LIAISONS

The Industrial Internet Consortium maintains active relationships with standards development organizations, open-source organizations, other consortia and alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities or agencies involved in the Industrial Internet.The purpose of these relationships is to generate requirements for new standards from every part of the activities taking place within the Industrial Internet Consortium.

These relationships help eliminate duplication of effort and ensure that new standards and technologies necessary to build and enable the Industrial Internet are brought to market more rapidly.

By establishing a formal liaison with the Industrial Internet Consortium, organizations can engage directly with our Working Groups and gain faster access to developing requirements for standards and technologies required for the Industrial Internet across a spectrum of industries and applications.

The Industrial Internet Consortium itself is not a standards organization; however, it strongly advocates for open standard technologies in order to ease the deployment of connected technologies. Our Liaison Working Group is the gateway for the liaison relationships listed below and new ones forming now.

For additional information, please contact iic-liaison@iiconsortium.org.

802.24 - The IEEE 802.24 Vertical Applications Technical Advisory Group (TAG) focuses on application categories that use IEEE 802 technology and are of interest to multiple IEEE 802 WGs and have been assigned to IEEE 802.24.2 by the IEEE Executive Committee.

ABII (Industrial Internet Brazilian Association) - ABII is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of industrial internet in Brazil, formed by companies and institutions nationwide. The ABII professionals are involved in six different working groups - Business Development, Technology, Testbeds, Security, Marketing and People & Education - forming a qualified and integrated ecosystem.

Avnu - The Avnu Alliance is a community creating an interoperable ecosystem of low-latency, time-synchronized, highly reliable networked devices using open standards. Avnu creates comprehensive certification programs to ensure interoperability of networked devices. The foundational technology enables deterministic synchronized networking based on IEEE Audio Video Bridging (AVB) / Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) base standards. The Alliance, in conjunction with other complimentary standards bodies and alliances, develops complete solutions in professional AV, automotive, industrial control and consumer segments.

Broadband Forum - The Broadband Forum is the central organization driving broadband wireline solutions and empowering converged packet networks worldwide to better meet the needs of vendors, service providers and their customers. They develop multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing interoperability, architecture and management. Their work enables home, business and converged broadband services, encompassing customer, access and backbone networks.

CAICT - China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) is a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

DIN - DIN is a privately organized non-profit provider of standardization services. More than 30,000 experts from industry, research, consumer protection and the public sector work with us to develop market-oriented standards and specifications that promote global trade and innovation, assure efficiency and quality, and help protect the environment and society as a whole. DIN promotes the marketability of innovative solutions through standardization in areas such as Industry 4.0 and smart cities, often within the framework of research programs.

ECC - The Edge Computing Consortium (ECC) drives edge computing industry development in Internet of Things (IoT) area. The ECC comprises industrial and academic members that collaborate in the Operational Technology (OT) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industries. The ECC nurtures industrial best practices and stimulates the healthy and sustainable development of edge computing.

EdgeX Foundry - EdgeX Foundry is an open source project building a common interoperability framework to facilitate an ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, the vendor-neutral project enables interoperability across tools and solutions from an ecosystem of over 60 member organizations. It delivers the flexibility, security and scalability that businesses need in order to confidently build and deploy IoT solutions that can adapt to changing business needs. For more information, visit www.edgexfoundry.org.

GS1 – GS1 is an international not-for-profit association with member organizations in over 100 countries. GS1 is dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally and across sectors. The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.

IEEE P2413 - IEEE-SA is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops & advances global technologies. Their work drives the functionality, capabilities and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way people live, work and communicate.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/WG 9 - Big Data: Serves as the focus of and proponent for JTC 1’s Big Data standardization program. Develops both foundational standards for Big Data such as a reference architecture and vocabulary standards, upon which other standards can be developed, and Big Data standards that build on the foundational standards. Identifies gaps in Big Data standardization, develops and maintains liaisons with entities that are developing standards and related material that contribute to Big Data, and where appropriate, investigate ongoing and potential new work that contributes to Big Data. Engages with the community outside of JTC 1 to grow the awareness of and encourage engagement in JTC 1 Big Data standardization efforts within JTC 1, forming liaisons as is needed.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 - IT Security techniques: ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 is focused on the development of standards for the protection of information and ICT. This includes generic methods, techniques and guidelines to address both security and privacy aspects.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 - Internet of Things and related technologies: ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 41 is focused on standardization in the area of Internet of Things and related technologies. It serves as the focus and proponent for JTC 1's standardization programme on the Internet of Things and related technologies, including Sensor Networks and Wearables technologies. It also provides guidance to JTC 1, IEC, ISO and other entities that are developing Internet of Things-related applications.

