Smart Object Committee Charter


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