IIC 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 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. The group has also recently published a Key System Concerns white paper.

    Member Chairs:    Shi-Wan Lin, Yo-i Information Technologies, Ltd.; Eric Simmon, NIST


The Communications Task Group provides guidance for Industrial IoT Use Cases, Application Requirements, and Solutions Architecture with respect to communications aspects and promoting communications innovations. This task group has published the  Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF)  and an update to the Industrial IoT Networking Framework.

    Member Chairs:    Dr. Rajive Joshi, Real-Time Innovations; Christer Holmberg, Ericsson

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.

    Member Chairs:    Shi-Wan Lin, Yo-i Information Technologies, Ltd.; Gordon Shao, NIST; Kym Watson, Fraunhofer IOSB

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.

    Member Chairs:    Kym Watson, Fraunhofer IOSB

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.

    Member Chairs:    David Lou, Huawei; Todd Edmunds, Dell Technologies; Mitch Tseng, Ph.D., Tseng Infoserv

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.

    Member Chair:    Wael William Diab, Futurewei

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.

    Member Chairs:    Robert Martin, MITRE; Erin Bournival, Dell Technologies