Identities of Things Discussion Group

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Our IDoT panel was accepted for SXSW 2015 and we hope to see you there!

Summary: There’s a ton of promise in “smart everything.” However, the convergence of technology and sheer proliferation of data being gathered by sensors, cameras and other networked devices are making the road to the Internet of Things (IoT) a bumpy one. Today, there are no overarching frameworks that support broad authentication or data management, fueling serious data privacy and security concerns. Further, there’s no “DNS-like” framework that maps object identities, so things can effectively communicate and work with each other. In order for IoT to realize its promise, we must differentiate between people and objects, putting standards and structures in place that maximize the use of networked data, while guarding against abuse. Learn how the Identities of Things Group is working with industry to assess the IoT Landscape and develop harmonized frameworks that will help enable the Internet of Things. Find out how to get involved in defining an IoT future where PEOPLE matter most! – See more at:

Purpose: The purpose of the Identities of Things DG is to start the evolution of an overarching Identity Framework for the IoT.

The discussion group intends to deliver the following:

  • Deliver “Landscape document” / State-of-the-art analysis of the current Object IdM approaches
  • Describe the Object IdM problem with exemplary use-cases
  • Submit article proposal to IEEE about identities in the internet of things
  • Prepare the foundation for a working group to develop an Object IdM Framework for the IDoT, in support of IoT broader landscape.
CHAIR: Convener Ingo Friese – Deutsche Telekom

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