New Industry Group on Cross-Sector Context Information Management

New Industry Group on Cross-Sector Context Information Management

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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has announced the creation of a new Industry Specification Group on cross-sector Context Information Management (ISG CIM) for smart cities applications and beyond.

"With the rapid development of technologies such as Big Data, semantic web, complex workflow or autonomous decision making, the need for interoperable context information is becoming huge," says Lindsay Frost, convenor of ETSI ISG CIM "The ISG CIM will specify protocols running 'on top' of IoT platforms and allowing exchange of data together with its context, this includes what is described by the data, what was measured, when, where, by what, the time of validity, ownership, and others. That will dramatically extend the interoperability of applications, helping smart cities to integrate their existing services and enable new third-party services". The first meeting of the ISG CIM is planned to take place at the ETSI premises in Sophia Antipolis, France, on 9-10 February 2017.

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