Open IoT Assembly June 16-17th

Not my preferred way to spend a weekend but I wanted to support the initiative and I think a useful start was made.  Many aspects were good: venue, overall organisation, networking opportunities etc. Fri/Sat would have been better days for getting more people there.

The results are published. A lot of comment also coming in on the twitter feed. See also a writeup of the 2 days from @9600.

A lot of groups are thinking about best practice in all kinds of forums and many papers have already been circulated so I wonder whether we need another initiative.  However, the outcome of the weekend was to invite a broader participation – I could not disagree with that.

So I’ll follow this unless and until a better initiative turns up.  It can be successful if there is:

  • recognition of the whole picture including overall architecture, applications, scenarios/ use cases, testing, certification etc.
  • involvement of a community of potential “user” organisations (sorry, still don’t have a better word for them)
  • links with all the other activities in this space

We’ll see what happens and I’ll make a point of tracking the next steps and giving further input.  I’ll try to assemble a list of the other initiatives as I think this should have been done beforehand.

2 thoughts on “Open IoT Assembly June 16-17th

  1. Hi Paul, it was very nice talking to you this weekend. About the SWE standards, have a look on the website of 52north (http://52north.org/communities/sensorweb), there you will find more usefull information on implementations. Check also OGC OWS testbeds. Google on OGC OWS Sensorweb or SPS (sensor planning service) http://www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/ows-5. Another thing is that PUCK protocol I was talking about, see http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/puck. Hope you find it usefull!