[aaloa promoters] [Vote] Call for Vote on a project proposal: ZigBee 4 OSGI

Francesco Furfari francesco.furfari at isti.cnr.it
Sun Dec 19 16:32:46 CET 2010


in the project proposal we say that ZigBee covers many application 
domains very useful for AAL related project, but we don't mean that  
ZigBee must be the reference technology for AAL applications.
We are aware that there are many competing solutions, IP6LowPan,  
Wireless HART,  or UPnP, DPWS ....
With respect to the AALOA mission, this project can be considered one of 
the many  building blocks that may be integrated in a reference platform 
for AAL.
It is an outcome of the  PERSONA project, but it is released without the 
"peculiarities" of the PERSONA project, so that it is a generic solution 
that can be integrated in the AAL/AmI platform you like.

I didn't understand your last example. In theory ZigBee networks can 
contains 65.000 nodes, enough for the smart environments we are 
addressing, but I guess you was thinking to a different use case.
The scalability issues in my mind are that ones related to the remote 
management of thousand of devices; a control center that has to remotely 
manage many smart home installations, the remote upgrade of the 
software/firmware installed in such environments, and so on   ... but 
IMO the problems are not on the ZigBee side.


Il 19/12/2010 0.33, jesus.bermejo at telvent.com ha scritto:
> Dear all,
> My vote is positive ... however, it is not clear the strategy for the 
> AAL domain being the driver for the evolution of Zigbee out from a 
> ZigBee for Health Care profile (which is a very limited area in the 
> scope of this technology). This combined with the current activity in 
> this technology entails a high risk for the survival.
> Just to mention an additional implementation being integrated in 
> device abstraction activities running in OSAmI project; the (paralell) 
> R&D activities of the team involved in this technology are moving in 
> the direction of overcoming the current limitations in the number of 
> nodes in the context of real deployment scenarios (some already in 
> operation) which are difficult to find in the AAL domain.
> Best regards,
> -Jesus-
> -----promoters-bounces at aaloa.org escribió: -----
>     Para: "promoters at aaloa.org" <promoters at aaloa.org>
>     De: Francesco Furfari <francesco.furfari at isti.cnr.it>
>     Enviado por: promoters-bounces at aaloa.org
>     Fecha: 16/12/2010 14:58
>     Asunto: [aaloa promoters] [Vote] Call for Vote on a project
>     proposal: ZigBee 4 OSGI
>           Dear Governing Board of AALOA, and Promoters,
>     I would like to submit to your attention the attached project proposal
>     concerning the ZigBee networks integration with the OSGi platform.
>     I ask you to consider it for becoming an AALOA Project and to allocate
>     the needed resources for its software development.
>     As promoter of this proposal and member of the Governing Board I will
>     abstain from voting on this issue.
>     I remember to the promoters that even if  they haven't a binding vote,
>     their comments are very welcome.
>     Kind regards,
>     Francesco.
>     / (See attached file: ZigBee4OSGi project proposal_v4.pdf)/
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