Submitted Proposals


Organization: GS1
Title :
47. The Internet of things : how to reach the first billion of objects
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.

The purpose of this workshop will be to discuss about a common vision of what could be the Internet of things and the related applications. They are already several visions: pervasive or ubiquitous computing, internet of things, machine-to-machine (M2M), smart dust, etc.
What will be the usages? Are these visions similar, complementary or distinct?
What is at stake regarding these visions in terms of access, openness, privacy and more generally of Internet governance?
What should be the leading principles to built the architecture of the Internet of things?
Can the management of the ONS learn something from the DNS management and can the DNS management learn something from the ONS and the existing object registries management?

Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite. Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them about their willingness to participate in proposed workshop.

Moderation & Introduction:

Wolgang Kleinwaechter, University of Aarhus
Catherine Trautmann, Member of the European Parliament

Bernard Benhamou, French Ministry for Research:
The Public Policy Challenge of the ONS

Daniel Kofman, Paris Tech, Chariman of the EURO-NF:
The vision behind the internet of things and the research & development agenda behind

Sophie Le Pallec, GS 1:
Traceability networks for the supply chain management, research and roll out toward the internet of things

Tony Vetter, International Institute for Sustainable Development:
The internet of things for sustainable development: a killer app for global environmental sustainability?

Desiree Misolevic, Afilias:
Architectural design perspective from an operator's point of view

Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups. Describe how you will take steps to adhere to the multi-stakeholder principle, including geographical diversity.

The organizers were part of former distinct proposals that merged. Therefore, they are still open to any contribution.

  • Sophie Le Pallec, GS1 France, ([email protected])
  • Wolfgang Kleinwaechter,Arrhus University (as workshops 39 and 47 are merging)
  • Tony Vetter, Project Officer, Knowledge Communications, IISD
GS1 is a global standard organization for professional exchanges (barcodes, EDI, electronic data pool, RFID, traceability networks). We have a global business membership, with 1 000 000 members, companies from all over the world (140 countries). We are already working with a lot of ICT stakeholder's to deal with RFID topics: governments, consumer's organizations, standards organizations, businesses as operators as well as users of ICTs. Our ambition is to bring our own expertise but also a network of international and various experts to discuss about this topic at Hyderabad. We are open to any contribution.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a non-profit, non-governmental research institute, in the business of promoting change towards sustainable development. IISD advances policy recommendations and works on collaborative projects with global partners in the areas of global governance, international trade and investment, information and communications technologies, climate change and energy, measurement and assessment, and natural resources management.

Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?
The workshop will try to elaborate on a vision of what could be the Internet of things in the next future. It is part of the emerging issues as there are many visions of the internet of things and it is important to make people share these visions to better understand how the internet will evolve and what will be the consequences in terms of access, openness, interoperability, privacy and critical internet resources.
Please explain how the workshop will address issues relating to Internet governance and describe how the workshop conforms with the Tunis Agenda in terms of substance and the mandate of the IGF.
One of the IGF mandate is to identify emerging issues. Therefore it is crucial to better understand how the Internet will evolve in order to understand how the current issues related to the Internet Governance will also evolve and how new ones could emerge. The Internet of things is part of the "future of the Internet" topic.
List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.
GS1 France and GS1 in Europe (whom we belong and contribute) organized already many events on the Internet of things, in France as well as in Europe, with the European Commission. We contributed to the organization and the content of many workshops on RFID and Internet of Things. One of the main research network on this topic, the Auto ID labs, is also collaborating with us.

IISD organized a book launch for IGF Rio entitled ‘Internet Governance and Sustainable Development: Towards a Common Agenda’.
Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?
NO for GS1 because we thought that our subjects were not mature enough but we followed the IGF process very closely. The importance of the subject has grown dramatically over the year and a lot of stakeholders are now willing to discuss about it.

IISD has submitted a report for its IGF Rio book launch.