WINGS project is supported by the French Research Agency (ANR) under the program "Future Networks and Services" (VERSO) released in 2009.

WINGS was developed in response to the demands expressed by the French government under the digital economy development plan (“Plan Numérique 2012”):

  • Action n°154 : Federate our European partners around a European management structure of the Internet of Things (or "root ONS) and share the R&D programs necessary for the creation of a distributed architecture for the Internet of Things in Europe.

Taken from p:78 of the "Plan Numérique 2012"

The outcome of the WINGS project will be a global architecture for managing the ONS in a completely decentralized fashion (Federated model), interacting with Discovery Services. ONS architectural approaches and choices recommended by WINGS is processing in standards development process.

WINGS represents the important move onwards from supply chain applications to the Internet of Things – hence the project short name “WINGS” as establishing multiple roots for ONS will lend wings to the Internet of Things.

WINGS is a 2 year project which started in October 2009.

The WINGS consortium is perfectly balanced, through the implication of 3 research institutes (INRIA, UPMC, GREYC) and 3 industrial partners (GS1 France, Orange Lab, AFNIC).

WINGS obtained the label of the comptetitiveness clusters Cap Digital, System@tic, Nov@log and is supported by the PICOM cluster.

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