W3C Workshop on the Web of Things
W3C held a workshop on the Web of Things in Berlin on 25-26 June, hosted by Siemens. There were just under 120 participants from around the World, attending on behalf of companies, research institutes, standards organizations, Industry Associations, and Government Institutions. There was broad agreement on the problems that currently face the Internet of Things (IoT). Until now, the focus has been on the devices and communications technologies. There is a growing awareness that the business opportunities will be centered on the associated services, moreover, the current situation is one of fragmentation with products being developed in isolation due to a plethora of IoT protocols and a lack of a shared approach to services.