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15-Day Committee Specification Draft Public Review Request for oBIX Version 1.1

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      Submitted on Monday, November 10, 2014 - 15:53
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      Submitter's Name: Toby Considine
      TC Name: OBIX
      TC Email Address: obix@lists.oasis-open.org
      Work Product Title: oBIX Version 1.1
      Committee Specification Draft ##: CSD03
      CSD URI: TBD
      Additional Resources:
      https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/obix/download.php/54439/obix-v1.1-wd38.zip
      Approval Link:
      https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/obix/download.php/54511/2014-11-06-obixMinutes.rtf
      Previous Public Review Announcement:
      https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201401/msg00006.html
      Abstract:
      OBIX v1.1 provides the core information model (expressed as an XDM) and
      interaction pattern for interactions with building control systems, or any
      control systems. The document specifies an object model used for
      machine-to-machine (M2M) communication which we name the Open Building
      Information eXchange (OBIX). It also describes the default XML encoding for
      OBIX.

      TC Description:
      The OBIX (Open Building Information Exchange) specification enables
      enterprise
      applications to communicate with control systems (e.g. mechanical,
      electrical,
      security...) in buildings. Since OBIX 1.0 was released in 2006, it has found
      wide use as a semantic integration layer, in widespread use for communication
      between control systems, even within a building or site. OBIX is in wide use
      for
      gathering wide area situation awareness, in fleet management, and in
      perimeter
      security.

      OBIX 1.1 is a refresh cycle that is intended to maintain full compatibility
      with
      the installed base of OBIX systems. The Technical Committee (TC) has
      re-written
      portions of the specification for improved clarity, and has increased the
      formal
      conformance sections. The intent of these changes is to improve
      interoperability
      between disparate implementations.

      The structure of the OBIX Specification has changed. The core model of OBIX
      is
      in the OBIX 1.1 specification. Specific guidelines for Encodings, and for
      Bindings (REST, SOAP, and Web Sockets) are now in separate specifications.
      The
      Encoding specification has added the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)
      as
      a REST Binding. CoAP is a new IETF specification that is of growing interest
      to
      those implementing the Internet of Things in constrained environments, such
      as
      wireless sensor networks. The Encodings specification also adds JSON and EXI
      as
      two new lightweight options that extend the range of the REST interaction
      pattern. By moving Encodings and Bindings to separate specifications, the TC
      sought to make the core specification simpler while making it possible to
      define
      other encodings and bindings without revisiting the core.

      The core specification now includes an XML Data Model (XDM) described using
      an
      XML Schema (XSD). The TC did not consider a normative schema in 2004;
      including
      one now will enhance the ability for developers to validate messages and
      develop
      code using standards modern toolkits. Reviewers are asked be sure to examine
      the
      enclosed schema, which is normative.

      Two features have been added to revised specification. An OBIX 1.1 server is
      able to provide metadata on each control point if available. If this metadata
      is
      based on one or more published taxonomies, the metadata is so identified. An
      OBIX 1.1 server is also able to more compactly deliver large data-sets of
      telemetry, as for example, an OBIX Historian request for fine-grained
      interval
      data over a prolonged period. The model for these large data-sets is
      compatible
      with models described in the OASIS specification WS-Calendar and in the
      Report
      Services of OASIS Energy Interoperation.

      The OBIX Watch functionality has been enhanced to handle the needs of smaller
      devices as well as of intermittent communications such as cell phones.
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      toby.considine@gmail.com
      zack2003@ebtdesign.com
      rfa@us.ibm.com
      rich@echelon.com
      jan.brissman@tac.com
      antob@clasma.com
      dclute@cisco.com
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      Notes:
      Includes normative Schema (XSD)
      Note change of namespace for this CSD
      Release for public review with other documents in series
      oBIX Version 1.1 CSD 03
      Encodings for OBIX: Common Encodings Version 1.0 CSD 03
      OBIX: REST Bindings Version 1.0 CSD 03
      Bindings for OBIX: SOAP Bindings Version 1.0 CSD03
      Bindings for OBIX: Web Sockets Bindings Version 1.0 CSD02

      The results of this submission may be viewed at:
      http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/TCADMIN

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