Corporation, Internet of Things Group – argues for open, interoperable sensor data
Kosuke Nagano, ACCESS company – browser based software to consumer electronics devices
Tariq Samad, Corporate Fellow, Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, President, American Automatic Control Council, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Press – usecases and research issues from business
Dominique Guinard, Vlad Trifa EVRYTHNG Ltd, UK and Co-founders @ Webofthings.org – labelling, human-friendly WoT
Nick Allott, UbiApps and webinos foundation – Webinos project
Athanasios Karapantelakis, Ericsson – EU project, semantics, smart city
Prabhakr Srinivasan, Video Technology Group (SPVTG) of Cisco – frightening proposal for connecting up humans to the TV to feed them advertising
Jan Mendling, Institute for Information Business, Vienna University of Economics and Business – EU projects, semantics, logistics, RDF stream processing
Michael J. Koster, ARM – IETF CoRE (Constrained RESTful Environments)
Matthias Kovatsch, ETH Zurich – CoAP demos. Inspecting devices via browsers
John Mattsson, Göran Selander and Göran AP Eriksson, Ericsson Research – security architecture, constrained environments, existing standards
Danh Le Phuoc, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway – RDF and sensors
Kazuo Kajimoto, Cloud Solution Center, Panasonic Corporation – cloud for managing IoT devices
Jean-Paul Calbimonte, EPFL – RDF stream processing
Alécio Binotto, IBM Research – Brazil – health usecases
Hyojin Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology – virtualised objects
Brian Ratcliff, Your Internet of Everything – open standards for web-based orchestration
Janina Sajka, Linux Foundation & Michael Cooper, Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative – usecases for accessibility in the IoT
Yongmin Jung, ETRI – virtualisation platform for home sensors. Tracking
Ryuichi Matsukura, Fujitsu – virtualisation platform for home sensors. Tracking
Walter Waterfield, Software AG – RDF streams, EU project
Björn Brecht, Kieback&Peter GmbH & Co. KG – “manufacture automation and efficiency hardware, software”
Roland Gueye, EDF – electricity-related usecases and general interest
Martin Schäffler, Bosch
Charalampos Doukas, CREATE-NET – EU project, restful apis for sensors
Robert Kleinfeld, Fraunhofer FOKUS – Research Institute for Open Communication Systems – SOA researcher
Rohit Pasam, Xaptum – IoT startup
Jens Haupert, DFKI – research project
Laurent-Walter Goix, et al., Telecom Italia – EU project, modelling IoT things as social objects
George Arriola, Monohm Inc. – proposals for standards approach
Joerg Heuer et al., Siemens – outline of various usecases and standards (including XMPP XEI, efficient RDF)
Mike Bergman, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) – would like to talk about standards activity at CEA
Stefano Marzani, DQuid – “easy application development for connected objects” – a dev board.
Nicholas M Barry, Boeing – interesting usecase, briefly discussed (planes)
Marc Benhaïm, GS1 – “I am the new person in charge of web of things at GS1 France.”
Emmanuel Baccelli, INRIA – “The friendly Operating System for the Internet of Things”
Meng Chee & Gene Becker, Samsung – service composition, REST, “Everyware”
Adrian Paschke, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universitaet Berlin – RuleML researcher
Kent Spaulding & Reza B’Far, Oracle – “Employee Wellness product”
Jonghong Jeon, Minkyo In, Seungyun Lee, Protocol Engineering Center, ETRI – IoT and related standards