Besides the success of AIOTI-led sessions organised during the IoTWeek2022, we met for the first in-person General Assembly since 2019. A great opportunity to have an open discussion, reflect on the status of our organisation and think about the vision until 2024.
AIOTI Treasurer, Wael El Rifai, presented all the formal decisions and voting results. The annual accounts for 2021 were adopted, with solid financial results, as well as the budget for 2023 and 2024, showing that the organisation is reaching its stability and maturity.
AIOTI Management Board Chairman Juergen Sturm, presented the annual report of the AIOTI Management Board followed by the annual overview of the AIOTI Steering Board activities by Alessandro Liani, Steering Board representative.
Solid membership growth, rich content, rich activities, deliverables, and presentations were shared not only as an overview of what was done but as a solid basis for growth and as an invitation for all community members to engage even more.
AIOTI community may have a look at the presentation of the GA, the results of votes, and recaps of activities: please find here the link.
On 29 June AIOTI WG Standardisation presented on the online webinar Ontology Landscape Report Release 1.0 in December 2021.
Choosing the right ontologies is an important basis for successfully implementing semantic systems and achieving semantic interoperability between the systems.
To make the choice of ontologies easier, the Semantic Interoperability Expert Group of the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) Working Group on Standardization has created an Ontology Landscape that currently includes 30 ontologies from different application areas of IoT.
Apart from the application domain, the landscape visualizes how the ontology is maintained (by the colour used: single maintainer, organization, group of organizations/industry association or standardization organization). The intensity of the colour shows the technology readiness level, ranging from technology validated in the lab (very light) to actual system proven in operational environment (dark).
This overview gives a first indication, which ontologies could be suitable candidates in a given use case. In the following, a summary of key information about each ontology is given, including technical specification, Universal Reference Identifier (URI) of ontology file, license, maintainer and a short description.
The information has been collected from the maintainers of the respective ontology who filled out a survey. A link to the full survey information is also provided for each ontology. The Semantic Interoperability Expert Group plans to collect information about more IoT ontologies and provide an updated Ontology Landscape in the future.
We presented the current ontology landscape, engage in open discussion with interested stakeholders and plan next steps on how to evolve the Ontology Landscape.
The report could be found here.
At the end of this month, AIOTI has 211 members.
AIOTI WG Manufacturing published a White Paper on the Business Impact of IoT in Manufacturing Industries on 13 June. The full document can be found here.
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.
Scale Up 2022 Conference and Matchmaking, Sofia, Bulgaria, 07-09 June 2022. Register here.
Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 November
IoT World Solution Congress, Barcelona, Spain 31 January – 2 February 2023
In the context of the 8th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (https://attend.ieee.org/isc2-2022/) , which will take place in Paphos, Cyprus on the 26th-29th of September, Smart5Grid Project organises a Special Session on 5G for Smart Cities and Smart Grids.
The theme of this special session is focused on 5G technology and cloud native solutions for smart grids and smart cities applications.
The technical areas include, but are not limited to:
The ETSI Board RISE group has the remit to optimize the flow of information and capture of innovative technology ideas between the research & innovation and Standardization communities.We have initiated many actions to cooperate/communicate with several EC and National research funding and coordination platforms (H.2020 / H.Europe / SNS JU / 5G-PPP / 6G-IA/ NetworldEurope) and individual projects (such as HEXA-X) and several others.
Our latest initiative is to invite our research / academic members, our members working with innovative research, our Partners and others in the ICT community to complete the following ETSI Research and Innovation Survey.
The purpose of this survey is to collect feedback from the research & innovation community in order to identify enablers and eventual barriers to bringing research results through standardization and onto global market deployments
The desired outcome is to identify where ETSI may introduce new actions, services and tools to better serve the research & innovation community and optimize the onboarding of research results from EC / National / private research activities.
The link to the survey is available here.
The H2020 project InterConnect launches its first Open Call on Interoperable-by-design Prototypes to support ICT/Energy SMEs and Startups to develop and test novel Interoperable applications or services for smart homes/buildings and grids, with a clear societal and economic value.
Up to 14 selected bottom-up projects will receive financial support, up to 150.000 € per project, and 7 months Customized Support Programme.
The eligible candidates can submit their applications through the FundingBox platform microsite created for this purpose by filling up an easy online application form by 26/07/2022 (17:00 Brussels Time).
More information about the InterConnect open call can be found here.
More information about InterConnect tools for integrators of interoperable smart building and grid solutions can be found on our public wiki page.