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ETSI Specialist Task Force on Privacy, Security and Interoperability (STF 547) launched

ETSI has launched the STF (Specialist Task Force) 547, funded by the European Commission, on "Security/Privacy and Interoperability of standardised IoT Platforms". The purpose of the project is to refine the current status of standardisation regarding Privacy and Security (and to provide related Teaching Material) and to address the question of interoperability both from the angle of Semantic Interoperability and of the Interoperability of Platforms. The main objective is to ensure that all the results will be coherent and present an holistic view of IoT systems that can be used by IoT practitioners. To this extent, a set of guidelines will be provided to the various stakeholders (from end-users to developers or device manufacturers).

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ETSI Specialist Task Force on IoT Virtualisation (STF 535) launched

ETSI has launched the STF (Specialist Task Force) 535 on IoT Virtualisation within the SmartM2M Technical Committee. The topics addressed are:

  • Definition of a framework for IoT Virtualisation using micro-services
  • Identification of Open Source and standards support
  • A proof-of-concept using Open Source Software
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Final presentation of the Cloud Standards Coordination Phase 2 results

The results of CSC Phase 2 have been presented during an open and interactive meeting on January 28th in Brussels gathering participants from the Cloud Computing community, including the experts of Cloud Standards Coordination phase 2. The meeting agenda and presentations can be found here.

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Cloud Standards Coordination Phase 2 publishes 4 reports

The 4 reports of CSC Phase 2 have been published between June 24th and August 7th and are available on the CSC web site. These reports are capturing and analyzing Cloud Computing Users Needs via a survey, analysing the relationship between standards and Open Source Software in Cloud Computing, analyzing how standards and certification can be best utilised to provide high security in Cloud Computing and finally assessing the maturity of Cloud Computing Standards two years after the CSC phase 1 evaluation.

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Cloud Standards Coordination Phase 2 publish its survey results

Cloud Standards Coordination phase2 has created a survey for collecting feedback from the Cloud Computing community in terms of needs, benefits, challenges and areas of concerns regarding the adoption of Cloud Computing. The results of the survey are published as version v 1.00 of a report which is open for public consultation and comments until September 18th.

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