Report on Problem Solving Experiment for Realization of Web-API-based IoT
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Internet Research Task Force                                     H. Baba
Internet-Draft                                   The University of Tokyo
Intended status: Informational                                 Y. Ishida
Expires: May 2, 2018                   Japan Network Enabler Corporation
                                                               T. Amatsu
                                                               H. Masuda
                                      Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc.
                                                                S. Ogura
                                                              Intel K.K.
                                                             K. Kunitake
                                                   BroadBand Tower, Inc.
                                                        October 29, 2017

 Report on Problem Solving Experiment for Realization of Web-API-based
                                  IoT
                        draft-baba-iot-webapi-02

Abstract

   The University of Tokyo (UOT) is currently performing a demonstration
   experiment in COMMA House, the experimental smart-house owned by UOT
   and used as a connected house.  The things installed in the house
   (Things) are operated using applications on smartphones and other
   devices.  The various Things in the smart-house are operated online
   via a Web API that has been created as a prototype.  This report is
   an overview of the experimental demonstration, which is gradually
   clarifying that Web API should be effective for solving issues for
   IoT.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Structure of Web API  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Demonstration Tests with Prototype Web API  . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Advantages of Web API with the structure  . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  Security for IoT appliances/devices and the consideration
           of privacy for obtained data  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Mapping of the physical world and the virtual world . . .   6
     4.3.  Mismatch between the digenesis of ICT technology and the
           duration of the use of the Things . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.4.  Speed of standardization of specifications and a large
           number of specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.5.  Interconnectivity, responsibility demarcation points, and
           quality assurance in general  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.6.  Evolution of the product design policy  . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.7.  Change in the design paradigm from enclosure of users to
           design that is more open  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.8.  The problem with increased cost and monetization  . . . .   7
     4.9.  Security in society and consideration of privacy  . . . .   7
   5.  Survey on worldwide trends  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Future challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   Outline of Web API and COMMA House

   COMMA House, the smart-house, was built at the Komaba Research Campus
   of UOT in 2011, with the intention of conducting research into
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