IEEE Standards Association, AIOTI, oneM2M and W3C Collaborate on Joint White Paper Covering Semantic Interoperability for the Internet of Things (IoT)

IEEE Standards Association, AIOTI, oneM2M and W3C Collaborate on Joint White Paper Covering Semantic Interoperability for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Organizations working together for consensus building to drive development and standardization for accelerated IoT market growth

PISCATAWAY, NJ, 20 December 2016 – IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA), today announced its collaborative role in the publication of a joint white paper entitled Semantic Interoperability for the Web of Things in conjunction with organizations closely tied to the advancement of the IoT ecosystem.

“Semantic interoperability is a core value of the IoT and IEEE P2413™ is keen to continue this conversation and to build upon the collaborative spirit that led to the creation of this document. In doing so, we can better develop and refine our views for Semantic Interoperability in the IEEE P2413 architectural framework for IoT,” said Oleg Logvinov, chair IEEE P2413, president and CEO, IoTecha.

Dave Raggett, W3C lead for the Web of Things, claims, “The joint white paper is a valuable initial step for building a common understanding across organizations about the vital role that semantic descriptions can play in enabling interoperability.”

The joint white paper presents a position statement underscoring the importance of the Semantic Interoperability in the IoT, helping set the tone for an open discussion among all organizations that will help drive collaboration, convergence, and alignment in the area of Semantic Interoperability.

Patrick Guillemin, chair AITOI WG3 says, “AIOTI WG3 has been a strong contributor to the conversation around Semantic Interoperability and this white paper places emphasis on this key topic, as well as the desire to develop a common approach‐efforts that WG3 will continue to build upon.”

“Interoperability will accelerate IoT and M2M, which is critical for continued innovation and adoption. This new white paper provides the technology roadmap and vision on how key stakeholders, including oneM2M, are aligning behind the next technological revolution that’s represented by an emerging connected society,” said Omar Elloumi, oneM2M technical plenary chair.

The document is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License so that content can be freely shared and adapted provided users follow the agreed upon guidelines. The joint white paper has also been published on ResearchGate and can be referenced as DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25758.13122.

The editor of Semantic Interoperability for the Web of Things Paul Murdock says, “This effort was initiated as a cross-organizational action. Members of AIOTI WG3, IEEE P2413, oneM2M, W3C, as well as other individuals, stepped forward to provide contributions and to shape the content into a paper that captures the current thinking on ontological approaches for semantic interoperability. The white paper focuses the conversation and further challenges the community to develop an open and shared roadmap for semantic interoperability that will drive further growth in the IoT.”

The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) was initiated by the European Commission in 2015 to strengthening the dialogue and interaction between Internet of Things (IoT) stakeholders in Europe and to contribute to the creation of a dynamic European IoT ecosystem. The alliance further aims to foster experimentation, replication, and deployment of IoT; support the convergence and interoperability of IoT standards; gather evidence on market obstacles for IoT deployment; and to map and bridge global, EU, and member states’ IoT innovation activities. For more information see

IEEE P2413
IEEE P2413 is an IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) project. The project was initiated by the IEEE SA Industry—Strategic IoT Team, and aims to develop a standard architecture framework for the Internet of Things (IoT), including descriptions of various IoT domains, definitions of IoT domain abstractions, and identification of commonalities between different IoT domains. For more information see

The project is sponsored by the IEEE SA Board of Governors/Corporate Advisory Group (BOG/CAG), and co-sponsored by the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society – Standards Committee (CES/SC), the IEEE Communications Society – Power Line Communications (COM/PLC), the IEEE Communications Society – Standards Development Board (COM/SDB) and the IEEE Computer Society – Cloud Computing Standards Committee (C/CCSC).

oneM2M is the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). Formed in 2012 by eight of the world’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) standards development organizations, with more than 200 member companies, oneM2M provides a necessary framework for interoperability between the many M2M and IoT technologies being introduced. oneM2M is developing globally agreed-upon, access-independent, end-to-end specifications for an M2M and IoT communications and a management system that can be easily embedded within various hardware and software. oneM2M is experiencing major growth and progress towards connecting billions of devices in the field with the worldwide M2M application servers that power the IoT. For more information see

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth and stewardship for the Web. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. For more information see

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