The Industrial Internet Consortium’s version 2.0 of the Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report provides IIoT vocabulary terms and definitions that enable all stakeholders in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem to communicate with each other effectively. The IIC Vocabulary Technical Report v2.0 is the foundation for the collective body of work from the IIC, ensuring that consistent terminology is used throughout all IIC publications. This includes the Industrial Reference Architecture (IRA), Industrial Internet Security Framework (IISF), Industrial Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF) and the Business Strategy and Innovation Framework (BSIF) that collectively comprise the IIC IIoT suite.
The Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report v2.0 was developed by members of the IIC Vocabulary Task Group, which is part of the IIC Technology Working Group, comprised of software architects, business experts, and security experts. The group analyzed the previous version of the report and made the following updates:
- Interdependent terms were aligned to create a cohesive whole.
- Terms were eliminated if they did not have a specific meaning in IIoT, if the dictionary meaning was already sufficient or if there were other terms that were better replacements.
- Terms were added following the publication of the IIC IISF and the IIC IRA V1.8.
New to version 2.0, the IIC Vocabulary Task Group voted to add the prefix “IoT” to terms such as device, sensor, actuator and connected their interdependencies with endpoint, component and interface to align these terms as part of a cohesive whole. A definition for “trustworthiness” was added following the publication of the IISF and several terms, such as application domain, operations domain, implementation viewpoint and usage viewpoint were added following the publication of the IIRA V1.8.