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From IETF 76 Japan to the Internet of Things!

December 14, 2009 - 0 Comments

Ok I am visiting Australia, and in between meetings thinking about that notion of the Internet of Things or IoT. At the IETF 76 held in Hiroshima, Japan, one of the Birds of a Feather sessions I had attended was on Smart Grid co-chaired by Fred Baker, Cisco and Tim Polk, NIST.

The question to answer is “Where should the Smart Grid standardization occur and what role will the IETF have in its standards development?” The topic is still open, and the Internet Society published a great list of hotly debated issues at IETF 76.

When we think of the Internet of Things and Smart Grid, one could develop common element architecture.  Internet of Things is not a novel concept, in fact I recall participating in an ITU sponsored workshop on a related topic RFID and Ubiquitous networking, a few years ago.

However, underpinning the Internet of Things is the role of sensors, ad hoc mobile application, wearable networks and so on.

Stay tuned for more – yes I am still thinking about IoT!

What are your thoughts on this topic?

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