New and Emerging Specs and Standards (April 2020)

What You'll Want to Know!

ISO/IEC 23093-1:2020 [ISO/IEC FDIS 23093-1] Information technology — Internet of media things — Part 1: Architecture
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information
"The ISO/IEC 23093 series provides an architecture and specifies application programming interfaces (APIs) and compressed representation of data flowing between media things. The APIs for the media things facilitate discovering other media things in the network, connecting and efficiently exchanging data between media things. The APIs also provide means for supporting transaction tokens in order to access valuable functionalities, resources, and data from media things. Media things related information consists of characteristics and discovery data, setup information from a system designer, raw and processed sensed data, and actuation information.  This document describes the architecture of systems for the internet of media things."

Updated Candidate Recommendations for JSON-LD 1.1
"The [W3C] JSON-LD Working Group invites implementations of two revised Candidate Recommendations:

  • "JSON-LD 1.1 defines a JSON-based expression of Linked Data graphs. The syntax is designed to easily integrate into deployed systems that already use JSON, and provides a smooth upgrade path from JSON to JSON-LD. It enables the creation of more easily interoperable Web services, the ability to store Linked Data in JSON-based storage engines, and brings more meaningful data to Web services and APIs.
  • "JSON-LD 1.1 Processing Algorithms and API defines an Application Programming Interface (API) for developers implementing a set of algorithms for programmatic transformations of JSON-LD documents.

"Candidate Recommendation means that the Working Group considers the technical design to be complete and is seeking implementation feedback on the documents. The group is keen to get comments and implementation experiences on these specifications as issues raised in the documents’ respective GitHub repositories (see the document headers for the exact references). The group expects to satisfy the implementation goals (i.e., at least two, independent implementations for each of the test cases) by 3 April 2020."