From Internet of Things to Web of Things
Since my last blog posted this past December specifically on the ITU-T Focus Group Cloud Computing activities; the ITU-T Focus Group has had its Fourth Meeting held in Nanjing, PRC Jan 10-13 2011.
Moving to another subject, the Internet of Things (IoT) , has been emerging quite prominently as a pivotal topic in the industry and within several SDOs and Forums. Recall, that the ITU produced a report on the Internet of Things in 2005 and highlighted so called “always on “technologies”:
The following diagram depicts nicely the IoT eco-system that maps into the appropriate industry sector:
Interestingly, within the ITU-T specifically SG-13 there is quite a bit of discussion on so called Web of Things or WoT.
This discussion reminds me of a blog I posted almost two years ago on semantic web.
Cisco has been quite active in the IPSO Alliance and further holds leadership roles accordingly.
From a mobile computing perspective the IoT theme has been around on Machine to Machine communications [M2M].
Interestingly the subject of IoT is currently focused on an evolution to Web of Things or WoT. Fundamentally, the Web of Things explores how objects and or devices that contain embedded devices are integrated into the Web.
There has been some work within the ITU-T to develop a framework for the Web of Things, specifically within ITU-SG 13.
I am interested in hearing your thoughts on the Internet of Things and The Web of Things as we move to 2011!