WG 7 Sensor Networks

Revision March 2017

1. SGSN period

1.1 Establishment and ToR

As per the JTC 1 Resolution 19 adopted the 22nd Meeting of JTC 1, 2007 in Australia, JTC 1 established a Study Group on Sensor Networks (SGSN) with the following Terms of Reference:

1) Review the current definitions, visions and requirements for target applications of Sensor Networks within JTC1 and outside JTC1 in connection with different application areas (e.g. home, medical informatics, transport informatics, industrial communications, RFID etc) as well as JTC 1 SCs roles in these application areas

2) Review and identify

  • the unique characteristics of Sensor Networks and the commonalities and differences with other networks
  • the system architectures of Sensor Networks in terms of functionalities
  • the entities that together comprise Sensor Networks and their characteristics
  • existing protocols that can be used for Sensor Networks and the elements of protocols that are unique to Sensor Networks
  • the scope of infrastructure that can be considered to be a Sensor Network
  • the types of data that need to be handled (acquired, processed, transported, stored, rendered etc) by Sensor Networks and any specific QoS attributes required by those categories
  • the interfaces that need to be supported by Sensor Networks
  • the services that need to be supported by Sensor Networks
  • aspects such as security, privacy, identification that may be relevant to specific Sensor Networks

3) Monitor other activities in international standardisation bodies and consortia and fora where specifications related to Sensor Networks are being developed.

4) Produce a report covering 1) and 2) above and information on other relevant standardisation activities

5) In the light of published SC scopes and work programmes and the results of 1) to 3) recommend potential areas of work to JTC 1 and appropriate SCs to ensure that all necessary aspects of Sensor Networks within the scope of JTC 1 are standardised.

6) Recommend how the work on Sensor Networks can be efficiently coordinated in JTC 1.

7) Hold workshops to gather requirements or publicise the results.

8) Meetings of the group may be physical or via electronic means

1.2 Leadership

Convenor: Dr. Yongjin KIM (Modacom. Co. LTD)

Secretary: Ms. Jooran LEE (KSA)

1.3 Deliverables

JTC 1 SGSN produced a Technical Document on Sensor Networks (SGSN TD) for a two year study period. This Technical Document was a base input for Sensor Networks Reference Architecture (SNRA) series (ISO/IEC 29182 Series) which JTC 1/WG 7 developed.

1.4 Meetings

SGSN met usually twice a year.

  • 1st meeting of SGSN and Outreach Workshop on SN Standardization: June 2008, Shanghai, China
  • 2nd meeting of SGSN: September 2008, Nuremberg, Germany
  • 3rd meeting of SGSN: January 2009, Sydney, Australia
  • Outreach Workshop on SN Standardization: April 2009, Seoul, Korea
  • 4th meeting of SGSN: June 2009, Oslo, Norway

2. WGSN Period

2.1 Establishment and ToR

JTC 1/WG 7 on Sensor Networks (WGSN) was established following JTC 1 Resolution 34 made at the 24th meeting of JTC 1 in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2009 with the following ToR:

1) In the area of generic solutions for sensor networks, undertake standardization activities that support and apply to the technical work of all relevant JTC 1 entities and to other standards organizations. This would include activities in sensor networks such as the following:

  1. Standardization of terminology.
  2. Development of a taxonomy.
  3. Standardization of reference architectures.
  4. Development of guidelines for interoperability.

2) In the area of application‐oriented sensor networks, identify gaps and commonalities as they may impact standardization activities within the scope of JTC 1. Further, share this information with relevant entities within and outside of JTC 1. Unless better pursued within another JTC 1 entity, the following standardization activities may be pursued as projects by this Working Group:

  1. Addressing the technology gaps within the scope of JTC 1 entities.
  2. Exploiting technology opportunities where it is desirable to provide common approaches to the use of sensor networks across application domains.

