IoT-O, a Core-Domain IoT Ontology to Represent Connected Devices Networks
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- Seydoux N., Drira K., Hernandez N., Monteil T. (2016) IoT-O, a Core-Domain IoT Ontology to Represent Connected Devices Networks. In: Blomqvist E., Ciancarini P., Poggi F., Vitali F. (eds) Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. EKAW 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10024. Springer, Cham
Smart objects are now present in our everyday lives, and the Internet of Things is expanding both in number of devices and in volume of produced data. These devices are deployed in dynamic ecosystems, with spatial mobility constraints, intermittent network availability depending on many parameters (e.g. battery level or duty cycle), etc. To capture knowledge describing such evolving systems, open, shared and dynamic knowledge representations are required. These representations should also have the ability to adapt over time to the changing state of the world. That is why we propose IoT-O, a core-domain modular IoT ontology proposing a vocabulary to describe connected devices and their relation with their environment. First, existing IoT ontologies are described and compared to requirements an IoT ontology should be compliant with. Then, after a detailed description of its modules, IoT-O is instantiated in a home automation use case to illustrate how it supports the description of evolving systems.