IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) are collaborating toward development of a comprehensive architecture for an interoperable Internet of Things (IoT) around the world. The Industrial Internet Consortium and the IEEE P2413™ Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group are sharing their stakeholders’ expertise on requirements for the industrial IoT and gaps in interoperability standards under terms of a liaison agreement.

“The IIC brings together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate growth of the industrial Internet by identifying, assembling and promoting best practices learned through the development of IIC testbeds, and our work with IEEE-SA in the IoT sector is aligned with those goals,” said Dr. Richard Soley, executive director, Industrial Internet Consortium. “Harmonization of architecture and standards in the Internet of Things is critical for growing the market. The IIC and IEEE-SA are two globally recognized leaders with synergistic activities across the full lifecycle of IoT implementation, and this liaison agreement stands to help ensure that industrial IoT requirements are met both in IEEE P2413 and other architectural-framework standards.”

The Industrial Internet Consortium is an open membership organization, with 185 members to date, formed to accelerate the development, adoption and widespread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics and people at work. Under terms of the liaison agreement with the IEEE P2413 working group, the Industrial Internet Consortium is to supply IoT requirements from the industrial perspective.

The IEEE P2413 working group, under terms of the agreement, is to provide the Industrial Internet Consortium with draft specifications for the standard that it is developing, as well as a gap analysis relative to current IoT standards. IEEE P2413 is envisioned as an architectural framework for IoT, proposing common definitions and a reference model that defines secure relationships among various IoT verticals (transportation, healthcare, etc.) and common architecture elements.

“With IoT innovation already so rapidly paced around the world, cooperation and coordination among the leading global organizations in the space is required to ensure that momentum is not stalled and progress toward a robust and interoperable IoT is achieved as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible,” said Oleg Logvinov, chair of the IEEE P2413 working group and director special assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics. “The IEEE-SA began convening cross-discipline workshops and roundtables among global IoT leaders years ago, and those conversations have led to a number of important activities both across and beyond IEEE. The IEEE IoT Initiative and IEEE Internet Initiative are among the examples, as now is the IEEE P2413 working group’s collaboration with the IIC.”

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