Joerg Heuer is one of the Chairs for the Web of Things Interest Group. He writes:
Thanks for your support and feedback to Daves poll. By your answer some of you already took the opportunity to briefly introduce yourself. I think this is for the start of the IG a good practice:
My name is Joerg Heuer. Some of you I might already have met at the WoT workshop in last summer in Berlin. I am responsible for embedded networks within Siemens Corporate Technology. The WoT trigger was set in our team by different cross domain applications in the fields of smart grid, electric mobility and automation. So we started to work with web technologies in embedded networks for pilot implementations. The discussions in the recent months have shown that there are quite different views on that elephant called WoT and I look forward to further discuss the understanding of WoT in the starting IG.
To start the work in the IG it seems to be most practical to have some initial calls. Based on your comments it seems most appropriate to setup a sequence of two separate calls at least in the initialization phase of the WoT IG up to the first F2F. So the concrete proposal would be:
Starting with the 24th of February every Tuesday in
Group GMT+X: the odd weeks have a call at 09:00 – 10:00 GMT (stating with 24th February, biweekly) and
Group GMT-X: the even weeks have a call** at 17:00 – 18:00 GMT (starting with 3rd of March, biweekly).
** Note: this was originally one hour later and we moved it following feedback from IG participants.
It is clear that this approach is not balanced. But taking the limited number of calls until a first F2F under account this approach enables all to participate and have at least only two groups in parallel which might make an initialization easier.
1. What do you think of the two group approach? Is it feasible?
2. Is Tuesday acceptable? At least it avoids Monday and Friday as mentioned in the replies.
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