Technology Working Group

IIC Technology Working Group

The Technology Working Group focuses on the coordination of technical work necessary to build and enable the Industrial Internet's architecture, frameworks, standards and technologies. It does so by overseeing the collective work on focused deliverables of the following groups.


Wael William Diab, Futurewei
Shi-Wan Lin, Yo-i Information Technologies, Ltd.
• Daniel Young, Toshiba

The Architecture Task Group has authored a framework for expressing the reference architecture(s) of the Industrial Internet. This group published the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) as a working technical report to be updated as its constructs are applied and enables the construction of open architecture on which to build ecosystems for innovative products and also recently published a Key System Concerns white paper. Co-chairs: Shi-Wan Lin, Yo-i Information Technologies, Ltd.; Eric Simmon, NIST

The Connectivity Task Group is responsible for connectivity aspects of the Industrial Internet Reference Architecture. This Task Group published the Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) technical report. Co-chairs: Dr. Rajive Joshi, Real-Time Innovations; Christer Holmberg, Ericsson

The Digital Twin Interoperability Task Group is responsible for comprehensibly defining digital twin characteristics with a specific focus on digital twin interoperability for industrial systems. Co-chairs: Shi-Wan Lin, Yo-i Information Technologies, Ltd.; Gordon Shao, NIST; Kym Watson, Fraunhofer IOSB

The Distributed Data Interoperability and Management (DDIM) Task Group works to define the properties of a data service framework for the Industrial Internet. Its purpose is to provide a ubiquitous data-sharing integration framework for all architecture elements defined by the Technology Working Group. Co-chairs: Kym Watson, Fraunhofer IOSB; Andrei Kolesnikov, IoTA; Niklas Widell, Ericsson

The Edge Computing Task Group identifies and evaluates standards, practices, deployment models and characteristics best suited for addressing the IIoT space from a holistic perspective and highlighting gaps where needed. This Task Group recently published an Introduction to Edge Computing in IIoT white paper. Co-chairs: Lalit Canaran, Ivado Labs; Todd Edmunds, Dell Technologies; Mitch Tseng, Ph.D., Tseng Infoserv

The Industrial Artificial Intelligence Task Group defines the properties of realizable, comprehensive analytical techniques and methods for deriving meaning from while adding value to Industrial Internet systems utilizing both data in motion and at rest. This Task Group published the Industrial Internet Analytics Framework (IIAF). Chair: Wael William Diab, Futurewei

The Innovation Task Group offers a stage for research communities and start-ups to present or demo innovations to our members, where potential connections and collaboration could accelerate the innovated technology and its benefits to members and the whole world. Co-chairs: Mitch Tseng, Ph.D., Tseng Infoserv

The Networking Task Group is identifying and analyzing requirements, trends and technologies for various usage scenarios across industrial verticals for OSI layers 1, 2 and 3 in the context of IIoT. This Task Group recently published an Industrial Networking Enabling IIoT Communication white paper. Co-chairs: Jan Höller, Ericsson; David Lou, Huawei

The Patterns Task Group creates, gathers and publishes architectural and design patterns for use in industry. It supports the selection of patterns by providing guidance and expert knowledge in various forms. Visit the current Patterns Webpage in Resource Hub for pattern updates. Co-chairs: Daniel Burkhardt, Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Innovationsforum Industrie; François Ozog, Linaro

The Vocabulary Task Group recently published a new version of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary technical report which is a common and reusable vocabulary of terms as they apply to specific IIC outputs. This vocabulary will be used in all published IIC deliverables to ensure consistent terminology. Several translations of the technical report by member companies and liaisons are currently underway.  Co-chairs: Robert Martin, MITRE; Erin Bournival, Dell Technologies