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IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), has announced its collaborative role in the publication of a joint white paper entitled Semantic Interoperability for the Web of Things in conjunction with organizations closely tied to the advancement of the IoT ecosystem.

“Semantic interoperability is a core value of the IoT and IEEE P2413 is keen to continue this conversation and to build upon the collaborative spirit that led to the creation of this document. In doing so, we can better develop and refine our views for Semantic Interoperability in the IEEE P2413 architectural framework for IoT,” said Oleg Logvinov, chair IEEE P2413, president and CEO, IoTecha.

Dave Raggett, W3C lead for the Web of Things, claims, “The joint white paper is a valuable initial step for building a common understanding across organizations about the vital role that semantic descriptions can play in enabling interoperability.”

The joint white paper presents a position statement underscoring the importance of the Semantic Interoperability in the IoT, helping set the tone for an open discussion among all organizations that will help drive collaboration, convergence, and alignment in the area of Semantic Interoperability.

Patrick Guillemin, chair AITOI WG3 says, “AIOTI WG3 has been a strong contributor to the conversation around Semantic Interoperability and this white paper places emphasis on this key topic, as well as the desire to develop a common approach—efforts that WG3 will continue to build upon.”

“Interoperability will accelerate IoT and M2M, which is critical for continued innovation and adoption. This new white paper provides the technology roadmap and vision on how key stakeholders, including oneM2M, are aligning behind the next technological revolution that’s represented by an emerging connected society,” said Omar Elloumi, oneM2M technical plenary chair.

The document is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License so that content can be freely shared and adapted provided users follow the agreed upon guidelines. The joint white paper has also been published on ResearchGate and can be referenced as DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25758.13122.

The editor of Semantic Interoperability for the Web of Things Paul Murdock says, “This effort was initiated as a cross-organizational action. Members of AIOTI WG3, IEEE P2413, oneM2M, W3C, as well as other individuals, stepped forward to provide contributions and to shape the content into a paper that captures the current thinking on ontological approaches for semantic interoperability. The white paper focuses the conversation and further challenges the community to develop an open and shared roadmap for semantic interoperability that will drive further growth in the IoT.”

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