3) In order to foster communication and sharing of information between groups working in the field of sensor networks:

  1. Seek liaison relationships with all relevant JTC 1 SCs/WGs.
  2. Seek liaison relationships with other organizations outside JTC 1 including but not limited to:
    relevant ISO TCs, IEC TCs and ITU‐T SGs, IEEE 1451, IEEE 1588, IEEE P2030, IEEE 802.15, Open Geospatial Consortium, ZigBee Alliance, IETF 6LoWPAN, IETF ROLL WG, ETSI, IPSO Alliance, EPCglobal, ISA 100, LONMARK, KNX Association, Zwave Alliance.
  1. Consider the possibility of conducting joint projects with relevant ITU‐T SG.
  2. Seek input from relevant research projects and consortia

As per the JTC 1 Resolution 35 of the JTC 1 Tel Aviv Plenary meeting 2009, JTC 1 provided ongoing development of “Reference model for sensor network applications and services” project by transferring ISO/IEC 29182 from JTC 1/SC 6 to JTC 1/WG 7 to support generic standardization of reference architectures.

2.2 Leadership

Convenor: Dr. Yongjin KIM (Modacom. Co. LTD)

Secretary: Ms. Jooran LEE (KSA)

2.3 Liaisons

OGC, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society TC 9 and DEWI joined JTC 1/WG 7 as Category C liaisons.

2.4 Deliverables

JTC 1/WG 7 has developed several International Standards on Sensor Networks as follows:

  • ISO/IEC 29182-1:2013 Information technology — Sensor networks: Sensor Network Reference Architecture (SNRA) — Part 1: General overview and requirements
  • ISO/IEC 29182-2:2013 Information technology — Sensor networks: Sensor Network Reference Architecture (SNRA) — Part 2: Vocabulary and terminology
  • ISO/IEC 29182-3:2014 Information technology — Sensor networks: Sensor Network Reference Architecture (SNRA) — Part 3: Reference architecture views
  • ISO/IEC 29182-4:2013 Information technology — Sensor networks: Sensor Network Reference Architecture (SNRA) — Part 4: Entity models
  • ISO/IEC 29182-5:2013 Information technology — Sensor networks: Sensor Network Reference Architecture (SNRA) — Part 5: Interface definitions
  • ISO/IEC 29182-6:2014 Information technology — Sensor networks: Sensor Network Reference Architecture (SNRA) — Part 6: Applications
  • ISO/IEC 29182-7:2015 Information technology — Sensor networks: Sensor Network Reference Architecture (SNRA) — Part 7: Interoperability guidelines
  • ISO/IEC 20005:2013 Information technology — Sensor networks — Services and interfaces supporting collaborative information processing in intelligent sensor networks
  • ISO/IEC 30101:2014 Information technology — Sensor networks: Sensor network and its interfaces for smart grid system
  • ISO/IEC 30128:2014 Information technology — Sensor networks — Generic Sensor Network Application Interface
  • ISO/IEC 19637:2016 Information technology — Sensor network testing framework

JTC 1/WG 7 has on-going projects under development:

  • ISO/IEC 30140-1           Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network (UWASN) — Part 1 Overview and Requirements
  • ISO/IEC 30140-2           Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network (UWASN) — Part 2 Reference Architecture
  • ISO/IEC 30140-3           Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network (UWASN) — Part 3 Entities and interfaces
  • ISO/IEC 30140-4           Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network (UWASN) — Part 4 Interoperability
  • ISO/IEC TR Sensor network – Use cases of aeronautics industry: Active Air-flow Control

2.5 Meetings

JTC 1/WG 7 met twice per year.

  • 1st Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: March 2010, London, UK
  • 2nd Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: August 2010, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • 3rd Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: March 2011, Sophia-Antipolis, France
  • 4th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: August 2011, Helsinki, Finland
  • 5th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: March 2012, Wuxi, China
  • 6th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: September, 2012, Bamberg, Germany
  • 7th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: March 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 8th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: September 2013, San Sebastian, Spain
  • 9th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: March 2014, London, UK
  • 10th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: September 2014, Busan, Korea
  • 11th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: March 2015, Helsinki, Finland
  • 12th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7 and Outreach Workshop on SN: September 2015, Singapore
  • 13th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: March 2016, Porto, Portugal
  • 14th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7 and Outreach Workshop on SN: September 2016, Chongqing, China
  • 15th Meeting of JTC 1/WG 7: March 2017, Graz, Austria
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March 2012, Wuxi, China

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March 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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March 2014, Busan, Korea

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September 2015, Singapore

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March 2016, Porto, Portugal

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September 2016, Chongqing, China