Technology Working Group
Coordinating Best Practices Among the Consortia Working Groups
The Technology Working Group focuses on the coordination of technical work necessary to build and enable the Industrial Internet's architecture, frameworks, standards and technologies. It does so by overseeing the collective work on focused deliverables of the following groups.
Architecture Task Group
The Architecture Task Group has authored a framework for expressing the reference architecture(s) of the Industrial Internet. This group published the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) as a working technical report to be updated as its constructs are applied and enables the construction of open architecture on which to build ecosystems for innovative products and also recently published a Key System Concerns white paper.
Connectivity Task Group
The Connectivity Task Group is responsible for connectivity aspects of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture. This Task Group published the Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) technical report.
Digital Twin Interoperability Task Group
The Digital Twin Interoperability Task Group is responsible for comprehensibly defining digital twin characteristics with a specific focus on digital twin interoperability for industrial systems.
Distributed Data Interoperability and Management (DDIM) Task Group
The Distributed Data Interoperability and Management (DDIM) Task Group works to define the properties of a data service framework for the Industrial Internet. Its purpose is to provide a ubiquitous data-sharing integration framework for all architecture elements defined by the Technology Working Group.
Edge Computing Task Group
The Edge Computing Task Group identifies and evaluates standards, practices, deployment models and characteristics best suited for addressing the IIoT space from a holistic perspective and highlighting gaps where needed. This Task Group recently published an Introduction to Edge Computing in IIoT white paper.
Industrial Artificial Intelligence Task Group
The Industrial Artificial Intelligence Task Group defines the properties of realizable, comprehensive analytical techniques and methods for deriving meaning from while adding value to Industrial Internet systems utilizing both data in motion and at rest. This Task Group published the Industrial IoT Artificial Intelligence Framework.
Networking Task Group
The Networking Task Group is identifying and analyzing requirements, trends and technologies for various usage scenarios across industrial verticals for OSI layers 1, 2 and 3 in the context of IIoT. This Task Group recently published an update to the Industrial IoT Networking Framework white paper.
Patterns Task Group
The Patterns Task Group creates, gathers and publishes architectural and design patterns for use in industry. It supports the selection of patterns by providing guidance and expert knowledge in various forms. Visit the current Patterns Webpage in Resource Hub for pattern updates.
Member Chairs: Daniel Burkhardt, Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Innovationsforum Industrie; Eric Simmon, NIST
Vocabulary Task Group
The Vocabulary Task Group recently published a new version of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary technical report which is a common and reusable vocabulary of terms as they apply to specific IIC outputs. This vocabulary will be used in all published IIC deliverables to ensure consistent terminology. Several translations of the technical report by member companies and liaisons are currently underway.