W3C announced today a Workshop on the Web of Things, 25-26 June 2014, in Berlin (Germany). The event is hosted by Siemens.
The Web of Things is expected to have broad and sweeping economic and societal impact. Open standards will be critical to enabling exponential growth of the kind we experienced with the early days of the Web.
This workshop will examine the potential for open standards as a basis for services, either between devices, at the network edge, e.g. in home hubs, or in the cloud. It will discuss the use of web protocols and scripting languages for implementing services, the need for APIs for implementing drivers for specific IoT technologies, a shared approach to describing services as a basis for interoperability, and the underlying use of HTTP/COAP, Web Sockets, and EXI/JSON for RESTful services.
W3C membership is not required to participate. The event is open to all. All participants are required to submit an expression of interest or a longer position paper by 25 April 2014.