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OntologySummit2015 Track D Session - Thu 2015-01-22     (1)

Session Co-chairs: MarkUnderwood     (1A)

  • Abstract
    The existence of standards ��� both official and de facto ��� can dramatically influence the software development life cycle for ontology projects. This is especially for greenfield efforts, which can peg existing vocabulary, interoperability settings, test harnesses and verification processes to new projects. Standards may be essential for domain-specific data quality assurance. Standards also have a sociotechnical purpose. Communities of Interest (CoI) behind a standards effort can supersede a standard by concentrating expertise and collecting artifacts related to the standard. Because the world of ���things��� is by definition vast, standards can facilitate connecting software to devices by offering abstractions that impact domain-specific knowledge of the devices. This is helpful for building ontologies. That said, software development is a deregulated engineering process, and many successful software ventures have succeeded by ignoring or incorporating bits and pieces of unacknowledged standards work ��� sometimes creating new de facto standards in the process. The purpose of this track is to help potential IoT ontology developers understand the standards landscape ��� both official and de facto.
        (1B)

Approach
���Survey ���official��� IoT standards
���Identify de facto standards
���Identify related standards, projects, bodies not officially designed as IoT or WoT
���Highlight domains where ontology efforts:
(1) are most needed; (2) have harmonious partnership opportunities; (3) available subcomponents
���Discuss Challenges: Power mgmt., security, signal post-processing, provenance, signal quality, discovery, metadata, network issues, Big Data
���Related work: Modsim (e.g., Yang Song, et al. 2012, Sensor Fusion, Linked Open Data, augmented reality, Software Defined Networks (SDN)
���Lessons from history: middleware, intelligent agents, CEP, embedded systems, DoD fusion
���Retrospective: Related Lessons from Ontology Big Data 2014
* Agenda
Two Sessions (January 22, February 26)
Session 1
Speaker Background & Introduction
Standards Overview
���Official��� | De Facto
Current IoT standards state of affairs
Strengths, weaknesses, trends
IoT standards ���Semi-verse���
Influencers
Panel Q & A
Session 2
Low-hanging Ontology Fruit
Speakers��� Favorite Use Cases
Moderator���s Puzzles
Panel Q & A


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
William J. Miller Chair ISO/IEC/IEEE 21451 | IoT Data 2014
Geoff Brown OASIS MQTT Secretary | Bio at M2Mi
Shoumen Palit Austin Datta Sr VP | Industry Internet Consortium, OMG     (1C)

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Attendees     (1G)

Nehemiah Mavetera, Associate Professor at North West University, South Africa
David Tinsley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Paul Brandt, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO
Azlinayati Manaf, MIMOS Malaysia National R&D Center in ICT
Harold Boley, Adjunct Professor, University of New Brunswick: Faculty of Computer Science
Ken Baclawski     (1G1)