July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR

IoTivity and the Internet of Open Source Things

Soohong Park (Samsung)
2:30pm–3:10pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Sponsored E142
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The Internet of Things is the most recent buzzphrase, and like “Cloud” before it has only a vague definition. Different people will give you different answers if you ask them what either of them are. Yet one thing is for certain: the Internet of Things is based on open source software and open standards.

In 2014, two related entities were created to address IoT problems: IoTivity and the Open Interconnect Consortium. OIC is a standards group, an alliance of companies uniting to create the communications protocol to power all types of exchanges between devices, things, and the cloud; where IoTivity is an open source collaborative project hosted by the Linux Foundation, aimed at implementing those protocols.

This session will give an overview of what the various interpretations of the Internet of Things actually are, and the technologies behind them. It will talk about the IoTivity project, what it is trying to solve, and how it is going about that, including its governance structure and especially its unique relationship with the Open Interconnect Consortium. In the process, the audience will learn what challenges the new “Things” world poses, and will hopefully be inclined to contribute to the joint efforts that are trying to solve them.

This session is sponsored by Samsung.

Soohong Park


Dr. Soohong Daniel Park is a principal engineer in open source group of Samsung and currently vice chair of IoTivity open source project. He is also a member of advisory board in W3C.