oneM2M Roadmap for Data Interoperability

Through continuously studies of IoT use cases and their commonalities, oneM2M outlined a distributed architecture. This presentation will introduce the well defined abstraction mechanism, based on a common API, that enables a wide range of interactions between applications and the underlying technologies needed to source data from connected devices and sensors. It makes it easier for developers to handle the complexities and technology permutations involved in IoT deployments.

Presented by Shane He, oneM2M RDM Working Group Chair / Standardization Professional at Nokia.


Question 1: What drives you?
To create a sustainable and efficient future: in general, data interoperability makes it easier for data providers to create data in a sustainable way and to exchange information with one another. That makes services, applications, and solutions more efficient and flexible through better use of exchanged data.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
The presentation will provide the basic concept and technical needs of data interoperability and how to achieve it (example of data interoperability in practice).

Question 3: What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
We can see the trend that the domain specific data models would accelerate the data interoperability. It creates new opportunities for cross-domain services. For example, it becomes possible to form direct links between the smart home domain and retail or manufacturing domains.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
It is very difficult to ensure all the data are mapped to a common data structure. In oneM2M, we work on the Smart Device Template (SDT) which at least provides a solution to make it possible at the IoT device level. We expect to link more and more domains via this interworking solution and to explore new business models.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
A bit challenge is to find the balance between data interoperability and data management and governance.

About Shane He
Dr. Shane He is a standardization professional specialist at Nokia (Strategy & Technology). She is concentrating on IoT standardization and vertical industries, especially network capabilities and new services to enable vertical domains, e.g. Industrial IoT, Smart Cities, Automotive, Energy, Multimedia and Entertainment.

Currently she participates in several M2M / IoT industry standards bodies including ITU-T, oneM2M and ETSI. She is serving in the role of Chair of the Requirements & Domain Models (RDM) Working Group of oneM2M. She is also actively involved in ITU-T SG20 as the Rapporteur of Q3/20, leading the study on IoT Architectures and protocols in ITU-T.

About oneM2M

oneM2M was launched in 2012. It is a global initiative that develops specifications to ensure the most efficient deployment of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). Our goal is to develop technical specifications for a common M2M service layer. This can be embedded within hardware and software to connect the wide range of devices worldwide with M2M application servers. By bringing together more than 200 players from many diverse business domains including, oneM2M ensures the global functionality of M2M and prevents the duplication of standardization effort.
“We are the global community that develops IoT standards to enable interoperable, secure, and simple-to-deploy services for the IoT ecosystem. oneM2M standards are open, accessible and internationally recognized.”

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Shane He is speaker at the 2021 edition of the Future of Communication Conference.

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