Perspectives for cooperation in the field of Internet of Things

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Feb 16, 2014 (4 years and 26 days ago)


Peter Friess
EC Coordinator Internet of Things
European Research Cluster
European Commission
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Perspectives for cooperation in th
field of Internet of Things
• Nine billion 'things' connected to the
Internet today – by 2020 this will have
increased to 24 billion
• Large players and SMEs take up the
Internet of Things from their business
• Stakeholders on all levels to exploit
the great potential of connectivity and
embedded intelligence mix
• Powerful combination of IoT with
Cloud, Future Internet, Big Data,
Cyber-Physical Systems, Robotics…
The Internet of Things is on its way forward
• Connection of all sensors, actuators
and smart objects
• Providing identification, search and
security & privacy functionalities
• Virtualisation of sensors and services
for rich service delivery and energy
• Enabling semantic interoperability for
cross application sector information
and knowledge/service exchange
Internet of Things as key enabler in 
industrial/business environments and Smart Cities
• Support, as a follow-up of FP7, of
specific IoT research and innovation in
the context of H2020 for developing
federating platforms towards a world of
Connected Smart Objects
• Stronger combination of the IoT with
Cloud Computing, Future Internet and
network technologies like 5G
• Support of the policy and social
dialogue as the Internet of Things lays
the foundation for a “digital society”
Internet of Things as an important research and 
policy element of the European Commission
ICT 30 –2015 in Horizon 2020 ‐ Internet of Things 
and Platforms for Connected Smart Objects
“Create Platforms that integrate future generation of
devices, embedded systems and networked
technologies for a multiplicity of applications”
Architectures supporting
• Dynamic configuration
• Integrated smartness and connectivity
• Self-organised, autonomous systems
Support Measures
• Contribution to standardisation
• Societal awareness and acceptance
EC proposal
• Dialogues, in particular with the Chinese Ministry for Industry 
and Information Technology (MIIT), focusing on the Internet of 
Things, Ipv6, green smart cities and internet security
• Common area of interest towards development of a
generic IoT platform, including identifiers, privacy,
security, SmartCities aspects, M2M communications, testbeds, 
cloud, 5G
• Common position in standardisation
• Participation in Megaprojects, continuation with
joint EU China IoT meetings
• Exchange during major IoT Events, like IoT Week
in Europe and IoT conferences in China

Potential future cooperation on IoT between 
Europe and China – “taking it to the next level”
Thank you
谢 谢