The Role of e-Governance in IoT Semantic Interoperability

  • Lyubomir BlagoevEmail author
  • Kamen Spassov
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


In the article, we analyze the Semantic Interoperability problems in Internet of Things. Currently it is hard to integrate IoT components from different companies and groups in a solution. The thesis discussed is that it is unrealistic to expect creation of a common IoT environment that provides Semantic Interoperability because big players are working to enforce their own standards. e-Governance is presented as a generator of different environments and also as a creator of resources of IoT environments with Semantic Interoperability. Governments can play a role in IoT development by encouraging the transfer of Semantic Interoperability from e-Governance to IoT sphere. The problem of electronic identification of individuals, artificial “assistants”, organizations and objects in IoT environment is raised. There is also a reverse effect: the development of IoT affects the e-Governance development. The transfer of practices to IoT in the area of Semantic Interoperability will lead to the evolvement of a common semantic space in which people interact with physical objects, organizations and countries.


Semantics Interoperability Internet of things IoT e-Governance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.e-Governance LaboratoryBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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