An architecture framework description for the Internet of Things (IoT) which conforms to the international standard ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2011 is defined. The architecture framework description is motivated by concerns commonly shared by IoT system stakeholders across multiple domains (transportation, healthcare, Smart Grid, etc.). A conceptual basis for the notion of things in the IoT is provided and the shared concerns as a collection of architecture viewpoints is elaborated to form the body of the framework description.
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Standard for a Reference Architecture for Smart City (RASC)
This standard provides an architectural blueprint for Smart City implementation leveraging cross-domain interaction and sematic interoperability among various domains and components of a Smart City. This standard also leverages an architectural framework for the IoT defined in the draft of IEEE P2413 standard, which relies on the international standard ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010. Based on requirements from government bodies, enterprises, and consumers, a variety of applications will be delivered to create social value. The Smart City applications include water management, waste management, smart streetlights, smart parking, environment monitoring, smart community, smart campus, smart buildings, eHealth, eLearning, eGovernment, etc. This standard defines a Reference Architecture for Smart City that includes Smart City Intelligent Operations Center (IoC), Internet of Things (IoT), including descriptions of various IoT vertical applications in Smart City, and identification of commonalities between different vertical applications in Smart City. The standard defines the four layers of the Smart City architecture, device layer, communication network layer, IoT platform layer, and application layer. Relationships with and attributes specific to the cloud computing center, the edge computing technologies, and big data analysis related to IoT for Smart City are also defined in the standard. The standard describes the Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) which aggregates a wide range of data to visualize the city operational status, enables efficient collaboration across agencies and applications, and facilitates decision-making based on knowledge derived from Big Data. This standard also describes unified security aspects of the Smart City architecture.
Standard for a Reference Architecture for Power Distribution IoT (PDIoT)
This standard provides an architectural blueprint for the development of the Power Distribution IoT (PDIoT) engaging various domains and stakeholders, including cloud computing, IoT, legacy grid systems and promoting integration and interoperability among various components of electric power grid. This standard leverages the IEEE 2413 Standard for an Architectural Framework for Internet of Things. The IEEE 2413 globally recognized IoT Architecture Framework is a foundation for this standard. This standard defines a reference architecture for Power Distribution that includes a Power Distribution Cloud based platform, which supports microservices based rapid development and deployment of distribution grid systems, and migration from legacy monolithic distribution grid operating systems to Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, including descriptions of various IoT services, big data and machine learning driven real-time decision making. The standard defines the four layers of the Power Distribution IoT architecture, terminal layer including terminal units, sensors and actuators, communication network layer, edge computing layer, and the IoT cloud-based application layer to support existing and future distribution grid operation and business services. It also defines interfaces and interactions between the PDIoT cloud operation centers, the edge computing nodes, sensors and actuators, and big data analytics that supports PDIoT. The standard also describes the Power Distribution Grid IoT operation center which aggregates a wide range of applications on a shared software and hardware decoupled cloud platform. The PDIoT operation center supports fast and agile migration from legacy distribution grid operating systems to an IoT cloud. It enables efficient collaboration across renewable energy resources, electric vehicles IoT, smart buildings, supports visualization of distribution grid operational status, and facilitates decision-making and business planning based on knowledge derived from historical, real-time or near-real-time data, and big data. This standard also describes security aspects of the Power Distribution Grid architecture.