W3C Web of Things IG meeting in Montréal, 11-13 April 2016

We travelled to Canada for meetings hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal. A few of us turned up early on Sunday afternoon to prepare for the plugfest. The main face to face meeting, started on Monday 11th April. In the morning we had presentatons: Dave Raggett (W3C) kicked off with a context setting introduction. Soumya Kanti Datta (EURECOM) described work on horizontal IoT application development using Semantic Web technologies. Joao Sousa (Bosch) introduced the BEZIRK Platform. Dave reported his progress with implementation work on web of things servers and gateways. We then heard from Takuki Kamiya (Fujitsu) & Daniel Peintner (Siemens) talked to us about efficient encoding of messages using EXI (Part1 | Part2). After lunch we heard from Michael Koster (Smartthings). Matthias, Kajimoto-san, Sebastian, Johannes talked to us about getting started with a WoT project. Ian Skerrett then presented Eclipse IoT: Open Source Building Blocks for IoT Developers. After the plugfest demos, we enjoyed the group dinner at a Brazilian restaurant.

The next two days featured sessions on our current work items, and plans for outreach, and chartering a Web of Things Working Group. Our break out sessions included one on architecture, one on Bluetooth Smart and one on discovery. On Thursday, several of us took part in the W3C Track at the WWW 2016 Web Conference. The afternoon was devoted to the Web of Things session. We had talks by Dave Raggett (W3C), Johannes Hund (Siemens), Lionel Médini (LIRIS Lab, University of Lyon), Michael Cooper (W3C), Louay Bassbouss (Frauhnofer FOKUS), Sebastian Kaebisch (Siemens), Frank Alexander Reusch (Lemonbeat GmbH), Soumya Kanti Datta (EURECOM) and Claudio Venezia (Telecom Italia).
Group photo from Montreal face to face

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