The future potential for IoT is enormous. A large number of innovative services and applications are enabled by the interconnection of billions of devices; however, the potential can only be realized if the cost for deploying various solutions is low enough and if various devices are interoperable with each other.
An interoperable mass deployment of devices or connected things requires extensive use of open, standardized interfaces, protocols and APIs. Moreover, sufficient support needs to be provided for service and application developers and providers in the form of infrastructure, tools, and guidelines.
Near-term commercialization of IoT technology is expected to happen in specific domain areas, such as medical ICT and various monitoring tasks, as well as in the interoperability enablers such as gateway and bridge solutions. A key challenge for the breakthrough of IoT is, therefore, to facilitate generic solutions that can be used across verticals, i.e. as far as possible avoid industry specific technologies – and at the same time consider the specific requirements that exist in different industry use cases.
Members of the IoT program have defined the following breakthrough targets:
Focus Area Director (FAD):
Wilhelm Rauss, Development Director
Ericsson Research and Development
Academic Coordinator (AC):
Sasu Tarkoma, Prof. Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
Pauli Kuosmanen, CTO
Tieto- ja viestintäteollisuuden tutkimus TIVIT Oy
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