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OntologySummit2015 Track B Session - Thu 2015-01-29     (1)

Semantic technologies and ontologies, such as the Semantic Sensory Network (SSN) ontology and associated reasoning, play a major role in the IoT because they are increasingly being applied to help intelligently process and understand sensor information. This supports the overall IoT vision of various, ubiquitous & increasingly small sensors and actuators embedded in physical object devices providing information about the environment and systemic interpretation of collected data via linked wired and wireless networks to the Internet. This information augments our awareness of a sensed environments and, thus, serves as an IoT bridge between physical and digital realms. The SSN ontology, soon an OGC standard, has been a source of good work useful for starting work relevant to IoT. A good deal of work and publications have grown around the ontology and some lessons were learned along the way. A sensor network focus allows discussion of some these topics along with major challenges in utilizing semantic technologies for the IoT.     (1C)

The track will discuss the major challenges in utilizing semantic technologies for the IoT, and current efforts on developing the next generation of semantic technology for integrating, processing and understanding sensor information and for developing smart sensor networks.     (1D)

Working with various researchers we will discuss the use of the SSNO and its various extensions, look at some of the ontology problem space and explore possible solutions.     (1E)


Gary Berg-Cross (SOCoP)     (1G)

Gary Berg-Cross (SOCoP)     (1I)

Presenters     (1J)


  • Prepared presentation material (slides) can be accessed by clicking on each of these links:     (1J2)

Introduction to Session, Overview of Beyond SSNO, Jeff Voas slides, Cory Henson slides .     (1J3)

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Attendees     (1L)