IOT Operations (iotops) Proposed WG

WG Name IOT Operations
Acronym iotops
Area Operations and Management Area (ops)
State Proposed
Charter charter-ietf-iotops-00-16 External Review (Message to Community, Selected by Secretariat)
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chairs Alexey Melnikov 
Henk Birkholz 
Area Director Warren Kumari 
Editor Warren Kumari 
Mailing list Address iotops@ietf.org
To subscribe https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/iotops
Archive https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/iotops/
Jabber chat Room address xmpp:iotops@jabber.ietf.org?join
Logs https://jabber.ietf.org/logs/iotops/

Charter for proposed Working Group

The IOTOPS Working Group is chartered for the discussion of operational issues related to Internet of Things (IoT) devices, in particular related to device onboarding and lifecycle management.

IoT has a rather nebulous definition with different meanings for different people.

For the purposes of this WG, its focus is on devices that

- are networked, either to the Internet or within limited administrative domains

- have a very limited end user interface or no end-user interface at all

- are deployed in sufficiently large numbers that they cannot easily be managed or maintained manually

The IETF works on a number of technologies related to IoT. This includes, but is not limited to work done in ACE, ANIMA, CBOR, CORE, DRIP, LAKE, LPWAN, LWIG, ROLL, SUIT, TEEP, 6LO, 6TISCH, and other working groups. IOTOPS is intended to be a discussion venue where people can discuss how various IoT-related technologies fit together.

IOTOPS provides a venue for IoT experts and other interested parties to engage in discussions of operational IoT requirements, as well as proposals for new uses of IP technology related to IoT device and network operations.

Revision, updates, and extensions to work from existing WGs will be done in those WGs. Where new protocols may be needed, IOTOPS will help identify candidate venues within IETF for their development.

IOTOPS WG charter is restricted to:

1) Taking input and discussing issues related to the operational management of IoT devices.
This includes (but is not limited to):
- factory provisioning of devices
- onboarding of devices
- access control of devices to network resources
- administrative control of devices
- software/firmware upgrades
- isolation/quarantine of devices
- remediation of broken devices
- end of life management of devices

2) Discussing issues related to IoT operational security.

3) Publishing operational practice.

4) Documenting requirements.