The Internet of Things is a hot topic in the IT industry, and it shows no sign of cooling down. When OSGi was first conceived its purpose was to do exactly the sorts of things that IoT gateways do right now. In fact a lot of IoT gateways run OSGi today! The OSGi IoT Expert Group exists to help identify new areas where OSGi can offer a better IoT platform, and to define solutions for those use cases.
This talk from the chair of the IoT Expert Group will cover the recent work that's been going on in the IoT Expert Group, what outputs you can expect to see in the future, and also information about how you can get involved with the Expert Group
The OSGi service platform has existed as a modular micro-service runtime for well over a decade, and it was originally created to run on small embedded systems in the home. It turns out that the same model works very well on servers and in the cloud, making OSGi the perfect platform for end-to-end IoT development.
In the last two years the OSGi Alliance have been on an IoT requirements gathering mission, the result of which has been the new IoT Expert Group. Whether you're looking for security test suites, low-footprint communications with edge devices, or large-scale data streaming the IoT Expert Group are there to make sure that the experience is as smooth and simple as possible.