Collaboration Project Proposal-2015-03


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Introduction

An object identifier helps in giving unique identifiers for all objects. Such identifiers with embedded timestamps helps in creating records of online events, objects and their versions. Object identifiers for objects can be thought of as the equivalent of IP Addresses for machines on the Internet.In this proposal, the standard is to be created by a committee of collaborators nominated by SCCI members.

Scope Of Standard

The proposed standard will attempt to meet the needs of smart cities, smart industry, smart transportation networks, smart grids, documents, media, things and social collaboration networks. While all of the details are not elaborated in the call for proposals, the same should be clearly explained in the first collaboration project meeting by the submitters.

Existing Standards

+ IPv6 offers some identity, it does not support object versions or time stamps.
+ Standards from other organizations exist (such as DOI) - but are not designed for social networks or IoT.
+ IOR from OMG handles digital objects and replication, is not designed for social collaboration.
+ URLs/URIs also have similar limitations.
+ ISBN/ISSN are not designed to handle IoT or Social Networks.
Here is an article that offers additional information http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/information-culture/2013/02/07/on-identifiers-doi-isbn-casrn-ssn-issn-etc/.

Examples of Digital Objects That Need An Identity

Social Network Update Objects,Digital and Physical Document Objects and Their Versions, IoT Things Such as Street Lights and Poles,Smart Grid Nodes,Wearables,Security Cameras,Car Engines,Car Batteries, Gas Dispensers,ATMs,Sensors,Satellites,Aircraft Engines,Content Objects.

Why Another Standard ?

The digital world generates far more objects, many more publishers and these undergo far more variations. Therefore there is a need for a new standard.
If a digital object identifier standard is not created quickly, there is likely to be too many objects and identifier notations leading to widespread deployment of un-identifiable smart objects that may significantly slow down the evolution and growth of Internet of Things, Social Networks and Digital Content.
Also, the presence of an accepted standard and reference implementation is likely to significantly accelerate the growth of interoperable smart digital objects.

About Super Computing Consortium of India

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Standardization Process at SCCI

Standardization processes take the form of Collaboration Project Proposals and once approved, these proposals beocme Collaboration Projects. Standards and Reference solutions are the outcomes of Collaboration Projects. Collaboration Projects follow an agile and iterative process.

Call For Participation

SCCI has received this proposal from Sankhya Technologies Private Limited to create an object identifier standard to meet India's needs. Sankhya Technologies has also submitted a base proposal which is outlined in Annexure-1 to this document.
SCCI hereby invites government organizations, technology companies, other standards bodies and large document repository organizations to join the effort to create object identifier standards to make it easier to create a Digital India.

Base Submitter(s)

1. Sankhya Technologies Private Limited.(Annexure 1)
The Sankhya proposal serves as a starting point (a base). However, other members also can offer their proposals.

Contact

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Author Contacts: Gopi Kumar Bulusu : gopi@sankhya.com