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IEEE BEGINS BUILDING SOLID FOUNDATION FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS

IEEE P2413 project and working group to establish robust architecture to help the IoT attain critical mass on a global scale

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Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing
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PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 12 June 2014 – IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today launched a new standards development project, IEEE P2413™, “IEEE Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things (IoT).” Upon completion, the standard will provide a robust architectural framework for the IoT, reducing market fragmentation, improving interoperability, and serving as a catalyst for continued IoT growth and advancement. The first meeting of the IEEE P2413 Working Group (WG) will take place July 10 – 11, 2014, in Munich, Germany.

“This is one of those rare watershed moments, where the world gets to witness the dawn of a new age of technology innovation. The growing intersection of smart technologies and high-speed communications will produce profound, positive changes in nearly every aspect of our daily lives,” said Oleg Logvinov, chair, IEEE P2413 WG; and director, special assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. “Smart cities, homes, and workplaces; e-health; resilient, self-healing power grids; digital factories; cleaner transportation; immersive entertainment – these are just a few areas of economic opportunity that would benefit from the increased interoperability and portability that a standardized IoT architecture brings.”

IEEE-SA authorized both IEEE P2413’s Project Authorization Request (PAR) and the inaugural meeting of the project’s WG, allowing development efforts to begin. The WG aims to produce an IoT architectural framework and reference model, facilitating a unified approach to constructing critical IoT systems and infrastructures. Additionally, addressing key issues in security, privacy, and safety will be an important part of the group’s work. As the IoT moves into its next stage of evolution, it will require a data abstraction blueprint and a set of basic building blocks that can be easily integrated into multi-tiered systems. By providing these common elements, IEEE P2413 will help minimize industry and vertical market fragmentation, ease implementation of cross-domain applications, and ensure the IoT achieves critical mass on a global scale.

Additionally, the WG will work to liaise with other standards bodies and standards development organizations in disciplines where the IoT will have significant impact, such as manufacturing and healthcare. Working collaboratively with other key stakeholders will help build industry consensus, enabling faster development of underlying IoT frameworks and accelerating the overall technology innovation cycle.

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