Advances onto the Internet of Things

How Ontologies Make the Internet of Things Meaningful

  • Salvatore Gaglio
  • Giuseppe Lo Re

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 260)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Agnese Augello, Salvatore Gaglio
    Pages 19-32
  3. Salvatore Gaglio, Gloria Martorella
    Pages 33-45
  4. Alessandra De Paola, Giuseppe Lo Re, Antonio Pellegrino
    Pages 47-59
  5. Alessandra De Paola, Luca Gagliano
    Pages 61-76
  6. Enrico Daidone, Orazio Farruggia, Marco Morana
    Pages 77-88
  7. Enrico Daidone, Fabrizio Milazzo
    Pages 89-103
  8. Pietro Cottone, Salvatore Gaglio, Marco Ortolani
    Pages 105-119
  9. Gloria Martorella, Daniele Peri, Elena Toscano
    Pages 121-133
  10. Domenico De Guglielmo, Giuseppe Anastasi , Alessio Seghetti
    Pages 135-152
  11. Gabriele Maida, Marco Morana
    Pages 167-177
  12. Marco Morana
    Pages 179-190
  13. Giuseppe Di Modica, Francesco Pantano, Orazio Tomarchio
    Pages 191-208
  14. Dario Lombardo , Vito Morreale, Giuseppe Li Calsi
    Pages 209-216
  15. Alessio Bechini, Francesco Marcelloni, Armando Segatori
    Pages 233-252
  16. Maria Fazio, Antonio Celesti, Antonio Puliafito, Massimo Villari
    Pages 253-269

About this book


The title of this book is a pun on the use of the preposition “onto” with the aim of recalling “Ontology”, the term commonly adopted in the computer science community to indicate the study of the formal specification for organizing knowledge.

In the field of knowledge engineering, Ontologies are used for modeling concepts and relationships on some domain.

The year 2013 celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the World Wide Web. The simple network of hypermedia has transformed the world of communications with enormous implications on the social relationships.  However, traditional World Wide Web is currently experiencing a challenging evolution toward the Internet of Things (IoT), today feasible thanks to the integration of pervasive technologies capable of sensing the environment. 

The most important contribution of IoT regards the possibility of enabling more efficient machine-to-machine cooperation. To such aim, ontologies represent the most suitable tool to enable transfer and comprehension of information among computer applications, even those designed and developed by unrelated people in different places.

This book proposes a collection of contributions illustrating different applications following these directions and that are the outcomes of real experiences developed in the context of research projects.




Internet of Things Ontologies Semantic Search Semantic Web Sensor Networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Salvatore Gaglio
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Lo Re
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, MeccanicaUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, MeccanicaUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03991-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03992-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5365
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