Smart Object Committee Charter and Organization

Background and Value:

    • Data semantics are important for building M2M or IoT systems, and are key in the interoperability of devices and services.
    • In the past, data models have existed for non-IP based specifications like ZigBee Clusters or for LONtalk.
    • With the spread of end-to-end IP and efficient web protocols like CoAP, there is now a need for general data semantics that can be used for IoT with constrained devices.
    • IPSO has published such an Application Framework in the past, which members found useful.
    •  The new Lightweight M2M standard from OMA defines a standard data structure for semantics and an open registry for IPSO Alliance, other SDOs or vendors to register them.

Alignment with the IPSO Alliance Goals:

  • “Support IETF and other standards development organizations in the development of standards for IP for Smart Objects.”

Key Tasks:

  • Define and publish Smart Object technical guidelines for use over web standards by IPSO members and the Internet of Things in general.
  • Published as a technical guideline on the IPSO homepage under IPSO copyright.
  • Smart Object definitions will be compatible with OMA Lightweight M2M and registered with OMNA.
  • Smart Object definitions may also used over CoAP and HTTP without a system standard.
  • Work with the IETF, OMA and other SDOs to coordinate the promotion and use of Smart Objects.

Technical Guideline Process:

  • Chairs drive completion of current work items
  • Technical Guideline to be approved by TAB and BoD before publication
  • Taking on new work items (re-chartering) requires approval from the BoD Current Work Items
  • Base set of IP Smart Objects, covering original Application Framework and extensions. Goal: 1Q/2014. (Editor: Zach Shelby)
  • Latest specification: IPSO-Application-Framework-Objects-v11.docx

Possible Work Items:

  • Smart Lighting
  • Advanced Automation in Buildings (of all kinds)
  • Smart Appliances
  • Occupancy
  • Other Smart City related Object definitions Organization