New version of contributors file

Every subject had a file named which compiles all contributors to the different data models in this subject. However, from the point of view of the management, it was not a structured format. Due to this, it is going to be replaced with a new file named CONTRIBUTORS.yaml with the same info but structured so we could manage properly and answer questions like:

  • How many contributors collaborate in this subject?
  • How many subjects are being contributed by this person?
  • What organisations are contributing to the initiative?

Now there is also a field for allocating comments.

The format is friendly enough to be simply edited but at the same time, it can be automatically processed.

Next week will be removed from the different repos.

What’s is your opinion of the new specification model?

We are testing a potential new format for the specification that

1) makes easier for people to read the specification

2) provides additional utility to be connected with other platforms making NGSI more compatible

Could you check these two new specifications Building, BuildingOperation compared with the old two Building, BuildingOperation and gives us your opinion?

(once in, click on the name of the object for deploying all the content)

[cf7form cf7key=”new-specification-format”]

The actual new specs are here without viewer (building, building operation) what you see above is generated automatically from the yaml specs.

What’s the idea behind adopting yaml specifications? To allow multiple evolutions (automatic multilanguage spec, integration with other platforms, etc)

Working on new data models for water

In the pending repository (the place where the data models can be developed if you wish) there is an interesting working going on about sensoring related to water management.

In development is :

– A data model for the actuator

– A data model for the service which is related to the actuator

– Modifications of the device data model

– A data model for a gateway gathering the data of a group of sensors

They are in the very early stages (so not that much is being contributed).

These contributions are based on the works of the EU project FIWARE4WATER in its group of IoT data models. You can contact them here.

Updates on data models

There are 4 new data models under review at incubated folder


They will have to be adapted to the guidelines and to the manual of single data code

Additionally, there are new contributions to water Network management

It also has been submitted a new data model for water observation. Soon to be assessed and shared.



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IUDX joins the steering board of Smart Data Models initiative

IUDX joins the steering board of Smart Data Models initiative. This agreement will allow FIWARE and the IUDX to collaborate on data models suitable for use in smart city applications. This work will be done in conjunction with the ongoing joint activity between TM Forum — an alliance of 850+ global companies working together to break down technology and cultural barriers between digital service providers, technology suppliers, consultancies and systems integrators — and FIWARE.