Standardisation

To be recognized as a major contributor to the worldwide interoperability, security, privacy and safety of IoT systems and applications, and particularly for the development of the market in Europe

The Scope of this WG is:

  • Maintaining an IoT & Edge Computing standards framework landscape,
  • Consolidation of architectural frameworks, reference, architectures, and architectural styles in the IoT & Edge Computing space,
  • HLA / High Level Architecture,
  • IoT identifiers,
  • IoT relation and impact on 5G and Beyond 5G,
  • (Semantic) Interoperability,
  • Personal data protection/privacy to the various categories of stakeholders, in the IoT & Edge Computing space,
  • IoT & Edge Computing Security.

 

WG Standardisation has been already structured into 5 taskforces, which can be considered as work packages; these are described below.

 

Each of these WPs will as well forces on answering questions like: How existing IoT standards accommodate the use of these converged technologies, such as 5G, IoT/IIoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, cloud and edge computing and as well automation, in vertical and cross-vertical applications? How can the identified gaps in IoT and edge computing standardisation be solved? How digital transformation will impact the IoT & Edge Computing related standardisation? How IoT & Edge Computing and IoT & Edge Computing standards be used to support UN SDGs and European Green Deal? What are the Computing Continuum standardisation requirements on IoT and edge computing and which are the possible enablers, such as Optical Communications, to support these requirements?

 

The WG Standardisation WPs will in addition consider the up to date published EU strategies recommendations, the AI white paper and as well the future (planned) EU strategy recommendations in its focus areas.

WP 1: IoT & Edge Computing Landscape

This WP focuses on (1) IoT & Edge Computing Landscape maintenance to keep the liaisons alive and maintain dialogue on how to foster collaboration to improve interoperability & security, (2) IoT impact on 5G (and beyond 5G), (3) gap analysis and recommendations, (4) cooperation with SDOs/Alliances to foster co-creation and interworking, (5) IoT & Edge Computing standardisation and impact on the Industry Digitization, (6) IoT & Edge Computing standardisation and impact on the UN SDGs and European Green Deal, (7) Provide Computing Continuum standardisation requirements on IoT and edge computing and describe enablers, such as optical communications, that can solve these requirements.

 

WP 2: High Level Architecture

  • This WP provides guidelines for (1) an IoT & Edge Computing Reference (High Level) Architecture and its mapping with existing IoT & Edge Computing Reference Architectures and for (2) IoT Identification, (3) Architecture and interfaces for IoT & Edge Computing Data marketplaces, including guidelines for Data Access and Data Sharing and as well guidelines of enhancement of data sharing in support of the Green Deal.

 

WP 3: Semantic Interoperability

  • This WP focuses on semantic interoperability concepts.

 

WP 4: Privacy

  • This WP focuses on guidelines on concrete standard framework & references to enable “IoT Trust” and IoT “Privacy by design. In particular, this WP focuses on guidelines on (1) how to translate the Digital Rights Management recommendations within IoT domains and cross – IoT domains, (2) Key Principles on Security & Privacy in the IoT (focusing mainly on Privacy), which can be applied within IoT domains and cross – IoT domains, (3) for the support of developing standards, for trust, privacy and end-to-end security, e.g. through a ‘trusted IoT label’ that can be applied within IoT domains and cross – IoT domains. In addition topics related to the impact of edge computing on Privacy in the IoT will be as well taken into account.

 

WP 5: Security

This WP focuses on providing guidelines on (1) an IoT Security Architecture for Trusted IoT Devices, (2) testing and implementation of the Cybersecurity certification schemes and (3) concrete standard framework & references to enable “IoT Trust” based on IoT “Security by design”, (4) on Cross EU government coordination ensuring common standards for secure and borderless public sector data flows and services. In addition, topics related to the impact of edge computing on Security in the IoT will be as well taken into account.

Chair
Georgios Karagiannis, Huawei
Co-Chair
Antonio Kung, Trialog