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Evolving an experimental integrative research platform

Orange proposes to build the Web of Things collaboratively

  • as a full-fledged graph abstracting all kinds of connectivity, not only as a set of disconnected resources accessed through web protocols
  • as an open, shared, yet managed and curated platform.
  • The Thing’in platform will provide enablers and APIs for developers, data providers & data users, object manufacturers

Challenges of the Thing’in platform

  • Shared referencing of physical things, keeping owners in charge of information disclosure
  • Evolving a shared model for the description of things, their categories, properties & relationships
  • Maintaining proper separation of concerns between different scales and domains of the graph while keeping the benefits of inter-connexion
  • Managing proper distribution of the platform