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.”
- 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
- Other Smart City related Object definitions Organization