agriOpenLink: Towards Adaptive Agricultural Processes Enabled by Open Interfaces, Linked Data and Services
Today, users involved in agricultural production processes increasingly rely on advanced agricultural machines and specialized applications utilizing the latest advances in information and communication technology (ICT). Robots and machines host numerous specialized sensors and measurement devices and generate large amounts of data that combined with data coming from external sources, could provide a basis for better process understanding and process optimization. One serious roadblock to this vision is a lack of interoperability between the equipment of different vendors; another pitfall of current solutions is that the process knowledge is not modelled in a standardized machine readable form. On the other hand, such process model can be flexibly used to support process-specific integration of machines, and enable context-sensitive automatic process optimization. This paper presents an approach and preliminary results regarding architecture for adaptive optimization of agricultural processes via open interfaces, linked data and semantic services that is being developed within the project agriOpenLink; its goal is to provide a novel methodology and tools for semantic proces orchestraion and dynamic context-based adaptation, significantly reducing the effort needed to create new ICT-controlled agricultural applications involving machines and users.
KeywordsSemantic Services Semantic Processes Ontology Open Interfaces
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