On 6 July, AIOTI Distributed Ledger Technologies Group presented the Report on DLT0IoT Technological Convergence.
Convergence of disruptive technologies – from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) – is driving society towards a fast and unprecedented digital transition, breaking the barriers between the physical and digital world. In this scenario, the ubiquity of IoT device and the emerging of new Distributed Ledger Technologies represent enabling factors for the emerging of new value-added services. The fusion of blockchain and IoT technologies represents an unprecedented paradigm shift that is expected to disrupt both current and future systems in various fields. In particular, DLT could potentially tackle major challenges related to the use of IoT and vice-versa, unlocking opportunities for the development of new services and applications.
The objective of this report is to explore opportunities lying at the intersection of DLT and IoT by connecting the different layers of the two technological stack to discover promising areas of convergence and related use cases. In sections 2 and 3, DLT and IoT technological stack will be identified and described. In section 4 and 5, areas of possible intersections will be identified by means of a Convergence Matrix and then described to provide an overall vision of open research and application opportunities. In section 6, the more promising convergence’ topics will be selected and associated with existing use cases and initiatives from academia or already present on the market.
The full report can be downloaded here.
The presentation from the webinar can be downloaded here and the recording of the webinar here.
On 13 July, AIOTI WG Manufacturing presented the White Paper Business Impact of IoT in Manufacturing Industries.
Typically, in the research and innovation AIOTI community (e.g. H2020 and now Horizon Europe Programme – HEP), industrial IoT solutions are developed, deployed and discussed in detail, but it is very challenging to provide potential users with convincing business cases, to take up such technical solutions in practice in their daily business. In this respect, it is important, in addition to the deep technical discussions and elaborations, to also work out what benefits a manufacturing enterprise (SME) can get from an industrial IoT solution.
This white paper aims to describe all these business scenarios according to a common methodology (namely Business Model Navigator) in order to identify commonalities / differentiating aspects and support comparative benchmarking analysis. The white paper claims that the preparation of the individual cases is generally understandable for people who are familiar with the fundamental value creation processes in manufacturing industries. The white paper should also illustrate the various ways IoT in manufacturing industries can impact the design of business models. Feedback on this elaboration is highly welcome.
The full document can be downloaded here.
On 14 July, AIOTI WG Standardisation presented the IoT Risk Classification Spectra.
When focussing on IoT and other connected devices and taking a risk-perspective to those, a methodology to do high-level quality risk classification is to have a multi-layered approach and do such risk classification per spectrum, starting with the risk classification of the connectors and connectivity of the IoT device itself, thereafter with the risk classification of functionalities, et cetera. Up to 17 spectra have already been identified.
AIOTI WG Standardisation and WG Policy & Strategy together with certain relevant external organisations, has been developing a Device-Centric IoT Security Risk Spectra Mapping Tool. It provides guidance on the multi-layered and holistic risk classification of IoT Devices by means of said IoT security risk spectra methodology, risk level definitions and related IoT security risk mapping.
In this webinar, AIOTI IoT Security Taskforce Leaders, Arthur van der Wees and Jacques Kruse Brandao will explain how it was developed, and how it works.
The EU Member States are in the process of launching projects based on the National Recovery and Resilience Plans, those cover areas of interest for AIOTI members (energy, buildings, smart and urban topics).
Please check here the status of the opportunities to possibly apply (all project are run at the national level)
AIOTI has become the Supporting Partner of the European Green Digital Coalition.
The European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC) is an initiative of companies to harness the potential of ICT solutions to reduce emissions across all other sectors. The two-year EU Parliament pilot project, funded by the European Commission, addresses crucial shortcomings in the current landscape.
As Supporting Partner, we commit to:
AIOTI will also participate in the working groups of the EGDC.
At the end of this month, AIOTI has 213 members.
The event is free of charge, please register here.
Please find here the link that can be used to make the room reservations at Hotel Thon Bristol Stephanie at the special AIOTI rate:
This gathering of IoT experts has become a must-attend event for anyone involved in IoT and who understands the importance of standard-enabled technologies for IoT service deployments. This event is free of charge and open to all upon registration. Do not miss this opportunity to network again with your fellow professionals and register now!
Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 November
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IoT World Solution Congress, Barcelona, Spain 31 January – 2 February 2023
Article Submission Deadline: 14 August 2022
====ABOUT THE SPECIAL ISSUE====
Network Application is a piece of software that interacts with the control plane of a mobile network by consuming the exposed Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), e.g., northbound APIs of 5G core and Radio Access Network Intelligent Controller (RIC), and edge computing APIs, in a standardized and trusted manner to compose services for vertical industries. Network Applications can provide services to vertical applications, either as an integrated part within the vertical application or by exposing APIs, which are referred to as business APIs.
The Network Application ecosystem is more than the introduction of new vertical applications with interaction capabilities. It refers to the need for a separate middleware layer to simplify the implementation and deployment of vertical systems on a large scale. Specifically, Network Application can be contributed by third parties or network operators, depending on the level of interaction and trust. As a result, verticals can expend significantly less effort to migrate their software-based systems, and this advantage of Network Applications can shorten time-to-market for vertical industries, allowing them to focus on value-added services.
This Special Issue (SI) focuses on the different technical needs of Network Application, new business models for all stakeholders, experimental facilities to support Network Application, and new Network Intelligence (NI) solutions that can be enabled based on data collected using Network Application. Recent technologies, such as cloud-native, software-led, low-touch operations, and ultimate automation of the network and the services it delivers, will be key to tailoring vertical industry requirements. Potential topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Exposed API modeling language and protocols for Network Application
– Network adaptation of non-public network for Network Applications
– Fully featured experimentation platform for third-party experimenters and vertical users of Network Applications
– Experience and lessons learned from Network Application development and deployment across all vertical industries
– Orchestration and lifecycle management for Network Applications
– Network Application requirements for realizing network intelligence
– Security and trusted approaches to invoke Network Application deployment and data collection
– New business models introduced by Network Applications in the value chain
All original article manuscripts should conform to the standard format specified in Information for Authors section of the Article Submission Guidelines. All submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure that only the high quality articles will be published in IEEE Internet of Things Magazine. The article must be submitted through Manuscript Central using the corresponding special issue date and topic from the “Please Select an Article Type” drop-down menu.
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 14 August 2022
Authors’ Revision Notification Date: 30 September 2022
Revised Manuscript Submission Deadline: 14 October 2022
Final Decision Notification Date: 31 October 2022
Publication Date: December 2022
Bessem Sayadi (firstname.lastname@example.org), Nokia Bell Labs, France
Chia-Yu Chang (email@example.com), Nokia Bell Labs, Belgium
Christos Tranoris (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of Patras, Greece
Qi Wang (email@example.com), University of the West of Scotland, UK
Abhimanyu Gosain (firstname.lastname@example.org), Northeastern University, MA, USA
Akihiro Nakao (email@example.com), The University of Tokyo, Japan
Yue Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Samsung R&D Institute, UK
ODIN project is a European multi-centre pilot study focused on the enhancement of hospital safety, productivity and quality. This project will contribute to the implementation of the European Smart Hospitals of the Future.
In this Open Call, ODIN offers the opportunity to third parties to contribute to the development and sustainability of the project, working in a European environment and getting financial support.
If you want apply, you can access the required documentation and information on the application process on the Open Call section of the website.
Furthermore, a series of Open Call webinars will be announced shortly. During these sessions, the audience will have the opportunity to clarify any doubts about the Open Call process and the technical requirements. In the meantime, we invite you to have a look to the ODIN public webinars which contextualise the project.