More on Smart & Connected Communities and Update ITU-T Focus Group Cloud Computing
The notion of Smart Connected Communities or S&CC has as its foundation, IP addressable smart objects or what is often referred to as the Internet of Things; therein allowing sensing for traffic, health, home energy usage and so on.
IP addressable smart objects has spawned the momentum for IPv6 usage; the standardization for IP addressable smart objects can be found within the IETF, IEEE, ITU-T forged by the IPSO Alliance, in addition to new alliances such as NIST and Wavenis. My colleagues at Cisco have been paving the way for IP addressable objects not only in standardization but also in implementation.
With the IETF for example, there are 3 active Working Groups focused on IPv6 for Smart Objects:
An update on the new routing protocol that ROLL has been working on, called RPL, can be found here http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-roll-rpl/
As for Cloud Computing, I am currently co-chairing the second ITU-T Focus Group Cloud meeting in Geneva. The discussions have been great and only affirm that the network is truly the platform!