There is widespread agreement on the huge potential for exploiting connected sensors and actuators, but such devices vary considerably in their capabilities and communication technologies. This makes it challenging to create services involving devices from different vendors and using different standards.
The Web of Things seeks to reduce the costs and risks for developing such services through an object oriented approach in which devices are exposed to applications as things with properties, actions and events, decoupling developers from the details of the underlying communication standards.
The Web of Things Working Group, launched in early 2017, has released three First Public Working Drafts introducing the Web of Things Architecture, JSON-LD based programming language neutral descriptions of thing interaction models, and an associated scripting API.
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