OneM2M calls for contributions to IoT standard

  • August 4, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Standards body OneM2M is inviting contributions on a future roadmap for standards-based IoT systems.

The group is finalising a set of specifications for release four of its standard while conducting parallel work on features to include in release five. Some of the added features under discussion include AI for IoT systems, tools for data licensing and controls to guarantee adherence to privacy regulation such as GDPR in Europe and PIPA in South Korea.

Participation in OneM2M’s technical standards activities is open to organisations across the world and provides a forum to exchange knowledge and discuss emerging trends that will drive future IoT innovation.

The developments come at a time when the IoT market is maturing as industry groups focus on innovative and repeatable technology for smart buildings, smart cities and smart home domains, among others. These build on earlier efforts to engineer low-cost hardware and connectivity services for IoT data.

Now, the availability of data is spurring the IoT industry to identify opportunities and sources of value. Data sharing and technologies that enable privacy controls are two frontiers for IoT systems. They represent new requirements for building interoperable, scalable and more sophisticated IoT products and services.

“OneM2M’s standards release cycle provides a framework to improve existing specifications based on interoperability testing events,” said Roland Hechwartner, chair of the OneM2M technical plenary. “The framework also helps to address new use cases and industry requirements while providing a roadmap for implementation and commercialisation purposes.”

Release five will be discussed at its technical plenaries from August 30 to September 17 (virtual format) and November 29 to December 3 (hybrid format).

Building on the contributions of more than 250 member organisations, OneM2M specifications provide a technical framework to support end-to-end IoT systems, applications and services. These have been developed in an open and collaborative environment, with a governance framework.

OneM2M’s general-purpose architecture and family of developer tools are applicable across a wide range of application domains. The body avoids competing standardisation efforts, both at the technical and geographic-market levels.

The global standards initiative covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security and interoperability for M2M and IoT technologies.

OneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world’s standards development organisations: Arib (Japan), Atis (USA), CCSA (China), Etsi (Europe), TIA (USA), TSDSI (India), TTA (South Korea) and TTC (Japan), with industry fora or consortia and over 200 member organisations. All OneM2M technical specifications and reports are accessible in the public domain and at no charge.

OneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety and health.