ITAC - The IoT Acceleration Consortium (ITAC) is established in Japan to combine the strengths of government, industry and academia to build a structure for developing and demonstrating technologies related to the promotion of Internet of Things.

IVI - Established in June 2015 mainly by 53 Japanese manufacturers initiated by METI and JSME-MSD.Currently, IVI has already more than 140 members, supports building collaboration scenarios and use cases of connected manufacturing among different enterprises based on a loosely defined standard. IVI provides and manages a repository of loosely defined standard models that can be continuously changed in accordance with unexpected future requirements.

Kantara Initiative - Kantara Initiative members take the lead to discover strategic issues at the intersection of identity, IoT, and usability. This is what we call “connected life.” Members develop strategies and innovations that simplify our increasingly complex connected lives. Networked devices and sensors make up the fabric of the Internet of Things. Leveraging mobile devices, sensors, and wearables is the future of identity and personal data. Kantara Initiative develops innovations to solve real world problems for the identity based digital transformation.

MESA - Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International is a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, editors, academics and students. The combined purpose is to improve business results and production operations through optimized application and implementation of information technology and best management practices.

NASSCOM - A not-for-profit industry association established in 1988, NASSCOM is focused on building the architecture integral to the development of the IT BPM sector through policy advocacy, and help in setting up the strategic direction for the sector to unleash its potential and dominate newer frontiers.

OASIS  - OASIS is a not-for-profit consortium which drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society, since its launch in 1993. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide open standards for security, Cloud computing, SOA, Web services, the Smart Grid, e-publishing, emergency management and other areas.

Object Management Group - The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes.

oneM2M - The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide.

The Open Group - The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality.

Open Connectivity Foundation, Inc. (OCF) - The Open Connectivity Foundation, Inc. (OCF) is a group of industry leaders who are coming together to deliver a specification, and to promote an open source implementation to improve interoperability between the billions of devices making up the Internet of Things (IoT).

OSGi Alliance - The OSGi Alliance is a worldwide consortium of technology innovators that advances a proven and mature process to create open specifications that enable the modular assembly of software built with Java technology.

QuEST Forum - QuEST Forum is a global association and through their members develop and implement quality and performance practices that unite and improve the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. Through the implementation of a common set of quality requirements, the collaborative activities of its global Work Groups, an emphasis on industry best practices, and the delivery of a leading-edge measurement system, QuEST Forum advances the quality, reliability, and performance of ICT products and services around the world.

Russian Association of Industrial Internet - Russian Association of Industrial Internet is a regional IIoT organization.

Smart Grid Interoperability (SGIP) 2.0, Inc - SGIP accelerates the implementation and deployment of interoperable devices, systems, and services in the smart grid. It was created, funded and managed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2009 to fulfill its responsibilities pursuant to the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. In January 2013, SGIP transitioned to an international, non-profit organization funded primarily by the private sector.

TM Forum - TM Forum is a global industry association for digital business, connecting talented individuals, leading companies, and diverse ecosystems to accelerate members’ successful digital business transformation. The Forum provides hands-on collaboration programs and communities; thought-provoking research and publications; tools, best practices, and standards; conferences and workshops; and training for business and IT leaders.

Trusted Computing Group - The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust, for interoperable trusted computing platforms.

UPnP Forum - UPnP Forum, established in 1999, is a global alliance of more than 1,000 industry leading organizations working to enable device-to-device interoperability and facilitate easier and better home networking. The Forum promotes the adoption of uniform technical device interconnectivity standards and certifies devices conforming to these standards. UPnP Forum is an impartial group enabling member companies to participate and develop extensions to the UPnP Device Architecture, which defines how to use the Internet Protocol (IP) to communicate between devices, and Device Control Protocols (DCPs), which are services between devices. Members of UPnP Forum include market leaders in computing, printing and networking, consumer electronics, home appliances, automation, control and security, and mobile products. 

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Below we discuss important aspects of this mission, all of which further W3C's vision of One Web.