Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Industrial Internet Consortium and oneM2M join forces on reducing IIoT complexity

December 16, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and oneM2M have released a joint white paper outlining how developers can reduce complexity when designing Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems.

The white paper, titled “Advancing the Industrial Internet of Things,” was written by the IIC, a global organization accelerating the implementation of IIoT, and oneM2M, the global IoT standards body.

With a focus on practical deployment tools, the white paper describes how the IIC’s and oneM2M’s architectural approaches can be aligned to provide best practices and technical standards for organizations involved in the design and deployment of IIoT systems.

The Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) provides a high-level architectural framework and methodology that enables rapid realization of interoperable IIoT systems. It provides guidance for development by identifying and highlighting important architectural concerns, concepts and patterns that can be applied within and across industrial sectors.


oneM2M’s common service layer is designed to enable machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT applications across different vertical domains, via a horizontal platform architecture. Its three-layer architecture standardizes the interfaces between these layers, providing a secure means for connecting data “producers” and data “consumers.”

“This liaison initiative highlights the strategic importance of architecture models and the need for a standardization roadmap for industrial IoT solutions, It provides a foundation for future collaboration on security and semantic interoperability topics,” says Ken Figueredo of InterDigital, a member of the oneM2M partnership project, and co-editor of the report. “oneM2M and the IIC are also expecting more standardization requirements to arise from new industrial use-cases across the manufacturing, transportation, energy, agriculture, healthcare and public infrastructure sectors.”

The Advancing the Industrial Internet of Things white paper and a list of authors and contributors can be found on the IIC website here.

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