Consensus PPI

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The purpose of the Consensus PPI is to analyze:

  • Existing exemplary Smart City Architecture and Internet of Things (IoT) descriptions including:
    • Standards, specifications
    • Architectures, frameworks, conceptual models
    • Platforms, protocols, environments
  • Document their overlapping concerns such as functionality, data, timing, trustworthiness, etc…

  • Determine the common “properties” (solutions) specified in these overlapping concerns such as third party authentication, data encryption, time synchronization, data formats/ontologies

  • Document these “PPI” and show the overlaps, gaps, and commonalities of choices made by the creators of the reviewed descriptions


  • [06May] Refine scope on email list prior to May 3rd meeting (Stephano)
  • [15May] Deliverable 1 – finalize CPS Framework Concerns for IES-City FW (COMPLETE)
  • [06Jul] Deliverable 2 – draft analysis of Fiware, OpenIOT, Onem2m, OPC UA technology suites
  • [30Sep] Analyzed PPIs version 0.8

Major Milestones

  • End of April to collect Architectures and Experts
  • First teleconference (Organizational overview, request for experts) May 3rd 8:00am, then every other Tuesday (same time)
  • Second teleconference (Review of CPSPWG and list of Concerns) May 17th 8:00am
  • June 15-16 Austin, TX USA F2F Workshop
  • Early July: 1st pass analysis complete
  • July onward -> combine output with other groups

Draft Initial List of Technologies To Be Analyzed

Note: this activity will not judge the merits or comparative benefits of any technology. It seeks only to research the potential common Pivotal Points of Interoperability (PPI) that they have in common. Therefore there is a mix of standards, specifications, and commercial suites and ecosystems in the analysis. Analysis by any proponent is purely voluntary. This list will vary during the progress of the project.

Status (initiating, in-progress, completed) Technology Contact Link
in-progress OPC UA John Gillerman
in-progress OpenIOT Arkady Zaslavsky
in-progress The FIWARE Architecture for Smart Cities Stephano de Panafilis
in-progress oneM2M (Standards for M2M and the Internet of Things) Architecture
in-progress Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture David Binkley
initiating BSI (British Standards Institution) mapping smart city standards
initiating Internet of Things - Architecture (IoT-A)
initiating Open City Platform
initiating City Protocol
initiating The Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) Initiative
initiating Qualcomm
initiating IBM
initiating Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
initiating Intel
initiating Iotivity
initiating IoT-EPA
initiating WI-SUN Alliance (Field Area Network - FAN)
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  • GoogleDrive: folder

  • NIST CPS Framework V1.0: file

Working Group Files

AspectsConcerns_20160418.xlsm (document)
Draft spreadsheet of CPS Framework Extended Concerns
IES-CityFrameworkConsensusPPI_20160415.pptx (document)
Presentation at workshop by Marty Burns
CPS PWG Framework V0.8 (document)
First public review draft of CPS Framework
CPS PWG Timing Annex for Draft Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems Release 0.8 September 2015 (document)
DRAFT Timing Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems Technical Annex: Release 0.8