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WSIS Forum 2019-20-21

It took place from 9 to 12 September in Budapest, Hungary, bringing together governments, corporates and tech SMEs to exhibit innovative solutions, network, share knowledge and debate with experts under the theme “Innovating together;

Over 4’000 participants from 135 countries attended the event including Heads of State, Ministers, key industry players from major corporates and tech small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) met to accelerate ICT innovation to improve lives faster.

Identification of IoT Actors

To enable synergies for new business models and to reduce barriers, IoT stakeholders must work together and address issues such as interoperability, privacy, and security, and many others, while policymakers need to understand these complex relationships and clearly identify IoT actors and their responsibilities.

To get a complete picture, we have conducted the mappings between the IoT actors and business roles that were given in the selected ITU recommendations and from various other perspectives (regulatory, product development and technology consultancy companies, industry organizations, and other).

In this regard, in the IoT legislative landscape of EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [9] and draft ePrivacy Regulation [10] are standing as trust drivers, and correct identification of roles such as data controller, joint controllers, or data processor and allocation of corresponding responsibilities would be extremely demanding.

[12] summarized that key features in IoT reference architectures include data management, security and privacy, analytics, data visualization and user interface, supported computing paradigms, scalability, and interoperability.

Acknowledging the existence of many IoT architectures, we attempt to find a correlation between the basic model of the network for the IoT presented in Recommendation ITU-T Y.4113 [13], Cisco IoT simplified architecture [14], the conceptual model of fog and mist computing for IoT given in the publication by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) [15], the architectural reference models of devices for IoT applications in Recommendation ITU-T Y.4460 [16], and the IoT value chain as a useful tool for regulatory authorities.

There is existing related study into the identification of various stakeholders in the IoT value chain model on Smart Cities, where authors proposed taxonomy that categorizes and lists the relevant technology and regulatory characteristics of Smart City services [17].

(3) We have compiled it into a new five-computing layer IoT model based on the cloud, fog, edge, mist, and dew computing, including identified IoT actors and additional roles according to the different computing paradigms and the GDPR.

Next, in Section 5, mappings are provided between the IoT actors identified in selected ITU recommendations and those given from various perspectives (regulatory, product development and technology consultancy companies, industry organizations, and others).