The ISO/IEC JTC1 working group on sensor networks (WG7) met at CISTER in March. ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 7 Sensor Networks (WGSN) is a standardization working group of the joint technical committee ISO/IEC JTC 1 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which develops and facilitates standards within the field of sensor networks. The meeting in Porto addressed several issues of different documents that will complement and/or extend the original reference architecture standard. The main intention of the standardized architecture and interfaces is to achieve interoperability between different sensor networks from different manufacturers and with different requirements.
The participants included Yongjun Kim from Modacom (Chair of WG7), Korea, Jooran Lee from Korean Standards Association (Secretary of WG7), Hao Wang and Haofei Xie from the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, Hong Kou from the China Electronics Standardization Institute, Soohyun Park and Sooyoung Shin from Kookmin University, Korea, and Arto Toppinen and Seppo Karjalainen from Savonia, Finland. CISTER researchers Ramiro Robles, Ricardo Severino and Eduardo Tovar also participated in the meeting.
Contributions from the DEWI project were also discussed during the meeting. The DEWI project on Dependable Embedded Wireless Infrastructure is developing an architecture for a “sensor & communication bubble” enabling less expensive and more flexible maintenance and re-configuration. The DEWI architecture is fully ISO-compliant and can therefore become an excellent example of the implementation of industrial wireless sensor networks based on the ISO reference architecture. CISTER is the leader of the work package on the aeronautics usecase in DEWI.
The next meeting of WG7 will take place in China later this year.