The web is the platform to simplify IoT application development, increase interoperability, and reduce costs
The Web of Things (WoT) seeks to counter the fragmentation of the Internet of Things (IoT) by using and extending existing, standardized Web technologies. By providing standardized metadata and other re-usable technological building blocks, W3C WoT enables easy integration across IoT platforms and application domains.
The Web of Things complements existing IoT ecosystems to reduce the cost and risk for suppliers and consumers of applications that create value by combining multiple devices and information services.
These groups work hand in hand to advance to counter the fragmentation of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Web of ThingsWorking group
Web of ThingsInterest group
Web Thing ProtocolCommunity group
- Define a WebSocket sub-protocol for the Web of Things, using the W3C “Web of Things (WoT) Thing Description” data model and operations
- Define an HTTP protocol binding for the Web of Things (or support the Web of Things Working Group in defining this protocol binding and ensuring consistency with the WebSocket sub-protocol where appropriate)
- Evaluate other potential Web of Things protocol bindings (e.g. CoAP)
Web of ThingsCommunity group
Web of Things JapaneseCommunity group
- to facilitate focused discussion in Japanese on the Web of Things specifications and related specifications
- to gather comments and questions in Japanese about those specifications
- to collect information about specific use cases in Japanese for technologies defined in those specifications
- to report the results of its activities as a group back to the Web of Things Working Group/Interest Group, the W3C membership and the Web community.
§ Why join?
Since 1994, we have been leading the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth of the web.
By joining these groups, you have the ability to discuss and drive the standards produced by W3C. The conversations occurring in the groups concern both current and future standards, constantly aiming to make the web a better place. You have the ability to take part in guiding the future of the web.
Our values revolve around building the web for all
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Recent activities in the Web of Things community
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