The Internet of Things (IoT) is considered to be the next step in the Internet evolution. A common complaint is the lack of accepted standards and the huge fragmentation of the IoT market. Many international organizations are working on defining standards for the IoT. Notably, oneM2M [1] is defining an international standard for IoT data exchange on a world-wide scale. The second problem tackled by oneM2M is integration of existing IoT platforms (e.g. OIC and AllJoyn) as well as the utilization of existing standards (e.g. MQTT, CoAP, and Lightweight M2M). As oneM2M focuses on the communication aspects of IoT, the complete area of providing interoperable data services on and between IoT clouds has not yet been covered. Here the large scale European Future Internet Platform FIWARE is offering a set of well-aligned cloud enablers that can be used for receiving, processing, contextualizing, and publishing IoT data. FIWARE’s large set of enablers play together following the agreed OMA NGSI-9/10 standard. Different from oneM2M, OMA NGSI enables content and type-based queries. Europe and Korea have just started a joint project that is tackling the “World-Wide Interoperability for Semantic IoT” (WISE-IoT) using oneM2M and FIWARE.

Paper Title: Standards-Based Worldwide Semantic Interoperability for IoT

Authors: Erno Kovacs, Martin Bauer, Jaeho Kim, Jaeseok Yun, Franck Le Gall and Mengxuan Zhao

Conference name: IEEE Communications Magazine 2016.

Date: 16 December 2016